I went to the Emergency Room on Sunday evening. I thought it was a kidney stone, but it turned out to be an ovarian cyst between 5-6 centimeters long. Which, in the words of my doctor, is honking! And terribly painful. I didn't actually save the little identification bracelet that they tag you with when you go to the ER, but I figure it will end up costing $250. (There are SO MANY other things I would rather spend that money on!)
The good news is that the worst pain of my life has passed, and I'm hopeful it will never return. Also, I was able to complete hike #2 on Saturday and will post my report in the next day or two. (It was more difficult, but I felt in better shape to meet its physical demands.)
Also, I'm headed up skiing tomorrow with my daughter's elementary school class. Mostly I'll be avoiding the other little skiers and focusing on spending a day on the slopes with my little cutie. Should be fun.
This housewife is awfully gratefull to be back to feeling healthy!