2014 — The Year of Wellness
I needed to have kidney surgery on January 6th to remove numerous kidney stones. They’d been accumulating for years as part of undiagnosed Chronic Kidney Disease that fortunately was discovered the previous year. The surgery went well, thank goodness, and the health of my kidneys began to improve.
Of course, silly me thought that I was done and I was, at least with the kidneys. But in the spring, one of my regular blood panel check-ups revealed a sudden drop in my iron stores and I was hustled over to the hospital for two sessions of iron infusions. The follow-up, to find out what had caused the internal bleeding, was an endoscopy and colonoscopy.
The news there was good — no active bleeding. The problem was mostly likely related to my surgery in January.
And then came fall, with two gall bladder attacks. I knew that my gall bladder was compromised but had been focusing on the kidneys instead. I opted to have it out.
So here we are in December and I’m kinda glad to see the end of The Year of Wellness. I am beyond grateful that I had the opportunity to heal numerous long-standing issues and that the outcome of all of it was so positive. However I don’t plan to be visiting any more hospitals or clinics for a long, long time.
“Wellness” was an excellent word choice for 2014, but I’m moving on.
2015 will be The Year of “Magic” in all of its most positive incantations. I’m looking forward to January 1st!