Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 12

Week 12 has been a bit of a roller coaster emotionally.

I’ve been feeling a lot of social media fatigue, which I’m sure many people are experiencing right now. I want keep abreast of the latest updates surrounding the #BLM protesting happening around the world (seriously, the world – I’ve read that protests have occurred in at least 18 other countries), but at the same time consuming so much stressful content all day long is emotionally taxing.

On top of that I’ve felt a lot of guilt about not being out at protests. Austin and I have being trying to minimize our time in public to avoid COVID exposure for the sake of his health, but being at home and witnessing everything that’s happening makes me feel useless. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s been feeling this way. I’ve just been trying to share as much information and support as I can on my platforms. I’ve also made a donation to BALT for bailing out protester.

In the midst of all of this happening I got some really good new from the doctor that I went to visit last week. I was set to have a partial hysterectomy in July. I had a LEEP procedure in early March and the sample that was removed from my cervix tested really high for pre-cancerous cells. Based on the condition I was in my doctor had no confidence that I was going to get any better. He is very aware that I don’t want children so he suggested we get the surgery scheduled quickly to avoid the pre-cancerous cells during into a bigger issue.

So last week I went in for a follow-up pap-smear and my doctor is down there all in my cooch and he goes “oh wow”. I’m laying there thinking “oh wow”-good or “oh wow”-bad?  He said my cervix was looking amazing and actually thanked me for getting better (not that I really had any conscious part to playing that lol). He didn’t want to make any promises before the results came back but he was hopeful that surgery could probably be canceled. Well he called this week and made it official – surgery is canceled!

Part of me was very excited to never having a period again. That said, if I can avoid being under anesthesia and the risks that come with that, I’m absolutely going to avoid it. I’m also glad I want have a several weeks long recovery.

So that was my week. Or at least the important parts of it.

My thoughts in summary on this week:
1. My veggie garden is looking great. I can’t wait until I can harvest food from it.
2. I am pumped for the new rules on Drag Race All Stars.
3. Always call people on their racist bullshit.

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