Nothing super-serious, but let's just say that having a totally unplanned hysterectomy at 31 isn't exactly awesome for your physical health (uh, or your mental health).
I worked the whole time I was there (#freelancelife) and one of the nurses commented that she'd seen a lot of people doing strange things while waiting around in a gown by she'd never seen someone actually working.
I was back home by lunchtime. Darling Husband had taken the cakes out for me and they were cool, so I moved straight into making the buttercream frosting and the chocolate drizzle for the top. The cake was for my mother-in-law's birthday party that evening, so there was no time to waste.
There never is.
I didn't feel great for the rest of the day, and when the time came to leave for the city, I decided to stay home and take it easy. I even had an idea of what I'd do ...
The sweet folks over at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company -- a rad business right here in Truro! -- had asked me to take part in their #Take12 campaign and I'd been meaning to do it for weeks. How hard was it to schedule a 12-minute bath? Pretty hard, apparently.
They sent me the Summer Meadow bath soak, deliciously lemon-y Veranda soap and a super-fun bath bomb. I couldn't remember the last time I'd used anything other than random bodywash or Darling Husband's Irish Spring.
(Irish Spring makes me smell like a dude.)
Pearl & Daisy say that it only takes 12 minutes to enjoy the benefits of a soak in the tub, so I set the alarm on my phone, set it carefully away from the Splash Zone, and slid into the water.
Twelve minutes with nothing to do except ... sit ... and soak.
I thought about my morning ER visit. My frantic need to make the cake. The fact that it had taken me weeks to set aside these 12 minutes.
I jumped a little when the timer rang, signalling the 12 minutes were up. I dried off one hand, turned off the timer, and stayed a few minutes longer just enjoying the water.
Thanks, Pearl & Daisy, for convincing me to slow down a little!