As you may have noticed, I haven’t updated Mental Mosaic for a while. Long story short, I’ve had some health problems, with fatigue being a major component. This frustrating weariness made it all I could do to keep up with paying gigs, such as writing for PlanetEye Traveler. As a result, I let this site falter.
Tired of being tired, I finally sought medical help in May. Turns out that I was super anemic, so I’ve been eating spinach and rusty nails all summer long. By the way, if you ever find out you’re really low on iron, don’t expect to feel great overnight. It takes a while! It took me over 2 months of iron supplements before I began to perk up. Also, I didn’t realize that the anemia made me feel crappy in more ways than simply being tired, so it’s been nice to see other symptoms gradually subside, too.
Even though I’m slowly getting my energy back, there is a chance I may need a hysterectomy. I go in for more tests next week, and will take it from there. I hope I don’t need surgery – not just because of the discomfort and the expense, but also, I am really scared of general anesthesia. The whole idea of surrendering my consciousness like that freaks me out!
To allay my fears, I turned to Google, and quickly found several forums where people discuss how to deal with the fear of anesthesia. It’s always a comfort to know you are not alone. One forum, in particular, really hit the spot. As I scrolled down the page, I began to feel less and less anxious. I was especially comforted by a list written by a nurse, detailing 25 reasons not to fear anesthesia, stuff like, “Remember that it is their job to monitor your vitals,” and, “What seems scary to you is just another day of work for your healthcare team.”
I found this woman’s final reason for not fearing general anesthesia rather odd, however, because it read, “And remember, the best thing of all is that when you wake up you will have great big boobies!” Now there was a side effect I had not come across before. Eventually, I realized that I had stumbled onto a breast augmentation forum!
So there you have it, folks: I’m back. I would say more, but I think I’ll do some blog-hopping and see how all of you are doing!