Falling for Autumn

Thursday is the first day of autumn, the autumnal equinox, one of two days in the year when the lengths of day and night are in balance. I enjoy the longer stretches of night in the dark half of the year – partly due to my sunshine allergy but largely because I find it beautifulContinue reading “Falling for Autumn”

Double Mortality Awareness

I didn’t post yesterday because some nonsense took place before I got up that morning. The sun had already illuminated the sky, but I was still in bed. I heard a pop somewhere outside then the power died. Because I sleep with a CPAP, there was no chance of rolling over and going back toContinue reading “Double Mortality Awareness”

Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!

Post-Op Update: Friday, my doctor gave me the green light to return to a pretty much normal life. I can soak in the bathtub, return to the gym (just no heavy weights yet), sip some wine, and have non-penetrative sexual contact. I will have a final checkup in a couple weeks to make sure thatContinue reading “Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!”

Surgery Recovery Kit

When I was preparing for my hysterectomy, I knew most of my time post-op would be focused on taking it easy while my body repaired itself. This meant that all the work work had to be done ahead of time. I explained in a previous post what happened during and after the surgery itself, butContinue reading “Surgery Recovery Kit”

Surgeon’s Field Notes

Not really. I’m on Day 4 of surgery recovery, and I think I’m doing quite well. I’ve kept a detailed journal of everything I’ve been up to since the surgery, and it seems like my healing trajectory is quite good. It was two steps forward and one step back the other day, but that’s partContinue reading “Surgeon’s Field Notes”

Cramping My Style

I considered not saying anything about my upcoming surgery then realized that I absolutely would if it were for any other area of the body. Why should I be so cruel to part of my body just because many others are? Nonsense! I’m having a laparoscopic hysterectomy (uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix) three days hence,Continue reading “Cramping My Style”

Summer Rain

It’s Pride Month, and yesterday was World Environment Day. As I’ve said before, let’s take care of each other and the world. It’s here for all of us. We’re all just people trying to live our lives. I wish more people would live theirs without feeling the need to step on others. Looking at theContinue reading “Summer Rain”

Grouchy Noises

I had a rough week. Head cold then ate some stuff that really didn’t agree with me, and my workout yesterday has absolutely destroyed me even though I only did my normal cardio routine. My muscles hurt. Very bizarre. I have accomplished almost all the tasks I needed to do in March and April. TheContinue reading “Grouchy Noises”

Ha ha ha! Egg-cellent

For Easter, my family knocks eggs (a Cajun tradition also known as “egg pocking”). Yes, the children get baskets of sweet and little gifts (usually sidewalk chalk and new bathing suits) and hunt for plastic eggs in the yard and garden, but everyone knocks eggs. What is knocking eggs? I’ve only ever met one personContinue reading “Ha ha ha! Egg-cellent”

Give Me Sleep, or Give Me Death

Sleep is something I’m hugely passionate about because it’s something that I haven’t always had in ample supply. The cause of my health crash in 2012 was undiagnosed sleep apnea paired with terrible insomnia, but these were problems I had as far back as my late teens. Because quality sleep so often eluded me, IContinue reading “Give Me Sleep, or Give Me Death”