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Some of it medical…well all of it medical.

Last week I was in and out of the hospital and doctor’s offices getting a CT scan and a pelvic ultra sound and ultimately meeting with an OB/GYN surgeon. I’m not pregnant. CT contrast fluid is gross. I got to hear my heartbeat through one of my ovaries…that was kinda cool…

I have a large uterine fibroid that is approximately 14.9 x 13.6 x 10.6 cm in size. It has distended my abdomen to the size of a 24 week pregnancy. It is much larger that my actual uterus and apparently for someone my size I have a larger than average uterus. Doctor said it was around 10cm. He was impressed that I was able to hide it for as long as I did.

The fibroid is outside the uterus. On top of it. So yes, I’ve been feeling constipated easier than normal lately and it’s pushing on my right kidney so it has to come out sooner rather than later. Apparently, all normal symptoms of growing a fetus, but instead I’m growing a tumor.

Imaging also showed no signs of dead cancer cells on the outside of the fibroid. This is good! 1/10,000 fibroids are cancerous so my odds of not being dead in the next few years are looking great.

I’m getting surgery to take it out. If I bleed too much, they’re going to take my uterus too. Which would suck…..so much…I can’t even.

The incision will be vertical from my pelvic bone to my belly button, and possibly around my belly button. I’ll be in the hospital for 2 to 3 days with a 6 week recovery period. Since my ovaries look good they’re not worried about the minor cyst that appeared in the ultra sound.

Right now we’re waiting to get confirmation from the insurance company to go ahead with the surgery.

And that’s it.

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Right, so it’s the 20th already and I haven’t posted my vacation pictures, my WIPs, or any updates on le kitty. MY BAD. LOLZ.

Ok, for serious now.

Hi, how are you doing? To be honest, I’ve been suppressing a desire to vague-post something incredibly serious that is happening on the Facebook where I will garner the most attention and sympathy. There’s no real information that I can attach to this so there’s no reason to post about it. No, I’m not upset, depressed, suicidal, nor is it related to politics, world events, social media, social society, nor is it related to the weather, geography, or the cosmic universe. It’s me. Me me me me…me. -_-

In leu of vague-posting on Facebook…I’ll just do it here where there are less eyes.

Point 1 – Emotional State.

Eh, I’m ok. Just a lot of “this is new for me” and “no” responses making people have a little chuckle with me.

Point 2 – Available Information.

None, really. I semi-not-really promise? Depends on your definition of ‘new’ information. This makes Point 1 a legitimate answer.

Point 3 – What Am I Waiting For? A phone call? Eh, we’ll see. Eh, eh, eh. I kind of just want it to be done already so more things can happen. And then other things.


The reality of it all kind of makes me want to just indulge in the things that make me the most happy: knitting and food. Rawr…

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Yes, I know that title is a little silly.

Lucy has never had problems going in her box, never had problems with other animals in the house and using her box, never had problems. We, we have had problems.

We are also not very good at transitioning her from food brand to food brand. It’s generally very abrupt. Not exactly the best for the Luce.

Good news though is that Lucy is a fairly sturdy cat. No sicknesses in the years I have been her mom and no major issues aside from a flea bloom now and again. Totally normal stuff. Hardy kitteh.

Recently with our crazy hot weather I made the executive decision to move her off of 100% dry kibble. We’re giving her 1/4 of a can of wet foot and 1/4 cup scoop of kibble and mixing them together.

Reasons?

  1. 1. It’s hot and I don’t think she’s drinking water as often as she should be. We removed her collar since we moved into the new place (there’s no physical way she can get outside) so I don’t get an audable tell when her tag clanks against her water bowl.
  2. 2. She was barely eating. We originally moved her to a higher density food and actually portioning her for her size and age. But then she just decided that she didn’t want the dry stuff.

So, to a mix we go!

What we’re feeding her:

Wellness brand wet food and I and Love and You Ultimate dry kibble. She’s scarfing it down like there’s no tomorrow. =D Her weight hasn’t increased too much either, thankfully. She was, as my brother called her, sausage cat. Since her back legs are a little sensitive due to a fall early in her life, I was worried that her weight was making her hurt. She’s pretty spry now and doesn’t immediately rage when you touch her backside. SUCCESS!

Now as for poop mountain. Her poops don’t stink. I’m serious.

We have Ever Clean cat litter, which in of itself is FAR SUPERIOR to Arm & Hammer. And her box is larger than her old one. She’s happily pooping away in the back of it, while peeing in the front near the entrance/exit…yay. But no really. Her poop is no longer smelling rancid or like what she had just eaten (fishy or chickeny smell). Which makes me happy. And happy for her.

Large healthy kitteh poops!!

If you think that means I’ve found some magical cure to getting poop not to smell, I’m sorry to say I have not. Poop is still poop and smells like poop.

Ok, I’ll see myself out now… XD

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My sister is moving a way. I feel sad.

Last night was the last time I’ll see her until Thanksgiving. It’s like the past 6 years.

But this time she’s not a 2 hour drive away.

I’m sad.

*written in homage to the way she used to write notes around the house when she was a kid.

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So yes, last night we had our 4th successful DnD session. Yup, I’m playing now.

This is my first campaign and really the first time I’ve actively participated in a type of game like this. Video games don’t count. DnD is very VERY different. And hilariously, I find that those who think people who play this game have problems and are society rejects are terribly pathetic now imho and need to gtfo of my life. Seriously. If you… Continue reading D & D & Me

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