Stir Me Up and Calm Me Down

I used to imagine there might be a time when I’d be “healed.” Often I couldn’t believe it would ever happen, but it it ever did, it would be some kind of nirvana in which I would be beatifically, radiantly calm, untroubled and untriggered by my past. Maybe it’s exactly that kind of vision that…

What’s New?

I have a lot of different things going on and haven’t posted for a while (nearly 2 weeks). I’m also exhausted and uninspired, so I’m just going to make a list of some things that are going on. Last Thursday was my last day at work after 16 years and 9 months at the same company. For…

And Back To The (Pelvic) Floor

I can’t write about my uterus anymore, since I lost it back in early April (oops!). But I wanted to provide a short update on the aftermath of the surgery. Last time I wrote, I had just found out that I needed to have physical therapy for pelvic floor pain and tightness; I wasn’t excited…

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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…