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Celebrations and Surgery

Monday, November 19, 2012

Over the weekend I turned 41. Funny how I don’t feel that old most of the time. They say that growing old is a requirement, but growing up is optional so I try to live by that motto. To celebrate, DH and I went out for dinner on Saturday, then did the McHenry Christmas walk. It was low-key but we had fun. I ate off-plan, but really not so bad, considering. It is one day of the year and I felt I deserved a break.

In other news, I have finally found a gynecologist who listens, and seems to take my issues seriously. I had a consult with her 2 weeks ago, followed by an ultrasound to check things out, as I’ve been having rougher periods than usual (even for me, which is pretty bad). We talked solutions, and we both feel that a hysterectomy is in order. With my history of infertility and severe dysmenorrhea, there isn’t really a reason not to do it. So I’m scheduled for December 14 to have robotic-assisted surgery to remove the uterus and cervix. If there isn’t too much endometriosis, they will leave the ovaries so I don’t have to have hormone replacement.

I’ve not had a major surgery like this before so I’m pretty anxious. It’ll require about 6 weeks off from work and exercise. When I told the trainer I'd be off for about 6 wks, he said that won't derail me completely. That made me feel better about things.

This development doesn’t mean I’m slacking in the fitness department right now. I came in to the office today so I could work out early, and will do the same tomorrow. My trainer has been whooping me into shape slowly but surely. Today he made me do something called Turkish Get Ups. OMG those are brutal! I haven’t really lost weight (maybe a pound), but I do feel that my body is getting more toned. My legs are looking less beefy, and that is a big deal. LOL. emoticon

Happy Monday all.
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  • NEELIXNKES
    emoticon I'm glad the new dr listened. Just take care of you after the surgery and don't push too fast to get up and moving.

    emoticon Enjoy Turkey day!
    1559 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    Been through the surgery and then some. Listen to your doctors, and don't try to do too much too soon. I'm sure you will recover wtih flying colors, just be patient with yourself.
    1561 days ago
  • SQUIRRELLYONE
    Much luck with surgery!
    1561 days ago
  • CATHGREEN8
    Sorry to hear about your impending surgery... Just think of how great you will feel when you are all recovered though.

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    1561 days ago
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