Friday, May 21, 2010

Post from the other side ....

Gosh haven't I been quiet. Well I've been indiposed. Guess what. I finally had my op. I had my cyst and my ovary taken out. Lol, I've even got a picture of it. It looks like a bloody ostrich egg. And it had grown. No wonder I've been in a bit of pain the past couple of months. I didn't want to say anything on here because everytime I did - it got cancelled. So I stayed quiet.

Anyway on the road to recovery. With lots of gorgeous cuddles from this man below.




He's such a little wriggler now though. Keeps wanting to bounce all over nan. Getting heaps of chuckles now. The bonus is he's moved now to just down the road from nan. Nana's happy about that much I can tell you.


Had a photo taken a couple of weeks ago for a press release. Made me think I've got to get my hair cut.




I've just finished my first full day back at work and it wasn't too bad so I must be on the mend. My plan now is turn this little dumpling into a nice slender celery stick.

Hope you've all been going well. Will catch up on everyone's posts in the next few days and do a better update.

Anyway this was just a quickie to let you know I'm back .... for good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Surgery a no go

Guess what, after getting the all go from the Doctor and the Nurse at the hospital, the anesthesist decided it was still too risky for me so it was canned the day before. I bad a good blubber cause I'm just so over this. Now its been set for the 3rd June. Yeah right. I won't go getting my hopes up.

On the brighter side - I'm feeling fantastic. I'm spending a bit more time in the kitchen making casseroles for Mr T for his lunches and making yummy dinners. I'm keeping myself really busy in the evenings to counteract the "no smoking" and my house and me are enjoying the benefits. Getting to do jobs that always keep getting put off. It's like every area in my life is getting organised and sorted again. I'm loving it. And I can't explain the energy I have. Maybe I can become the new Martha Stewart!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hello, I'm still here, is anyone else ....

It’s hard to see where the last few weeks have gone as so much has happened.

We successfully managed to move our workshop and everything is all up and running smoothly now. It’s a mission that I’m glad is over. What a lot of hard work.

The past three weeks I’ve spent quite a bit of time at the Doc’s getting everything sorted out. I had a heart risk assessment done and it showed that I had the heart of a 75 year old. Talk about a wake up call. The good news is that I can get it to where it should be. Making changes to my lifestyle and medication will make a big difference. It seeed like everytime I went for a visit I’d come out with another prescription and more blood tests. My blood pressure checked out normal this morning (120/78) so the Dr gave me the ok to go ahead with surgery on Thursday. I phoned the hospital updated them and they’ve given me the ok to. So unless something urgent comes up – Thursday is the day.

Through all the dramas there have been some positives. All bloods have come back in the normal range. Cholesterol, bad cholesterol, blood sugar etc. My cholesterol could come down a wee bit but it’s within limits.

You want to know what the big news is though. I’ve stopped smoking. I wasn’t a big smoker but nonetheless I still did smoke. I’ve known in the back of my mind the day was coming to call it quits. Having the high blood pressure along with the asthma told me I no longer had any options. It was a big ask considering I’ve smoked since my late teens. So a week on, I’m feeling great, so much more energy and ready to tackle just about anything.

So that’s where I am. Big changes happening in my life but the rewards will be well worth it. Now I need to focus on my diet – because I have to bring my BMI down.

Time to bring out the books again.

Miserable day . . .

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