MEN will probably PASS Out.
I have just come home from a total hysterectomy by
Davinci robotics. I am 52 and had an ablation done 3 years
ago and stopped bleeding. at that time. I had three fibroid tumors
less than 2 cm each. In the last six months I began experiencing pain
and month long dark bleeding and started to pass kidney stones. They
found the fibroid tumor looking for kidney stones (I had passed two
and still have a large one) at that time they found a 8.4 cm fibroid
tumor. Went to my gyno and she did a transuterine ultrasound and said
she did not think it was that big but lets see if I was in
perimenapause. (I am still fertale as a bunny).So her hopes for the
tumor to shrink was dashed.
We tried hormones which have always made me ill
(could not take birth control pills) and of course I began throwing
up every morning. I do not understand why they have to say the tumor
size by how big your uterius is as if you were pregnant. I am now
16weeks (that must be one ugly baby!) and after going back and forth
over should we take the overies or just the uterious, etc etc I think
we came to the decision we are going to take it all. Unless we run
into something unexpected. so we have set the date as my gyno is one
of the top in the area using the davinci..kinda creepy looking
robotic spidery thing but she is really really good...just OCD (
which is how I like all of my doctors) then as I am signing all of
the FMLA and short term disability papers we get the results from the
kidney stones that I also have a high parathyroid test meaning one of
my parathyroids has a tumor in it. Needless to say I feel like C**p.
I have two men in my home, my 23 year old son and
35 years of marrage husband, both of whom are bipolar. ( I am
starting to have very wierd thoughts of maybe not waking up from this
might be the best thing for me) I am so very tired all of the time
and nauseated . I have pain from Bad fibromyalgia and take pain
patches (fentenyl) for that and vicoden to cover when that dosen't
work, I take xanax and flexerial so I can sleep and xanax when the
anxiety and stress just gets to be too much.
Ok now i am whinning. I'm sorry but I don't know
how much more of this emotional hormone ride I can take. its looking
like I am going to go from a hystorectomy to parathyroid surgery.
Will I have a job when all of this is done? health insurance? Were is
the public option when we need it? So that is my story as of this
month. I get up throw up go to work throw up work a stressful job all
day and come home to stress. Im so sorry for complaining...it could
be so much more worse. I'm just so very tired. Am I going to make it
through this and will it actually make me feel any better? Thanks for listening
May 15th home and uterless.
I do have the greatest although most Totally streessed and OCD, hard
to follow Gynocologist in the world (see reminds me of me, truely, I
know how my customers feel when I talk to them after I talk to
her...well taken care of and exhausted)
They took out two tumors on the size orf a plum and
the other the size of a cornish hen (her words exactly) everything
came out with them , the uterus the fallopean tubes, the overies, all
except the cervix..only because when they do robotic surgery they
have you tipped on your head and my eyes were swelling too much for
being in surgery too long (3.5 hrs) . Besides she said I never had a
bad pap smear and there was no genetic history for anything like that
in my past and I would still need to have paps and check ups with her
every year anyway. It also will allow for a better base to keep
things from falling down, and of course a better sex life..
I came away like I had stayed in a hotel. Truely
they had just finished the rooms and I felt like I was staying at a
four star hotel . Wide screen flat TV, great menus, people at my beck
and calls. Hard wood flors and Frank Lloyed Wright mid thirties
contemporay styling. and A private room. All prorvided by
Contemporary Womans care. In case you live anywhere near the Gulf and
Clearwater or Pinellas county Go see Dr. Stephanie Vanzandt. She is
They try to keep you ahead of the pain there so
They never let me get beyond a 2 (1-10) in pain control (which is
hard to do for me with the Fibro and all but thye did a darn
good job.) I had marveless nurse named Bridgett and a great aide name Henrieta.
My best friend El came and saw me the first
day...that really brightened my day...I could not ask for a better
friend. And of Course Dave was there the entire time.
At home its a little harder because I forget
that my insides have been rearranged (again) and sitting up and down
and bending are no no's for awile. I wish oxycoden or percacet
actually did something to me ...but my pain patch is keeping the pain
under control as best as can be.
Now lets hope I can get the parathyroid Dr. to
agree that the parathyroid tumor needs to come out before they change
my insurance from 100% coverage to 80% coverage.
Thank you greedy republicans and your blood sucking insurance
companies and your lobbiests (which should never be allowed NEAR
Washington) It is becuase of you that my company had to raise our
rates this year... and please do not try to squeem or
rationalizations your way out of it...your in it for the money . You
could give a crap about people.
WE NEED THE PUBLIC OPTION NOW!!!!!!
Next Installment of My
Life Today..Same old Upside down of Lyn to come after
A little recovery.