Thursday, April 15, 2021

Man, I Feel Like A (New) Woman

 Referencing the Shania Twain song, I'm hoping to "Feel Like A Woman" soon.  My body's been put through the ringer and I'm ready to feel better.  Any day now.....

As many of you know, I had two surgeries in December.  One was scheduled, the other emergency.  The doctor thought that would fix a lot of my issues.  And it did.....for a month.  I started bleeding again like a stuck pig in a slaughterhouse and haven't been feeling right.  So, the doctor ordered a DiVinci Surgery to remove my uterus and cervix.  In other words, a hysterectomy with the aid of robotic arms.  

For your viewing pleasure is the meal I ordered from the hospital - steamed broccoli, bacon slices, and mashed potatoes with gravy

The surgery took place yesterday.  My stomach has five small incisions.  Looks like I've got the map to Route 66 going on my abdomen.  Dr. found out I suffer from Endometriosis and that's likely the cause of what's been my problem.  She removed that as well as my other lady bits.  I still have my ovaries, in the hopes I don't go into early menopause.  

To top it off, the doctor found a spot in my nether regions that caused her concern.  She cut it off and sent it off to labs.  If the spot comes back cancerous (or even pre-cancerous) , I will be having another surgery to remove all other spots in that area.  In addition to the marks on my stomach, I now have stitches between my vajayjay and butthole.  I can't make this stuff up!

At this point, I'm not sure how much more can be removed.  Throughout the years, I've become a game of Operation.  Just lay me out and take it out!

Have you ever had a hysterectomy?  Have any suggestions for quick recovery?  I've already got the pain pills, belly band, and Gas-X on hand.  And a husband that must really love me!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Check It Out: #WinWithODOM Giveaway

Win a $100 e-gift card from Office Depot/ OfficeMax. is giving away five $100 e-gift cards to spend at Office Depot / Office Max!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, April 14th at 11:59 PM PT.

Five (5) winners will receive a $100 e-gift card to spend at Office Depot / Office Max.

While you’re waiting to find out if you’ve won, head over to

Office Depot / Office Max to get 25% off a qualifying regular price purchase

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Get Your Justice League Gear at TV Store Online - #justiceleague Review and Giveaway


The Justice League movie is now streaming on HBO Max.  If you're a fan of the franchise that includes Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Joker, Lois Lane, Hawkman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cybory, Mera, and The Flash, you'll definitely want to check it out.  You'll also want to check out TVStoreOnline, the online company that feeds your TV and movie obsession with its classic TV and movie shirts and memorabilia. You'd be hard pressed not to find a shirt or memorabilia featuring one of your favorite shows or movies.  I've received pajamas, hoodies, and sweaters from the company and have been nothing but impressed. 

I recently received the Justice League Mob Scene Leggings from TVStoreOnline.  An officially licensed product, these leggings are covered in every character from Justice League.  Very colorful and eye-catching, they fit true to size and are very comfortable.  The leggings have a silky feel to them and don't bunch at the waist.  I have more than my fair share of leggings, and this Justice League pair are one of my faves.

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One person will win item of choice (up to $40) from TV Store Online.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

First Weekend of Camping Season 2021

personalized our camper door

solar light wind chime I purchased from Amazon

 April 1st marked the start of camping season at Woodyz Acres.  Jason and I spent Friday and Saturday night there.  We had a great time and are excited for upcoming stays.

Friday evening was spent putting final touches on the camper and getting everything set up.  Then we hung around the campfire with friends. 

Russ blindfolded and ready for the adult hunt

Adults like to play too

Allyson and Russ came over with the grandson on Saturday.  I had lots of cuddle time with him.  The campground hosted an Easter egg hunt for the kids, and even one for the adults!  The adults were paired up as couples.  One was blindfolded and had to crawl around to find the eggs while their partner gave verbal instructions on where the eggs were.  I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time.  

Bristol and Lola playing with each other

Jason cooked four racks of ribs on the smoker Saturday night, and worked on making our golf cart look presentable.  

First weekend of camping season was a blast!  Looking forward to many more. 

Henry is so full of smiles

Check It Out: #HomeDepotDecor Giveaway

Win a $500 e-gift card from The Home Depot! is giving away one $500 e-gift card from The Home Depot!

Giveaway ends on Friday, April 9th at 11:59 PM PT.

What would you get from Home Depot if you won?


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

First Winners for April

 A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.

The winner of The Croods: A New Age Blu-ray giveaway is #18, John Smith.

The winner of the Promising Young Woman Blu-ray giveaway is #22, jjmon2012.

The winner of the Paw Patrol DVD giveaway is #3, aperry.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Keep an eye out for more giveaways coming soon.

I'm Hooked! - Buying Bracelets and Helping Animals

If you're on social media, it's no doubt you've seen ads; They're everywhere!  I rarely fall for the ones on Facebook, considering that some of them don't quite stand up to what they're trying to sell.  But, I have to admit, I recently came across a FB ad that lured me in.  And now I'm hooked!

Fellow people, let me tell you about Wildlife Collections!  The company sells bracelets that allows you to track the very animals they are saving to get people excited about wildlife.  Wildlife Collections partners with non-profit organizations creating wildlife-inspired items that contribute to saving wildlife.

The company has official partnerships with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Orca Research Trust, Save the Elephants, and Polar Bears International..  When you purchase from Wildlife Collections, part of the monies goes to those organizations.   

My first order, which I've received, was for the purchase of the The Venture Bracelet (polar bears) and The Journey Bracelet (sea turtles).  The bracelets themselves are quite pretty and I've been wearing them everyday.  What makes it even more exciting is that I received cards showing pictures and information of the bear and turtle I can track.  When I want to see what they're up to, I just have to scan the QR code given to me on the card and a website will pop up showing where the animals have been and where they are headed.  It's quite interesting to see them on their journeys. 

You don't have to pay any extra fees to track the animals.  Once you purchase a bracelet,  you will automatically get a card with your animal's info and QR code.  The bracelets are so affordable and I love that it helps bring awareness to wildlife.  There are different color options available for each bracelet.  I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my second purchase, another sea turtle bracelet and a Save the Elephants bracelet.  This time, the FB ad brought me to a place that I'm quite keen on.  

Although I did make an initial purchase and another thereafter, Wildlife Collections has been kind enough to create an exclusive code for my readers who are interested in purchasing bracelets (or other jewelry) for themselves.  Use code HECKOFABUNCH at checkout to receive 20% off your order.  I think you'll be as excited about the company as I am!

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