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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