Some of you will remember that 2 years ago I had to have surgery to take care of some cancer of the reproductive variety. At that time, when they did the analysis of the tissues they took out they found a second type of cancer cell they originally hadn't detected. The standard treatment for this cancer is total hysterectomy because it is an invasive and sneaky bastard (more descriptively, it's hard to detect). We found it completely by chance (thank goodness). Because I was still freshly married and very young (the average age of diagnosis for this is 40, which is part of why hysterectomy is an acceptable treatment), my oncologist wanted to hold off for a while. We've been doing regular testing on 6 month intervals ever since.
After this most recent test, we have determined that we are at the appropriate time to pull the trigger on the procedure to prevent anything from spreading. On Nov 2 I will be undergoing a total hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingectomy (total removal of uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes; ovaries will remain).
I'll have more updates between now and then, as well as some updates after the procedure. I'm more than happy to answer any questions anyone has!
So, yeah, life has been a thing. I am currently in the process of trying to prepare content to be uploaded while I"m out of commission so that you still have things to keep you busy! I am also recording a video series chronicling my experience with this particular life situation, the first part of which will be published this evening. Live streams won't be happening for a bit after the surgery, but I'm hoping to get back up and running (figuratively; I can't literally run for 6 weeks) quickly!
Expect news regarding a special stream soon as well :)