Well, I made it through my surgery. Was scared to death, but I am home now.
I went in for my surgery on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. and got to come home at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Was soooo glad to be home. Has been hard getting up and down, but I know that will be better in time.
I found out just before I was rolled into the OR that I was anemic, but guess it wasn't bad enough to postpone my surgery. Ended up opting for the spinal with sedation. Was very glad I did that. Don't even remember having the needle put into my back or having it taken out! But I do have a nice big bruise on my back to remind me of it.
The first thing I wanted to know was whether or not I still had my ovaries, and thank goodness I do! Was so thrilled about that. Was afraid they might have to go. Doctor did tell me that it was a mess in there from the adeno, and that I was long overdue for this surgery. Have been feeling okay since I came home, but having to take my pain meds pretty regularly. Is that normal?? I know that everyone's tolerance for pain is different. I have no tolerance for pain myself. But I am a big chicken when it comes to pain! I go to the doctor on Tuesday to have my staples out...ended up with 12 of those beauties.
Have had quite a problem with gas pains... OUCH! That sure can hurt can't it? But I have some medicine for that too. Thanks to being prepared from all I have learned here. I have a wonderful mother who has been so great about helping me out. Also have a DD and DH who have done so much for me also. Good to know I have people I can count on when I need them.
Okay, I have rambled on enough. Time to get back to bed....need my rest. Just wanted to let you lovely ladies know how I am and thank you all for your kindness and support. This is a GREAT website and I will definitely recommend it to anyone I know who is going thru the same thing.
Thanks for all your prayers and good wishes! And good luck to all you LIW. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.