Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas present to self...Surgery

My Christmas present to myself is to have an abdominal hysterectomy on Wednesday, Dec. 16. I am very scared but I can't stay in pain or look like I am six months pregnant forever. So I am trying to wrap up my life so I can spent the next four to six weeks in my upstairs apartment. It is starting to look like a bunker with tons of books, magazines, food and movies.

And while I won't be able to travel for Christmas, my son is coming to spent his Christmas break with me. And my husband is coming up to take care of me. I still have not recovered from the shock of this. My best friend and some of my close friends have rearranged their lives to be there for me on the day of the surgery or to check in on me. I feel very blessed to have some a great group of family and friends looking out for me.

This is my first major surgery so I am nervous but I have faith that everything is going to work out. The last few months have been painful so I am looking forward to a wonderful 2016. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

1. Being able to spend time with JJ!
2. Using my recovery time to reconnect with friends and family!
3. Continuing to be ED free!

My new smile

I have great news. Last Monday (April 10), I got my new teeth.  They have definitely been a game changer. It is weird being able to smil...