So this morning I will wake up to find another year has passed, as years are wont to do, and I am once more older than I ever wanted to be. So break out the party hats, right? Because the alternative to getting older is being dead, and I’m not dead yet. I’m assuming if you’re reading this, you’re happy about that.
As anniversaries go, this birthday is especially meaningful. At the beginning of the year I learned I had uterine cancer. Talk about being knocked for a loop. Within two weeks I was on the operating table. The good news was the hysterectomy cured my cancer. Yay! The bad news…
That was just the beginning.
I haven’t written about it much but I had a series of complications with names like seroma, suture granulomas, and an infection that necessitated a second surgery. And weeks, indeed months, of post-surgical wound therapy. After a while, it becomes terribly tiring and even a little absurd.
For example, meet Mr. Sucky.
I’ve been attached by plastic tubing to Mr. Sucky for almost two months. He’s become something of a confidant and friend, so he’s celebrating my birthday with me. Happy Birthday, Mr. Sucky!
Anyway, I’m nearly healed and feeling well again and Mr. Sucky’s about to get the boot. So I feel like celebrating with my friends.
Today and today only, if you leave an answer to the Birthday Question in a comment, you will be entered into a drawing for your choice of a $10 gift card from Amazon, AllRomance, or Dreamspinner. Deadline to enter is 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, because soon after that is when my poodle and I will pick the winner.
Remember to include your email address so I have a way to contact you.
The Birthday Question
If you could give yourself a birthday present, what would it be?