It has been quite sometime since I have received a notification for any type of blogging award. So, it was rather humbling to click on the bell and see a message stating that a fellow blogger had nominated me for an award called “One Lovely Blog” Award. Continue reading “One Lovely Blog Award: Creating Community Among Bloggers”
Having endometriosis, or any chronic illness, presents a lot of interesting challenges to a relationship. The reason for the challenges is because a relationship requires patience, nurturing, understanding, and time from both individuals, typically achieved by experiencing new and exciting outings together. When you throw a chronic illness into the mix, planning any outing takes extra care, concern, and extreme planning. If both partners are not in-sync and willing to putting in extra time to plan around the needs of the partner with the chronic illness, there will be a lot of issues going forward. From last minute cancellations to deal with pain flare-ups to adjusting for food sensitivities, there are many things that need to be discussed and understood if you are going to be in a relationship with someone who has a chronic illness.
When I went in to have my surgery I knew the inherent risks and had a basic understanding of what to expect. Heck, I was posting about it! I had a previous laparoscopic surgery in 2007, so I thought I was an ol’ pro! Yet, ten years of growth, ten years of aging, and a new procedure make a world of difference.
The last few days I have felt an ability to move more freely and do more things on my own. I showered on my own. Dressed myself. I even drove to the mailbox half mile down the road to get a package! I had no idea what to expect after surgery, really. Yet, when I woke this morning, I could tell that something was not right. Continue reading “Excision Surgery: What to Expect Nine Days Post Surgery”