Laparosocpic surgery to do a little "clean up" job from the hysterectomy I had in June. Since then I have been having a lot of pain in my abdomen region due to scar tissue. fast forward months of monitoring, ultrasounds, and blood tests to find out that I need to have scar tissue, multiple cysts, fallopian tubes removed, and some fluid drained.
That was all just yesterday, through 3 incisions on my abdomen. The ovaries were again spared and we're hoping they will be viable to produce enough hormones for a few more years.
I threw up 9 times yesterday (talk about acid damage on my teeth!) but I am already feeling a lot better today, just sore and full of CO2 in my shoulders that will hopefully pass the next few days.
I had a roommate yesterday named Sarah, (the 'H' was how we determined who was who) we were separated by a thin curtain that didn't filter out any of the conversations. I found out later she had ear surgery to fix a hearing problem-- makes sense now why she was talking so loud.
I'm so grateful for the friends that we have in Ithaca to take care of me and my children while we are far away from family. There is no way I could have done this surgery with out their help. I'm thinking 25 surgeries turns me into the artificial woman, hopefully there is little to no need for more surgeries on this 80 year old body.