Twenty-Four hours ago I was on the operating table having most of my lady bits removed.
Here I am in pre-op all smiles even though I was nervous as hell.
The husband isn’t as good at hiding his anxiety.
Surgery was at 8:45 a.m. and they rolled me in at 9 a.m. It’s so surreal to be in a room with all the doctors and nurses as they hook you up to all the machines. Within moments of them putting the oxygen mask on me I was asleep.
The next thing I remember is waking up groggy in the recovery room. The clock said 12:05. I was in pain and nauseous. The nurse gave me something for the pain, and I dozed back off until 1:00.
My nurse was great although I felt like she was rushing me out of the hospital. By 2:30 they had me dressed and in the chair. I could barely keep my eyes open while the nurse explained my discharge instructions. Thankfully The Husband and my Mom were there.
The car ride home was excruciating. Every bump and turn was wince-inducing. It was 25 minutes of pure torture.
Once I got home I went straight to bed and dozed in and out of sleep until the kids came home from school. The 12-Year-Old came first. I could tell he was scared for me. When The 6-year-old came home, he asked to cuddle, and I obliged. He makes everything better.
We watched Moana and again I dozed in and out of sleep.
The first night was pretty rough. I was up about every hour to pee. The cramping and pain are quite intense at times especially when I try to shift my weight or get up.
Before the surgery and even in the pre-op room there was a part of me who still thought I was crazy. Was I was overblowing my symptoms and just being dramatic? Is this surgery even necessary?
The average weight of a uterus is 60g. Mine was enlarged to 310g with the fibroids. It was bigger than I expected for sure. After hearing that and seeing the photographs, I felt a little less crazy. The doc said I was lucky they were still able to perform the laparoscopy as the other surgery is much more invasive and has a longer recovery time. So I’m counting my blessings.
Since the anesthesia wore mostly off, I feel tons better. My goals right now are to rest, take short walks around my house, and watch all the shows I’ve been falling behind on. Mom and I have been binge watching American Horror Story Coven all morning. 🙂