First, thank you guys for your well wishes and encouragement.
Do know that I see and read each and every one of your messages and comments, on new and old posts alike, even if I may not reply to all of them. Thank you so much for taking the time to write in to share your own experiences and/or to send a kind word. There have been times when I’ve been feeling blue about something and I’ll see a new comment come through that cheers me up.
So far I have only good news to report.
In this post, I mentioned that I may have a potentially life threatening condition, which was delaying my unrelated surgery. After additional scans and tests, it turns out that I have the other non-life threatening variant. It’s far from harmless, but it’s not something that will alter my day to day life. Woot!
So I got the green light to move forward with everything. I sailed through my surgery without complications and went home after only three days in hospital. I learned that morphine is a wonderful thing. It really blocked the worst of the pain.
I am now on the mend! I’m so glad that I took my time to do research and select the right surgeon for me. She did an awesome job and lived up to her reputation. Healing and recovering is always a slow process, but it is going well. Every day after the surgery I’ve been getting stronger and am able to do more. I don’t go back to work until next month and have enjoyed being remarkably stress-free. Too bad it took having major surgery to get some real rest, but it is what it is.
My mom flew out (I paid $) and stayed with me for the first week and a half. Having her here was great and very helpful. I did have to rent a small place for us to stay near the hospital for that time ($$$), but for me it was worth it.
I’ll start posting again within the next week or so especially as it relates to the financial fallout. I won’t know total damage until the final bills come in.
In the meantime, thanks for keeping me in your thoughts.