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#1 question asked by people who read my blog but have resorted to email because I don’t post enough: My surgery is now scheduled for 2/11, I’ll be off of work 4-6 weeks. Putting off the surgery has had some drawbacks in the form of fatigue and pain, and the endometriosis perhaps has spread to other organs, but that wasn’t the fault of the few extra months. The Dr. possibly will have me not take any hormones after surgery for a while, so I’ll go into instant full-blown menopause (for the third time) to kill off all the rogue endometrial cells in random places in my body. I’m scared about that because it made me (more of a) screaming, crying, hot-flashing psychopath.

I watched the inauguration at work on some TVs they hooked up for the employees in the warehouse. I was happy and do hope as a nation we do begin to take more responsibility for the wide-ranging impact of our actions, but try to I’ll spare you my thoughts beyond that. Shauna sent me Dr. Laura’s comments, I can’t say I’ve heard her (ever), but I saw some things I agreed with. I tried really hard today to avoid the sour grapes of people and bloggers and journalists who didn’t vote for him. I know if today was McCain’s day, I would have watched and been proud of our country and can’t understand why that’s so hard for some. But, I’ve really tried to let go of such thinking.

Anyway, I’m very tired, but we are very blessed. Strangely, I’m looking forward to surgery because it means I can lie down.

(PS, sorry if my image grosses you out, I offer it only in the spirit of amusement)
3 replies
  1. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Just a quick comment from someone who did not vote for Obama. I had my children watch with me, and overall I thought it was a very good experience. My sister (also not a voter of Obama) commented to me that she looks forward to being able to listen to the president speak without cringing. 🙂

    That said, some of his policies still make me sad, and others downright anger me. In some ways he treats groups of people, including women, like victims who need saving. But I have hope and I pray for him and this country of ours.

  2. Michele
    Michele says:

    I’m sorry I missed your call! We’ve all been a bit under the weather here. Loved, loved, loved the inauguration. I am so looking forward to the next few years. And, if ever a president needed prayers, this one certainly does. What a big mess our country is in. Perhaps Armeggedon wouldn’t be so bad.

  3. Mocktalk
    Mocktalk says:

    Dig the photo – I thought for a second that I had the wrong site. I guess I’ll have to save that casserole for February.
    Hey, just so you know, I did not have sour grapes but great hopes about the inauguration. He is such a good speaker and said some beautiful things. But the honeymoon period ended when he started working and then I realized, Oh yeah, he’s just a man, and a democrat at that. But we’ll keep praying for him all the more because of it. No, I swear I won’t pray for him to become a Republican, that’s not what I meant! I just meant the sincere, pray-for-him-because-its-a-tough-job prayer.
    Thanks for the update and good luck with everything!


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