Removing the Poison Factories

I look like an old woman moving around these days.  My pain has become excruciating to the point where I can’t even stand up straight.  But in a strange way, this pain is actually motivating me to follow through with my plans. I found out today that my blood clotting issues are not going to be a problem.  I will be able to take hormone replacement therapy.  As a precaution, I’ll be given blood thinning injections for five days post-op. Injections don’t bother me.  Just don’t give me a horse pill to swallow! I love how God brings people in … Continue reading Removing the Poison Factories

Decisions, decisions

…and the ball is in motion, the die has been cast, and all that jazz… In my journey back to all things healthy and sane, this morning my husband and I went to visit Dr. R. to get a second opinion about the necessity for hysterectomy and to get a feel for which doctor we felt would best meet my needs. Both doctors have been around the block a time or two, and I don’t think I could go wrong with either of them.  However, the one-word description my husband had for Dr. R. is “thorough.”  Whereas Dr. C. came … Continue reading Decisions, decisions

One down, One to go

  Don’t I have a beautiful family?  As I contemplate the big step towards hysterectomy, I am so grateful that God gave me my husband and my daughter.  She is the best part of both of us… This afternoon my sweet husband took me to my doctor’s visit to consult about hysterectomy. I think he was a bit anxious when the nurse took us into the examining room because she started fiddling with the robes as if she was about to ask me to undress!  Fortunately, it wasn’t THAT kind of appointment this time, and he was able to breathe … Continue reading One down, One to go

Hold me?

Sweet dreams. I’d love to have them…if I could get to sleep.  Last night was the seventh night in a row that I was unable to sleep and the eighth day of increasing pain.  You know something’s got to change when your tween daughter who normally notices nothing about physical appearance suddenly tells you that you don’t look well. Must be those circles under my eyes! Tomorrow is a Big Day.  My husband is joining me in a visit to the doctor who diagnosed me with adenomyosis so we can discuss surgery options. If the Lord is trying to make … Continue reading Hold me?

Getting to the Other Side

I’ve never been to a “real” desert, but the images I’ve seen in books and media — and the way I’ve been whining so much about this Texas drought and 70 100+ degree days this year — convince me that I probably wouldn’t like it that much, especially if I had to travel through it on foot. Gritty sand sticking to the sweat between my toes? Yuck!  Searing heat with no prospect of shade? I’d be burned to a crisp in no time. I’ve been thinking lately about the desert, though, because I believe God is beckoning me on a … Continue reading Getting to the Other Side