24 September 2001

I am starting this a little late, my apologies. I thought this would be a neat way to express some things and maybe shed some light into the process for anyone thinking of having the tubal ligation.

I am covered by Tricare Prime so my experience may be a little unique. I am dealing with Army doctors who so far have given me little hesitation on this. I did have to wait 4 weeks for a “in case you change you mind” period. But other than that smooth sailing. My surgery is on 26 September and I am planning on taking as many mental notes as possible to share with those of you who want to know what happens to your body AFTER for future reference. *grins*

Today I had the lab work done for my surgery. You have to have it done in a 72 hour window prior to the operation. So LK and I braved the gate guards and 100% ID check to get on post and visit the lab. It isn’t too bad there, no one is REALLY giving me a hassle. Although today was fun, in the lab a woman actually GASPED .. like in movies and cartoons … when I told her I had no children and was having a tubal ligation on Wednesday and wanted no children. She went on about how great kids were but then farther into the conversation said things like ” I wish I had waited” and “Maybe 3 is too many” … HELLO … and I am the one with troubles?? Okay … well it is getting close to my bedtime.

gettin snipped

22 August 2001

In 5 weeks I will be sterile!! *grins* I got the okay from my doctor on the tubal. I guess since I am under 30 and have no children they think I don’t know what is best for me and my body. LK and I went in there prepared for a fight but the doctor took the hint last time that if he said no I would go to a different doctor. So I am slated for surgery on 26 September. Also the Navy is paying for it all. I guess it IS cheaper to have a tubal than 3 kids after all *wink wink*

Daddy is my hero.

21 August 2001

Oh gosh, I almost forgot … I just had to share this – Saturday my parents and grandmother went on a picnic with my Daddy’s side of the family. Let me do a little explaining for those who are “new” here. Daddy is not my biological Father … but he is my Father, Dad, Pops, whatever you wish to call him. Some time this year we are even making it final and he is adopting me … at 28 years old can you believe it!!

Anyhow, his family has ALWAYS treated my Mom and I like outcasts of sorts. At my Nana’s (Daddy’s mamma) funeral I was introduced as his wifes daughter from a previous relationship … up until that point they had always be Aunt, Uncle, cousin etc. Not my Dad’s sister in law etc. Well Saturday at this lil picnic somehow priorities were brought up. I wasn’t there so I don’t know how it happened or even why. I do know that my Daddy said that his priorities were “wife, daughter, dogs, other people” … one of them turned to my Mom and said “Daughter?” … Mom said yes, she has ALWAYS been HIS daughter. Doncha just love it!!!

I know at my age it is a trivial thing to be grinning about but for 20+ years those people have never been there for my parents. Always looking down on them but made it abundantly clear if you were not BLOOD family you didn’t count. My dad told them otherwise. That is just too cool!! I love you Daddy!!! =)


18 July 2001

I spoke to soon. Since the Ship Arrival line was updated on Monday time has just crawled by. Up until now it was zipping by before I could even realize it. I should have kept my mouth shut, huh. I have been busy trying to get the house cleaned and all of LK’s favorites back into the house so it feels more like his home too. Being gone for 6 months then coming home to your “wife’s house” can’t be a good thing. So I went out and got his favorite foods and such. I am going to finish up the laundry and everything so all either of us has to concentrate on is relaxing … *smiles*

Friday the 13th

13 July 2001

Happy Friday the 13th!!! I had a good day at the doctors. It seems I am going to get the tubal .. I have to wait the standard window of 4 weeks … the just in case you change your mind time frame and to allow all of the tests they ran today to come back!! Woo WOO!!! We are down to single digits on the countdown too!! YAY for me!