February 17, 2012

Laparoscopic Surgery

The surgery I had on Valentine's Day was a success! It was very clear to me that the Lord was there every step of the way. No matter what kind of surgery you have it can be a scary thing. I'm sure there are many of you reading this who know what that feeling is like. Thankfully my procedure was in-and-out and minimally invasive.

I suppose my biggest fear was the unknown. I didn't know why I had such huge cysts growing inside me causing so much discomfort. I also didn't know exactly what would happen when they got inside. My husband and I have chosen not to have children yet. We've been married almost 5 years and it's been fun to just be us. I couldn't help but wonder if I was going into to surgery and would come out having lost my chance to have children. It really hit home when I had to sign the paper giving permission to take my ovaries if necessary. When they got in there they found that my largest cyst was attached to a fallopian tube. By God's grace they were able to take care of the cyst without harming anything else.


The doctor took some great pictures while she was in there. I'm not really into that kinda thing. I don't like to see pictures like that. My husband was very excited about the pictures. One of the first things I remember him saying when I got out of surgery was that I have beautiful insides. He's been able to stay home with me the last few days while I recover. He keeps smiling at me randomly and says how beautiful I am inside and out. He thinks he's so funny.

The recovery hasn't been very fun and I feel like it's been more painful than when I had my knee surgery. I know that I'm going to recover much faster from this surgery though. Hey I'm already sitting up blogging. Blanca has been taking good care of me too. Since she's such a big hairy girl my husband doesn't allow her on the bed. She makes me feel better though so he's been letting it slide lately. I'm looking forward to my follow up appointment with my doctor and learning the root cause of the cysts.

As always I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them the  best I can. Advice is always welcome too!

Come back soon. I have a post scheduled about Passion that I wrote before surgery for the Winter Photography Challenge.




2 comments:

  1. I love the part about Chris' comment - I'm sure you do have beautiful insides! :) We've been thinking of you and praying for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts & prayers.

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