Category Archives: The unabashed version–I’m not kidding

Where I lay it all out on the table. You have been warned.

Thankful that I wasn’t backpacking this weekend

My friend and I make a point to do a backpacking trip, or at least a car camping trip if time is short, together every summer.  This year’s trip was scheduled for this weekend.  We met at a gas station … Continue reading

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What are YOU doing on a Saturday night?

I hope not what I’m doing.  I just sent this email to my vet: Subject: Maggots in Stinker’s poo – Ew. Hi there! I know Stinker’s stool sample came back clean Friday, which was great news, and her poos are … Continue reading

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For this I am thankful: my modesty (and sense of humor)

I help run our local CSA–okay, I RUN the local CSA…but it was by accident that I found myself in this position.  Honest.  My time is all volunteer and it eats up quite a bit of my free time and … Continue reading

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A Survivor’s Guide to Having a Hysterectomy

It’s been a few months since I’ve written about this topic, in part because almost 5 months post-surgery there isn’t really anything to further discuss.  Life is back to normal and I don’t really think about my surgery anymore.  The door … Continue reading

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Three weeks down, three weeks to go

My surgery was 3 weeks ago yesterday.  Recovery is going very well.  I have been cooking dinners.  I can do laundry (I don’t carry a full laundry basket–I let Hubby do it).  I can check for chicken eggs (we are getting … Continue reading

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Post surgery: 1 week down!

Last night I had my first post-surgery sneeze.  And I can honestly say that I am glad it did not happen any sooner because it kind of hurt.  I tried to just “let it all out” but it still gave … Continue reading

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Post-surgery day 2: home!

I went in for my surgery pre-dawn Wednesday morning, and after two agonizingly long days in the hospital, I am finally back home.  Where I belong.  I feel more and more like me again, even though it has barely been … Continue reading

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Hysterectomy Haiku and Other Musings

By now you know the drill:  this is the unabashed version of my pre-surgery life, so if you don’t want to know about it, go away.  Now. Final warning….. Final preparations for surgery are beginning: I had to stop shaving … Continue reading

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Pre-op meeting with the surgeon

Disclaimer: Just as fair warning, this post is about my upcoming hysterectomy, so if you don’t want to read about it, this is your out! However, later this week I will post a recipe for a delicious vegetarian stew that … Continue reading

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May I talk about endometriosis?

I know most of my posts are about pretty neutral topics with wide-ranging audience appeal, primarily gardening and cooking.  But to be completely honest, the reason I started this blog back in March is because I thought I might be … Continue reading

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