Health Insurance Freakout

I’ve now been unemployed for 19 days. I wrote earlier about giving up my very interesting but insanely demanding job in the hopes of improving my mental and physical health. But the irony is that in giving up the job, I also give up the excellent health insurance that was one of the benefits of…

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It’s Not Over

Eight weeks and a day since my surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (hysterectomy and sacrocolpopexy). The recovery was harder and slower than I expected, but I’m doing much better now. I seldom have any pain. As of this week, I am back to work full time (part-time these past three weeks). I get tired faster…

Lean On Me

The countdown is on: less than 24 hours until the surgeon starts cutting. I’m calm, but I’m nervous. I’m relieved I’ll finally be getting it over with, and I’m wishing I could hide and avoid it. I guess that’s normal. For the most part, I’m optimistic. I’ve done what I can to prepare. But there…