Thursday, July 30, 2009

Second surgery of the year...done

What a day yesterday! It started with Pace waking up at 4:30 to make me breakfast since I couldn't eat or drink anything after 5:30 am - what a guy! After that we both got ready for work and headed in for our half days. Then we headed for the surgery center. When we first walked in I was NOT impressed. It was a very small, VERY crowded waiting room and the staff didn't seem very professional. I felt so bad having to leave Pace out in that tiny room during my surgery. After just a few minutes the nurse called me back. They were WONDERFUL! I felt like I was surrounded by a bunch of moms. They were all very nurturing, understanding and just fantastic.

The anestesiologist (I have no idea how to spell that and apparently spell check doesn't either) was hysterical! All of that combined really put me at ease. they had a really hard time getting my IV in again but they finally got it on the third stick (two on the right arm and then finally one on the left). I was able to walk into the OR myself which was different than my last lap. It was neat being able to hear the witty banter of the nurses, doctors and such. I finally got my cocktail and was knocked out immediately.

The surgery went very well. They were able to remove the entire mass with minimal trauma to the ovary. They also checked my tubes and looked for more endo, but all was clear! That is great news. I should have the pathology results next week, and my post-op appt. with the RE is next Wednesday, so we should know more after that.

So far I have felt really good. Of course I am sore, but I remember being MUCH more uncomfortable with the last lap, and I have two extra incisions this time. Personally I think my RE was just more gentle and knew what he was doing more than the GYN that did my lap. I was MISERABLE last time. I took one pain pill last night before bed because I was scared I would wake up in a lot of pain, but I still feel pretty good.

Pace had to work today, so my sweet friend "T" took the day off to come hang out with me. It will be so nice to spend the day with her. She is wonderful!

I was witness to another pregnancy announcement yesterday. At work. In front of everyone, my boss shared that his daughter (who is my age) is expecting. They just got married last December, weren't trying, don't have jobs etc. It was VERY uncomfortable for me and I just had to fight back my tears. I was already kind of nervous about my surgery, and then for that to be thrown in the mix was just really hard.

I am trying to stay faithful Lord, but after four and a half years, one miscarriage, two surgeries I am getting tired. Pace and I are no longer on the same page as far as future TTC and I feel defeated. Please show me the way and I will follow. I'm just exhausted.

Thank you all for your love, kind words and support. It literally brings tears to my eyes and humbleness to my heart to know that all of you are here with me, supporting me and encouraging me. You all are wonderful and I have no idea where I would be without you. MUAH!


Amanda said...

Glad to hear that your surgery went well and it sounds like you were well taken care of. And it sounds like everything looked good too.

Ugg... what crappy announcement timing (too bad he couldn't have waited until you were off for surgery). I'm sorry about that, hopefully things will go better now and you'll have some good news of your own soon.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well! Sorry you're feeling discouraged lately. I'm praying for you hun.

The Unproductive One said...

Yay to surgery going well!!

Boo to (yet) another pregnancy announcement - don't these people have better things to do, like watch television?

Sad to hear that you and Pace aren't on the same page re future ttc :-(

Much love my friend


Dana said...

YAY..I am so happy that the surgery went well and the nurses were sweet! That makes a lot of difference. I know things are tough right me..I know this valley well. Just know that you are NOT alone!! So if you don't mind me asking what page is Pace on?? And what page are you on?? Just wondering b/c Todd and I were on different pages a while back and I just wondered if I could help at all. I will pray for your results to be great and for you to recover in no time!!

Also, I am gonna pray really hard that these stinking ppl announcing pg all day long will go away and give you some stinkin peace!! You deserve it girl! Love you!!

Dana said...

hey your response. todd has done that before. making a comment in passing about giving up and then I am sent into a whirlwind of what the heck did he just say. I know it is hard to talk about, but trust me it helps. I had to force myself to do it at first...and then it has gotten better. Let me know if you ever wanna chat with me...i am here!! Love you!

Hillary said...

Whew, I'm glad it's over and went well!!

Dreamer4agift said...

Glad it went well and looking fwd to hearing what the post-op stuff shows! Here's to going for some good news!