I don’t have a uterus anymore. That was weird to write. I’m on some painkillers, so you’ll have to excuse anything crazy I say.
The surgery went great. I’ll write out the full story later when I can think a little more clearly.
Two huge prayer requests were answered:
- Surgery was laparoscopic! I had virtually no scar tissue at all, which shocked the doctors given that I’ve had four prior abdominal surgeries (c-sections.) I say Praise the Lord!
- I kept both my ovaries and my cervix! Yay!
- And of course that everything went well and I am okay!
My hospital stay wasn’t without a little drama – I put up a bit of a fuss when I was given a roommate in the tiniest room possible. So small, they could barely wheel my bed in and it broke off the outside catheter tube. But I was given a private room shortly afterwards and aside from one not-very-nice nurse, everything else was fine.
I was discharged yesterday morning. I have never been so tired in my life. I literally slept most of yesterday afternoon and all last night. I got sick a few times last night, but my nausea seems to be better now. I have no appetite so I’m trying to make sure I stay hydrated and drink lots of fluids and tea and things. That’s helping.
Overall, my pain levels are minimal. This is so much easier than recovering from a c-section! I can get in and out of bed with minimal discomfort. I’m taking percoset and Motrin, but I’m at the lowest dose and even now – I’m realizing it’s been 6 hours since I’ve had anything – and I’m doing pretty well. The gas pain is probably the worst. With laparscopic surgery, they blow up the abdomen with CO2 so they can see inside. This has to dissipate gradually and can be pretty painful. It’s not horrible, but it’s been pretty uncomfortable off and on.
I’ll post again soon. God has answered prayer. Thank you to each and everyone of you who have lifted me and my family up before Him. I am so thankful. Please continue to pray for a fast recovery.
I’ll be back soon!
Read My Complete Hysterectomy Story here:
- Girl Talk in Too Much Detail
- Hysterectomy at Age 30?
- A Surgery Date – Hysterectomy
- I’m Afraid
- Two Days
- Home and Resting
- On the Mend
- My Story: Hysterectomy at Age 29
- 7 Weeks Post Hysterectomy
- 6 Months Later…After My Hysterectomy
- 5 Years After a Hysterectomy [2018 Update]
Questions or comments? Feel free to email me at erika at livingwellmom . com (no spaces). I’ve received countless emails from women with similar stories to mine and I love hearing from you!