Monday, August 20, 2012

Day #576 So It Was More Than 3 Months

I know I said I'd be gone for a month or so, and that was three months and 11 days ago. Sorry about that.

It's been a busy three months -- the first one was spent learning how to ask for help -- not something I was real good at. A rectocele repair turned out to be a lot more major than I had thought it was going to be. Dr. Hearrin said it was a very common surgery. When I told him I'd never heard of it before, he said, "How many people do you know who are willing to talk about their rectum in public?"

I guess he had a point.

Well, I'm here to say the surgery was successful; once the stitches were out, I started getting right back to normal. Don't pay attention to all the horror stories you read on the internet. As with any surgery, things can go wrong, but usually they don't.

In July, as a reward to myself for healing so well, I went with a group of artists to Sapelo Island for a 5-day retreat. What an absolutely magical time that was. This was during the time that Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon were putting on quite a display, so 4 or 5 of us got up at 5 am each morning, drove to the beach in a quiet little golf cart, and watched the wonder. Then we watched the dawn, which was pretty wonderful as well. My photos can't possibly do justice to it, but here are a couple to give you an idea.

While I was there, I tried to call my e-friend (and frequent blog-commenter) Petie Ogg, on her birthday, but there was no cellphone service on the eastern side of the island.

Ah well, I DID think about you, Petie. Hope you and your twin had a great day.

Happy (Late) Birthday!

Tomorrow I'll tell you a few more details about the surgery, in case you're interested. You may know someone who's facing the same sort of problem. Of course, they may not have shared with you that they're facing it. After all, who (except Fran) talks about that in public?

It's good to be back!

BEEattitude for Day #576:
       Blessed are those who love the work they do, they they shall have a full basket of joy each day.

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AggiePete said...

So glad to see you're back! And thanks so much for the good wishes on our birthday - it's always the thought that counts! Again, welcome back! Miss you bunches!

Fran Stewart said...

Yes, Petie. It's good to be among - not just the living - but the thriving!

AggiePete said...

The retreat sounds like the perfect 'get away' and the photos are wonderful. I know you are so relieved to have the surgery & long recovery behind you ... no pun intended! Sure is good to 'see you' again!

Fran Stewart said...

yes you DID intend that pun.

And it was a good one!

AggiePete said...

You know me too well, my buddy!
Hugs & more hugs your way !!!