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Yesterday's responses to my call for hysterectomy stories was overwhelming (in a good way) and incredibly helpful. I was touched by the care and compassion of friends and complete strangers, who shared intimate details about their experiences. I fucking love the internet.

This morning I was lying in bed, checking in with my body. I do it every morning. It's my pre-flight check to make sure nothing is so wrong that I might not make it through the workday. I...have never typed that out before, and now that I've done the equivalent of saying it aloud, I realize how bizarre it is. Who does shit like that? Me, I guess. Anyway. I was checking in and made myself aware of the near-constant slight abdominal pressure I've known about for a long time (at least a year, perhaps more). I always thought it was gas or something not sitting right or maybe I just needed to pee. It felt like menstrual cramps, but surely I wouldn't have menstrual cramps if I wasn't at that part of my cycle, right? Lying there this morning, I realized/admitted to myself, that's probably the giant fibroid. Gross.

I don't often have regrets, but I am very much regretting not wearing tights under my skirt today. I am freezing. I've got a lot going on this weekend, but hauling out the winter wardrobe on Saturday is a must. I don't have a record of when I switched out wardrobes last year, but I think this might be a record for lateness thereof. Hurray for boots, sweaters, and tights! I am not a fan of cold weather, but I least I enjoy cold weather fashion.

Here's a job I would've been really good at, y'all. But that would also mean living in a big city, so...no. Ah well! Last night at Henna Time I sold [livejournal.com profile] hdsqrl and [livejournal.com profile] radiantmephit on Hamilton, and that was great. I also started following Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter because he is fucking hilarious and I'm starting to develop such a crush on him.



This has been in my head all week so I'm sharing it with you, too. God damn I love this song so much.

Date: 2015-10-29 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donutgirl.livejournal.com
I am all about boots and sweaters and tights. I have no idea if I put my boots in storage before I left for Taiwan or if I threw them out, though... mystery!

I have no experience with hysterectomies or other lady concerns, but I'm glad I got a chance to read other people's stories. it was very educational!

Date: 2015-10-29 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
I have no idea if I put my boots in storage before I left for Taiwan or if I threw them out, though

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Date: 2015-10-29 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donutgirl.livejournal.com
haha well, worst case scenario I have to buy new boots... ;)

Date: 2015-10-29 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Every now and then, the internet manages to get something right! I'm really glad that people came up to tell you their stories! Every bit of information helps!

I agree so much! I dislike cold ewather but I'm all about some cozy sweater, leggings, and boots <3

Date: 2015-10-29 05:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ms-danson.livejournal.com
I'm thinking about wearing a house for the winter. I seriously like working at home.

Date: 2015-10-29 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazoogrrl.livejournal.com

I filed away those responses in case I ever need them. Thank you everyone for your frank questions and responses!

Date: 2015-10-29 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hdsqrl.livejournal.com
OhhhhhhGODOHGODOHGOD, that musical. I was telling Chris about it today and could hardly stay in my seat.

COME ON, DELIVERY MAN.

Date: 2015-10-30 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherwood21.livejournal.com
Just catching up with all this. I am so sorry you are looking at a major medical procedure, but I hope that it takes care of a lot of negative things, and there are minimal negative side effects from it. (If that's the route you go.)

Also, YES WINTER WARDROBE. It's the BEST.

Date: 2015-10-30 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pointoforigin.livejournal.com
You know, I totally believe that guys wearing those uniforms would dance like that. They're very believable.

Date: 2015-10-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curieuse.livejournal.com
I have "The Room Where it Happens" stuck in my head. I literally wake up every day with a different one in there and it's with me all day. AND I LOVE IT.

Date: 2015-10-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curieuse.livejournal.com
His Twitter is great. I also love his dad's, and HamiltonSquad.

Date: 2015-10-30 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
I'm gonna have to start cultivating my Twitter feed...

Date: 2015-10-30 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
Oh hun, you aren't the only one who does the "I'm awake, let's run a system check and see what's up". I started doing it when my back was so screwed that merely rolling over to get out of bed might have caused me severe pain for the rest of the day. Truthfully, more folk ought to try it, they might find out what makes the general issues catch fire and ruin their own days. At least stopping to stretch (Hello, Kitty) slowly and move into body consciousness...good stuff, that.
I love your new fandom! My mum was a stage manager for several local theater productions and loved it. It sounds like something an A+ secretary would enjoy, organizing and directing from behind the scenes!

And tights! Oh my, I do have an eBay link for fleece-lined sets of tights, do you want me to send it you?

Date: 2015-10-30 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
I am unsurprised that you're a fellow check-in-er.

SURE send me that eBay link!

Date: 2015-10-30 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
Dammit! They don't have their shop open this year. Crap.
It was a great Korean shop that made their fleece leggings with two seams in the back for shaping.

Date: 2015-10-30 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
I'll wind up my Google Fu and see if I can find the same type in an Aussie eBay shop.

Date: 2015-10-30 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
PS. How I wish men still dressed like that!
Hell.. I'D dress like that, if I could without looking ridiculous today.
(Have I mentioned that I miss R, who used to occasionally dress like that, or something similar?)

Date: 2015-10-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
Honestly, I am considering incorporating modified waistcoats and frock coats if/when my body size/swelling ever settles down.

R did have some wonderful fashion sense!

Date: 2015-10-30 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
He did. There are times I miss him terribly, for so many reasons. He truly was my Best Match Ever. *deep dramatic sigh*

Date: 2015-10-30 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
It's sad that he had so many Troubles.

Date: 2015-10-30 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
Very Sad. Last I spoke with him, he's on Lithium permanently after two suicide attempts. We have a future pact for a dirty weekend once we're both widowed, LOL

Date: 2015-10-30 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
That is HILARIOUS (ETA the dirty weekend not the Lithium, obvs). Please give him my regards next time you speak to him.
Edited Date: 2015-10-30 08:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-10-30 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redheadfae.livejournal.com
Of course (to both sentiments).

Date: 2015-10-30 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
Honestly, Hamilton fever is sweeping my f-list and I suppose I shall have to try it even though I don't know the first thing about American history. Okay, I probably do know the first and second and possibly third things (way too much American TV/movies), but then I start running out pretty quickly. The song is awesome, though *g*

Date: 2015-10-30 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
I'm rather a fan of early American history because they were all such assholes and I do love a good story about assholes.

Seriously, though, the music and presence of this production is so wonderful, you really don't need to know too much. Just listen and settle in for the ride.

If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the whole soundtrack: https://play.spotify.com/album/1kCHru7uhxBUdzkm4gzRQc

Date: 2015-10-30 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
I'm not really keen on a Spotify account, but I found some more songs via the vid you posted, so thanks! Someone sent me the link when it was still free and open to all via npr and I didn't listen to it then *facepalm*. However, judging from the itunes preview I'll be happy enough to buy it *g*

Date: 2015-10-30 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
My beloved, who is not really a musical theater person, liked it. So if you're even slightly inclined toward the genre, it's a pretty good bet.

Date: 2015-10-30 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
So if you're even slightly inclined toward the genre

HA. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Slightly inclined. NO, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. That's okay, we've only just met, and I don't expect you to have gone through my posts. Let's just say I have a entire tag marked "musicals" *g*

(Also, you may have done something very bad. Rest assured I will inform you of what it is should it happen to pass. I DON'T HAVE TIME NOW. GIVE ME ONE MORE WEEK. Sigh.)

Date: 2015-10-30 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
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