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Recovery Complete...

My surgery recovery is almost 100% over and done with. As far as the physical recovery, it was worse than what I was thinking it would be. The pain in my shoulder from the gas that they pumped my stomach up with was unbearable at times. I did have a great pain killer that helped it tremendously but when I wasn't taking it or when I was asleep and it wore off, it was bad. There was one evening, right before I went to bed where it was in my shoulder but also in my ribs and I felt like I couldn't breathe. With every breath it was immediate pain and it fucking hurt. I was in tears because it was so bad!!! Eventually, (the 6th or so day) it was able to absorb or escape from my body and it was so much better!!!

My incision is about a inch long, from the middle of my belly button down to just outside of it (again, an inch or so long). I have a burn mark just under that and I think is from the laser. Definitely an unplanned scar. I also have a tiny 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch scar on my hair line that is healing, as well.

The part that scared me the most about my surgery was the simple use of needles and the IV. It's been about 10 years since I've had an IV and the thought of needles, on any given day, make me sick. I have had my blood drawn a million times in the last 1.5 years but every time it happens I freak a little. So even though these things are inevitable with having surgery they are still not my cup of tea and I didn't like it.

All in all the hospital was great, the nurses were fantastic, the wait time prior to surgery was alright (made me think about it and make me more nervous) and the recovery time was about 75% of what I was expecting.

If you ever need more information about my procedure, just ask.

I have my post-op appointment with my doctor today. I'm not sure what she's going to tell me but I'm 99% sure that she's going to send me over to ORM (Ohio Reproductive Medicine). I had called there last week to make an appointment but I'm still waiting on their phone call back. I hate that I'm already playing a chasing game with them. I'll probably call them again today. Bastards.

I'm still taking Optivite PMT, as suggested by a friend who swears that it helps people get pregnant. She has a friend who is a nurse practitioner that has said, "every time I tell someone to start taking Optivite, they end up pregnant after 3 cycles or less." At this point, anything is worth trying so I'm doing it. I'm not getting any side effects from it, aside from neon yellow pee, ha! Other than that, nothing. We are on the 2nd round with Optivite but going into our 24 cycle over all.

Staying positive. Definitely bummed that we are looking at 2 years of trying already... We are hopeful that the end of 2008/beginning of 2009 brings us some good news.

Comments

Danica Lynn said…
Sending you lots of hugs. I have three surgeries for endio so I know how all of that feels. If you ever need to talk, I'm here. Thinking of you!
jannypie said…
hey jill, glad to hear you are recoving well :hugs

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