Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wow, it's been a while. Lots of things have happened.

So that Fibromyalgia thing... massively better. Still have sore days but I function just fine. Work is amazing, no issues there.... a big reason for the change is because of the removal of dun dun dunnnnnnnn "THE TUMOR".

I grew an alien. A dermoid tumor, that was the size of a grapefruit. It ate an ovary and was taking over my pelvic cavity as well as causing havoc nerve pain wise. I was fortunate enough to have a quick hospitalization in December to have the beast out. I only have some baby scars on my abdomen. I was incredibly lucky to have dodged the cancer bullet yet again. I was out of work for 4 weeks, which created financial stress to say the least. Hubby was a champion and stuck it out through all of the pain, recovery, icky stuff associated with said recovery, and of course the resulting hormonal psychosis that I endured.

Three months later (well three months and a day) I feel AMAZING. Amazing to the point where I'm stretching the time between med doses farther and cut way down on painkillers and pain patches. The fibro isn't gone, but its manageable. I'm still just tired from all of the excitement, but doc team says this is all very normal. Meds of course = weight gain, so I'm hoping to get off of as many as possible. One reinvention at a time.

The best part of the surgery? They yanked my surviving fallopian tube when they were in there, so I am officially neutered. Erm, I guess spayed, technically. So I never have to worry about being accidentally pregnant! Being off of hormones is amazing, and I feel like I've gotten my mojo back!

Hubby has just gotten an awesome promotion working in local government, so the financial struggles are looking to be a thing in the past. 2013 was absolutely brutal...its looking like 2014 should be our year.

The newest member of the family is Gwen, the hedgehog. She's gone somewhat viral on a couple of blogs, and so I made her a facebook page. Should you care to follow her, you can here: Princess Gwendolyn.