Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Today is the day of my 2nd surgery!

Today is the day of my 2nd surgery!

I am going to have a laparoscopy to remove the rest of the endometriosis that might still be lurking around, get rid of any cysts that might be hanging around, and zap those adhesians. They are also going to check my fallopian tubes to see if they are blocked and if they are, they will unblock them.

I can't wait to get rid of the pain and discomfort from this endometriosis stage 4, which not only affects me during cycle time, but other times of the month too like ovulation time.

Now after they rid me of the endometriosis today, my goal is to do my best to prevent it or slow it down from returning. I plan on achieving this goal through diet, exercise, and supplements. If anybody has any tips, suggestions, ect. I'd love to hear them!

My husband Ed and I are praying for a successful surgery, that everything goes well, to receive a good report from the doctor, for me to be pain free and healthy, to be healed of the endometriosis and infertility if it's God's will, and also if it's God's will for us after I heal, for us to be blessed with a child. Of course that totally is up to God and His will for me. On a positive note though, I did ask my surgeon who is an endometriosis specialist how old is his oldest patient who was able to have children after surgery and he told me he had a patient who was 47 with endometriosis who was able to have a child. Wow, how blessed that lady is whoever she is! That is totally awesome!

My husband Ed has been so wonderful and encouraging through this. Yesterday when I had to fast from solid foods, he made me some delicious chicken flavored broth. He also went out and bought me some jello cups and orange Popsicle made out of real fruit. After spending a whole day not being able to eat, they tasted fabulous! Thank you Honey, love you!

May I please ask for prayers? Maybe someone would pray a rosary for me? As you might know, the rosary is my favorite devotion!

Thank you so much everyone for the kind comments, encouragement, and especially the prayers! I really appreciate them all!

May God Bless you all.

Love,
Maria Therese

6 comments:

Life In Mazes said...

I just said a prayer for you and for Ed that he is calm as you are in surgery! I pray that you get the best results and your healing happens swiftly. I will say a rosary for you this morning! God's best blessings to you!
I personlly celebrate my surgery dates bc to me they have brought me so much new life. No babies yet, but I feel like I have a brand new life, finally being healthy! Fantastic news about the 47 year old! I am only 32! I never say "only 32", I usually just say "I am already 32 and still have no children!" God can change our hearts and attitudes :)

prayerfuljourney said...

I will pray for you. I am going to have the same surgery as you next month (May), Lord willing. Like you said, we just have to accept God's will. I hope you have a good recovery and are pain free after this. Amen, Amen. God Bless.

Praying for Hope said...

Good luck. I've sent a prayer your way.

prayerfuljourney said...

I prayed a rosary for you today and for all of us women dealing with the struggles of IF. God Bless and I hope the surgery went well.

SBCE said...

Prayers said! You are an inspiration to us, MT.

Nita said...

Sending prayers your way. hope you heal quickly
nita