Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Once again, it's been awhile since I've updated here, and it's not because nothing's happened. If anything, it's because too much has happened. Oh, where to begin?

Well, let's start with what I'd been writing about most recently: uteruses and vaginas! (Ha.) No, but seriously, I did get in touch with my gyno, and she finally agreed to do a tubal and endometrial ablation. Everything was going smoothly--I even managed to get an IV with only one stick when I went in for surgery on May 29, which almost never happens--and that's when things went wonky.

Did you know you can have too many surgeries? Apparently so, because my throat and airway have so much scar tissue from my 18 (now 19), that the anesthesiologist was unable to intubate me for a full surgery without the risk of damaging my vocal cords. Yup. Really. So, thanks to the power of Versed (a.k.a. Midazolam), I did get the ablation (good-bye endometrium, at least for now, and good-bye period bleeding!), but no tubal ligation. There was still a recovery period, all amidst the job hunt thanks to my teaching hours being cut back so far that I'm, for all intents and purposes, unemployed, at least on a regular basis. I do have a class this fall, but it doesn't begin until October, and I did get a contract for writing/editing for the company I've been freelancing for since last summer, which keeps my head above the water, but it's still poverty level stuff here (or pretty damn close). Anyway, last week, I got Nexplanon inserted into my arm, so I'm back on BC for hormones and, if I ever actually date and end up in an actual relationship, birth control. I'll most likely go on Mirena in a couple of years, since it lasts longer.

And yes, as you might guess based on my political leanings and the fact that the BCs I can actually use are among the four a certain craft-store-that-wants-to-be-a-church-and-still-for-profit-business won the right to refuse to cover, I've been pretty peeved this summer.

On the plus side, I do get to work from home now, so Sassy's getting to be around me all the time, which she loves. She still doesn't get "enough" attention, since it's not exactly doable to play with her and write/edit simultaneously, so we're dealing with some minor acting-out these days. Oh, well.

And of course, somehow, there still manages to be more on my plate than I have time to do. What's new, right?

Anyway, that's the latest, for those of you who keep up with me here.

Stay cool, kids. The Missouri humidity's thriving this week, so I'm hunkering down near an AC vent. Until next time!

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