Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Why Have One When You Can Have Four?
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.