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March 8th, 2014
11:51 am
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Tomatoes and other stuff.

Oh boy. It's been a overwhelming few weeks.

I have had a second (and final) oophrectomy. We were going to try and save a bit of my one remaining ovary, but once the surgeon got in there and had a look, everything was just too messy to disentangle. I got to see the pictures afterwards, and I can see why she did what she chose to do.
This means that I am currently going through surgical menopause. I've been given some HRT, and physically I seem to be ok. The jury is still out on where I'm going to end up mentally. I guess that one upside of adjusting my endocrine system from the outside rather than just relying on what my f---ed-up insides choose to provide is that we have the option of hitting that with a big hammer. The downside seems to be that it's only a big hammer - fine tuning seems to be a bit iffy. I'm also not too sure what to make of suddenly being infertile - it's not like I had any concrete plans to have kids, but to have the option removed. I don't know.

And all this time, my tomatoes, neglected when I went to Auckland in December/January, have sprawled across the garden since I wasn't here to stake them up. I continued to neglect them, and now they're producing. Heaps. Anyone want tomatoes?

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Date:March 8th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit far away to be taking the tomatoes off your hands. Were I closer, I'd offer to come by and make spaghetti sauce.

Good to know you got through the surgery OK. I understand about the ambivalence. I remember how deeply it affected Paula when she had the hysterectomy, in spite of all my reassurances.
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Date:March 9th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)


I'm glad to hear that the operation was "successful", even if it did end up being a little more thorough than y'all had hoped. I hope the "adjust from outside" plan smooths things out without too many additional complications.

It's also good news that the garden continues to provide even when unattended -- you do seem to have a good mix of ripe and not-yet-ripe tomatoes there. Ripe vine tomatoes are definite a taste-of-summer I enjoy, and go nicely in salads.


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