Monday, May 20, 2013

My Hiatus and Other Fun Stories!

It's been a while. Sorry, about that. Everything has been so hectic since I last posted. First, I had a very intrusive surgery about a week after I last updated my blog. It took about two weeks for me to recover. I had a Laproscopy performed by Dr. Mangal in Houston. We knew about this procedure for about a month before it actually occurred, but I neglected to mention it on here because a few things were going on (which I will not speak of here since they're not very interesting), so we weren't actually sure if the surgery was actually going to happen in the first place. I didn't want to go "Hey everyone! I'm having this amazing surgery! It's gonna be so awesome!" and then end up not having it. Thankfully, everything went smoothly and I was able to have my surgery. The Laproscopy went well and Dr. Mangal did a great job at ridding my abdominal cavity of scar tissue and endometrial gunk. Since I have recovered from the surgery, I have been feeling MUCH better! I still experience some pain, but it's more subdued and "softer" than before. Dr. Mangal now has me on a birth control regimen to keep the Endometriosis at bay and I don't have to see him again unless I want to have babies (which I don't plan on having ever because babies are gross and they pee on you). 

After my surgery, Dr. Mathias upped my seizure medications and now I'm trying to incorporate more foods into my diet. I'm using that 'ole "Trial and Error" mumbo jumbo to see what foods make me hurt, and what foods don't. I've noticed that corn products (as long as it's not deep fried) can be safely consumed without too much regret later. That's pretty neato, I suppose. My diet is much more rounded now and I've been trying to customize my diet so it's convenient for school and still delicious. If anybody wants some of the Tyramine-free recipes I've been trying, feel free to message me and I'll send a few your way! 
In other news, I started taking classes at a local community college this past Spring semester, which took up a bunch of my time. Thankfully, all that hard work paid off: I now have a 4.0! I'm not in as much pain anymore, so now I can do all my homework uninterrupted by tummy spasms and endometrial carnage. I'm officially off medical leave and I return to Clark University this Fall as a full-time student with a part-time job on campus! When I return, I will be a Junior, just as I should be. I am so excited to see all my friends again and roll around in the snow. I'm excited to take a class about my man, Sigmund Freud, and I'm excited to watch my GPA grow, since I'm determined to kick some major ass this year! At the end of this year, I will be taking the MCAT (Medical School entrance exam), and I'll be graduating on time! My dream of becoming a doctor will not be on hold for much longer! I'm so psyched!

Everything is finally falling into place. 

But those aren't the only reasons I took my hiatus.

To be completely honest with you, I was getting sick of writing blogs that nobody would read. I was sick of having random strangers know everything about me (or so they thought). It stressed me out knowing that people from all over are reading my words and my story. I was thinking that some day, if I'm not careful, these "random strangers" could stalk me, or something weird. You never know, the internet is full of creeps!

I had a revelation a couple of weeks ago when one of my readers emailed me and told me that my blog- my words, my story- described their situation perfectly and made them feel "not so alone" anymore. That right there, Ladies and Gentlemen is why I began this blog in the first place. I wanted to tell my story so others could see my life, struggles, and accomplishments through my eyes. I wanted my story to have an impact on someone, even if it was only one person. 

Thank you all so very much for all your kind words and support. I'm so flattered by every comment you write, and every email you send. It's those little things that have been getting me through the day, knowing that somewhere across the vast internet, there is someone who understands me. So, to everyone who has, is, and will read this, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are all so precious to me and I feel honored to be the Broken Girl. :) 

And Now For Something Completely Different!

I'm going to be an Aunt: My brother is expecting a baby due December, 9th, 2013, just two days before my birthday! How exciting! I've started sending my niece/nephew some books to get them started down the path of Geekdom. I will not have my niece/nephew be illiterate and ill-read. I'm very excited for this new addition to the family. I'm going to spoil this kid so much, so I'm just apologizing to Alex now so she won't hate me when I buy the kid a car for his/her 5th birthday, or whatever. I'm bound to do something stupid like that, sooner or later. We don't know the sex yet, but I think it's going to be a boy. My brother is too manly to make a daughter. Although, if it does happen to be a girl, I'm pretty excited to watch as she quickly wraps him around her little finger. BRING OUT THE POPCORN, GUYS! THIS IS GONNA GET GOOD! 

As I wrap up this post, I will make a loose promise to write at least once a week, or as things progress. I am taking some summer classes beginning the second week of June, so I'll be a bit busy again, but I'll try to make some time for you. I love you all and thank you for sticking with me while I get my life back in place. I'm going to leave you with a picture of me punching Justin Beiber. This really happened. I really am that buff. Photoshop did not play any part in the making of this photo. And, if you notice, he's all bloody and I'm clean-- that's because he fights like a girl. ;) 

<3 Mouse