Hello all, I just wanted to let you know that surgery was successful. I am still in the hospital. My stay is intended to be 3-5 days. I suppose technically this was day one.
According to the surgeon, what they removed from me was something the size of a small turkey that had other masses attached to it. The mass was not in fact growing in the ovary. It is still not known, however, if the mass is malignant. Testing is being done and I will have that answer soon.
In the meantime, I have now officially had a hysterectomy and oophorectomy. I was cut open from above the navel down into the pelvis. I am in a great deal of pain as can be expected but the pain is being controlled with an excessive amount of medication.
The whole thing hasn’t really hit home yet. I guess it won’t hit until I see my unbandaged belly for the first time. Right now everything is just a mess of wires and tubes, pain and the weirdness of being in a hospital as an overnight patient.
I will add more to this after I wake up in the morning. Struggling to keep my eyes open right now.
Well I had written a great deal more earlier in the morning but looks like I did not save it properly so it’s been lost. I think I was just talking about what it’s like being in the hospital. I’ve mentioned in other posts that I generally avoid anything that requires a great deal of ‘real world’ interaction with people. I live like an agoraphobic. I hesitate to call myself an actual agoraphobic but I do live like one for the most part. So this experience is weird and uncomfortable and I can’t wait for it to be over. But I recognize the necessity of it and the need for me to grow up and just deal with it. And minus one little glitch yesterday I think I’ve done a great job.