The big news is that on the 6th of August I will be having surgery to remove my female plumbing. What I thought was just impending menopause was actually Symptoms. There is some malignancy, but it is endometrial and thus the least bad kind for female plumbing. Once pathology has had a look they will decide if further treatment (radiation or chemo) will be required.
My dr is a nice fellow who explains without having to be asked. We're expecting three days in the hospital. The hard part of the recovery will be the 4 or 5 weeks of NO LIFTING. This means we will be importing some Katie-keepers. My brother and sister-in-law will be coming for the first week and then The Canadians will arrive. Dave and Tom and Sue will come down to help out and work on the Dandelion Wine album as we originally planned. Thanks, folks!
I will admit to being terrified, but it could be a whole lot worse. Good thoughts/vibes/prayers are greatly appreciated.
And, please, if you ever have Symptoms, DON'T IGNORE THEM! They will eventually go away, but you you don't want to be gone with them.