Friday, April 11, 2014

I was actually hoping that 2014 would finally be the year of no surgeries.

As you probably already know, life throws us a curveball every now and then. The last few weeks I have been trying to run away from my current curveball but have failed. I probably have mentioned that I have Crohn's disease. It is very mild and not a big deal, it just requires some monitoring. A few weeks ago I had a routine colonoscopy which showed swelling of my appendix. I had to have a CT scan to further investigate. It turns out I have a mucocele, which is when the appendix fills with mucous, which is an abnormal finding, and must be removed. I met with a surgeon this week and scheduled surgery for 4/30, less than 3 weeks away. I figure I just want to get this over with and move on, rather than have to think and worry about this. I was happy to actually have a normal appointment with a surgeon. And know that we will not be having a long standing relationship! I figure I saw him for the consult, will see him the day of surgery and maybe once or twice post op and be done. This is how relationships with surgeons should be! I am more than happy not to have his cell phone number and carte blanche to text anytime. We will not be seeing each other extensively for the next 8 years, he will not lose sleep over my case and I won't have nightmares where he appears! This will be routine, normal and quick!