Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An Update

Thank you all for the sweet messages, comments, 
and tweets you have sent me over the past week. 

I'm doing well. My surgery didn't go as planned, and I had a really bad recovery room experience. I had hoped to have my hysterectomy laparoscopically, but the surgeons found some issues once they started and made the decision to do an "open" procedure. 

I knew that it was a great possibility, but a small part of me hoped to wake up in recovery and hear "The surgery was a breeze. We didn't have to open." 

Instead, I found out the news and then spent 3 LONG hours in the recovery room in agonizing pain. I remember BEGGING for pain medication. It took 10 hours from the end of my procedure until I got adequate pain relief. Needless to say, I am very upset with my anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist for choosing not to medicate me because they were afraid of bleeding issues. I do not recommend getting an abdominal hysterectomy "Rambo style". 

The nursing staff and my surgeon....that was another story. I was so pleased with my hospital stay and LOVE my doctor. It was better than any experience, including the maternity suites after I had my girls. It was the short-stay nursing staff that FINALLY listened to me and got my pain under control.

After 2 nights in the hospital, I returned home. Every day is getting a little easier, and emotionally.....I am great. I was so worried and torn before the surgery, and now at a week post-op, I'm at total peace with my decision. 

Please continue to pray for healing for me and blessings for me sweet family that has taken such good care of me.

I hope to continue blogging again soon.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bye Dear Friend, Part 2

You may not remember my 
from a while back. 

Well, tomorrow is the day. 
I'm saying it....I'm having a hysterectomy. 
I had to fight back tears 
as I read that old post from October 2009. 
I've put it off for a year and a half, but it's time. 

My feelings from my previous post are still the same, 
if not magnified
I'm not going to lie, I am extremely sad and scared. 
I couldn't sleep last night.
I've cried all day long for a week now. 
It's so easy to say 
"It's just an ORGAN in your body." 
If you're a woman, 
you know your uterus is so much more. 

So anyway, I'll be taking a break to 
take care of myself and my family. 
All the best to you! XOXO

Blessed is she who doesn't show hatefulness over what is lost, 
but instead, shows gratefulness over what is left.