Thank you all for the kind words in comments and in e-mails. My surgery went OK, as the trouble makers as I have termed the growths in my uterus have been done away with. Unfortunately, the second part of the procedure wasn't possible, and it has been determined if I struggle again, the recourse will be a full hysterectomy. I know it seems like a regular procedure that thousands of women undergo each year, but, the thought is still pretty daunting to me. I would not be a candidate for lapriscopic, so would be the old fashion cut and stitch with the minimal 4-6 weeks of down time. That scares me the most! My blood levels held steady this time, so no blood transfusion. I'm not feeling totally chipper yet, so sent DH and DD2 on to his cousins without me, loaded with the green bean hot dish and Sweet potatoes, pumpkin bread, and a bottle of wine.
They'll call me when they leave and possibly if I'm feeling more up to it, I'll go with them to my sisters for dessert and perhaps a late leftover sandwich. I didn't want to be on a longer car ride, but my sister is only 8 minutes away. I saved a couple of the sweet potatoes and just made one for myself in the microwave. A touch of salt and pepper and a little butter, and I was quite happy with my minimalist Thanksgiving lunch. I got my appetite back, but nothing is digesting too well, so hoping this fiber and vitamin rich lunch will help perk me back up. I did not grow up on sweet potatos, one of those foods my mom didn't like I suppose, and the ones I saw at big family gatherings were the overly sweet, marshmallow topped versions. Now, I find a sweet potato perfect in its most basic form. What craziness to top a delicious vegetable with fluffs of sugar and corn starch; defies my belief system.
Speaking of my sister, she will be hosting 40 plus for the meal, plus assorted late comers like my family that come for dessert and to visit. Food is never a shortage, but she always worries, as all hostess's seem to do, if she has enough. This was her Facebook post this morning. Kindness is everywhere, and now she gets to pay it forward. Happy thanksgiving everyone.
"For anyone wondering if there are still good people in world the answer if definitely Yes! In my anxiety I wouldn't have enough turkey I ran out of the house at 5:00am to pick up another turkey breast. I ran out so fast I forgot my wallet and phone. I go to pay and no money or cards so the lady behind me paid for mine and told me to pay it forward. Even when I insisted I could run home quick and then offered to get her name and address to send her money, she said no just pay it forward. So if anyone in town knows the lady shopping at 5:00 am (besides me) tell her thank you and I definitely will pay it forward."