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Three Days Until Surgery

Monday, June 03, 2013

The time has really flown for me as I have been so busy trying to get prepared for my surgery that is only 3 days away! emoticon

I've been very stressed, scared, second-guessing, etc. but now as it gets even closer I realize that it's for the best. I'm really concerned about losing my ovaries (already know one is going) and I'm also concerned about being in surgical menopause as well as worried about recovery (pain, not being able to have my normal routine for a long time, etc.).

I have done as much physically as I can to get ready with the time that I have left, but still don't feel I have it all done. emoticon

I truly only have two full days left to get ready since the day before surgery I have to go back to the hospital for blood work (in case they have to give me a blood transfusion) and surgery prep. Today and tomorrow are going to be super busy for me as I have last minute preparations and appts. to take care of too.

I plan to buy a shower stool as I am not sure if I will be able to handle showering standing up since I normally have low blood pressure anyway and can only imagine how I will feel in the days after surgery.

Friends are helping me with activities for the kids so I can have a little free time to take care of the things I have to get done, and my husband is taking some vacation time to help me with recovery.

I'm not in a lot of pain which is messing with my head since I second-guess everything, but honestly that's not the reason for the surgery (pain). I have faced surgeries before, but this one is different because not only am I having abdominal surgery, but I'm also having organs removed that affect your hormones and a woman's emotional feelings (don't mean that my ovaries or uterus control my emotions, but rather the removal of them can cause emotions).

I just have to do what I have to do and deal with the situation afterward and hope for the best.
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    Thank you so much! I am reading my email as I have nothing else to do before I leave for surgery. I can't eat or drink so just reading the wonderful and positive comments from Spark friends like you. Thank you !!!!!!!!
    1815 days ago
    Glad your husband is going to be able to take some time off to help. Your kids are also old enough to be lots of help, too. You have been dealing with so much because of this problem. It will be good to have this taken care of. I think your hormones have probably been so out of whack because of all of the issues you've been having that it may not be any more of a problem after the surgery. Sending happy thoughts that the surgery will go smoothly and that your recovery will be quick. emoticon emoticon
    1815 days ago
    Thanks, I hope I feel the same way as you do.
    1816 days ago
    It was the best decision I made. My only regret was I didn't do it sooner! Hugs!
    1817 days ago
    Thank you every one; I sure appreciate the uplifting comments and support. I'm freaking out a little bit because it is so close and reality is hitting me even more.

    I don't feel ready as there is still so much to do to prepare, but I only have so much time so have to make the best of it and do what I can and let the rest just go.
    1818 days ago
    Sounds like a very tough things to be going through! I wish you the best in all aspects. May you be surrounded by supportive friends. May all of the hospital staff and doctors be guided and directed according to God's grace a will to maximize success, minimize stress and pain and maximize recovery! Who you are is more than what you are but always what you are is Loved by the One who gave you life! As we persevere through struggles, our character is shaped and we become better for it if we hold on to our hope and faith that gets through each dreary day!

    emoticon emoticon We are at your side in Spirit!
    1818 days ago
    Sending all my best wishes to you for a quick and painless recovery!
    1818 days ago
    You are very strong and I'm sure you'll be fine
    1818 days ago
    You are a strong lady! For me a similar surgery was a blessing but it took a bit for me to understand it. Its a journey for sure, and every day I just tried to add one more goal to keep me moving and healing.
    Walking with a pillow, but walking, a step ladder next to the bed for the first few days helped. Hormones, well I ended up not taking them for long (less than 3 months). give yourself time to heal - hystersisters is a great web site and helped me gage my progress and offered a lot of help. I got rid of all those organs too..and now after the healing I am so glad to be pain free and free to move again! You have my prayers and best vibes as you embark...if you need to chat - just give a post...
    1818 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2013 8:01:54 AM
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