Well, folks, Friday certainly proved to be an eventful end to my week. I finally had my appointment with the new gynecologist recommended by my family doctor, and all I can say is, thank God that there are still doctors in the world who actually listen to their patients, and believe that those patients have some idea what is going on in their own bodies! My new doctor took me seriously, listened carefully to everything I had to say, and gave me some rather sobering news--we're probably looking at a large, invasive surgery in the near future. Though that is serious news, it is also EXCELLENT news, in my opinion, if we really have finally found the source of my phantom pain and are going to take decisive action to free me of it!
First off, more of the interminable tests. The doctors all suspect endometriosis at this point; I have to go in and have an ultrasound Tuesday, to see exactly how bad things have gotten and--hopefully--to verify or disprove that theory. Depending on what the ultrasound reveals, I may have a hysterectomy before the end of November. A lot going on, a lot to think about and process, and I'm having many different reactions to all of this from moment to moment, as you might well imagine. I'm more thankful now than ever that God gave Michael and me our little SuperToddler, and that she is flourishing and healthy, for there will be no more children in our future. Still, we three form a happy little family, and we are truly blessed.
|Image by Robert Diedrichs|
Turning to less somber news, some exciting things are coming to The Beauty of Eclecticism. I wanted to give you the health update in this post, and let you know that there may be a brief interruption in posting if I go into the hospital for surgery, and of course, have to spend some time afterwards recuperating. But the now-famous list for My Re-Education Reading Challenge 2013 is complete, and I'll be posting more information about it shortly. Also, there will soon be a regular feature involving the art of a dear friend of mine, who has agreed to hold a weekly showing of one of her works here on my blog. I know--doesn't that just sound impressively high-class?! We're pretty excited about it, and hope that all of you will enjoy it, as well. Exciting things await you, so stay tuned!