Thursday, April 15, 2021

Man, I Feel Like A (New) Woman

 Referencing the Shania Twain song, I'm hoping to "Feel Like A Woman" soon.  My body's been put through the ringer and I'm ready to feel better.  Any day now.....

As many of you know, I had two surgeries in December.  One was scheduled, the other emergency.  The doctor thought that would fix a lot of my issues.  And it did.....for a month.  I started bleeding again like a stuck pig in a slaughterhouse and haven't been feeling right.  So, the doctor ordered a DiVinci Surgery to remove my uterus and cervix.  In other words, a hysterectomy with the aid of robotic arms.  

For your viewing pleasure is the meal I ordered from the hospital - steamed broccoli, bacon slices, and mashed potatoes with gravy

The surgery took place yesterday.  My stomach has five small incisions.  Looks like I've got the map to Route 66 going on my abdomen.  Dr. found out I suffer from Endometriosis and that's likely the cause of what's been my problem.  She removed that as well as my other lady bits.  I still have my ovaries, in the hopes I don't go into early menopause.  

To top it off, the doctor found a spot in my nether regions that caused her concern.  She cut it off and sent it off to labs.  If the spot comes back cancerous (or even pre-cancerous) , I will be having another surgery to remove all other spots in that area.  In addition to the marks on my stomach, I now have stitches between my vajayjay and butthole.  I can't make this stuff up!

At this point, I'm not sure how much more can be removed.  Throughout the years, I've become a game of Operation.  Just lay me out and take it out!

Have you ever had a hysterectomy?  Have any suggestions for quick recovery?  I've already got the pain pills, belly band, and Gas-X on hand.  And a husband that must really love me!


Sandy Cain said...

(((((((((((((TERRA))))))))))) Isn't it fun?? OMG! I had a total spaying done when I was 49 (ovaries included). The very first thing I heard when I woke up in recovery was a nurse saying, "Look how red her face is!" Oh, the joys of instant surgical post-menopause!"

I didn't have a robotic surgery - I got a horizontal "bikini" cut which felt like it was hip-to-hip, with a bunch of staples. Short hospital stay, too - spayed on a Friday, discharged on a Monday.

They gave you BROCCOLI? OMG. GAS. GAS. GAS. Stay away from it (and any other gas-inducing food) for a while, take drugs, and let hubby do EVERYTHING!

I sure hope your other biopsy comes back negative. It's such a vulnerable feeling to have surgery on a place you can't even see (like an arm).

Lucky you have a husband to help you...mine had already passed by the time for my surgery came around. I was pretty much on my own. LET HIM DO EVERYTHING.

Prayers for a quick recovery!

Jackie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon and that the surgery helped. Have to say that the meal looks delicious!

mail4rosey said...

I had a hysterectomy too. It was such a relief because I literally couldn't walk across the street without having to change clothes. I'm glad those days are behind me. It was a very frustrating time. I had my ovaries out too, I had to ask for them to take them, and they finally agreed because my grandma passed from Ovarian cancer. They said there were polyps on them when they took them out, so it was a good thing they did. I agreed. I was supposed to go on some kind of pill to prevent instant menopause but I didn't, and I haven't gotten it yet. Wouldn't it be dandy if I never did? It's been a few years ago now... but I'm only 50 (almost 51) so we shall see. :) Good luck to you. I hope this finally fixes everything and you feel back to 100%. I also hope your lab results come back okay! Keeping you in my prayers for a fast recovery.

An Apel a Day said...

I'm going through the change of life right now. It's been so emotional. Then with having new job after new job I was so anxious!

An Apel a Day said...

Get well soon. Life is rough sometimes!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have not had one, but I will be talking to my gyno on my next appt to get it done. I was supposed to have an ablation last year, right around when Covid hit and all unnecessary surgery was canceled. I never rescheduled as I think I just want the entire uterus removed, not just the lining. My periods are awful and almost always cause my Ulcerative Colitis to flare every month too when my hormones are out of whack.

Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery!

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annies home said...

glad you are feeling better Praise God that the issue you speak of has never truly been one that I have suffered but I have had friends and family that have. It takes a while to pop back from glad you are feeling like a new woman