Sjogren’s Test Update

So,  I ended up needing to call for an update on my blood work.  All of it came back normal, don't know the specific numbers but I had already talked about this possibility with my doctor.  He told me it was a possibility and I already knew that the disease is difficult to diagnose.  So…

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…

Afraid of the coming summer…

So what do you do if you can't stand the heat yet you can't leave the kitchen? Seriously?  What do you do?  For the most part, I am adapting to the hot flashes and have even trained myself to throw off the covers when I get hot without completely waking up so I'm not really waking…

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…

One Week Post-Op: No Big Deal

Greetings everyone. I was going to post something yesterday but decided to hold out until the one week mark. So, how am I doing? Really well actually.  I continue to have no real pain or other issues.  I was able to handle the stairs without any issue, I moved out of the bedroom after four…

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…

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…