Friday, August 14 I woke up that morning ready to start getting everything set up for Art All Night Trenton. Went to the bathroom with my workout clothes ready to get dressed and do my first workout in a couple of months. And at that moment 2 1/2 years into menopause, I found I was bleeding. Not a crazy amount of blood, but enough that it was kind of surprising.
I called my doctor's office and they asked me to come in first thing Monday morning. I asked the receptionist/knows what this might be and basically if I need to be worried. She said it’s definitely not normal and I should be concerned but not necessarily worried. Of course, my brain went into overdrive and had a slight panic moment for about 15 minutes. Then made the huge mistake of googling what this could be. According to Google, I was either dead or dying or suffering from any of a million viruses, cancers, diseases, conditions, etc.
I called my friend Jesse she calmed me down and I would say after talking to her in a few more minutes had passed I felt much better and pretty much put it out of my mind. We had a lot of work to do for this fundraiser and it wasn't going to get done if I was sitting on my ass wallowing over the unknown.
I got through a very successful fundraising event that I've worked on every year called Art All Night Trenton weekend (Go Artworks Team!). Went to the doctor on Monday got a biopsy and a Pap smear and it took until Friday but both came back normal so I have an appointment or will be making an appointment this week to get more testing. My doctor thinks it’s likely the thinning of my uterine lining which would most likely be from hormonal changes with menopause. I don’t know if that’s something I need to be worried about I will figure it out as we go. He also told me to get in for a mammogram ASAP just to be on the safe side. With the pandemic, my mammogram is only about four or five months late.
But it’s been on my mind all day today it’s Sunday night it’s around 10 o’clock and I’m looking at my calendar and all the wonderful healthy things that I have had in there that I just ignore every day. So I just deleted all of that and I’m starting fresh with a new plan that I’m gonna take this week to figure out. I want to instill exercise eating better and healthier yoga meditation. And at the top of the list is to get all the things going that I neglect every day for no other reason than sheer laziness. That would include doctor's appointments including yearly physical hi Dr. dental appointments that sort of thing. Also, I have planters fasciitis that I don’t take care of and it’s causing me pain every day if I just take care of it and the physical therapy it would probably go away I’m gonna start that tonight.
Anyway I feel like I need to keep tabs on myself so I think what I’m gonna do is use this blog to chronicle this not for all of you to read so much is just to keep myself on track so I’m gonna be posting hopefully throughout the day but at least once a day and I want to start off with this post
I, Anna Davenport, promise to be a better person to myself for myself. No more excuses, just get off my ass and do it. Now I know why Nike that slogan.
And away we go.............