I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit absent the last couple weeks. I apologize. Of course there was the holiday, which was wonderful. We went to my sister’s house and ate too much and played board games and laughed way too much.
You know it’s been way too long since you visited your sister when your 9 year old niece says, “ I’ve been to your website. You look different.” LOL
The real purpose of this post is this one. For the last couple months I thought my ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) was acting up. I’ve had increased abdominal pain, weight loss, and other symptoms rather too personal to share. However, my gastroenterologist was unable to pinpoint the exact source. Despite increased medication the pain worsened. Cat scan was done which determined that the cause *might* not be stomach but might be my ovaries and uterus. An ultrasound was done where numerous cysts were found, one on each ovary and a few in the uterus.
I went to a gynecologist yesterday. After a physical examination and a medical history (including a mother and 4 or 5 maternal aunts with “female” cancers), she scheduled me for a total hysterectomy, including the uterus, both ovaries and fallopian tubes, and the cervix, next Friday the 15th, the earliest slot she had open. She sent me in for a battery of tests including colorectal cancer. (I cringe as I write that word.)
“But, wait! They don’t usually take the cervix in a hysterectomy.” True. Because of the situation my doctor feels it would be wise to remove everything that might be at risk.
I am 5’8” and I weigh 104 pounds. I have lost 18 pounds and that is what scares my doctor.
Hopefully, it’s nothing much. Find whatever’s causing the pain and take it out. Get back to kicking butt. In the meantime, pray for my family.
And know that, while posting will still be a little light, I’m blogging this in my head. ;) I’ll try to work as much as I can. I have tons of reviews to write and projects to share.