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Baby steps, right? Baby steps.

I’m not used to not quickly bouncing back after a surgery. Here I sit, a month and three days post-op (though if you want to get technical,1 month + 3 days post-op from my first surgery, 3 weeks + 2 days post-op from the second, and 2 weeks + 4 days post-op from the third), and less than 48 hours ago I had to send my mother and Dan running for a shower chair for me to sit on before I blacked out from exhaustion while in the shower. Any other surgery, I’d be showering alone, for my normal shower duration, 2-3 days after surgery, and bugging Dan for sex within a week or two. (Needless to say, this time around we haven’t yet had sex.)

But I’m home. I’m healing. I no longer have any tubes in me. Progress is progress, amirite?

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The longest month ever (revision to VSG with complications)

June 23rd, 2016 ♥ 11:00pm

Today I am exactly one-month post-op from a surgery that was estimated to take six to eight hours, and require a 2-night hospital stay. The good news is that the surgery took “only” five hours. The bad news is that I ran into complications, and ended up being in the hospital for 18 days, and was sent […]


An earnest plea: can you help my family? They’re drowning while I’m still hospitalized.

June 7th, 2016 ♥ 12:44pm

An earnest plea: my family is sinking with my 2-day hospital stay turning into a 2-week+ hospital stay. Any donations will be used for food, gas, and utilities. Receipts will be provided to show use of funds. Please help: my PayPal address is And now our internet bill is off, and I rely on […]


Sleeve time!

May 23rd, 2016 ♥ 6:19am

After a horrible weekend due to the very sudden and very unexpected death of Simba, and a migraine that lasted 16 hours, I’m finally at Hershey Medical Center. I’ll be headed to pre-op any minute now, and will hopefully be wheeled into an OR within the next hour or two. I’m so glad my surgeon […]


Note to self: learn to tell time

May 18th, 2016 ♥ 8:48pm