My Epic Fail
Clearly I have failed my 365 day blog post challenge. I only managed to make it through day 100. Then life happened. As I’ve mentioned, I was diagnosed with Complex Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia late February 2019. This resulted in the immediate need to schedule a full hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingectomy and oophorectomy. Basically, I needed to be gutted like a fish. Due to the CAEH, I had abnormal precancerous cells and we needed to remove everything as quickly as possible to try and prevent those precancerous cells turning cancerous. Jump forward 4 weeks from diagnoses and I was in the operating room going through the most extensive and aggressive surgery I have ever had. That was April 1st, 2019.
I had done a lot of internet research (which is both good and bad) prior to the surgery to try and find out what my recovery was going to be like. I ran into a lot of conflicting information. Some people would say that they felt great and were up and about in as little as 2 weeks. Some people said that it took them 10-12 months before they felt “normal” again. Being that I have had two other surgeries and I had relatively good recovery for both of them, I thought for sure I was going to fall into that group of people that had surgery…. rested for a few weeks… and then would be up doing normal “life stuff” (with some restrictions of course) rather quickly. I was actually looking forward to a quick recovery and a little time off work to get some of those things done around the house that I’ve been putting off for ages. Well… none of that happened. No quick recovery and no getting things crossed off my “to-do” list.
Even though I thought for sure I would be one of those extraordinary recoveries, I decided I would do a little preparation because I knew that for at least the first few days, I was going to be tired and on pain medication. So, I went ahead and wrote a few “365 Day Blog Posts” prior to surgery. I had them set to post over the first few days of recover. That’s were things went downhill.
Recover has been difficult to say the least. I’ve had both physical and emotional issues that were extreme enough that prevented me from completing a blog post each day. For the first 4 weeks, due to internal incision issues and an external incision that had popped, my weight lifting restriction was cut to just the weight of a water bottle. This prevented me from even lifting my laptop on and off of my lap. Hence, my 365 day blog post challenge fizzled.
I managed to make it through this challenge for 100 days, which I am proud of. I enjoyed the experience. The 365 day blog post challenge required me to write about random things. Most of which I would never have thought to write about. It also forced me to confront some questions that brought up a lot of emotions. Which was tough, but good for me.
I am sad that this health issue arose and I was not able to complete all 365 days. Maybe I’ll give it a try again next year. For now.. I will focus on blogging about other aspects of my life. Life seems so much different to me now after all I’ve been though over the past 2 months and I feel like I have so much to share on my experience.
Life is moving forward. Slowly, but at least there is movement and that is what is important. It is time to get back to the things I love doing!