Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm home from the hospital

Well I'm home from the hospital and doing better than I thought I would be. That first day after surgery, I thought I was going to die. I'm a whimp to pain anyways and was hurting bad. But after I got the "good stuff", I was all better. Turns out I had more than "one friend" in my uterus. I had a whole party going on "in there". All we knew about was the 1 large fibroid (about the size of a softball or a large orange), but hiding in the shadows were 11 more fibroids (about the size of a golfball). Dr. Gentry was able to get them all removed except for 1. That one is staying for now because it is to close to my cervix for him to remove it. Should something happen while he tried to remove it, he would of had to have done a complete hystorectomy on that and he knew I DID NOT want that done. So he left it in. Said it shouldn't cause me any problems physcially or while I am trying to get pregant. If for some reason it does, he can do something all artery embolization to block the blood flow to the fibroid.
So I'm at home for the next 3 weeks, just hanging out, and no driving for the next 2 weeks. I still have some pain when I'm trying to get in and out of bed and when I get up from sitting, but other than that, I am getting around pretty good.
Thanks for your prayers and thoughts while I was in the hospital and during my surgery. Thanks to those who visited me and called and those who brought or sent flowers, gifts, and goodies.
I also want to add that the nurses, techs, and staff at the Deaconess Women's Hospital are AWESOME!! They did so much to make me and my husband as comfortable as possible and put up with me constantly pushing the nurses button cause I needed something.

Below are a few pictures that were taken of me at the hospital and I had no control over them...


This was after they took me back to start the prep before surgery...



This was taken after I was out of surgery and in my room...



I'm getting ready to get a dose of the "good stuff"...


This is me trying to get some rest after I got the "really good stuff"...

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