Well it’s only been five months since my last post, not nine months like the time before that. Hell, you would’ve thought I went on Maternity Leave or something! Hopefully this decrease in time becomes a trend and the gap in between my posts continue to decrease. One can only hope, well hope and actually work toward this goal!
I can’t believe I left you guys on such a cliffhanger in my last post though… How horrible of me! But instead of dwelling on that, Let’s Recap, where did I leave off in my world of limited spoons? Oh yes, my MRI/uterine mass and John’s accident at the Christmas party!
First on the list…
While having an MRI done on my lumbar spine they discovered a “mass” on my uterus. I was then promptly sent for a pap and vaginal exam and after that scheduled for an ultrasound/consult because they suspected uterine/cervical cancer. After experiencing a cervical biopsy without any anesthesia at all (which I don’t recommend by the way), it turns out I don’t have uterine or cervical cancer, thank goodness!
They did however do an endometrial ablation because the lining of my uterus was abnormally thick. This procedure aims to destroy the lining by using scalding hot water to burn the lining of your uterus and at the very least, makes it very thin if it’s abnormally thick like mine, sounds fun right? Not really, but it isn’t as horrible as it sounds. I was very grateful that I was under general anesthesia for this procedure however!
A few days of horrific cramping at home after and that is about it for recovery. You do have to deal with the aftermath of attempting to destroy the lining of your uterus however, and it is not pretty! Weeks, yes…I said weeks of a period-like state (I can’t really describe it here and you really wouldn’t want me to) and then you pray to whatever higher power you believe in that you don’t have to deal with Aunt Flow ever again. Well, my higher power must think that I suck because I still get a friendly visit from my Aunt but she doesn’t stay as long and isn’t nearly so obnoxious anymore. So maybe I only suck a little bit.
Next on the list…
John, my boyfriend, had collapsed at a Christmas party with no warning. He had been drinking but was not heavily intoxicated. We were actually getting ready to call an Uber when he collapsed. He actually collapsed twice. As most men, it was because he was stubborn. The first time he collapsed, he regained consciousness pretty quickly and wanted to stand up. We all advised against it, but here’s where the stubbornness kicked in and he stood up anyway. You guessed it, he went right back down, like a sack of potatoes actually.
Anyway, he ended up with bleeding in the subarachnoid space, which is the area between the brain and tissues that cover the brain, like a small aneurism. That’s some pretty scary stuff and after two days and countless tests, they didn’t have any answers for us. They didn’t know if the fall caused the bleeding, by hitting his head twice, which I highly doubt. He was fine, talking one minute, paused, his eyes rolled in back of his head and down he went!
The good news is that if it was a small aneurism that caused him to lose consciousness and the bleeding, it didn’t leave any residual effects or damage that they could find; and they did 3 CT scans in 2 days. So we were cautiously sent home with a very long list of instructions.
Since the original incident, he hasn’t had another episode and all the cardiologists and neurologists have released him to his full range of activities including driving. They even did a series of sleep studies on him at home. I didn’t know they could do that! This, I guess is the difference between having insurance and not having insurance.
So yeah, I think that brings everything up to speed from where I left you poor guys hanging a long five months ago!! Jesus, what is wrong with me!? And not one of you lovely people left me a nasty message during that time. Those who did send me a message were concerned about how John was doing and how I was, not one nasty message about why there were no recent posts. You guys are the best really! What did I do to deserve such amazing readers?…you’re really the best!
I can promise you I have been working on some new stuff for the blog – and no, it’s not just the boring “what is going on in my life” stuff. So keep watching and I’m sure to be ranting and raving or singing praises about something soon!!
LATEST NEWS: My youngest daughter that started her first year of college at Indiana University in the fall is now home for the summer! YAY!