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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:03 PM
I survived!

I'm resting in bed now but am in a little bit of pain. I arrived at the hospital at 6 am, my surgery was at 8am. I was so nervous, cried even while they prepped me on the operating table. My surgical team and surgeon was nothing short of amazing. I was in sugery for 4.5 hours. I had a grapefruit sized fibroid lodged on my uterus and even past my cervix. The doc said it was putting great pressure on my pelvic floor, my bladder and other organs. To quote, she said "I don't know how you lived with that thing for so long!". Me either! I never had great pain,bleeding,endo, or symptoms other than pressure and the need to pee. I'm so glad this thing is out of me. The surgeon said a normal uterus weighs about 60 grams. Mine was 790!! Can you believe it? I'm still in shock but SOOO grateful she could do it laparoscopically. I had no ill effects from the anesthesia and was in recovery for two hours.
I feel like I should be so tired, but I'm wide awake. My DH (and dog) are passed out next to me, but I'm in some discomfort and am waiting to take my next pain killer dose in an hour so when I DO fall asleep I'm not disrupted. Getting up is so hard though. My incisions are painful and I think I'm going to sleep in my ab binder tonight. Anyone else do that?
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Unread 04-07-2012, 12:33 AM
Re: I survived!

I am glad you made it through so well and that you are in good spirit. Just remember to take it really easy for the next 4 to 6 weeks in order to let your body heal. Happy healing!
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:52 AM
Re: I survived!

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Originally Posted by Brimbles View Post
I'm resting in bed now but am in a little bit of pain. I arrived at the hospital at 6 am, my surgery was at 8am. I was so nervous, cried even while they prepped me on the operating table. My surgical team and surgeon was nothing short of amazing. I was in sugery for 4.5 hours. I had a grapefruit sized fibroid lodged on my uterus and even past my cervix. The doc said it was putting great pressure on my pelvic floor, my bladder and other organs. To quote, she said "I don't know how you lived with that thing for so long!". Me either! I never had great pain,bleeding,endo, or symptoms other than pressure and the need to pee. I'm so glad this thing is out of me. The surgeon said a normal uterus weighs about 60 grams. Mine was 790!! Can you believe it? I'm still in shock but SOOO grateful she could do it laparoscopically. I had no ill effects from the anesthesia and was in recovery for two hours.
I feel like I should be so tired, but I'm wide awake. My DH (and dog) are passed out next to me, but I'm in some discomfort and am waiting to take my next pain killer dose in an hour so when I DO fall asleep I'm not disrupted. Getting up is so hard though. My incisions are painful and I think I'm going to sleep in my ab binder tonight. Anyone else do that?
Welcome to the other side! My utereus was almost 790 greams, too. Amazing how all of that can fit in there. Getting up will be difficult for a couple weeks. Take it easy and follow your doctors orders. You only get one chance to heal right. I didn't have an ab binder so I can't help with that. It does sound like your doing quite well, though. Take care.
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