Monday, March 9, 2009

Surgery date is April 1st, 2009

Today at work in the morning my new surgeon's office called me with a surgery date. I will be having my laparoscopy (key hole surgery) on Wednesday, April 1st 2009!

I can't wait to finally get rid of all the endometriosis, adhesians, cysts, and all the pain associated with this condition. Also my new surgeon tells me he will "optimize" things so we will have a better chance of being able to conceive, if that is God's will for us.

Please pray for a successful surgery for me, that everything will go well, and that if it's God's will for us we will be blessed with a child. If you could especially put in a prayer or two to the Blessed Mother, St. Anne, and St. Gianna I would really appreciate it so much! Thank you!

Since I will be out of work for two weeks recovering I am planning on ordering a few books I've had my eye on at my favorite website One of the things I really want to learn to do is knit. Maybe during my recovery time I could learn how to knit a few pretty blankets for all the wonderful friends I have expecting babies this year?

Thanks everyone!

May God Bless you.

Maria Therese :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Today was our 1st appointment with a new surgeon!

Today hubby and I had a consult with a new surgeon who is an endometriosis expert. He agreed to do my second surgery. When I gave him my first surgery report, he shook his head and said the same thing that my napro doctor did: that the first surgeon didn't do a great job and all he did was drain the cysts (He told me that if cysts aren't completely removed, they can grow back! I am fairly certain they have grown back, because I often feel pain near my ovaries!) He reassured me that he would remove all the remaining cysts, endometriosis, and adhesians.

He also said that even though the first surgeon couldn't do the surgery through my belly, he thought he can. He said he never had to do an open surgery on an endo patient. He told me I would only need two weeks out of work this time.

This guy seems to know and understand how to deal with endo. He wants to give hubby and I the best chance of being able to conceive. They will be calling within the next few days to give me a surgery date. Before I left the office they told me my surgery date will probably be in April. The surgeon will also perform a HSG during the procedure, which will check to see if my tubes are blocked. If they are blocked, he told me he will be able to unblock them!!

Hubby and I both remarked today that we wish we had been referred to this new surgeon eighteen months ago!

Finally! I'm going to be rid of this pain AND I might even be able to conceive a child eventually too!I feel very hopeful!

May I please ask for prayers? I feel a little nervous about needing surgery again, but I feel very hopeful too!

May God Bless you.