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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Surgery Update

I just wanted to take a second to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

This is my first chance to get on here and update because I have been so out of it. I went into surgery just after 9am yesterday morning and was not even lucid until 7pm that evening. My husband somehow managed to get me home, pick up our other children, and get back home to me before I was even awake enough to realize I was back home in my own bed! The last clear thought I had from yesterday until I woke up in my own bed was kissing Joseph before they wheeled me out of my room to go into surgery.

Dr. Joy said my surgery went very smoothly. When he actually got inside of me, he said I had a TON of scar tissue that had built up around both of my ovaries, my cervix, and around my bowels. There was so much built up that he felt this was no doubt the cause of my pain over the last few months. The scar tissue was a result from my c-secton when I had Wyatt.

Good news, is that Dr. Joy was able to save my ovaries and did not have to do a partial hysterectomy like he thought he might have to do. He was able to successfully remove all the scar tissue that had accumulated, and can I tell you, I feel so much better! Granted, I am still sore from the surgery obviously, but for the first time in a long time I am no longer in constant pain.

He also went ahead with the tubal and thermal ablation. I have mixed feeling about that. It's a relief to not have to worry about pregnancy and the possibility of having another baby with the same condition Wyatt had. At the same time, I'm kind of mourning the kids I still wanted to have. I know we logically made the safest and best decision by having the tubal, but it's hard to accept that at 24 years old, I don't have the option of bearing children ever again. I think it will just take some time to get used to the idea. The only reason I'm okay with this, is because we are 100% sure we will try to adopt in the next couple of years. And if we decide we absolutely want to have another child of our own, surrogacy is still an option thanks to Dr. Joy for saving my ovaries.

I go back to see Dr. Joy in two weeks for my post op check up. I don't know if I will have to worry about scar tissue building up again from this operation, so that will be one of my many questions. Until then though, I'm just going to enjoy being pain free!



Caroline said...

So glad things went well & your doing good. Keeping you in my prayers.

MommyIvy said...

Glad everything went well and you are on your way to being pain free.

The Blue Sparrow said...

YAY! I'm so glad things went well, and whoever the child is that God has planned for you to adopt is one lucky lil punkin! (((HUGS)))

Sarita Boyette said...

I'm so thankul you are feeling better all ready! Glad the doctor was able to fix you up.
I understand your sadness - I was sad after my tubal ligation, also, and became depressed about that as I was only 27. But I had three pregnancies with complications each time so the doctor strongly suggested it. It was really the best choice for me in the longrun.