It’s very overcast today, but no falling water. This makes Bo happy. He explored the yard and interrupted my brief greeting to our cool neighbor-her husband is the source of contact highs-by trying to munch on the oxalis.
I just returned from my OBGYN oncologist appointment, with Dr. Seward. To quote her, “You’re pink and healthy,” forgive the TMI, but she’s a goofy extrovert. I really like her. She continued, “but, I want to see you in three or four months, and a week before that appointment, I want you to get another trans-vaginal ultrasound. We gotta make sure that lining (uterine) is not thickening up again. Cause if it is, we have to do something else.” “You mean take out the uterus?” I asked. “Yes.” “Well, I guess I’m doing better than my mom. She had hers removed before she hit 40.”
Then, noticing my birthday was coming up on Saturday, she asked what I was going to do. “Bury my face in a key lime pie.” She laughed and said, “God, that sounds like a good plan!”
When I reflect on my mom’s hysterectomy happening, I realize I was about 7 and my mom explained the whole procedure to me, including what a uterus was and how babies grew there. I’m so happy my parents steered me toward geekdom. Almost no adult topic was off limits. I swear it’s the reason my curiosity is a bottomless pit and helped me see how things were all interconnected.
I think I inherited her ability to see the big picture first and then see where to begin dissecting the details. I was blessed with two exceptionally aware and intelligent parents. I miss them both.
After my appointment I had to run some errands. I needed to stop by Sprouts to talk to my boss about getting some extra hours. “It’s hard with your availability now, but I will see what I can do.” I also needed some more Adkins-friendly lunch food. Of course, I got sucked down the BOGO chocolate aisle. The chocolate bars are aisle-mates with the coffee, both whole bean and ground. This is evil. So, I ended up with two not so Adkins-friendly bars of deliciousness. God bless the Maya!
From there I went to our Winter Springs Publix for sausage gravy. We are making country fried steaks tonight. In fact, prepping is about to begin in 15 minutes.
I had to let Bo in. He was scratching at the door. I’m still outside, but I’m getting chilly. Hell must be freezing over.