I have to write this post because you know what is going on and otherwise there would be a rather large hole in my commentary, but I'm not looking forward to it.
I'm going to keep it short and tell you some good news in it's own post right after. That's my plan.
We had our reduction today. I was extremely anxious leading up to it. There are so many different emotions swirling around inside of me but beforehand they were primarily anxiety and a little sense of doing something "bad." Now that it's over, the anxiety has been replaced by excitement and the bad by sad. I'm sorry these are such simple words for such complex feelings, but it's the best I can do. I am extremely relieved that this is over and I am ready to move on.
I could go into more detail, but I really don't want to. But I will say that the procedure was pretty brief and not very painful. If you have any specific questions, leave your email or your question in the comments and I will definitely give you more information.