I know I have been absent for awhile and I want to tell you why. I have neglected this poor blog and all of you! I am starting to finally feel a bit better and the thought of sitting to write isn’t as horrible as it was so I hope to be back in full swing soon!
On March 10th I had surgery… a total hysterectomy. Things have been really hard for me since I had the ablation a few years ago. It was time to do something about it. I had to find a new doctor due to insurance changes so that was a tough decision. I loved the doctor that delivered Jemma but I got a good recommendation from a friend. I met the doctor and he recommended the surgery. I agreed that it was the best thing to do. At my appointment he did a uterine biopsy (OUCH) and the yucky pap smear. When he called me with my results of the biopsy he asked again about the surgery and we agreed to get it scheduled. Three weeks later I was at the hospital!
Surgery went well and I was up walking a few hours after I was brought to my room for the night. I had incredible pain on my right side but the nurse kept saying it was from gas. I knew it wasn’t and she wasn’t listening. I sat in pain all night. My doctor saw me the next morning and immediately took care of my pain issues and I went home later that afternoon. I saw my doctor a week or so later and he knew there was more to it than gas (as I did from being in pain for a week). He said I have a hematoma in my abdomen that is causing the pain and it is going to take time t heal.
I am at 4.5 weeks after surgery. I am still in pain on a daily basis. I am finally at the point in my recovery that I don’t want to sleep all day, everyday. I am still not able to drive and am not able to do too much without hurting. I had no idea how bad this recovery was going to be. I expected something similar to a cesarean and this is so much worse. I literally did nothing but lay down for 3 weeks. I was miserable. I was drained. I was not myself. I still have a ways to go but I am so happy to be feeling a bit better!
If you have been through a hysterectomy and want to talk, I am here. I relied on a very good friend to talk to me about very personal information and help me through the last 4 weeks. I would be happy to do it for anyone that needs it!