Thursday, June 13, 2013
Just a quick blog to let my wonderful Spark friends know that I am home from the hospital. I am doing about as well as you can expect from an abdominal hysterectomy.
Today is a week out from my surgery and it's been a rough journey so far, but I'm hopeful that things will improve. I had my staples taken out yesterday at the doctor's office, and while that wasn't that painful, the nurse really set me back as far as my pain goes as I was laid flat down on the examination table.
I literally cried I was in so much pain and had a very painful afternoon, night and day today. It wasn't feeling good to begin with but got worse after that experience.
I have my wonderful husband helping me. Otherwise I wouldn't be doing half-way as well as I am right now. I'm still in pain, dealing with nausea somewhat, but trying hard to eat healthy foods and was told yesterday that my incision area was one of the best ones that they had seen in a very long time; so I suppose I'm doing something halfway-right.
I feel this is going to be a very long recovery and I have to be patient, although that's not one of my virtues for sure.
I've had a lot of pain but especially on my right side (although my left ovary was the one removed) and found out that I have to get a colonoscopy when I recover from this as my left ovary was stuck to my colon and they found a marble-sized polyp on it.
My father has colon cancer so because of my history and although I'm not 50 years old, they want me to have that done after I recover from this. The doctor told me that he though it was endometriosis as that is what was on my left ovary and I believe my uterus and since the left ovary was adhered to the back of my colon he thinks that might be what is on my colon.
I'm trying not to panic about more possible surgery as this has been VERY difficult and not fun.
The doctor told me yesterday that he had a hard time getting the sutures that he ties off to not show under my skin due to my being on the thin side, so maybe that's why the right side hurt worse? Not sure, but sure has felt like someone was sticking a knife inside of me and pulling it down.