Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Living with the barest of essentials, Stephanie Style

In 4th grade, my vision blurred.  I needed glasses.

In 5th grade, I had 4 permanent teeth removed to make room for the rest of my teeth.

In 6th grade I got braces.

In 7th grade, I replaced glasses with contacts and have worn them ever since.

In 8th grade, I got my braces removed.

The year after I graduated, I got my 4 wisdom teeth pulled.  Yes, that makes 8 permanent teeth removed from my head.

In 2001 I was diagnosed with PCOS.

In 2004, two days after Christmas, I had surgery to remove parts of my ovaries so I could get pregnant.  Apparently, it worked like a charm.

In 2006 I removed Punky from my body.

In 2007 I booted Chicken.

In 2008 I evicted Cupcake.

Now, it appears in 2009, possibly even before the end of this year if I have my way, I (well, the doctor) will be removing my gallbladder.  My ultrasound revealed stones therefore the perfect explanation to my intense heartburn and those intense attacks I've been having.

Talk about getting old.  Apparently I know now what my next milestone in life is:  Getting things removed or replaced.


Mandy said...

Make it in January so it can be your 2009. Ha! Just kidding.

Seriously though be careful with what you eat from now until surgery and hopefully it can minimize your attacks. I've had gallbladder attacks and it is NOT fun. Take care of yourself!!! Let(make)Hubby pamper you. :)

Anonymous said...

I hate that you have to have your gallbladder removed, but at least your problems are stemming from something that can be fixed. Most of my family has had their gallbladder removed. Life was much more comfortable after the surgery for all of them. Let me know when the surgery is. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Sue Ann said...

Stephanie I am so sorry to hear about you having to have surgery! I hope everything goes well and you feel better soon! We will be praying for you. Hopefully you won't miss a beat!

Stephanie said...

That's awful about having surgery but at least you will be feeling much better afterwards! Sounds like you've had a time with all that.

Krystyn said...

I'm glad they've figured out your pain and they can fix it.

I'm thinking it should be your 2009, too! That way, you won't have anything else to look forward to!