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Summer of Suck 2.0: Now what?

You’re might sick of reading about my Summer of Suck but hey! This is my blog.

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Today is day eleven post-op and I’m feeling OK. I go back to the surgeon again later this week.

Strangely, I think I felt a bit better around day five than, say, day nine. Apparently recovery isn’t a linear process. My chief complaints are basic: fatigue and lack of appetite. Both of these are better than pain, I guess.

A lot of my life was in limbo these last six weeks and now I’m left with the “What Next?” question.

A much-anticipated trip to Italy was postponed. We hope to reschedule the mother-daughter jaunt for Spring 2017.

I’m missing two weddings in LA including Matt’s and I’m very sad about that.

It looks like I can go to LA for this Bon Iver show and perhaps to DC for this Sia show (I have tickets for the Brooklyn show and am looking for friends to join me, hint hint).

I just booked my first post-op business trip. Am I up to it? (no)

Do I dare try to squeeze in a vacation before year end?

Is it too soon to talk to Mom about how to avoid Christmas being a disaster?

I realize that these are nice problems to have, of course. Just have too many thoughts in my head right now. Thanks for all your love and support, particularly of late.

 

Update: ha, ha! Everything is terrible. None of that went according to plan.

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Summer of Suck 2.0: Update from bed

I’m home!

I definitely thought I’d be one of those people who wanted to stay in the hands of medical professionals for as long as possible but here I am, savoring the quiet and privacy of home.

Thanks for your kind tweets and such. I don’t have much to share right now as the pathology report will take time (update on that here). But I did want you to know that I am managing well and being cared for by friends and family.

For the not-squeamish, there are two pics below (including one of the actual tumor). If you are squeamish, do NOT keep scrolling. Continue reading

Five things I want to buy right now

1. This book by Damien Echols. I enjoy reading memoirs and the less they are like my own life, the better.

2. A Bazinga lunchbox for my Big Bang Theory-loving Dad. Not sure what he’d do with it but still! 3. These Stuart Weitzman boots. I’d kick so much a$$ wearing them.

4. This pink opal ring 5. Items for people affected by Sandy. All is not back to normal, folks.