The surgery went well yesterday. The most difficult part was the fasting from solid foods the day before, but I have a wonderful husband who went out and bought me some broth, jello cups, and these delicious fruit Popsicles. There was a bit of a wait before they did the surgery (the surgery was supposed to be scheduled at 12:30), but the nurses and doctors kept checking in on me and gave me excellent care. When it came time for them to wheel me down to the operating room thanks to the anesthesia I was already out.
When it was over it was about 2:45 and they wheeled me to the recovery room to doze off a little. When I was more awake around 4:30 they gave me some delicious apple juice and buttered toast. Then they told me I should try getting up and getting dressed. I felt like I was half asleep when I stood up on my two feet, but I managed okay. They told me they called my husband Ed to park the truck right outside the day surgery door and call after he did that. But no call ever came. Finally at 5:30 I told them "I think my husband is waiting for me in the waiting room." The nurse told me she would bring me there, grabbed a wheelchair, and I was off to the waiting room. It turned out I was right. Ed was waiting for me there and our truck was right outside the door. As we were heading out to the truck I learned that the nurse who was pushing my wheelchair had endometriosis too. She told me she knew a lot of women who had it.
When we were driving home I asked Ed if the surgeon spoke to him because he didn't come and speak to me (The surgeon told me before the surgery that if he spoke to me afterwards I wouldn't remember anything he said, which is true!). Ed told me that the surgeon reported I had no endometriomas (cysts on my ovaries), but I did have a lot of endometriosis and adhesians. The surgeon said that he took an "aggresive" approach to getting it all. The surgeon also reported that my ovaries looked fine and my fallopian tubes were clear, not blocked! I was very surprised to hear that. I really thought he was going to find more endometriomas and my tubes were blocked. I had also been afraid that the surgeon would have to perform open stomach surgery again like I had for my first surgery on February 12th 2008, but no he was able to perform the keyhole surgery through my belly button. Best of all, I didn't have to stay overnight in the hospital and was able to leave the same day.
I am at my Mother's house right now until Saturday when Ed is coming back to pick me up. He wanted someone here with me while I recover in case I need them. I am doing pretty well. I was able to get a good night's rest, I am up and moving. I have some pain, but it's not that bad. I am feeling thankful that this second surgery is over and relief that it went well. I am looking forward to feeling no more pain hopefully from this endometriosis. I am also committed to doing all I can to try to prevent the endometriosis from returning by eating healthy, staying away from dairy and meat, and drinking more water. No more soda for me!
I have God and the Blessed Mother through her rosary to thank for leading us to this surgeon, that the surgery went well, and for this good recovery. I also have my wonderful husband to thank too for his love and support through this. I have a lot to be thankful for.
Today I need to call the surgeon and schedule an appointment to see him to discuss my surgery and see the pictures he took from the surgery. Meanwhile I will be out of work for about two weeks.
Thanks everyone for your prayers, encouragement, and kind thoughts!
I really appreciate it all!
May God Bless all my family and friends on here.