A Very Chilly Monday…

Today, it’s below freezing here in our neck of the woods!    We’ve been experiencing chilly temperatures for the past three days.  Quick, somebody tell “old man winter” it’s March!  Enough already.  Let’s get down to Monday’s business with Heather’s “Monday Quiz”, shall we?
Acting Balanced

1. Which are you better at: Reading, Writing or Math?

Many moons ago, in school, my grades were pretty much the same on all three subjects.  In life, I’m probably better at reading because I enjoy it very much.  Writing is my second love, but, these days, I’m not really sure how good I am at it.
2. Tell us a good ‘come back’ story. Where you were down but were able to reverse fortunes and come out on top.

Once upon a time, I was very irresponsible and didn’t go the the gynecologist for fourteen years. Then I  began having problems.  One thing led to another, and when I finally went to the doctor,  I discovered there was a strong possibility that I might have ovarian cancer.  My entire life flashed before my eyes, and it wasn’t a good feeling.  I was only 45 years old!  Surgery was scheduled immediately.

Thankfully, I didn’t have cancer, but instead had two “chocolate cysts” engulfing my entire right ovary, and the worst case of endometriosis  my doctor has ever seen.  I spent five days in the hospital.  The good news is, I  lost sixteen pounds, and, once I recovered from the total abdominal hysterectomy,   I felt better than I’d felt in twenty years!  I began to exercise regularly, and became able to do things I hadn’t been able to do in a long, long time–plus I didn’t have to buy feminine products anymore!
3. Which would you rather do: dine or eat?

Personally, I prefer to just eat.  I’m not really into the “dining thing”.
4. What is one thing the someone close to you does that just annoys the heck out of you?

My hubby, Ed, and I have been going back and forth on issues concerning our bathroom.  He refuses to turn on the exhaust fan while he’s showering, then leaves the shower door ajar, once he’s finished.  Both things annoy the heck out of me!

My question for you:

5.  Have you ever had a “health crisis”?

Weekend Recap:

It was another slow, non-eventful weekend at our house.  The weather wasn’t decent for doing much of anything outdoors, so I spent most of Saturday catching up with Season Three of “Downton Abbey”.  I only have three episodes left to watch, but I have to admit, I read the spoiler and I know how the season ends…  Bummer!

Ed ran a few errands on Saturday, then he and I took a little shopping trip on Sunday, and went out to eat.  It was nice to get out of the house after so many days of being shut in.  I’m looking forward to some drier weather and milder temperatures this week, plus Ed is taking Friday off, too!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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  1. Wow! Your cancer scare – and need for a surgery was certainly a trying time! I’m happy for you that it all turned out so well! I have not personally had a major health scare…thank God.

  2. I’m glad your health scare was just a scare and had a good outcome.

    I must have the bathroom door closed when I shower, otherwise all that warm air gets out! Hubs agrees, but I’m sure I could think of something in response to that question : ) Happy Monday!

  3. So glad the health scare turned out ok.

  4. Glad your health issue turned out positive. I had a scare with my liver but it turned out alright.

  5. What a great comeback story! Glad things were better afterwards.

    As to personal health crisis the closest I have had is when my wisdom teeth cut through crushing my back molar and abscessed, swelling my jaw to the size of an orange. Thankfully within an hour of arriving and seeing the Oral Surgeon I was being sedated and having surgery. The Surgeon was so amazing I called him my angle , for not only did he remove those two teeth but also removed the upper two that were on the verge of repeating the situation at no charge.

  6. Glad you were able to resolve your issues and didn’t have the ‘big C’ – I have been lucky and never had a real health crisis… the worst thing was a c-section with my last child – we tried to go natural but his head was too big…

    • Wasn’t that quite the omen…

  7. What a scare that must have been for you … thankful that it was not cancerous. My scare was a lump in my left breast. My doctor suspected that it wasn’t cancer, but since I have a strong family history of cancer, she ordered another mammogram and an ultrasound. When they weren’t 100% conclusive, she sent me to a breast cancer specialist. She, too, thought it wasn’t cancer but given my family history, she opted to remove it and send it for biopsy. Thankfully both doctors were correct … it wasn’t cancerous.

  8. Yes I’ve had a few health issues, one time Hubby was told to go home and plan my funerial.I had Toxic Shock but they didn’t know it for a long time. I was just getting sicker and sicker. How’s that for bad news. I’ve also had the total abdominal hysterectomy but gladly only spent about 4 days in the hospital for it. Still it’s scary I know. I’m so glad you came through it all.

  9. In 2010 I had a scare of breast cancer…..And in 2007 I started taking Seizure and still taking them everyday and I take blackouts which they can’t figure out

  10. Health scares are the worst because it’s either something you could have prevented or something totally out of your control. It’s never something “only kinda”anything.

    It took a half a year of testing for a ton of possible issues before I was diagnosed with MS. I think I’m the only one who was totally relived when the diagnosis came in, but after being screened for tumors and cancers and other terminal illnesses, multiple sclerosis is a cake walk. It was an unnerving 6 months to put it lightly!

  11. i just started watching downton abbey a few days ago and i’m already finished with season two! but i also know how season three ends, which makes me sad 😦 stupid spoilers!

  12. Wow, what a story! Thank the Lord I’ve never had anything like that happen to me, not yet anyway.

  13. Too bad you know how Season 3 ends. but maybe it’s good because I was shocked as was everyone I know. This season was Downer Abbey.

  14. About that writing, you are good at it, very good.


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