Thursday, October 11, 2012

MIA Update - Surgery

Hi Lovelies!

Gosh it feels like it's been a million years since I last posted!!! But in all seriousness, it has been quite a while. I feel so awful about it. But there's a reason for that! I'll get to that in a second....

But first, can you believe it's finally Fall?!?! I'm BEYOND excited!!! I'm such a Fall/Winter girl and there's nothing like basking in this Autumn loveliness after a hot summer that felt like eternity. I'm so happy to finally be wearing jeans, cardi's and boots again!!! I'm really looking forward to enjoying all the things I love this season - Pumpkin Spice Latte's, Fall Festivals, Hot Apple Cider, Pumpkin Picking, etc. My absolute favorite time of year!

Ok, so on to why I've been so MIA. Over the summer I decided to take a bit of an unplanned hiatus. My son was home and with plans, playdates, etc everything was just so chaotic all the time. I felt like whenever I would sit down to blog I was constantly being interrupted. I was really looking forward to the new school year starting and had all these grand plans for this blog. But as soon I was preparing to get back in my groove, I started feeling really sick. Like REALLY sick & in pain.... like all the time. I had felt this way off/on for a while, but this time it wasn't going away and it was bad. I had gone to see the Doc a couple times, but just kept getting passed around for different tests and appointments. Finally one day I felt so sick I called and told them they needed to send me for a CT scan of my abdomen. They found a couple simple cysts on my liver & kidney and they also found an Ovarian Cyst. They don't seem to be overly concerned that the cyst is anything like cancer, so for now, I'm not going to worry too much. But my gosh does it HURT! This was about a month ago. Then I started getting really bad pains in my right shoulder, up my side, getting fevers, feeling nauseous and I realized that this was not the cyst. So they sent my for a HIDA scan. Last week I got a call that my Gallbladder was only functioning at 8%. I was told I would need it out or it might get infected from all the inflammation. So I scheduled my surgery and kept the appointment after many agonizing days trying to decided if it was definitely necessary to remove an organ from my body. Now the surgery is finally here and it's at 6:15am tomorrow.

I'm still a little nervous. Surgery is never fun after all. Unless of course you're waking up to a nice new set of boobs or something. Then maybe the pain isn't so bad. But this isn't fun. I'm really trying to stay positive and hope that I'm not one of so many people out there that has issues after! I decided today that I'm going to wake up & feel so much better and getting my bum gallbladder out is going to be the start of a brand new healthy lifestyle! I just didn't want all of you to think I've forgotten about you!!! Thank you for sticking with me and thank you to all the new followers as well! I'll be back to my normal self soon and have so many new plans for this blog! Do me a favor and send me TONS of positive vibes for tomorrow ok??? See you all soon!!!