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Life After a Hysterectomy

By |2019-08-02T11:51:26-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Hysterectomy, Musings, Sex|

Pedicures, shopping sprees, yoga, dinner with friends, general anesthesia... You don't really think of a massive organ purge as self-care, but I'm here to tell you that you're wrong. It has been 143 days since I've had a uterus, some fallopian tubes, my cervix, and my right ovary.  But as The Weepies say, the world [...]

Cucumber Tomato Bacon Goat Cheese Salad

By |2019-07-16T18:20:39-04:00July 16th, 2019|Low Carb, Recipes|

Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens... Okay first of all, nobody loves whiskers on kittens, that's insane. Are kittens cute? Yes. Is it because of the coarse wires jutting out of their cheek fat? Um, no. If I rewrote the song, My Favorite Things, today, it'd be about goat cheese and taking my jeans [...]

Incontinence in Your Thirties?

By |2019-07-10T18:08:04-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Body, Hysterectomy, Womanhood|

When you hear the phrase "quality of life," it usually drums up some sort of terminal health scenario. When my grandma's cancer advanced, her "quality of life" was in the forefront of our minds as we made decisions and next steps. It's something you hear on prime time medical dramas as doctors stand over unresponsive [...]

Knock You On Your Ass Margaritas

By |2019-07-16T17:59:51-04:00April 12th, 2019|Booze, Recipes|

This margarita recipe is my brother's and a family favorite. Mostly because it's strong. Like, real strong. In fact, we may or may not jokingly call it Kissing Cousins juice, because hey, we live in the country, and it just makes everything that much more appealing, especially when sipped on a pond raft or around [...]

Love & Hysterectomies

By |2019-03-22T10:42:51-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Hysterectomy, Marriage|

Note: First, This post contains graphic imagery. If surgical photos make you queasy, this is not for you. Prior to seeing me in the recovery room, I firmly believe that Andy had no idea what was happening to me. "What's this totally elective, not at all serious thing my wife has gotten herself into this [...]

Hysterectomy: Postscript

By |2019-03-22T10:21:10-04:00March 18th, 2019|Hysterectomy, Musings|

Note: First, This post contains graphic imagery. If surgical photos make you queasy, this is not for you. Also, I apologize in advance if this post seems choppy or hard to follow. It has been written in 30 minute increments over the last few days, under heavy pain medication while lying flat on my back. It has been six days since [...]