Sunday, July 18, 2010

more doctors and a "little" surgery

this time it's my turn for a surgery.  Tuesday morning I will go into the hospital to have a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and a D&C to find out if I have endometriosis.  For years the doctor has suspected I do, but I've been able to manage the pain each month sufficiently.  Recently it has become worse and I've also had break through bleeding between cycles which is a symptom.  When I recently has a pelvic exam the doctor said my uterus doesn't feel smooth like it should which could also be a sign or symptom that I have endo. 

Endometriosis is when your 'girl parts' rust from the inside out!  The scary part about it is that if the endometriosis continues to grow out of control it can attach itself to other organs and cause damage.  So Tuesday morning my doctor will be able to see what is going on inside of me and I'll be anxious to hear a good report.  The D&C will be able to "clean up" the inside of my uterus if it is in fact growing in there.  If it is growing outside of the uterus she can remove some of it, depending on where it is located.  She said she has to be careful not to damage other organs (colon, bladder, etc.) by trying to remove what may be already attached  to something.  Sounds a bit tricky, but I have the best doctor and I know she will be great!

I've been a bit nervous to hear the results for the last two weeks just because of what else it could be...why does your mind take you there?  I honestly could handle hearing about anything except...'you have cancer'.   She didn't lead me to think it could be and I'm sure it isn't.  But, people in my family tend to go in for procedures and come out hearing about the big "C". 

So I'm getting the house all cleaned up and organized before I pack Molly and myself up for a little getaway at mom's house.  I'll be staying with mom for a few days because I can't pick up Molly for 24-48 hours after the procedure is done.  I didn't think I'd feel like shampooing the carpets and doing deep cleaning after this, so I've been busy this weekend.  I wanted the house to be all clean when we come back home later this week.  Thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers for me on Tuesday!!


oh' boy said...

good luck you are in my prayers... from a fellow endo sufferer and Queen of the Lapro. I feel for you and wish you a SPEEDY recovery!!!

Suzanne said...

Dear Amy,
Praying for you, Girl! Praying for the procedure, your healing, the results and your peace. Praying health and strength.
Hey...hope you got some fun new jammies for yourself! :)
I had one procedure before Cate and after that didn't do the trick...had a uterine ablation several months after Cate got home.
That did it! Loved it!
Ok, no, I'm not an MD...just saying that the docs can do so much to help us feel great and that's what I'm praying for you.
After all, you're one busy, happy momma with lots of huggin' and shoppin' to do.

Blessings...and we're still praying for Miss Molly too!

Suzanne Rowe
and Cate

Shauna and MacLean said...

best of luck Amy we will be saying extra prayers for you! hope all goes well

Tricia Thompson said...

I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you! God knows what they will find so see if you can let him handle it. I know easier said than done. Let your mom spoil you and Molly. Pls keep us updated as soon as you can. Love you


brenna said...

Praying praying praying!!!

Judi said...

Praying that all goes well and that you recover quickly!

Unknown said...

May this procedure make you feel SO much better. Lord, be with Amy in a real way tomorrow. Give her peace about the procedure and about leaving Molly for the day. Give the doctor wisdom and skill to do what needs to be done. And, heal her quickly so that she can pick up her little girl and do "mommy stuff" at 100% quickly. Amen.

Lauren said...

Hope everything goes well and praying for a good report!!!!! :)

Becky said...

My daughter had a lapro too and they discovered endo. Rather funny - in recovery they were wheeling all these little old ladies out and they were as perky and chirpy as could be. Then they rolled her out. She looked horrible. Like a wet rag. She was SO sick to her stomach (has problems with the drugs) I told my son in law it was time for me to leave .....

I will be praying for you Amy.

Mrs. McAnally said...

Blessings for a smooth procedure, good report, and fast recovery. So glad you have family at hand to give you some TLC. I bet Molly will enjoy bringing you things and playing nurse for Mommy.



Jo's Corner said...

I'll be Praying tomorrow morning and over the next week as you recover. Also for Molly to be okay with Mommy not being able to pick her up. But, I know she loves her Grandma, so all should go well. Big Hugs to You, my Friend! Jo

Jo's Corner said...

Hi Sweet Amy ~ Wondering how you are doing??!! And, want you to know that I have been Praying for you...for pain relief, rest and for negative results from any biopsies they may have done. And, for Miss Molly. I hope you'll feel well enough to give us an update on how you are doing. Let your Mama know that I think she's an Awesome Mama! For ALL she does for You and Molly.
Lots of Love to You and Molly! Hugs ~ Jo

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