I will be writing about periods, my surgery, and what I have to deal with now that it is over. So if you don’t like period talk or talking about blood, don’t read this!
Day after surgery
I had my surgery yesterday. I was so nervous waiting for the surgery to start. My surgery was slated for 8:30 am but I had to be at the hospital at 6:00 am to get checked in, sign more paperwork, to meet my team, and to be just be there to be ready for the surgery. I had to go in by myself since we have our two girls and they aren’t allowed to wait in there at the time. Though I was grateful that the nurse said they could come in while I was getting discharged.
After I was taken down to the OR, I saw my OBGYN doctor and met my anesthesia team. I told them that I woke up nausea after my last surgeries so they went beyond to keep me from getting sick. They gave me pills, liquid stuff in my IV and the patch. I keep forgetting its there though and keep touching it. Have to make sure I was my hands because if i rub my eyes after touching the patch, it’ll make my pupils dilate.
I truly appreciate the medical team I had for this surgery. They kept me calm and tamed my nerves. They were all nice and we joked a little which made things a lot easier on me. I remembered somethings from my last 2 surgeries, but I literally do no remember anything from this surgery. I remember being wheeled back towards the surgery room, but then everything went black, so I have no idea how I got onto the other bed for the surgery or how they put me in another bed until I wake up. And the nurse was so sweet while I was waking up. She got me something to drink and she kept me talking while taking me back to my room.
I was so tired and only wanted to go back to sleep, but I also wanted to go home. I wanted to be with my husband and my daughters and heal at home. So I did everything they said I needed to do before I got home, including being able to use the restroom. I literally went a few minutes after I was put in my room.
Dealing With What Now?
What I have to deal with now while I am healing is 3 weeks of light bleeding and 4-5 weeks watery discharge. So I have bought myself some period underwear. They were a lifesaver after having my kids so I knew I would need them again for this surgery. I was also told I would be dealing with pain, but so far so good. I have had a few sharp pain in my stomach and in my vagina, but nothing I can’t handle. I am able to eat like I did before the surgery. I don’t have to stay in bed today since I have no pain but of course I will be taking it easy for a few days.
So surgery went well and I am back home. I slept like a baby when I got home and last night and feel refreshed. I just have to remember that I can’t pick anything up that is heavy or that is more than 5 lbs. I hope that the pain stays away and I can keep getting up and walking around. I hope this heals fast and I can get back to my life without having to deal with the bleeding and discharge.
Did it Work?
Only time will tell if this surgery worked and my fingers are crossed. I am tired of the painful cramps every month where they sit in my legs and uterus. I am tired of bleeding so heavily I have to change my pad and tampon every hour. I am tired of not being able to do things because I feel like crap, even though I always push myself to do things for my family. I am tired of not knowing when I would start and for it to last from 8-12 days. I am tired of my period starting at the end of one week and go into the next then I have my period again in the middle of the month. No woman should ever go through a messed up period like mine and I pray my girls won’t have to deal with it either when they start their periods.
I will always recommend talking to your OBGYN about what can be done if you have crazy periods like mine. Don’t let it go for too long either. It will only get worse so take care of yourself and your period now.
I am truly hoping that this surgery has helped me with my out of control periods.
Time for me go rest up and keep the healing process going.