Jul. 17th, 2007 08:51 pm
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I'm home right now recovering from surgery that proved...less than successful.  I went in yesterday expecting an out patient laparoscopy to remove two pedunculated fibroids and woke up to find that I have four regular (large) fibroids, none of which are removable via laparoscopy.  That means either a hysterectomy or a lifetime of pain.  Needless to say, I am bummed.  Very.

I'm currently watching the Senate debate the Levin-Reed Amendment on C-SPAN 2.  At least I got a good laugh when Trent Lott insisted that Republicans were ready to vote on the amendment, whereupon he was challenged by Sen. Durbin to vote, whereupon Lott objected.   Good times!

Date: 2007-07-18 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowanceleste.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'm sorry those are your only two choices. There's nothing that can be done to reduce the size of the fibroids so they can be removed laproscopically?

Date: 2007-07-18 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deevee45.livejournal.com
No, they're too attached and too big. Thanks for the kind thoughts... I think I'm going to try and deal with the fibroids rather than have the hysterectomy. I wonder if a gallon-size dispenser of Advil is available!

Date: 2007-07-18 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowanceleste.livejournal.com
My aunt had fibroids for many years and was in constant pain from them. She finally had a hysterectomy a few months ago and this is the first time she has been pain free in many years. I know having a hysterectomy is a hard choice, but is the consistent pain worth not having it done? Even with the fibroids, my aunt did manage to have 3 children, but I don't know if she developed the fibroids before she had children or as she got older. I don't know how your pain level is compared to her pain level, but I just can't imagine being in constant pain when something, albeit drastic, can be done about it. It's a hugely personal decision, of course, but there are so many children out there that need parents to love them that having a hysterectomy doesn't necessarily prevent you from being a mother. Three of my co-workers (two in Denver and one in San Jose) just completed adoptions and they and their family couldn't be happier. Your choice is your choice, but I'd hate to think of you in constant pain. *hugs*

Date: 2007-07-18 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deevee45.livejournal.com
I know... on the one hand, I am dreading the loss of a body part--especially this one! On the other hand, this is just going to get worse, not better. Thanks again for the advice...it's good to hear about others who were/are in the same situation.

Date: 2007-07-18 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] afrocurl.livejournal.com
I'm really sorry. Neither of those options is wonderful, but I will be thinking of you this week.

Date: 2007-07-19 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deevee45.livejournal.com
Thanks... I really do appreciate it.

Date: 2007-07-20 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ww1614.livejournal.com
I've kept meaning to reply and send get well wishes. I hope that you're able to manage the pain and don't have to have major surgery. :(

Date: 2007-07-22 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deevee45.livejournal.com
I am really, really going to try and avoid having any major body parts removed! Thanks for the well wishes.


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