Health Update: On the Mend!


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.


“Debtor’s prison is real, and opportunity cost is a bitch.” (DDSW)




  1. Katie · October 23, 2015

    So glad to hear all your good news! You so deserved some rest. And yes, a bummer it came out of having surgery, but important nonetheless. I hope you get to continue to relax a little and come back stronger than ever!


  2. Maria · October 25, 2015

    Well said Katie! We’re rooting for you DDSW!


  3. Paul · October 27, 2015

    Many congratulations on getting through this. I’m glad you’ve had some good breaks, like this and not being one of the people made redundant by your company. I hope things continue in a good direction and will continue to follow your progress.

    Good luck.



  4. C@thesingledollar · December 18, 2015

    Hi…was just thinking of you and hoping that your recovery continued on schedule, and that you’re continuing to make headway. I know you may not feel like blogging much (obviously!) but if you have a moment for an update…know that there are people out here thinking of you 🙂


    • doubledebtsinglewoman · December 20, 2015

      Thanks so much for checking on me! I’m still here. Will be posting again soon. Things are busy at work. End of year crunch.


  5. thesingledollar · December 18, 2015

    Hi…just thinking of you and hoping that you’re continuing to mend from your health issues. I know you may not have much energy for blogging, but just know that people out here are thinking of you and wishing you well 🙂


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