My Reproductive Nightmare

Quick Update

The surgery took me out for way longer than it was supposed to yesterday. I even missed Wes’s Kindergarten orientation. Here is the FB update I posted last night when I stayed awake long enough to update family and friends and eat some damn food because I was STARVING TO DEATH. I am super behind on life today, sorry to duplicate the same thing from FB. But, I’m too busying trying to each double the amount of caffeine and food I can to make up for yesterday.

Kim’s Update

  •  My heart rate measured 49 and 45 at different points. They asked me if I was a runner Most PROUD moment of my life!
  • My C-section scar tissue was not too much for them to do the thermal ablation after the Dilation & Curettage. This is GREAT news because that will help the most with my endometriosis. I kept referring to the procedure as “cooking my uterus”. Donnie was not a big van of my invented vernacular.
  • They removed several polyps provided me Before/After photos of them. It’s like my Uterus got a Makeover!
  • I woke up in more pain than any of my other surgeries over the years. Morphine didn’t even touch it. They gave me four servings of Dilaudid. That did the trick!
  • I suffered from the same post-anesthesia nausea I suffer through often after surgeries. Whatever cocktail the put in my anesthesia to prevent that didn’t help. That’s the main reason why we were there so much longer than we were supposed to, they didn’t want to send me home until I felt better. They ended up doping me up with Zofran and Phenergan. The later, of which, made me SO EXHAUSTED that I was completely useless even after we were discharged.

Thanks again for all of your support. This was a bittersweet day – GOOD because hopefully I won’t suffer as much any more, but BAD because it was the official close to the Child Bearing chapter in our lives. So, we needed all of the good thoughts we could get…thank you very much. Love to you all!

10 thoughts on “Quick Update”

  1. The day after my csection with Declan they gave me of zofran for nausea but it didn’t touch it. So they gave me phenergan and Benadryl and three minutes later some lady walked in to discuss hospital pictures for the baby. Halfway through my reply the medicine kicked in and I was stoned as a goat. Needless to say, I wasn’t nauseated anymore and I wasn’t allowed to answer any questions for about an hour or so. Phew.

    At any rate, I am so glad things went well(aside from the nausea… Which is completely miserable) and I hope this is the answer you’ve been looking for. I also hope Wesley’s kindergarten orientation went well.

    How are you feeling this morning? Are you in much pain?

  2. Glad you are coming through it!

    I get horribly nauseous with surgeries. What has worked for me are a suppository. I don’t know the brand name. My last surgery, they tried to take the edge off with some sort of cocktail and it didn’t help at all.

    The nausea with surgery is what motivated me to hire a doula. I didn’t want to spend the first 2 days of my children’s lives throwing up non-stop.

  3. I can’t relate to your medical issue although I am holding you in the light and hope that you feel better soon. I can however totally relate to the mixed emotions that come when you finally decide your family is as big as it’s ever going to be. Every milestone that Iris reaches makes me a tiny bit sad because I know it will be the “last” I experience as a mother.

    To keep from becoming totally depressed about how old I’m getting, I try to imagine all of the fun and exciting things that lay ahead as we phase out of the baby stage. Just think of how much easier travel will be! You can start planning a trip to Europe or the Grand Canyon with no worries of how to fit that pack’n play or car seat on the plane 🙂

  4. I don’t comment here or on FB much but I do try to keep up with you and your family. I’ve been reading your blog since well before Nikki was born. Anyway, I just wanted to say that you are often in my thoughts and my heart. I’m so sorry the child bearing chapter of your life is closed, because I know how much children mean to you, but I’m glad you are healing and hopefully this will put an end to the pain you’ve had to endure. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and as always, in our hearts.

  5. Phenergan is the worst. I’m allergic to bee-stings, and when I get stung they either give me a phenergan drip, or a phenergan shot and a shot of steroids. The drip knocks me out for 24 hours, the shot for around 6. It makes you dumb. Not the same context, but it sucks. Thoughts to you. This can’t be easy.

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