Where I Belong

I have four incisions.

Two on the right side of my stomach and one on the left. And a large incision that stretches from my belly button down to my pelvis in a less-than-straight line. Of course that last incision annoys me the most because I had worn a bikini for the first time in many, many years…and I will now, again, put that bikini back in the drawer.

The surgery was technically a success. About 13 inches of my colon were removed and my gall bladder, complete with hundreds of impacted stones, taken out. My body is recovering mentally and physically as to be expected. I’m worn down. I’m beat up. And I’m tired. Things hurt all over.

But it could be worse. It always could be worse. And I am home with my family, where I belong.


  1. Wow. Hope you feel better soon. I guess you won’t be look’n for drama any time soon. I seem as though drama found you. Life will get better…it always does!!! ­čÖé

  2. There are so many gorgeous, sexy one-piece suits now by top designers. Go out and splurge on something fabulous by Michael Kors or whoever is your favorite. You deserve a treat after what you’ve been through.
    .-= injaynesworld┬┤s last blog ..injaynesworld its the Sunday Recap =-.

  3. Glad you’re home safe.
    .-= Miss Grace┬┤s last blog ..Inspirational Me =-.

  4. I hope you feel better soon. Hope is the best place to be for recovery. Don’t worry, you’ll find a way to bring that bikini back out, just not right away.

  5. Home is the best place ever, isn’t it?

  6. It really is. It really is.

  7. As I told you on twitter wear that bikini and tell people it is a scar from a gang fight. I am glad you are home. Feel better soon.
    .-= Mandi Bone┬┤s last blog ..Last day of 2 kids =-.

  8. Wow, you really have to stop eating gravel by the handful. Glad you are recovering and home. Can tell you are chipper when you spar with @aaronvest on Twitter. Done and done.
    .-= Kami Huyse┬┤s last blog ..More EVO Envy =-.

  9. andrea Jurcak says:

    @ queenofspain…
    One word: TANKINI!!!!!! until your okay with the scars, they take time to heal and will fade think of them as battle wounds from the fight for your life.

    Smile dear friend you are loved.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I hope you feel a lot better very soon.

  11. I’m glad you came through your surgery okay. Feel better soon.

    Proudly wear that bikini again someday.
    .-= Karen┬┤s last blog ..Ramblings =-.

  12. I’m glad you’re back where you belong, too.
    .-= patois┬┤s last blog ..Me in all My Glory =-.

  13. i hope you get better soon. i’m glad you’re back out here.
    .-= mommymae┬┤s last blog ..slow and low =-.

  14. You are more than past the tough part. Thank GOD you got thru this and are feeling like you can get back to life in a sense. Last thing I have to say… bikini or living, take the living. So many human beings on this earth cannot even go tot he beach much less decide between a bikini or not. Value and treasure life and be so grateful it is not worse. The bikini/swimsuit conversation is best left non public. There are so many people ‘just’ living’ and you are so blessed that you have a great husband and children. I more than understand that you health crisis is just that. But, please.

  15. Wait a second, why the hell is the bikini going back in the drawer? Because you have a scar? That’s bullshit Erin and you know it. (And you know I’m yelling at you with lots of love right now.)
    .-= sassymonkey┬┤s last blog ..Head out on the highway- lookinÔÇÖ for adventure =-.

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