Home From The Hospital

I'm Home and doing well. Thank you, again, for all the well wishes and support.  Husband and I are eternally grateful for all of your kindness. So how it went... Very well actually.  We left home and arrived early at the hospital and I wanted to walk around a bit before checking in to get my…

Day Before Surgery: No Expectations.

Good Morning.  The day is finally here, time for my surgery. Just so you know it is scheduled for tomorrow, January 24 at noon, but I am counting the day-before prep as part of the whole experience.  Husband and I spent the weekend together, it was nice he didn't have overtime this week, went thrifting…

6 Days Pre-Op

I feel like I've been waiting forever... When I think about the fact that I was diagnosed just diagnosed with cancer on December 19, 2016 it feels so difficult to believe.  It was just a month ago tomorrow actually.  Wow.  Only one month when it feels like ages.  I must say again my diagnosis and…

8 Days Pre-Op: Worries

Good Morning. I thought I should give you all an update since I am only eight days before surgery.  I have begun to worry about money.  The fact that I won't be making any while I'm recovering and that even though I have insurance this surgery is going to cost us quite a bit.  Last…

13 Days Until Surgery

Regarding Children... Let me state this up front before I offend a whole bunch of you.  If you lost your uterus and ability to have biological children to save your life but desperately wanted your own children you have my empathy.  It is totally unfair that you will not be able to have something in…

Two Weeks Untill Surgery

Finding meaning in having cancer. One of the things I struggle with as I ride this emotional rollercoaster I find myself on after diagnosis is the question, Why? Why did this happen? Why am I being punished? Why now? Why me? Why? The answer is probably far more complex than I can grasp and yet so…

16 Days Until Surgery

I did not want to go walking today.  It was cold.  I had to warm up the car and clean the frost off the windshield and I have my period.  I wanted to sit on the couch and browse the internet but managed to suck it up and got my ass to the high school…

17 Days Until Surgery

Well, I was right.  Another period started today.  Not sure how bad it will be yet but I'm prepared.  Just think I could have avoided this if I had my surgery last Thursday as planned... I sure am looking forward to the day my uterus and I part ways for this very reason.  I have…

18 days until surgery…

Yep, you read that right.  In case you missed my last post my surgery was canceled because the insurance company couldn't get their act together and approve my hysterectomy in time.  My tip to you, if you can help it, don't schedule a surgery around the holidays when companies take time off work.  My approval didn't…

Fucking Insurance…

Okay so here is what happen. My husband's employer changed insurance policies with our insurance company.  Same company, same employer, same doctors covered. Simply the policy changed.  This morning the day before my surgery was scheduled to happen  I get a call from the insurance/billing department of the University of Iowa and there is a…