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”

Better Late than Never

Oh, nooo! I missed two weeks of blogging. I was so excited by my battle against the first week of surgery recovery, but then it demanded more of my attention when I thought it would need less after that. Post-Op Update: I wasn’t bleeding much (or at all after the first couple days), so whenContinue reading “Better Late than Never”

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”

All These Mixed Emotions

I’ll make a proper post in the next few days, but I’ve neglected my blog for the last two weeks because my fiancé — now my husband — came to the U.S. to visit and marry me. We went to the French Quarter, rode a steamboat, and did other touristy things. It was a wonderfulContinue reading “All These Mixed Emotions”

Mer-Mays and June-icorns

May is wrapping up, making way for June. It’s already in the 90s in Louisiana, so it may as well be summer as far as I’m concerned. We’re just waiting for the rest of the country to catch up with us. Ha! When I set out today to settle in a quiet place to write,Continue reading “Mer-Mays and June-icorns”

Food for Thought

We’re about three weeks away from my fiancé and future father-in-law arriving. I’ll take them around the New Orleans area to see fun things and eat good food. My fiancé and I will marry during this visit. I would have followed them back home, but my visa has been delayed. I’ll have to wait toContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Good Company

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s the day to celebrate mothers, maternal teachers, female caregivers, and any other nurturing guardian types. While flowers and spa treatments are popular gifts, quality time is an oft-overlooked free gift. Loved ones like spending time together; so if your bank account is scanter than you’d like, make a pot of coffeeContinue reading “Good Company”

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”