Friday, June 14, 2013


I made it through surgery!  I could not have asked for a better experience!  I got there at 7:30, by 7:45 I am in my room.  I get my IV on the first time, woo hoo!  They let my mom and D come back after I am in my gown etc.  About 30 mins before surgery they give me some really great drugs to relax me before I went back to surgery!  Total side note, why are all anesthesiologists hotties?    They take me back to the OR and that is all I remember until I am in the recovery room.

Once in the recovery room, I remember trying to see what time it was.  Of course I couldn't read the clock because I didn't have my!  I kept falling back to sleep and I could hear the alarms going off and they would come tell me to breathe.  I thought I was!  I just wasn't breathing deep enough to keep my stats up.  I remember being really happy, which is totally different from my last surgical experience.  They had to change the pad while I was laying there, which under normal circumstances, would have mortified me.  I was feeling so good that I didn't care.

I finally get back to my room.  It takes me a while to wake up.  I can remember my mom trying to tell me what they found.  It doesn't sink in for a few hours.  I just could not get awake enough to understand.  Finally I get it.  They found a polyp, endometriosis, my left tube was totally blocked and it was stuck to my bowel.  The doctor removed the polyp, endo, unblocked my tube, and unstuck my tube from my bowel.  They are sending off the polyp and the scraping from my uterus for biopsy.  I was told this was normal so I am not concerned about it.

I just want to say I showed no signs of a polyp or endo.  I was totally shocked by both.  I do not have painful periods or excessive bleeding.  I have very short, light periods.

The final thing thy did was laser wedging on my ovaries.  This is basically poking holes in my ovaries to help induce ovulation.  I hope it works!  The dr told my mom and D that I still need to lose weight...duh, and that I might still need medicinal help for ovulation.  I am ok with that.

Now for the side notes:
1. Surgery didn't suck.
2. Listen to the nurse when she sys not to touch your anti-nausea patch and then touch your eyes.  They will dilate and stay that way for a while!  Learned that the hard way!
3. Trust your gut if you think something is wrong.  I didn't show any signs of an issue other than not getting pregnant.
4. Follow the directions they give you, I took Advil as soon as I left and every 4 hours and did not need any prescription pain meds.
5. They give you pictures of your innards to take home, totally gross, yet awesome!
6. Let people take care of of you for a few days!
7. Don't give up hope.

Overall, I am very happy with the outcome of the surgery.  Now on to our next step!  I am going to finish up the birth control and go from there.  I go back for my post op appointment on the 24th so I will be anxious to hear what the doctor tells me.


  1. Glad everything went well. Hopefully this is the boost you need!

  2. I'm so glad your surgery went well. GL with next steps and your follow up on the 24th!

  3. Thank you both! I feel pretty hopeful!

  4. 1. Yes, all anesthesiologist are hot... it's like an unwritten rule. (and in my experience, super confident and flirty, too!)

    2. (and most importantly) I'm glad that surgery went well and they were able to take care of all of the "surprise" issues they found! FX for great pathology and a fast recovery!