New Beginnings.

What a lot has happened in the last week!

As those on my Facebook page would know, after my last update, I visited the second eye surgeon last Wednesday, and he immediately agreed to operate on my right eye. Not only did he agree, he said he could do it that Friday, in two days time!  You could not wipe the smile off my face!

With barely any time to be nervous, it was off to the Eye and Ear hospital, where they performed the vitrectomy under a local anaesthetic. That’s right, I was AWAKE! As horrifying as that sounds, I was actually pretty drugged up, and the whole thing felt like a surreal dream. The procedure only takes about 40 minutes, and afterwards I felt great, clearly enjoying the effects of my pain killers and what the anaesthetist called his “happy drugs”.

new beginnings 2new beginningsA week later, and I’m feeling pretty good. The surgeon is satisfied with how it is all healing up, and believes I should have my sight completely back in a few weeks. He wants to perform some more laser therapy on both eyes (urgh) but is feeling very positive about me regaining full sight again in the future. It is very much a ‘wait and see’ process, as to whether my eyes continue to grow abnormal blood vessels (which are the cause of the haemorrhages) however the future is looking much brighter than it was a few months ago (literally!).

One would think all this would have been enough excitement for me in just seven days, but it would appear that there is another ‘new beginning’ for me, and all of you; my readers, in the very near future.

Let me explain.

The day before I went in for surgery, I was made aware of another website, with the name “Hesitant Housewife”, and the almost exact same web address. This appeared to be false advertising however, as the ‘housewives’ on this site were anything but ‘hesitant’. It was a hardcore, graphic pornography site.

It’s fair to say I freaked out. Our URLs were so similar, it would be a ridiculously easy mistake to end up on the wrong page. After much panic, and discussions with other bloggers, I decided the best thing for my blog, is a total re-brand. Yep, the days/weeks are numbered for this chapter of The Hesitant Housewife. I am sad to be letting go of something that has really felt like my identity for the past three years, but at the same time, every cloud has a silver lining. My life has changed a lot since I started out, when Milla was just a wee bub, and I was journaling my life from dysfunction to domestic bliss. Maybe this is a sign that it is time for a change? A fresh name, a fresh look, maybe less ‘housewife’ and more ‘Jane’?

So, a name has been chosen, and brand spanking new domains have been purchased. I know nothing about all the ‘back end’ stuff that goes on with a transfer to a new domain, so I have a professional sorting out that side of it, and hopefully it will be good to go in the very near future. I will keep you all posted on new developments, I don’t want any of you getting lost in the move!

Onwards and upwards. Cheers!  To new beginnings.

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