Lethargy and I have been getting a little too familiar with each other over the past few weeks.
Despite the early bedtimes, mornings were met with gritty eyes and a fog-filled, heavy head.
Maybe it was just a case of SADs.
Needless to say, I was dreading my post operation appointment on Monday morning.
Another one of those things dealt with apprehension and worry for a woman about to hit her 40’s right smack bang in the middle (Next Wednesday to be exact).
In the end, it all went well. My doctor gave me a copy of the images she took during the operation. Apparently, I had multiple polyps. Fortunately, all benign.
Even though I knew exactly what the procedure was going to entail, it’s still freaky knowing there was a camera in my uterus, which incidentally looks like the ninth undiscovered planet of the solar system.
Polyps have a tendency to reappear so if things don’t feel right down there over the next three to six months, I’ll need to return.
Everything was pretty much covered over a brief 15 minutes.
I walked out emotional and teary. Mortality had slapped me hard, bent me into shape.
It would’ve been easy to just give a sigh of relief and simply go about my hectic day.
Instead, I used my “All Clear” ticket to celebrate. Really be grateful for an awesome doctor who encouraged me to get proactive in giving myself a better quality of life.
There was a two hour window where I didn’t have to be anywhere, do anything.
The cinema was right across the road from the doctor’s office and “Absolutely Fabulous” was showing in 30 minutes.
I am terrible at grabbing spontaneous opportunities, only to later complain how I never have any time for myself.
That morning, I decided to make a change.
Buying a bucket of popcorn bigger than my face and a sneaky glass of wine (Licensed cinemas for the win!), I took solace in the cinema darkness.
I celebrated my life in perfect solitude. Pass the Bolly, darling.
Do you grab those rare opportunities of solitude? Seen “Absolutely Fabulous” yet? What are you celebrating this week?
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