chronic illness

Finally out of the hospital!

I got released this morning! FINALLY! Surgery was more complicated than anticipated. And my doctor said that if we had not scheduled this surgery now, we would be in surgery probably under an emergancy situation within a couple months. She decided to start the surgery laparscopically on my right side since that tended to be my “good side.” But she was shocked at what she saw. My right ovary was completed buried in scar tissue and my ureter had also been caught in the damage. She didn’t want to do any organ damage so she had to do the full incision (its about 6 inches I guess–from hip bone to hip bone). My left side was even worse. My ovary was roughly the same size as my uterus due to a very large cyst and other endo damage. And the back of my uterus was adhered to my small intestines. At least now I am sure that I wasn’t making up the pain! Endo was also on my bowels and bladder. She was floored because while I’ve always had a complicated case, it has NEVER been like this! And it has only been one year since my last lap with one of the top specialists in the nation (who said that I would only have a 9% chance of coming back). So I’m looking at a full six week recovery (boo!). I’m just wanting all of the gas pain to go away! I honestly look at least 4 months pregnant! And of course my room was on the same hall as L&D so every walk I took took me by the nursery. But surprisingly I was ok with it. I’ve only had one hormonal breakdown. Night sweats have been a royal b!tch but I start HRT today. Because of the endo complications found in surgery, I am no longer a candidate for estrogen replacement but hopefully progesterone alone will provide enought relief!

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