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.