I am seriously lagging on this blogging thing. Much as I want to be regular about it, I just don’t seem to be able to be disciplined enough to do it.
Then again, blogging is something that I enjoy… It should not be a discipline thing. Righttttt? :p
So, I digressed as always… I am not here to talk about my discipline, or rather… the lack of it. :p
Anyhow, for those of you who are concerned about my life… post op.
I’m well. Thanks for the love <3 …
For those who actually want to know what the **** happened, the background would be:
I discovered 5 tumours (or nodules to be exact) within my thyroid some time last year. Sizes of the growths vary but surgery is definitely required. (I am not even going to rant about how I went to the medical centre in Beijing and they told me not to worry – Ok, to be fair.. all I took was a little blood test and no ultrasound to have an in depth look. But darn! it was expensive and I’d rather go back home to get it checked out. So I went back in Oct and let’s just say the rest is history…)
After multiple checks and arrangement with the hospital, I was scheduled to go back earlier in January to undergo surgery to remove 2/3 of my thyroid. That leaves 1/3 of the thyroid (+ 2 smaller cystic nodules) for my body to function without the need to take supplementary pills daily. Even though the surgeon told me that in 5-10yrs, I will likely have to go through another op to remove the rest of the nodules. But heck, 5-10yrs without medication sounds like a good trade off. Or not!!!! What do you mean I have to go through the same misery 5-10yrs later?! (Someone told me docs should have just fixed a zip on the opening for easy access in future. Can i say “Aye!!”?)
Ok ok… that was a completely unnecessary chunk of information right? >_<
Life… Post Op.
It’s all good, wound is healing well. Scar is still too obvious for my liking… I cannot wear necklaces without looking like it’s been cut off in the centre and I’m just not interested in wearing chokers to cover it.
And…. *drum roll* I went for a little ski trip less than 14 days after i came back to Beijing. Bad move. Let’s just say, I should have considered that it was less than 40 days after op and even though the superficial wound has already closed… the internal wound was obviously not. *sigh*
*sings to Pink’s “Stupid Girls”*
But hey, this blog is about my life in Beijing so here’s some AWESOME ski photos!!!!
Now that I’ve documented the ski trip, let’s move on to the more boring but absolutely necessary update… W.O.R.K.
Work is ok and ABCDs are not surfacing on a regular basis (unlike in 2013) and oh, I’m actually nearing the end of my 2 yr contract…
AND the key point I’m trying to get to is that I plan to stay on in Beijing… for a while more.
Yes, i know… why did i say what i said right? Why stay on in Beijing when we know that slowly but surely, we are all being poisoned here in the smog bowl?
But well, there are good days! It’s not always bad…
Ultimately, I really do quite like it here… so far.
So, for those of you who have yet to come to Beijing and want to.. I think it’s high time you start planning. Accommodation is still free – I can take up to 2 adults at any point in time… kids will be charged separately. :p
Ciaoz… till my next “disciplined” moment…. xoxo