Monday, June 20, 2011

Saint Vincent's Extended Stay

This is my first post from a phone, so you will have to pardon the choppiness and brief nature of this post. This stems from me being in a truckload of abdominal pain and also that I seem to keep drifting off to sleep whenever I start typing on my phone... must... figghhhttttt.... zzzzzzz....*cough cough* mkay, I can do this!

So, for starters, my surgery yesterday ended up taking three hours. The complexities took an unexpected turn, and my doctor found some surprises. For example, I had a huge fybroid tumor on the outside of my uterus, which of course had to be removed. that left a hole to be sutured too. Also, all the organs were bright BRIGHT red! Super agitated and inflamed, so every time something got rubbed it was like torture. There were quite a few endometrial implants and a couple endometrial polyps too. And these were only the surprises on top of what already needed to be done. Not to mention everything else that was done.

Anyhow, because I am in extreme pain, and after staying two days in the hospital and my first night home, I still can't manage to sit up and do an actual post. It's not in my current ability. However, I wanted to inform people that despite things not going as smoothly as we had planned, things still went well and I am on the road to recovery. I'll post some real information and some pictures as soon as my pain is under some control. Thank you for thoughts and prayers.
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I want to be happy. And this site is about that chance. How to strive to thrive in the body I've got and maybe turn my experiences into something worthwhile.

This site aims to help educate and reach out to people all over that struggle with pain or illness. To try and make something helpful. I work as a medical research writer, my background is in neuropsychology and biology, and I want to share what I learn in a way that is easy to understand. I am not a doctor. I'm definitely not your doctor. I am just some lady who wants to make someone's (anyone's) life a little bit better. Whether you have endometriosis, a chronic injury, a struggling friend, or just want to learn something new, I hope to make a place that has what you are looking for.

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