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Setbacks are a part of life

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Warning: the following posts contains discussion of my inner lady parts. Quit reading now if you can't stomach old broads talking about such things.

Went to the doctor today. Every six months, she likes to check in on the random stuff that's growing in & around my pelvis. Today, ultrasound discovered a new guest at the party. My doctor declared this new arrival "very troubling" and recommended kicking it out of of the party as soon as possible. So, middle of next month, I am having a complete hysterectomy.

So much for my hopes to embrace menopause as a natural stage of life.

Four to six weeks of recovery time? Ack. I tend to heal fast - who knows, maybe that has something to do with why stuff has started randomly growing throughout my body. Four weeks off the bike and no running. Okay, four to six weeks of no sex, too, but I'll miss the bike more than the sex. (Sorry, Hubs.)

This is a huge setback. I will be able to walk during my recovery period. Something tells me I will be walking a LOT. It's going to be very difficult to keep my weight in check. I eat when I'm sad. I eat when I'm bored. I eat because I got a sudden craving for a particular flavor or texture. Occasionally - but very rarely - I eat because I'm actually hungry.

Prior to my surgery, we are going to purge the house of my trigger foods. We are going to have lots of fruit & fresh veggies for me to snack on.

I'm going to do my best to not allow this to completely derail my plans. I sure am going to miss my bike, though.
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    Sorry to hear about that. My mom had a hysterectomy a few years ago. It was laparoscopic and she recovered pretty quickly. Definitely a good idea to keep only healthy foods around. That will help your recovery much more than junk will!

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.
    1173 days ago
    Sorry that you are going to have to go through this, but it sounds like you've got a great plan in place while you are recovering. I think a lot of people would take the time off completely until they had recovered. emoticon
    1176 days ago
    I wish you a speedy recovery! Just remember to listen to your body and rest when you actually need to!
    1176 days ago
    wishing you a speedy return to happy riding. thanks for your post.
    1177 days ago
    Hope all goes well. Keep that positive attitude!!
    1177 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    It's a bummer that you have to go through this, but you are going into it with the right attitude. Best wishes.
    1177 days ago
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