Monday, November 22, 2010

home and resting

I am home and resting. The surgery went well. Dr. Honea said that the tumor was a little smaller than she expected. However, there was quite a bit more adenomyosis than they expected. The good news is that they removed it all!

We arrived at the hospital around 9:30 and I did not go back for surgery until 2:00. Since I was not allowed to eat or drink after midnight the night before I was DYING! I experienced a lot of nausea after surgery, but once that was under control it has been smooth sailing. I had one more round of nausea Sunday morning because I took my pain meds on an empty stomach.

I had a nurse nicknamed "Sarge" on Saturday. Early Saturday morning the nurse removed my catheter. That afternoon Sarge came in and asked how many trips I had taken to the restroom. Well...the answer was 0. She did a scan of my bladder and discovered that it was dangerously full. She jerked me out of the bed so fast and had me speed walking up and down those halls. I was so mad at her. I was calling her ugly names under my breath. worked. I can get me to do just about anything if you threaten me with a catheter! Even though Sarge was rough in her approach she saved me from some real pain. When her shift was over she came and hugged me and wished me luck...she also reminded me to keep walking and moving. She does not play!!!

Anyway, I go back tomorrow to have my staples removed...I have six. Meanwhile, my husband is spoiling me. He is cleaning, doing laundry, grooming the dogs, grocery shopping, and putting up Christmas decorations. Norman and my mom put up the tree last's so pretty!!! Now I am going to thoroughly enjoy these 2 weeks off! Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Surgery Tomorrow

Just wanted to update everyone. I report to Brookwood at 9:30 am tomorrow (Friday)....not sure exactly what time the surgery will be.

I will be in the hospital 1-2 nights....more than likely coming home on Sunday.

I will keep you updated. :) And I don't have to ask for your prayers...I know you already have it covered!! Lots of love.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

YAY for Lisa and Clint!!

I asked for prayer for Clint and Lisa in my last post. I just hung up with Lisa...GUESS WHAT??? They got picked by a birthmom!! YAY! The baby is due in April. Lisa and Clint will meet the birthmom sometime in January. Please pray for the birthmom each day.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy. --Proverbs 13:12

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's official...I have a fibroid tumor the size of a half dollar in my uterus. Dr. Honea said that it's got to come out. Even if I had gotten pregnant, I would have miscarried. Thank you, Jesus, for protecting me from the heartache of a miscarriage. My surgery is scheduled for November 19th at Brookwood Hospital. I will be out of work for 2 weeks and fully recovered in 6 weeks. I hope I can still eat a big Thanksgiving meal! :)

Now, everyone's first question is, "How are they just now seeing it? You have ultrasounds several times a month??" Good question. But as I thought about it, this is what I have concluded. We did not seek fertility treatments all summer. In July we finally went back to the doctor. A red flag went up during that visit that indicated a possible fibroid. We didn't get pregnant....we didn't go back...until October. So, you can see that the fibroid could have been growing since sometime in the Spring.

On another note, I have a very special prayer request. I have not traveled down this road alone. I have a dear friend, Lisa, who has been travelling the same road. Her and her husband, Clint, have decided to pursue adoption. Their "book" is being shown to a birth mother next week. Please pray for the mother as she makes this difficult decision. Also, pray for Lisa and Clint as they are waiting to hear.

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
--Shel Silverstein

I had to decorate a table at a reading conference this week. My theme was "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. I just fell in love with this poem.