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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Just 5 More Days

Well, Tuesday was my pre-op appointment. Turns out no miracles have happened to me because my fibroids are still there. *gotta keep a sense a humor about things, right?* So, we are set for an abdominal myomectomy at 8:45 Monday morning. I have to check into the hospital by 6:45 AM *yeah, I'm not getting any sleep Sunday night* The doc is pretty confident that she can remove all the fibroids that were showing up on the sonogram without any problems. She did warn me that there could be more than the five that were visible on the test. She also understands that preserving fertility is my ultimate goal, so if there are an unexpected fibroids that could cause problems in trying to remove them, she will leave them in. She said the only downside is that I will have to have a C-section when I get pregnant, due to the removal of 2 specific fibroids. I personally don't think that a tremendous downside, so I'm OK with that.

I will be in the hospital for two nights and as long as I don't have a fever, can keep food down and can pee, they will let me go home. Once home I will pretty much be confined to the top floor of my house with the bathroom and shower. I am told I will not want to be doing stairs for a few days. There's a good chance I will be cleared to drive at my post-op appointment 2 weeks later, but we will have to wait and see how I heal. She did warn me that even if she does clear me to drive after 2 weeks, I probably shouldn't go to far in the afternoon and evenings as my body is still re cooperating and I will get very tired in the afternoons.

As soon as I feel up to it, she said I can start my walking again. Shorter distances at first and working back up to my 4 miles. She doesn't want me going to the gym, doing any heavy lifting or having sex for 6 weeks. *sheeeeeeeeeeeet, I'm not having sex now, so I don't think that's going to be a problem for six weeks* Then she says, "and after about two months you can go for it and get pregnant." *sigh, if only* Though, if something doesn't change soon in my personal life I just might have to make the decision between being a single parent or never being one. Lord help me when I try to explain that one to Catholic Italian parents!


Nicky said...

Congrats on your surgery. I'm currently a week and a half post op and I couldn't be happier to have my big broid full of broids out of me.

I've been surfing around on my downtime looking for first hand experiences and your blog popped up.

I don't know you from Adam but I wish you well all the same... and while driving and moving in two weeks is all possible, please just listen to your body and don't push it.

Be well and happy knitting!

Suzanne said...

Good advice from the doc on managing your recovery. Let your family and friends help out as much as possible. It will be over before you know it and you'll be fibroid-free, yay!
Sending out big hugs to you!

Valerie said...

Best wishes from me to you hun and hopes for a speedy recovery. -=hugs=-

brsmaryland said...

Good luck on Monday! I'm sure it will all go well and you'll be back on your feet soon.