Friday, November 11, 2011

Surgery Update

Yesterday I had my lap/hysteroscopy. All I can say is that I am glad it is over. I thought it was going to be a fairly quick procedure and that I would be home by early afternoon...not so much. We got to the hospital at 8am and didn't get home until about 5:30. The procedure itself took about 90 minutes but the prep and recovery took forever. I don't remember much except waking up with this awful pain on my left side. The surgeon was planning on making one, maybe two incisions but by the pain I could tell that things didn't go as planned. Once I was awake enough to make sense I asked the nurse how many incisions I had and she told me three. Just by that info I knew that he had found something. About an hour or so later I was moved back into my room where my husband was waiting for me. The surgeon came in a little bit later and told me that he had found quite a few adhesions. There were a bunch in my left tube but he also found one that was attaching my bowel to my uterus or tube (I don't remember which as I was still under the influence) and that was probably the source of the left sided pain that I get after ET and even during early pregnancy. He also said that he could not get any dye to pass through my left tube but he felt that wasn't anything to be concerned about. He said that a HSG (which I had in August) was a better test for that so he wasn't concerned at all. We are doing IVF anyway so if it really was blocked it doesn't matter. If we go back to IUI or timed intercourse I will probably ask to have another HSG just to be sure. I am still a bit sore but not nearly as bad as I had expected. My throat is killing me though. I have had many surgeries that required general anesthesia but my throat never hurt like this. I wonder what the hell the anesthesiologist was aiming for?!?! I am resting for the weekend and then back to work on Monday. I have my follow up with the surgeon on Friday so I will get all of the details then. By that time I will have had my follow up with Dr. Braverman too so I should be able to start stims for IVF #5 the following week.

Ok, time for a Percocet.

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad it's over too and hoping you have a speedy recovery!

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  2. I have heard laps are a tough recovery. Be kind to yourself. Lots of TLC :)

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  3. Krystyn,

    I am so please to hear that your surgery went well, if not exactly as expected. I can tell you, adhesions wreak more havock than they are ever given credit for. I hope that this surgery ultimately provides you with more comfort and a greater faith in your ability to achieve and maintain pregnancy. You are really attacking this from every angle, relentless as always (in a good way), and I believe it will pay off for you. I know I'm often not available right now, but I feel very emotionally invested in your journey and will always find time for you if you need me.

    Take care and I'll talk to you soon.

    P.S. Thanks for all of the love and prayers. You and your husband are the best.

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