Post # 1
Just got home a few hours ago. Thanks for the well wishes. I survived! I’ll try to recap as best as I can. I’m definitely loopy from my perocet, but I’ll try to explain everything.
Surgery went “OK”. Went well in the sense the the doc got all the big fibroids. Problem though is the largest fibroid was completely entangled with my right fallopian tube. He had no other option but to remove the tube. 🙁 So, obviously I was sad to hear this when I was told after the surgey in the recovery room. But he said my left fallopian tube is OK from what he saw. That one is obviously the one that worked when we got pregnant in June. So we should be ok to ttc with that tube and he said he can give us medicine to help me ovulate from both sides to speed up the ttc process. So, although we are upset he had to remove a tube, at least he got all the fibroids out without complications. He said I didn’t bleed ‘too much’ and although it took a full 3 hours, the surgery went fairly easily for him.
I woke up to excruciating pain the recovery room. Pain medicine took awhile to kick in so I moaned and cried and who knows what else and the recovery room nurse just kept saying to hang in there and wait for the medicine to work. Felt like eternity! It finally did and I happily used the morphine (actually, something even more stronger than morphine) drip that I controlled for 1 1/2 days. I pushed that little green button every 10-20 min. to get more relief for the first 24 hours! It really helped! Getting up to walk was agony. It’s a little better now. Walking is OK after I’ve been standing for a minute or two. It’s super hard to stand up straight. I look like a 95 yr old woman trying to walk. And feel like one, too! The nurses were great, though. They pushed me to get up and out of bed (after the catheter was removed, I didn’t have a choice! I had to ‘go’!) Peeing is OK and luckily haven’t had the other problem, yet. I’m eating full meals now. Husband brought me home a few hours ago. The car ride home was just horrible. Every little bump was a killer! Anyway, I’m doing ‘OK’ and know that each day will get better. 48 hours ago I was in agony and couldn’t even walk and now I’m walking around the house (albeit a snail pace). Feels good. I’m happy to have made it through the surgery and I’m confident I’ll heal and everything will be just fine.
Post # 3
Hope you get to feeling better sooon!!!
Post # 4
Glad that everything went as well as possible, I hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery!
Post # 5
I am so happy everything went well. I am sorry to hear about that one tube, but that’s why God gave us two, right? 🙂
Gosh, the pain sounds terrible. I am so sorry you have to go through this. But on a positive note, someday you will be holding your little baby thanks to everything you went through.
Thinking of you, and looking forward to more updates.
Post # 6
Good to hear everything went well. Get better!
Post # 7
Jenn, I am glad to hear that you are home and on the mend! Rest up and let your hubby take care of you.
I also wanted to mention that my Mother-In-Law only had one fallopian tube when she had my husband. I don’t know the full details of her fertility issues, but I do know that she had a fallopian tube removed and then went on to conceive my husband! Best of luck to you.
Post # 8
so glad to hear you’re doing well and i am very happy for you!
Post # 9
Soooo happy for you! Tough news about the other tube, but when you conceive that will make the new baby even more a miracle. Best wishes for your happy, healthy recovery! See you on the boards!
Post # 10
Thanks, everyone. Yep, glad that we are given two fallopian tubes at birth! Now I’ll be counting on my left one to do all the work. 🙂 The doctor said quite a few women have only one that works, so he said it shouldn’t be a big deal. He doesn’t foresee us having any trouble conceiving in a few months!
Pain is still there, but I slept throughout most the night. Much better than I slept in the hospital. Those nurses were wonderful but kept waking me up constantly. It was nice to be able to really sleep! My husband has been great. He woke me up twice during the night for my “pee time” and to give me my medicine. Major gas pains started last night and have continued into this morning. Not fun at all. I’m thinking after today I should feel better. I’m still having trouble walking, but I guess I’m walking better than two days ago. Walking up the stairs to the bedroom requires me to sleep for an hour or two. Everything is so draining and wears me out. Overall, I’m doing OK! 🙂
Post # 11
ehhhh who needs two tubes anyway?! One healthy one is just fine! Glad you are safe and feeling well enought to post.
Post # 12
I too had one of my tubes removed from an ovarian cyst that had entangled it as well.
Glad to hear you are doing well.
Post # 13
Glad to hear you are recovering well! I’m sorry you had to have one of your tubes removed – but I’m so happy to hear that your other tube is in good shape! 🙂
Post # 14
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Post # 15
Remember to keep moving- even just walking around the house. It will help with those gas pains and prevent other complications.
Drink lots of fluids, eat fruit and other sources of fibre- prunes, fig cookies etc. Narcotic pain medications can cause serious constipation- best to prevent it.
Post # 16
I’m glad you are doing okay! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Check in when you can.