Post # 1
I’m posting this in the babies section, since it is related to my ability to get pregnant.
As some of you know, we lost our baby this past summer and found out shortly after that I had a few fibroids. At the time, I was told I had about three. A few weeks later I was told 2 of them were very large. Six weeks ago, I had the MRI and it showed I have not 3 of them, but 15 fibroids, three of which are huge! (Softball-size) The news just kept getting worse with each doctor’s visit.
We had to see a fertility specialist. He told us that in order to have a baby, I need to have major surgery – an abdominal myomectomy. (Cut open the stomach and remove all the tumors from the uterus) The chances of conceiving after the surgery (after waiting 3 months) are fairly good. But, just like with any surgery, there are risks. Even though it’s pretty rare, if the surgery doesn’t go well, the doctor would have to remove everything -a hysterectomy, which of course means a zero chance of having a baby. I’m very nervous and to be honest, downright scared. But I have the support of my loving husband and family and friends. I’m trying to get pumped!!
Tomorrow is the big day. I have a great surgeon. He seems confident that he can remove them all. The surgery should take about 2-3 hours.
For all of you who are going thru fertility treatments or other troubles to get pregnant, I just want to wish you well. Please cross your fingers for me tomorrow morning, too! This is our big chance to get pregnant and have a healthy baby. One day I’ll tell our future child, “You know what I went through to have you??” It’ll be so worth it! 🙂
Since the surgery requires a 4-6 week at-home recovery, I’ll probably be visiting Wedding Bee more than ever. 🙂 My addiction will become stronger. Haha
To those of you who have supported me in the past with our loss and with the upcoming surgery, thank you!!! 🙂
24 hours from now, these pain-in-the-butt fibroids will be GONE! WooHoo!
Post # 4
Good luck! Hope your surgery (and recovery) go smoothly!
Post # 5
Good luck! My mother went through the same procedure many years ago and it was a breeze. I’m sure with the technology they have today, you’ll be up and about in no time!
All the best and good luck. You’ll do just fine 🙂
Post # 6
Good luck!!! I am sure it will go great and you’ll be on the road to recovery and babies soon!
Post # 7
I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow! Good luck with the surgery!
After everything you’ve already been through, I’m sure this will be easy peasy!
Post # 8
Oh Jenn….I am thinking of you. I wish you the best of luck. I am so excited for you and your huband to be able to try again for a baby.
Since I am not working, I will help to keep you entertained for the next 4-6 weeks! 🙂
Sending love and luck. I can’t wait to hear from you again. HUGS!!!!!!
Post # 9
Good luck, Jenn! I hope everything goes smoothly!
Post # 10
Best wishes on the surgery! Hopefully everything goes perfectly!
Can’t wait to see you around the Bee more frequently!
Post # 11
Good luck tomorrow! Sending you good vibes!
Post # 12
Just seeing this now. Good Luck and many prayers.
Post # 13
Best of luck Jenn. I am sure everything will work out great.
Post # 14
Best of luck tomorrow! Wishing you a speedy and hopefully painless recovery. 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks, everyone! I’ll have lots of morphine for the 2-3 days in the hospital and I have my perocet prescription ready to go at home. I hope the pain is tolerable between the two pain meds! I’ve never had major surgery before. I hope all the pain medicines work!
As far as pain goes, all I know is that the recovery is similar to a hysterectomy. I have to move very, very slow and standing/sitting/getting in and out of bed are the very painful moments in the beginning. My husband is getting me a step stool to help me get in/out of bed. 🙂
Thanks for the well wishes! I’ll be sure to post how I’m doing after I’m home from the hospital! 🙂
I’m going to be a Wedding Bee junkie during my recovery!! 🙂