Monday, January 14, 2008

On blog leave for a while...and a goodbye letter :)

Right in the middle of all the blog candy fun with TCP this week, I am taking some blog leave. I'm actually having a hysterectomy done tomorrow morning (Tuesday), and will be in the hospital for a couple of days. I'm pretty nervous but am hoping that the relief after the lengthy recovery process will be well worth it. And, in the spirit of blogging/journaling, I wrote a goodbye letter to my uterus :)

Dear Ute,

I know you've been with me for 36 years now, but it's time to say goodbye. Our relationship has had many problems in the past few years, and I need to end it. So, on Tuesday we will be heading to the hospital where you will be surgically removed while I catch some zzzzz's in the OR.

On a positive note, you were the place where my kiddos grew from little grains of rice to 7- and 9-pound babies, and for that I will be eternally grateful. They are happy, healthy kids, and I couldn't have done it without you (or my hubby!). But then...those fibroids got in there and started giving me problems - and I can't deal with another 15 or 20 years of that - so it's time for you to leave.

Thank you for everything you've done for me. You did a great job! I will think of you when Aunt Flo no longer comes to visit every month - WAHOO!!!



Linda (LSN on SCS) January 14, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I too have fibroids, and so far they don't bother me too much. I'm hoping they stay that way!


Linda SS January 14, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

I'm so glad you are keeping your sense of humor amid your health issues:) Laughter really IS the best medicine. All the best to you in your surgery & recovery...I have said a prayer for you. Thanks for sharing the cute added a smile to my day.

Darcey January 14, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

Good luck with your surgery. May you recover quickly and comfortably. Love the letter:)

Allison January 14, 2008 at 2:11 PM  

Good luck Toni! Your letter is so mom has had a radical hysterectomy, a gall bladder removal and a hernia repair all in the past four or five years so I am sure she'll appreciate the link I'll send her!

Pegg S January 14, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

Very cute! I wish you an easy surgery and quick recovery!! Looking forward to all you create once you are ready!

leenda January 14, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

Not to worry...I had a hysterectomy & went home the next morning. It was also a very quick recovery. I couldn't play it for all its worth!! I hope recovery goes even better. Just make sure you have someone to give you a back rub afterward!

The Scrappy Bee... January 14, 2008 at 5:17 PM  

Good luck, and best wished for a speedy and safe recovery! I LOVE the letter! Scrap it!

Karrie Baker January 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

You are cracking me up!! LOL I oved your letter! :)

I will be thinking of you tomorrow morning and praying for a speedy recovery! I will miss you in blog land. Don't forget about me! :)

Karrie :)

Ana January 14, 2008 at 7:10 PM  

Good luck tomorrow Toni!! I wills say a prayer for you tonight. Oh and the letter is awesome. I will have to share it with my mom who also had the same procedure. I am sure she will really get a kick out of it :)
Tons of cyberhugs and good vibes

Leigh January 14, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

You are so funny, Toni! Now, I don't think I would have ever thought of this. Good luck to you and goodbye to Ute!! hee hee

Sharon in NE January 14, 2008 at 10:31 PM  

At my daughter's work, they had a going away party for one gal's uterus, complete with a cake. (She works at a pharmacy.) I thought the cake looked a little creepy...but the cupcakes shape like ovaries were pretty popular. Anyway, goodbye Toni's uterus!

Kristina January 15, 2008 at 7:52 AM  

Hope all goes well and you'll get relief!

Take care of yourself and follow dr's orders!

Heather January 15, 2008 at 7:53 AM  

LOL at your letter, but sorry you have to have surgery. That's never fun. I hope you have a speedy recovery! (((HUGS)))

Sarah C. January 15, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

Prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! As one who has endometriosis, I know how much that one organ can cause a lot of fuss. Looking fwd to seeing you back here soon! :)

Nancyroo January 15, 2008 at 10:27 AM  

hope it goes well!

Linda January 15, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

Good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery! Loved your farewell letter, too funny.

Lynn January 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

Hi Toni,
I'm wishing you a very speedy recovery from the surgery. It's ironic, I'm having the same surgery in about 2 1/2 weeks!

Love the farewell letter! Very cute.

joybear January 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM  

Feel better quick!

Lida January 15, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

Will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way. You´ll see you´ll be up in no time.

Kim January 15, 2008 at 5:12 PM  

I've been thinking of you today!!! Sending cyber hugs!

Holly aka Toy January 16, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

God bless you with a speedy/uneventful recovery! We'll miss you!

Cindy Haffner January 16, 2008 at 9:04 AM  

Hope for a speedy recovery Toni,all the best.

Carolyn King January 16, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

Wishing you a quick recovery...hugs Toni!

PS--that letter is hysterical!

Kendra Giles January 16, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

I am wishing you a speedy recovery and will be thinking about you! I had my hysterectomy when I was 28 and it was the best thing I ever did! Can't wait to see you back in commission! :)

Shirley Fyfe January 16, 2008 at 2:19 PM  

With best wishes for a speedy recovery . . . such a cute letter too!

Carole (TruCarMa) January 16, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

Here's to a speedy recovery, Toni! Loved your farewell letter to Flo & Ute! Hugs!

Maureen January 16, 2008 at 6:36 PM  

You scared me for a moment there... glad to see you're not leaving us for too long. But take care of yourself, my thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.

Candy January 17, 2008 at 4:53 AM  

Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Lauren (mytime) January 17, 2008 at 6:57 AM  

Im crying with laughter! Hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Gabrielle Beck January 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM  

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery! Great letter! :)

Tracy H January 17, 2008 at 3:05 PM  

LOLing at your goodbye letter. Get well soon!

Nicole January 17, 2008 at 6:08 PM  

Hope you're already on the road to recovery!

See ya when you get back! :D

jill January 19, 2008 at 5:03 AM  

How's the recovery going. Hope all is well and you'll be blogging again soon.

Great letter!

Melissa Craig January 19, 2008 at 5:17 AM  

Hey Toni,

I'm reading this at the end of the week... I hope your surgery went well and you are well on the road of recovery!

MJ January 19, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

Loved the letter, so funny, so sweet, so true! Hope your recovery is fast, and healthy.

EquineSpirit January 20, 2008 at 2:07 PM  

Awwww...((HUGS!!)) I hope things went well and you're recovering quickly!

p.s. check out my blog when you get a chance...I have something for you! :)

jp January 22, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

Love the letter! Hope your recovery is progressing well! :-)