This week I will be spending the majority of the week worrying about the impending operation on Monday, I know you will all be very happy when it’s over for a number of reasons, one being the fact that I will shut up and talk about something else and also will be able to start taking more pictures out and about as I get better and start to do some of the things I love that I haven’t been able to do in recent months.
I have so many things to look forward to and actually not one person I have spoken to who has been through a hysterectomy has had anything negative to say. I have of course heard of women who have had issues but the ones I have spoken to it has been a new start, a pain free future and a positive step.
My own journey has been shorter than so many other women and for that I am extremely grateful, I don’t think I would have any family or friends left if I was like this for too long, as Karl so nicely put it this week I am not useless but currently of limited use (he was joking!)
I have as many of you know been published a couple of times recently on a site called britmums.com. This site is an amazing resource for parents and bloggers alike and is so accepting and informative I have been so proud to have written for them. They have agreed for me to write another piece for them this time all about this year and my health issues resulting in my endometriosis diagnosis and how I get on through the operation and recovery. This is something that I hope can bring some knowledge and information to other women who may be in a similar position as well as offering support and guidance.
I am going to appreciate the little things this week and try not to dwell too much on next week. It is a hugely positive thing for me and my family, just a very scary one at the same time. I keep thinking that this is the last week I will ever be able to be someone who is capable of carrying a baby, that is a very odd feeling. Being honest though I was terrible pregnant, always ill, waddling around on crutches because of a dodgy pelvis and definitely not one of those yummy mummies to be I saw in the waiting room at antenatal appointments.
What are you getting up to this week that will make you smile? I am smiling now thinking of Christmas scented candles burning, the boys snuggled up with me watching Elf, seeing my friends this weekend, my mum putting up her Christmas decorations and making me feel like an excited child again and watching the boys in their Christmas plays.