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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Life Update to the Previous Life Update.

By |2019-01-31T10:47:34-04:00January 31st, 2019|Musings|

All my friends are piles deep into KonMari'ing their lives. Piles of clothes and clutter they no longer need. I am not doing that. Honestly, I'm not purging my closets and desk drawers, because I've already purged my closets and desk drawers. I used to mentally anguish over what I would grab in case of [...]