It’s New Year’s Eve. Yesterday I underwent a procedure to remove two gall stones lodged in a duct that runs to my liver. They caused me so much pain that I was rushed by ambulance to the hospital on Saturday. Today I had surgery to remove my gall bladder. A two hour surgery that has left me with five new incisions to add to my collection. I officially look like Frankenstein. Guess I know what I will be for Halloween!
I was lucky to get these two surgeries so quickly as the hospital is short staffed for the holidays. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, my situation was deemed an emergency surgery so I was able to get a spot in the OR. I am very happy that I now know why I have been having so many “attacks” of severe pain and vomiting but kinda bummed that I am celebrating the New Year in hospital. Not exactly fun. I will however be able to go home tomorrow… so even though I won’t be toasting midnight a free woman…tomorrow I’ll be sprung and can start 2020 without monitors, tubes and a morphine drip. I won’t be enjoying any champagne for awhile or even solid food but I will be enjoying the fact that I will be starting the new decade without any surgeries on the horizon and that is definitely something to celebrate!
It’s been a hell of a year…having undergone six surgeries in 2019 but I am focusing on 2020 and the promise of what a new year and a new decade can bring.
Oh and as an added bonus, I haven’t eaten in five days, so I’ll be wearing my “skinny jeans ” home. Woohoo. Time to celebrate! Happy New Year
President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.