A Lounge Lizard’s Reality

This is the Lounge Lizard, checking in fifteen days post-hysterectomy.  Don’t I look marvelous?  That surgery was truly transformational! I am doing well.  Still tired and occasionally achey, but rejoicing that I will never again have back labor pain every month.  I’m rejoicing that my chronic back pain is now intermittent, my complexion is great now that my skin isn’t oily anymore, and I finally put on makeup for the first time since my surgery.  Yesterday morning we had our family interview at the university-model school we’d like to enroll our daughter in come January.  It was my second outing … Continue reading A Lounge Lizard’s Reality

Nap Time

Well…I’m alive! One week ago today, I was having surgery.  It’s hard to believe that I am already one week post-op, but the calendar doesn’t lie. The Surgery Your prayers for peace lifted me.  I only broke down and cried twice — once when we went in for registration and the reality loomed over my head, and the other when the nurse handed me the gorgeous hospital gown and told me to drop my drawers.  Your prayers for the surgeons went well.  There were no complications during surgery.  They did not have to make a large incision. The Recovery Room … Continue reading Nap Time

Peace, Be Still

Twenty four hours from now, I will likely be out of surgery and in recovery.  If I survive this liquid diet. This afternoon I started feeling like I may be getting a fever, but I really think it’s just dehydration. I haven’t been drinking those liquids like I should because they make my empty stomach that more uncomfortable.  However, after a call to the doctor about the possible fever led to a warning that tomorrow’s surgery might be rescheduled, I suddenly became motivated to drink a little more water.  I’m holding steady now that I’m forcing myself to drink more, … Continue reading Peace, Be Still

Keep the Prayers Coming, Please

Today is my last “normal” day.  Tomorrow I have to stick to a clear liquid diet.  Oh joy.  I can’t wait.  Especially since my aching stomach just LOVES being empty with a bunch of liquid on it. I have to admit, I’m feeling my peace crumble just a bit.  This would be a really nice time for Jesus to come back!  My phobia of nausea is still niggling in my mind, especially now that I learned I have to stick to clear fluids and 3 Miralax treatments.  I wish I were a nurse practitioner so I could prescribe myself a … Continue reading Keep the Prayers Coming, Please


Time keeps marching on!  On this third day before surgery, I’ve done very little except rest and eat and rest some more.  This afternoon I finally felt like I was turning the corner and have been able to eat more…even a snickerdoodle cookie!  Now that I can no longer have chocolate (boo!), snickerdoodles are my new favorite snack. Looking ahead to this weekend, I thought I would be jittery and scared to death. Yet so far that is not the case at all.  I am experiencing that peace that passes human comprehension; it can only be the Lord guarding my … Continue reading Post-Hyster-Wish-List