Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Why Have One When You Can Have Four?

Well, crap, I'm scheduled for surgery again.  Yes, normal people have a problem, have one surgery, and low and behold they are better.  But not me.  Apparently, I'm always the overachiever.  Instead of one surgery, I have dragged this out for four surgeries. 

For those of you, who are wondering what the heck I'm rambling about, I have been plagued for the past 4 1/2 years with pelvic pain.  It has been a saga that makes Tolstoy's War and Peace seem brief.  The pain has ranged from the joyous pain-free 2010, to the I can't get our of bet 2009, and everything in between.  Right now, I'm in the middle zone - wishing it was 2010 and happy its not 2009.  Thanks to about eight Advil and four Tylenol (and sometimes a little wine), I get my backside through the day.  But, I'm tired of living with constant pain.  Hopefully it ends as of June 18th, plus 3-5 weeks of recovery.

For the first time, my doctors (and I have seen many) think this is the magic surgery.  I sure hope so.
The odds are on their side, since at this point I have only one ovary left.  While four surgeries, definitely stinks, if I had it to do again, I would.  That is because, my piecemeal approach to a total hysterectomy gave me the chance to have Mick.  And having Mick, is worth much more than four surgeries.

So wish me luck on the 18th.  I sure hope that any future visits I make to the OR are as a nurse and not as a patient. 

That is life in the stroller lane.

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