Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yesterday I hit the 6 month anniversary of my hysterectomy.

Sometimes I think they removed my creativity along with my uterus. (Either that or my muse. Perhaps there is a great deal more tied up in that particular organ than I previously surmised . . . hmmmm.) Trying to write, and write like I remember being able to, is not coming as easily as it once did.

Anyway - no more pain, or rather significantly less pain, is definitely good. No more hemorrhaging monthly, anemia or extreme pms - even better.

So, I'm glad I had it done. For me it was the right thing to do at the right time. Yes, there are moments now and then (like yesterday - those baby showers can still trip me up a bit), for the most part however, it's okay. I'm okay.

And that's the best I can come up with on a literary front - I'm okay. No Pulitzer contention there I tell you.

(Like I said - creation, creativity, it does make you wonder . . .)


Antigone said...

I've been my most creative when I was the most depressed. As soon as things seem to reach some sort of resolution or tranquility...I can no longer string words together.

CLC said...

Glad to "hear" from you JuliaS. No need to worry about your creativity here!! I'll keep reading no matter what.

loribeth said...

It did occur to me that you haven't posted much lately. So long as you are OK...!! I go through dry spells with writing too (as you well know...!). As CLC says, I will be reading, not matter what you write. : )

Kelly said...

Glad to hear you are no longer in pain and that you have come to terms with your decision. When I was about to deliver my preemie twins the OB asked me if I wanted my tubes tied - I was so pissed. "NO," I responded. I didn't want to have to prevent my body from the I can understand how baby showers still get to you.

Keep writing, the creativity will all come back in time.

Kristin said...

It will come back to you. I'm glad the pain is better but I can understand how things like the baby showers might affect you.

MrsSpock said...

I think I get most creative when things aren't going so good.

Glad that in hindsight it feels like a good decision.

Parenthood For Me said...

One day you will retrieve what drove you to such great writing