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It's a Week After My Surgery

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.
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    I am sorry to hear about all the hurdles you are experiencing. I hope you feel better soon.
    1682 days ago
    Thank you all so much. I'm feeling a little less "crazy" since I'm not taking the Percocet as much so feel like I might make a little bit more sense if I post on here, LOL.

    I have wonderful friends who brought food for my family and took my kids to events so that my husband could stay with me at the hospital. It's a good thing since there were times things were ignored and I wouldn't have been able to find the Morphine pump for pain if not for him. I kept losing it in the covers and didn't have the strength or cognitive ability to find it without my husband being there.

    Thank goodness for friends since I don't have any family to help out so they were such a blessing and gave me so much peace while I was in the hospital and back home.

    Although you guys are not here physically, I appreciate all of you sending your wonderful Spark messages and encouraging me through this painful journey. You guys are great!
    1683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 1:07:17 PM
    Thanks for letting us know how you are. I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing so much pain, and I hope it gets better soon. Try not to think of the endoscopy and the possibility of more surgeries down the line. Concentrate on getting better now. Take care and get well. Hugs.
    1683 days ago
    I am glad to hear that you made it through surgery and are at home on the path to healing. Sorry to hear that they found some concerns to add to your hassles but it is better than them not noticing them and you having to suffer due to the failed exploratory findings! Pain is something that we all hate but as you endure, you will be able to put these days into the rearview mirror! I hope that you future we be a greater blessing since they are working hard to alleviate your health issues which I am sure were keeping you from being all you could be. Enjoy the attention of your family friends and loved ones. When we are healthy, we are typically leaned on for what we can give! Take what you've earned now that the tables have turned and you are the one reaping the care and concern of others. It is times such as these that we find out who really cares and are valuable in our lives. Thanks for the update and our sympathies and empathies are with you! Let us know if there is anything we who are physically not beside you but are here to give what we can.

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    1683 days ago
    Been waiting to hear how you are doing & so sorry that you are having such a rough time. Never thought that being thin would be an issue during surgery. So glad your husband & kids are there to help you out. Be sure to let them emoticon Will keep you in my prayers for less pain & a speedier recovery. emoticon
    1683 days ago
  • MELRON042900
    Glad you are home and on the road to recovery! Hope the pain eases soon!
    1684 days ago
    Glad your home. Sorry your in such pain. Hopefully your recovery will be quick
    1684 days ago
  • TXTOAD9970
    Sorry you are in such pain. Get well soon!
    1684 days ago
    emoticon hope you start to feel better ,sounds like a long recover but emoticon
    1684 days ago
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