Tuesday, February 19, 2013

So, surgery was definitely not the horror I anticipated.  I did not wake up, as I had feared would happen.  (Or if I did, I do not remember it.)  I was incredibly nervous, but the valium did wonders to help, as did whatever else they put in my IV.  The recovery has not been bad either.  I'm not big into pain though, so I've been avoiding doing anything that might cause it.  Of course this hasn't been fool-proof, and there was one time I twisted or something and felt like I was ripping open my belly button incision.  That HURT.  And was not fun. At all. But all in all, it has not been a traumatic experience.  And I would do it again if I had to.  But I DON'T!!!  That's right, it wasn't bad enough to warrant another surgery.  In fact, it was not bad at all.  She found no endo or scar tissue in my pelvic cavity.  From my mother's descriptions of the pictures the doctor showed her and Mark, everything was nice and white and pink and shiny.  (I want those pictures, darn it! And usually they give them to you.  Grr...)  There were a few issues in my uterus, but the d&c removed it all. The doctor is hopeful that these fixes will stop my bleeding issues and (Fingers Crossed) help us to get pregnant.  We shall see!
As far as everything else goes, I am not allowed to exercise at all until my post-op appointment on March 4th.  So two weeks.  I'm not raring to go hit the gym today, but I know by next week I am probably going to be jonesing for some Zumba.  And this also means that I probably will not be performing at the Hafla (belly dance party) like I had been hoping.  But there will be other opportunities, and I really do want to make sure I make a full recovery.  So no dancing (or pumping or yoga-ing) until she clears me.  Booo!  Other than that, not much has been going on.  I am going to attempt to go back to work Thursday.  I've been trying to move around a lot more and sit up for longer periods of time in an attempt to get ready for it.  Its still really uncomfortable, but I'm managing.  I'm thinking that by Thursday, I should be feeling a lot better.  We shall see.
Alrighty, I think I am going to go take some more ibuprofen now.  And now for your IFPSA of the day:

Really, right now, I got nothing.  I have the best husband, family, and friends who have taken such good care of me and made me feel so loved.  You guys are the best, and I don't know what I would do without each and every one of you.  I love you guys!!


  1. We love you too! Glad everything went ok! (^_^)

  2. Glad your surgery went well! I was terrified when I had my first (and only surgery). Take your time recovering and I hope that your Doctor is right that this will make all the difference!