I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!





Friday, April 17, 2009

Is it sad they all knew me in the OR?

A lot of the same staff was there today as was about a month ago during my laparoscopy. I had a different nurse admitting me, but, otherwise, all where the same-anesthesiologist, surgical RN, and step down recovery RN. Too funny. They all recognized me. I told them I'd be back in a few weeks too. :)

The procedure went well. They ended up finding 2-3 more in there, and, removed them all and it took a smidge longer than anticipated (a little over 1 hour or so). So, I'm hopefully polyp free now and ready to roll. Cramping was okay after surgery. I went ahead and asked them for another round of whatever to calm it down. Glad they always ask about the allergies (I have a chart people). The 1st recovery room had me down for morphine, but the nurse said nay nay and got me something else.

I was there what seemed like all day! We got there at 10:30 and left at 4. The anesthesia they give you ("deep sedation") is basically just a step away from general. Like general, but without the breathing tube. I'm not sure why I was so out afterward, but, I was. So, finally I was up and they moved me to the step down unit where my hubby was able to come in and enjoy a few crackers and a soda with me. When they took the IV out, they/I didn't apply pressure long enough (don't tell me to get dressed at the same time people...I'm on drugs!!) so there is a nice little lump on my hand. I was assured this was just a bruise. My hypo self confirmed with my mom on phone on the way home (she works in a lab and knows these things).

Getting home was another story. I thought I was feeling like a million bucks until we stepped foot outside. I had to have the air cranked up to high and took deep breaths in and out all the way home. Thinking I was starving (cause I was!!!), I had some soup when I got home. When that didn't work, I took some phenegran and ibuprofen that we had on hand at the house. Then it was nite nite time. I just woke up feeling much better, although, exhausted now. Going to try to stay up a little bit and get something to eat.

I think I should be up and at 'em by tomorrow. They said to take it kinda easy. I can do that, and will! I'll be bleeding for up to two weeks, but, it should be tapering off bit by bit. Other than that, on pelvic restriction AGAIN for two weeks, and, will have a FU sometime around that time. I'll talk to the clinic on Monday, but, we should still be a go for 4-22 injections!

Thank you for all of the well wishes!

8 comments:

Yaya said...

Have a quick recovery!!!!

Mommy of a miracle said...

I am glad that is over for you. Hopefully no more bumps in the road. Good luck and have fun resting!

Duck said...

glad it went well

517Butterfly said...

I'm glad the procedure went well & I hope you start feeling better soon! I definitely agree that sometimes the "deep sedation" drugs are more potent than general anethesia! Hopefully everything stays on track for your 4/22 injections!

Faith said...

Cheers for a speedy recovery!

callmemama said...

Glad it went well. Cheers to being polyp free!

Kischa said...

You've been going through it! I hope you feel better soon so you can start up with that box of fun.

Celia said...

I'm am glad it went smoothly. It was very interesting to read this because my RE thinks I have a polyp and they are going polyp hunting in May.