My goal for February was to regain health. All other goals were kicked to the curb until health was regained.
My update on that: (MORE UPDATES ADDED IN ITALICS)
I don't have cancer!!! Yay! I've been checked for two different types and the test results are good in that area! I am extremely thankful.
Thanks to multiple tests (ultrasound, CT scan, an endoscopy, biopsies, many vials of blood samples, etc), I have six other actual diagnoses that make sense with the pain - gallbladder stones, polyps, and partially blocked duct; diverticulitis; hiatal hernia; GERD; reflux; and
a fibroid that's kind of
huge and attached strongly to my uterus. FOUR FIBROIDS ATTACHED TO THE UTERUS (PICTURES TAKEN DURING SURGERY),
I am still hurting. Talking hurts, laughing hurts, and sometimes concentrating on anything is impossible. I get headaches as well as all the abdominal pain and I'm extremely tired some days - sleeping for three hours at a time in the middle of the day and then napping again for 20 minutes before "dinner" - although my meals have to be minute in size and soft so I can digest them. Some days, I sleep even more. (On the good news side of the meals - I've lost 20 pounds in five weeks and I needed to lose that weight.)
I prescheduled this post because this is the week of my first surgery. The doctor estimated that I'll need
10 days FOUR WEEKS for recovery. Since I've had 13 other surgeries in my lifetime, I
know that I probably should double or triple that estimate. Surgeons always
consider 60% recovered to be recovered. My second surgery is supposed to take 6
weeks of recovery according to the doctor - ten days of which are supposed to
be absolute bed rest (really, more? how much sleep can my body take?).
However, the good news (I don't have cancer!) is very good, and I'm thankful that I'm getting a start on getting better.
I am thankful for all the prayers and kind wishes. I'm definitely mentally and emotionally stronger because of those.
My main other goal this month was to help with marketing for the Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life Anthology.
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My goals for March: Continue to heal, help with Hero Lost marketing, and write a bit more than I did in February. That's it. I will visit blogs as I can.