Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31, 2010

Happy New Year you all...... The operation appears to have been a success, and I am currently recovering at Karen's house. I have a drain tube that is scheduled to be removed in 2 weeks. I am still under the influence of narcotic pain meds, and don’t have much energy now. My plan is to do nothing for the next few days.
I am once again thankful for the kindness of my friends.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23, 2010

OK, there is good news and bad news..... the good news, I am going to get my belly fixed on Dec. 29, thus saving a large deductible. The bad news is that I am going to get my belly fixed on Dec. 29, thus being out of commission for the new year celebration.

I am really not feeling chipper right now, so I will keep this short and sweet..... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my family, my friends, and all of my faithful readers.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 4, 2010

The best possible news..... Cancer has not returned...... I just had my yearly check up, and received an “all clear”. I do not have to get my affairs in order, and can continue to live my usual disorderly life. I only wish that I could get an “all clear” on my financial check up as well.

It is an unsettling routine... go once a year, to see if you get to renew your lease on life, or get a 12 month notice to vacate your body. Maybe I should start a “bucket list” anyway.

I also found out that I need to go back into the hospital to get my belly fixed. The layers that were separated to install the mesh to fix my hernia, never properly healed. I now have about a gallon of fluid sloshing around between those layers. It is uncomfortable, and is ruining my normally slim figure.

I am going to try to have this done before the first of the year. Jan. 1, I am into a new year of deductibles..... I save a much needed $5000 if they can fit me in this year. Of course, this means that my plans to vacation in Az this winter may need to be abandoned.

Once again, “staying alive” is interfering with “living life”......