I’ve been putting off writing a new blog as things are changing constantly, and I keep on saying.. “I’ll just wait for this info..” or “I’ll just wait for that..”, but I realised that if I keep on waiting, I’m going to end up having to write the longest blog entry known to man.
So let’s get into it… I am now 7wks (& one day) post Hysterectomy .. and everything is great. I apparently have an infection in the ‘delicate area’. (LOL), but honestly, I barely felt any symptoms.. it was only discovered via the swab they did at the 6wk check up…. which kinda makes it annoying that I have to take these antibiotics, as they have a yucky side effect of leaving a metalic taste in my mouth. But oh well, we do what we need to to continue on this optimum recovery journey. Quick note.. Operation comeback is in full swing, but I’ll address that in full in a seperate blog post.
I literally have zero evidence to say that I had this surgery 7wks ago… although when I got up from sitting on the ground cross legged yesturday, and used my core muscles only do it (as I didn’t put my hands on the ground and push up)… I did feel just a smidge of complaint in, what I’m now affectionately calling, ‘My Uterus void’. 🤣😂🤣
We will address this next issue super quickly.. as hey, my Mum (& my word, possibly my daughter… whoopsie) might read this 🤣.. but everything works great now.. and my husband is a happy man once again, after many weeks of ‘being a compassionate husband, and obeying the doctors’. 😂
On Tuesday, we headed off to Qld Children’s Hospital to see a geneticist. This was organised by Master 14’s Paediatrician. The goal was to find out more than we did 17ish years ago when we were first referred to one because we’d just been VERY surprised by our baby being born with congenital cataracts. I am actually planing on a more in depth blog on this exact topic, so stay tuned for that.
As it turns out, we didn’t learn anything, other than that the genetic testing costs $2000 (through the public health system, but still) and actually may not give us any result at all. Basically they are still not able to identify every single gene and why it came about that way. We didn’t feel that was responsible use of the health system if it may not yield a result. They suggested that, as more advances are being made constantly, we come back when our kiddos (& their then spouses) are ready to have kiddos.. and then they can make decisions with as much info onboard as is available at that time.
Super quickly, when we saw the geneticist with Master 17 as a newborn, they said they there were a few scenarios that would explain why the genetic condition occurred. One was in Male’s only, but that, of course, makes no sense, because, hey… I was born with it and I’m not a male. The other was that all of our kids carry the gene but don’t necessarily ‘have it’ . (eg our 18yr old daughter who has perfect vision.) And the other, which could also overlap the others, was that I was simply a ‘mutant gene’ . How lovely, right. ha ha.
What they were saying at the appointment on Tuesday is that they, possibly, can’t expand on that any further at this stage. If the particular gene that caused this has not yet been identified, then we’ll get a ‘negative’ genetic test result. I hope I’m explaining that in a way that makes sense.
So, onto the next ongoing issue on our family… Master 17 is still due to have eye surgery on Aug 6th. He suffered through a terrible 2wks of school holidays, dealing with awful side effects of the eyedrops and tablet he needed to be on to keep his pressure down until the surgery. We had to reduce the dosage until he was well enough to basically function again. We think the culprit is mainly the tablet, which is Daimox. I’ve since heard nothing but terrible things about this drug… and far worse side effects the the nausea and vomiting that J had to suffer through.
We had happily got all that sorted out, when he went and threw a spanner in the works and severed his ankle tendons playing a friendly game of Basketball at youth camp. So now, we are waiting an orthopaedic surgery date to fix that, and in the meantime he is in a moon boot, and on crutches at all times. Let’s just say he’s often a ‘joy’ to be around at present, but hey… I can’t blame him… He can’t walk, play sport, workout, go to school camp, be with friends.. or basically anything fun. He just gets to hang out with Mum at home all day…. every teenagers dream, right. LOL.
I also had a minor setback with my camera situation.. the beloved new Canon g7x mark ii turned out to be damaged.. or ‘not as described (the risks of buying 2nd hand), but Praise God for Buyer protection as I was able to lodge it as ‘not as described’ and got a full refund. And, as it’s turned out, it musta been a God thing as I found a brand new one, with warranty, for only $100 more. So, Fi is a happy camper right now with my NEW NEW camera that arrived yesturday.
My husband and I did do a flying trip up to Double Island point, where I did get great photos and footage with the damaged camera. Here’s the link and you’ll see the mark across the lens in the centre left on some of the images/footage, especially when there is a lot of sun involved. I won’t go into the trip too much as it’s pretty much explained in the vlog. So, enjoy that.
My DH is away on a flying trip to Northern NSW this weekend, so it’s just the kiddos and I… so, why not, I thought I’d rearrange and slightly reno the study. I’m halfway through, exhausted, but it’s gonna be GREAT !!!!
Oh.. and Master 17 now has a terrible cold.. and Master 14 has had a few pain attacks that seem a ‘smell a little’ of appendicitis, but hey… I’m not speaking that into existence. I completely refute any possibility of that in Jesus name !!! #declareit !!! Thankfully Miss 18 is fighting fit… let’s keep it that way shall we.
Bye for now Blog buddies.