Friday, March 18, 2011

::surgery update::

Feeling a little tired and a little too dopey to say much here, so I'm just going to copy a post from our family blog.  I'll be back in a few days to say more, but for now this is all I've got.  :)

Just a quick post to update on my surgery.

My doctor was able to excise the tumor without damaging the ovary, which was our biggest concern.  There wasn't as much endometriosis as suspected, so surgery was much quicker than we thought it would be.    We are so thankful for this outcome--everything seems to have gone very well.  I had to stay at the hospital for much of the day because I don't do well under anesthesia.  My blood pressure runs low, and I set off alarms all day long because we couldn't get it up.  After a lot of sleep, pain, and nausea, I finally started responding to some anti-nausea meds in my IV, and was able to leave shortly after.

I am feeling okay today, just super sore and doped up, of course.  The worst pain I've had has been severe shoulder pain, which is a side effect of the gas they put in my abdominal  cavity so the robot can do its thing during surgery.  I also feel like I've done about 2,000 sit-ups. Sore.

Overall, though, this morning I am feeling better (at least for now), and am so thankful the Lord has spared my ovary in this surgery.

I am feeling a little fuzzy around the edges...and I might look back at this post and wonder how I was able to string any words's probably not a good idea to be writing while medicated.  But, I wanted everyone to know we are doing well, and I so appreciate all the phone calls, texts, emails, meals, flowers, and prayers.

I feel so very blessed.