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Unread 10-18-2004, 11:43 AM
My Princess Story (hope it helps someone!)

I am 39 with a history of endo for over 10 years. After many bouts with Lupron, i finally decided to go ahead and have the surgery. I didn't want to chance being on the drug any longer. My endo was very "quiet" at this time so i thought i would have a quicker recovery with less disease thriving inside. I didn't have a lap before, just decided if i was going to have surgery, it was all or nothing. I decided not to keep my ovaries b/c i didn't want to have any more surgeries. Hard decision at 39 but i feel at peace with it. I had a LAVH last thursday. The night before had to drink "GoLytely" which was awful. I had diarrhea from 5pm until 2am. Hated it!!!! Woke up before surgery on thursday morning with a raging headache, having had to fast from noon on Wed, and woke up, you guessed it, with AUNT FLO! drat, double drat! So when i got to the castle just wanted to be put out of my misery! Was wisked off pretty quickly to surgery (within the hour or arriving). The surgery lasted 2 1/2 hrs, all went as expected. My dh was told i would be in recovery for 1/2 hour, but i was in there for 3 1/2 hours! apparently i am allergic to morphine and had a red rash raging all over my body. I'm still not sure what they did to me in the recovery room. When i see my dr next monday, i plan to ask. I woke up in recovery feeling very groggy, and in no real pain, just very drugged! I sent my dh home quickly b/c i was too tired to talk to anyone, and he had a long day and a long ride ahead of him! I wanted him to hurry home and call my family and get home to my dear doggy. I tried to eat some jello but of course threw it up, and felt pretty rotten and nauseas for most of the night. The nurses were awesome. I was in a room with one other woman who had knee surgery and since we were technically in "day surgery" we had 3 nurses to share! they were wonderful. I got out of bed a few hours after surgery, took a lovely little walk with my Dior Cath Bag slung over the nurse's shoulder, and it didn't hurt at all. I slept pretty ok that night, and the next morning was headachy and nauseaus (sp??) again. DH came to take my home around noon time and i was afraid i would puke in the car (an hour ride home!) but i didn't. I took it really easy at home the first few days, walked a bit every day to get the gas out, had my first BM on day 2, nothing on day 3 and it's ALL coming out on day 4. Feeling pretty good today. I am using the Vivelle dot patch (bioidentical Estradiol) with a progesterone cream (Progest) twice a day. having no hot flashes, just a bit headachy but maybe not drinking enough coffee!! I had 2 cups today and felt much better. Thanks for caring! I literally feel that i could NOT have done it without this site. All my questions and expectations were answered. Nothing happened that I didn't know might happen (except the stupid morphine, but who could know that?). The positive attitudes and wonderful women on this site can't be beat. with your help i feel confident in the HRT that i have chosen. My dr had chosen something else, something synthetic and oral, and I said, could i please try something else? she said absolutely. This site made me feel in charge of my own body, and recovery. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
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