Monday, June 1, 2015



It is with childlike giddy-ness I welcome June. With only 5 days left in the school year, my mornings will soon be free to do as I to snooze longer than 6 a.m., free to linger over the morning crossword puzzle, free to take my daily walk before the heat kicks in, free to write, shoot, play, travel and free to move about the day according to me.
 June also brings with her much trepidation. I've only recently come out of a self loathing funk & ready to talk about why I'll be getting a partial hysterectomy June 25th. A rather large (19 cm & growing) fibroid has taken up residence in my abdomen and playing havoc on the neighboring organs. I've been rather miserable & have especially hated looking 3 months pregnant. (If you're pregnant, no offense...I've had my 3 kiddos and I'm 51!)
  Sometimes things happen beyond our control & the only thing you can do is cope the best way possible. Arming myself with information to make the best informed decisions is how I feel best able to take back some control. The surgery has put a crimp in our summer plans with pre-op appts and recovery time. To make matters more challenging, I've developed an umbilical hernia. I asked to have both surgeries done at the same time but because of where both surgery sites are, there's a threat of infection and possibly compromising one or both sites. Because of where the fibroid sits, a hysterectomy or menopause is the only way to get rid of it...the latter is no where in sight~so the big H it is....yeah... 
If you have any words of wisdom I am ALL ears! 

Happy (summer) snapping!


  1. Kelly, I haven't any words of wisdom to share, just some prayers and a virtual hug. Be gentle with yourself and let your family care for you. xoxo

  2. I wound up having a full hysterectomy for the same reason a few years ago. I actually had it scheduled a year prior to THAT, but cancelled it at the last minute. Sooooo glad I finally did it tho! It's been WONDERFUL and its freed up my life!!! I think you will be relieved once you get thru this, I know I was :).

  3. I have no wisdom to share - just positive thoughts and sympathy. Talk when you feel like talking, let others take care of you, only do things you enjoy doing, be mindful and gentle to yourself.

  4. Goodness. I am so sorry to hear this. I deal with chronic illness and I know it is hard. Sometimes I take things one day at a time and try not to get overwhelmed but that is hard. I hope you recover without complications. Blessings to you.

  5. No words of wisdom, but definitely prayers of healing and contentment!!

  6. You will come through this like the true trooper you are. I am encouraged though, that at 51 you have not hit menopause yet, it gives me hope at 46/47.

  7. You'll ace it, Kelly. Just be calm.

  8. I am sure those doctors will fix you up perfectly. Just remember you heal when you rest. Rest a lot. I think that it is hard for us moms to lay around and do nothing, we feel like we should still be cooking and cleaning. Go to the library before your surgery and get a bunch of books. Read, rest and order take-out. :)


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