A different look (part II)

Haven’t been around much recently. I had to take a step back for a little while. As it stands, my blog is not what I originally envisioned. I really had to change my perspective in order to continue.

So, what has changed?

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Cutting off a toe to save a foot

Several members of my family have experienced the difficult decision of giving up a part of themselves to save themselves. For some, it involved an amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy and one member of my family required radical surgery for breast cancer.

What does all of that mean in terms of this site?

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According to Elton John’s song, “I’m still standing” (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Elton John’s birthday is right around the corner so I’ve been listening to his music recently. Yes, in addition to being a Prince fan, I’m also crazy about Sir Elton. Detecting my odd, non-conformist streak yet?

Anyway, “I’m Still Standing” is one of my favorite EJ songs. For those unfamiliar, here are a few of the lyrics:

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

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Are you healing your spirit and mind as well as your body after your fibroid procedure?

mind body spirit healingThe idea for this entry sprouted from thoughts on total healing (mind/body/spirit) left in the post-Abdominal Myomectomy forum. I thank the ladies there, particularly Sunday and Gab. This is a fascinating topic as I’ve always felt that to have total health, the mind, body, and spirit must work together. I’ll start with my experience and then open the floor to others.

My body, mind, and spirit became disjointed years ago. I decided to seek medical assistance because my periods were becoming bad and blamed fibroids. There are women in my family who had surgery for fibroids and I just knew it was my turn. Yeah, too bad the first ultrasound didn’t detect the dang things. Had a heck of a time trying to convince the doctor and grew tired of doing so. Ended up dealing with my symptoms on my own (with mind fighting body) for YEARS…

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A small price to pay for my new freedom

small price to payYes, it’s official. I have some sort of cold. Been dealing with it for a few days. No, I’m not writing this for sympathy. Don’t feel you have to leave comments wishing me well. “The Geek” is fine. It’s a slight cold and highly tolerable. Just sniffles, a cough, some sneezing, and I’m a little achy. Let’s put this into context.

Before treatment, I bled profusely, passed huge clots, was totally anemic, and spent a lot of time at home. As far as germs, I was really only exposed to my husband. I don’t even remember the last time I had a cold…

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How are you preparing for your fibroid treatment?

Your preparation can be spiritual, or funny, or just ways you are pampering yourself. Name your treatment option and tell what you are doing to prepare.

How are you preparing for your fibroid treatment?


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A big apology to those who come here seeking help…

I have been very busy for the past few weeks trying to get things under control here. I’m also making some changes around the site that will hopefully improve the navigation. Things WILL get better. You can best believe that.

Please know that I pledge to do all in my power to help those who need assistance and guidance even if that means losing some of my traffic here in the process. I started this blog with that in mind and I’ll continue with that mission.

Once again, I am truly sorry for not responding to comments as quickly as I would like. If you have an urgent need, please do not hesitate in sending me an email.

Best wishes everyone!

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What should I carry with me to the hospital before my fibroid surgery?

Received an email request from Tina (1/24) about a specific list of what to carry to the hospital when going in for fibroid surgery. Thanks for the great suggestion!

I’ll start with a quote from the post that listed what I carried. Remember, I had a Uterine Fibroid Embolization and only stayed overnight.

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So you need proof of global warming, right?

Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. It’s been in the news quite a bit and remains a concern because of the projected continuation of rising temperatures. Many believe. Many don’t. Yet another issue causing polarity (like we need another). Read the rest of this entry »

EclecticGeek, why do you keep asking us to visit the Fibroid Forum?

Yes, there’s a Fibroid Forum here! I really want you to visit it more. Why? Two reasons. Well, probably more than that but let’s focus on these two: Read the rest of this entry »

If you build it, they will come.

This is the post I’ll use to mention the 9-month anniversary of this blog. I planned on writing some clever “delivering this baby” post but… Nah. Read the rest of this entry »

This geek really is eclectic…

I want to write about a number of things in my blog. Some funny, some spiritual, some serious, some geeky. That’s why I picked the name EclecticGeek. It’s the perfect way to describe me. Even better than the “New-Age Hippie/Bioscience Nerd” or “half-Vulcan/half-human, Spock-like” labels I often attach to my personality. I really do have odd brain clutter and wish to express it.

In the future, you will see a mixture of posts. Some funny, some spiritual, some serious, some geeky. All I ask is that you realize that I have many sides. Just because I am scientific does not mean I am not spiritual. Still don’t understand why some people feel the two are mutually exclusive. Read the rest of this entry »


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