Precipice – Daily Prompt

I am on the precipice of defeat. Tuesday my right interstim died, yesterday our air conditioner died. I checked my blood pressure at just the right time to see the numbers be way too high. But stress will do that to you. I had visions of the AC man not having the parts to make the repair, or the need for repair being so extensive that we wouldn’t be able to afford it, but it had to be done because I can’t live in the heat. My pounding headache is proof of that.

Let’s review: I have a surgery scheduled for Monday the 22nd. My right interstim died on Tuesday and they can’t do both surgeries at the same time, so I’m told. I have to see the Medtronic representative today for confirmation that the interstim is dead and to set up a surgery day. I’m seeing a new endocrinologist that needs a thyroid ultrasound and Cushing’s testing along with a lot of blood work, within a month. Plus he put me on a new medication that is making me feel weak. So after surgery, whether I’m feeling like it or not, I have to go get testing done for the endocrinologist the following week. I am overwhelmed.

And I’m not going to lie, I had to look up this word of the day. I had never heard it. I do enjoy learning new things, that’s my positive for the day.



  1. bethanyk

    Did the ac get fixed? We have a window until that cost $100 for emergencies since i cant be in the heat either. I wish you fast healing on surgery!!!
    Ps found out my saliva cortisol is just have to address the low phosphorus
    I understand overwhelmed i hope the load is lightened soon

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    • Tina

      The AC did get fixed! Thankfully! I will be doing a cortisol test soon too, checking for Cushing’s. But it will happen after I have my two surgeries. One on Monday and the next one on June 8th. I’ve fretted about having two surgeries so close together all day, but I’ve got to get myself settled down, it only makes me worse to worry. Thank you for writing to me.


      • bethanyk

        I am thrilled for you the AC got fixed!
        And that you’ll be getting checked for Cushing.
        I can understand why you would be worried. But gosh honestly it sounds really smart and thought out. Enough time to heal some, bounce back some, then get bot surgeries done and over with!!!
        If you take vitamin C after wards and take deep deep breaths even a small cough it will help get the anesthesia from your body. You will feeel much better after your body is rid of that. I know it’s hard not to worry. I hope it is completely uneventful!!!! And then healing!

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  2. mumsthewordblog1

    I knew what precipice was but I had to look up interstim. I’m so sorry for what you are going through, it must be overwhelming indeed. Sending you hugs and best wishes. I hope things improve for you soon. 😘🐻

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