I’m scared.

Of my upcoming colonoscopy. Not of the procedure, although I know prep isn't going to be pleasant, but of the possibility that I might have cancer.  A second cancer that is.  I've noticed a change in my bowel habits and tried to chock that up to my adjusting to a new hormone normal but there…

Five months without a uterus

And things are going pretty good all things considered. I do have my first three-month appointment on July 3rd and need to start making a list of issues I want to talk to them about. Menopause:  My hot flashes are getting better most of the month but seem to be condensing their strength and frequency to…

What a difference a year makes

Last night I was scrolling back through my calendar.  It is on google now and I use it to record everything; health, family, work, blog, pets, bills.  Anything I think is important or even mildly relevant I record for prosperity.  One year ago this week I was just finishing up my trip to Chicago to…

Checking in.

Hello everyone that is still following this blog.  [listens for chirps...] Thought I would take a moment and check in to let you know how post-hysterectomy life is going.  So far pretty good I think.  I still have some ups and downs.  This week after five days of exercising for five days in a row…

So…

...Did you think I disappeared? I haven't  still recovering at home with 12 days left before my follow-up appointment on March 1st.  Haven't shared anything because there isn't much to share.  I don't think I am going to learn the staging of my cancer before my appointment because I've heard nothing from Iowa City.  That's…

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…

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…