Turning the Page

What a journey. The last few months have been a wild ride. Here are just a few highlights:

-finished my first semester of nursing school

-found out I was moving to California

-started a new medicine for my endometriosis (didn’t end up working)

-got my house ready to sell and had a giant garage sale

-experienced a huge spike in my endo pain

-went on vacation to Florida with J’s family

-sold my house

-got everything packed and moved to storage in California

-spent a lot of time with my sweet Momma while she took care of me and helped with moving preparations

-moved into a hotel until we actually move to Cali

-had laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis (surgery slightly successful but still in a ton of pain)

-went to California to figure out a living situation

Whoa! That’s a lot of big stuff. Now I’m back in town for a few final weeks tying up loose ends and saying final goodbyes. While I’m so excited to begin this new chapter of my life I’m still processing what a roller coaster this summer has been. It feels like I ought to be leaving all this pain behind as I adventure on to the beautiful central coast of CA. Unfortunately, it will be coming with me – another piece of baggage trekking halfway across the country to my new home. Darn it. The medical adventure continues as I research new doctors and pain clinics in the area that might be able to help. While it’s frustrating to keep fighting this battle, I’m optimistic and hopeful to meet with better/more experienced health professionals, especially in such a beautiful place.

While I still wonder about my future (health-wise) and what it will look like, I realize that wondering is really just worrying disguised as optimism and doesn’t get me anywhere. I’m just going to try to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. I couldn’t ask to move to a better place and I feel so blessed. Despite all my “wondering” I am SO excited about the next couple of years. I have this weird, general feeling of joyous anticipation, like something really good is just around the corner.

I’ll try to keep you updated on my journey. Maybe I’ll even share some of the humorous bumps in the road from the last couple of months. You really have to hear the one about the giant handlebar mustache…

…more to come 🙂

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  1. #1 by Melanie Gelinas on September 6, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Geez girl, when did you have time to rest & recover from surgery? Keep in mind that stress can exacerbate the pain, cause adhesions (from over doing it during recovery). I am praying that everything works out smoothly for the move & that you guys can get settled with no problems. ❤ Mel

    • #2 by seemelrun on September 7, 2011 - 2:35 pm

      I know. Well I use wheelchairs a lot and traveling definitely is more difficult! But as it turns out the endometriosis wasn’t that bad and was just located on my uterus/ureter. This other pain is something else entirely. From what I can tell at this point it sounds like I’m just experience chronic pelvic pain which is kind of mysterious. I think that the general pelvic pain contributes to about 90% of my pain. :-/

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