Thursday, August 23, 2012
Surgery Went Well
I had my surgery yesterday, and all is well. I had to be at the hospital at 5:45am, for a 7:45am operating time. Trust me...when the alarm went off at 4:45am, I was NOT a happy camper. G-man and the kids drove me to the hospital, and then went home to continue their morning. The kids didn't know about the surgery....just that I had a doctor's appointment.
My 2 hours of pre-op time went quickly, between all the people coming and going. I was wheeled into the OR at 7:44am, and my doctor called G-man around 9am to say it was all over and I was in recovery. Easy peasy.
They were able to remove the mass without removing the entire ovary (although I would have been fine if they took the ovary....). They went in laproscopically, and used the same incision spots as my previous surgeries, so no new scars.
I was home by noon, and spent the rest of the day in bed. I drifted in and out of sleep (thank you pain medication!). The big question was....would I be able to pee!!! I have this problem after surgery, and have ended up in the emergency room twice. I was nearing the time to call the doctor if I hadn't gone yet....when SUCCESS! That was a huge anxiety lifter for me. I really didn't want to go to the ER.
I attempted to have a few text conversations with my peeps....but it was obvious that my pain meds were winning when I was texting the conversation meant for another person. So I gave up on that idea.
I was out for the night around 9pm.
Today I am out of bed and moving around. Took a shower. I have a meeting at 10am (at my house), so I am all set for that, and will return to work tomorrow. Of course, I made the mistake of checking my work e-mail......UGH. I worked about double my normal hours on Monday and Tuesday to compensate for missing yesterday and today. And no doubt that tomorrow will be a long day as well.
Anyway....hoping to see what you all are up to later!!!