First of all, I apologize for disappearing for so many months (years). I am no longer in a midlife crisis. I am in a reality-based life crisis. I am not infected with Covid19; I am not in the middle of kidney failure; I am truly retired not just on medical leave; and I am trying to be a responsible adult. It’s good to see you all!

I’ve adapted to masking, shopping only when actually required; no coffee shopping rest periods with friends; and lots of reading at home. I also have spent many hours on the computer, playing games and Facebooking.

Variety 5-Pack of Triple-Layer Cloth Pleated Face Masks for Adults (with Ear Adjusters)

Today is my first day post vaccination Part I. I have been through a lot in the past two years and also a lot of “boring” time. When Covid isolation orders came out, I was already not working so staying home worked for me. I bought great masks and can wash them all the time.

But…due to weird health issues, it was discovered that I had an aneurism in my brain cortex and it was followed for a year and grew. The neurologist said he could remove it or we could let it ride and see if it grew more. I said, “Destroy it, please.” The surgery got postponed twice because of Covid but finally I got it fixed but couldn’t have any visitors in the hospital. It was double good news that the surgery was fabulously successful and, I wasn’t shaved completely bald.

I can I am beginning to ramble and I still have so much to share. I’ll stop here for today and write more soon. I’m not shrinking so I need to give some more information.

Take care and I’ll be back, soonish! Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on April 28, 2021.


  1. Wow. That is a LOT. It’s so *you* that you leave mention of a BRAIN CORTEX ANEURYSM until the end of the post. Wow again. Congratulations on a successful surgery. And huge congratulations on having your first vaccination. Here in New Zealand we are very far behind the rest of the world. Although I am in group 3 for priority due to health conditons, I believe it will be July before I can have my first shot. I guess the plus to that is I can get my flu vaccine in May without worrying it will be too close to the covid vaccine. And please, let yourself ramble if you find your fingers heading off down unintended keyboard paths – our hearts come out only after we’ve spent our carefully planned words.

    Take lots of care of yourself,

  2. Thank you for your honest and supportive comment. I’ll be going further into my “health Issues” in future posts. From what I’ve heard of New Zealand in the news, you and your country are doing all the right things. My your shot come soon. Take care. D

  3. Glad to see you back!

  4. Here here’s to vaccinations! Cheers Diane — glad you’re back bloggin’ — on the covid front (at home), Dennis is out of hospital now. He still needs rehab — still on a ridiculous amount of pills, but I guess that’s what’s needed to fight this drn thing

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