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!!


  1. Glad you are doing well. Texann has kept me updated. Use this time to rest!!

  2. Hey Mahala! Sheena & I went to dinner last night and I asked about you and she shared your blog with me. I understand exactly, heartache to hope! Michael & I had a two-year journey w/infertility that ended w/Alabama Fertility Specialists. Praying for you & Norman!! Take care, Jai

  3. Wow! I am glad that surgery went well and that toy seem to be feeling better. We will be praying for you guys as you began the journey of adding kiddos to the fam! I will be following your girlie blog! Thanks!