Surgery

Apparently many of you are wondering why I’m having surgery. I had a lot of baby-factory problems, which is why it took me 7 years to get pregnant with Ben. When by some miracle I did finally get pregnant, they said “Stay pregnant, because when you’re done, this stuff (endometriosis) is so bad it will come back with a vengeance and you’ll have to have it all out.” So, I was pregnant or nursing for 9 years, but over the past two years that I wasn’t pregnant, I started having a lot of discomfort, like there’s a rock garden in there or something. I finally remembered this last ominous warning my OB had given me long ago and I went into my doctor here and he said, “Yep, it’s a mess in there, endometrial cysts, fibroids, who knows what else, you’ve got to have it all out.” This also means ovaries, which are a source and implant place for a lot of the problems, so that means pills for 15 years, and it also means that David likes to refer to my surgery as a “gender reassignment.”

I am uncomfortable enough now that I am sad about waiting another month, but it’s for the best.

There’s your TMI for the day. Hope you enjoyed it.

2 replies
  1. dcr says:

    sorry to hear you need surgery but i must tell you that i got a GREAT laugh out of the “gender reassignment” comment! i’m sure all will be well, eventually. love, diane

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  2. brieanne. says:

    sorry i disappeared from blogland for so long …. and i’m sorry to read this post. it’s one thing to choose not to keep our bodies producing babies and i’m sure quite another to be forced to relinquish that ability. i’m hoping this comment finds you recovered and well and at peace 🙂

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