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.
Happy Monday all.