I never knew anything was wrong until the begining of this year, I started having 2 periods of bleeding per month. I never had any pain, never even cramps worth taking advil over. But because of the xtra bleeding my Dr sent me for a Vaginal ultrasound...I felt like the probe was very huge, kinda was uncomfortable, but not painful.
A week later my Dr office called and said each ovarie was very large and she was refering me to obgyn.
My obgyn did a CT to see if what ever 'IT' was that was going on with the overies had spread to my other organs or not. This was thursday, Id have the results by Tuesday...are you kidding me, I have to wait through the weekend? Oh they also sent me for a mamo. Needless to say I was a basket case.
Friday they called and said they got the results right back and that there was no cancer or anything wrong with my other orgons, Thank you Jesus!!!!
I went to see obgyn on the 11th of may 2012 (2 weeks ago) and she told me I was having the DaVinci Robotic Hysterectomy.....ok, I knew nothing about hysterectomys and thought everyone had them this way. She set my surgery date for the 14th ( 8 days ago).
I was scared to death...Not of the surgery per se, but of the "going to sleep' part and the wait to find out if I had cancer or not. I did alot of praying during this time and I learned something very important that Ill explain later.
My Dr said to take a xanex sunday night, then again monday am on the way to the hospital (yes i was that nervous). in per-op the nurse gave me something in my IV to make me not care, within 30 seconds i was in La La land. I was happy and had not a care in the world and the best part, i was NOT nervous about the surgery anymore. (that was some good stuff)
They took me to OR and had me slide over to another table and I kinda remember seeing the robot and alot of people getting ready. My Dr said see you soon and i was out. 2 seconds later the Dr woke me up ( ok, 2 hours) but seemed like 2 seconds. I dont remember the recovery room at all, but they say i was there for an hour, then off to my regular room where my family was waiting....so im told. I still dont remember that. My new nurse put the squeezy things on my legs loosley and they felt great like a message.
They brought me in a cup of ice water and a lunch tray. That cup of ice water was the really expensive kind, like $500.00 a bottle kind and the green beans and vanilla pudding was the best thing i have ever eaten in in my whole entire life........OR SO IT SEEMED!!!!!! Thank god food doesnt always taste like that or id be 500 pounds
I dont remember much of the rest of the day cause they kept giving me more and more pain meds, but i do remember I LOVED everybody
I went home at noon the next day just after lunch. At home in bed at 4pm and my oldest daughter (24) came back from Wm with my perscriptions and I heard her say, kids, dad come here, meaning into my bedroom ( my other kids are 12 and 13. still dopey, I half way opened my eyes and she said mom listen to me, I said ummm hmmm, she said NO, MOM, listen to me!!!!!! she handed me a rock and said mom, here is a rock to put in the jar at church sunday and a bottle of wine....your Dr called and said that pathology came back already and there is NO cancer ANYWHERE!!!!!! I just broke down and cried like a baby as was the rest of us. The lord has answered our prayers! Thank you lord Jesus
At my church there is a bowl of river rocks and a jar ( actually 3 jars now) of river rocks and when someone has a blessing they go up and put a rock from the bowl to the jar. There is 3 full jars of rock left on displat to remind us all of the blessing. That rock that she handed me with forever be with me as a token and a reminder that God does answer prayers.
By the way, the Dr (robot) removed my uterus and both overies. My overies were each the size of grapefruits, and my uterus was normal size with endo that was beging to attach to my bowel and had already attached to the tube that goes from the Kidney to the Bladder. My CA-125 the ovarien cancer screen came back at 160 indicating cancer because normal is 35.
Today I am day 8 post op. I feel great. On day 5 I went to the mall, and day 6 church and grocery shopping. Yesterday (day 7) was the worst day ever because of gas pains and pressure and bloating so intense i just knew something had to be wrong. Thats when I found this site yesterday evening and I read to walk walk walk to get rid of gas. So i walked around the block and then took a mild laxative and went to bed. Ok, so I passed gas all night but today......I feel amazing and that Vaginal ultrasound probe I said felt kind of large......was because my ovaries were taking up so much room in there.
Thanks for reading,
God Bless you
Ps, im 47 y/o