Having surgery tomorrow...

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Registered: 12-12-2002
Having surgery tomorrow...
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 2:24pm
so I will be away from the boards for a couple days, I would assume. What the dr, myself and insurance company finally agreed to is a laproscopy (spelling?), a DNC, and an ablation (most likely). It isn't what I wanted (I just wanted the hysterectomy and get it over with!), but insurance insisted on the laproscopy and DNC first. They have agreed to the ablation if the dr deems it necessary when he gets "inside". UGH!

They are going to put the scope in my belly button then down around where my c-section scar is. Then with the DNC, they will scrape the lining of my uterus to test the cells to make sure they are not abnormal. NOW they are thinking I have endometriosis, and if that is confirmed, they will do the ablation which is where they take a laser and burn the endemetrium off. UGH...sounds nice, huh?

Unfortunately, my cat is due to pop (pregnant) any day now, and I just KNOW she will do it tomorrow while we are gone!!! :( In a way, I guess that could be good b/c I'll just be soooo tired and sore from surgery that hubby will have to clean up the mess. *giggle*

I'll be back to the boards as soon as I feel comfortable sitting up at the desk chair long enough to catch up and post some. :) You guys have fun, but don't kill each other! :)

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 2:33pm
Oh hey, best of luck to ya, and I hope you have an easy recovery!
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 4:53pm
Good luck with everything, Melissa! I'll be thinking about you.

Lauren


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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 7:23pm
good luck, sweetie. i hope all goes well, and you dont have too much pain. the magic word is......<<<<>>>>>>......i could sooooo get addicted to that stuff.LOL, BUT IM NOT!!! see you soon!!

beth

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 8:54pm
Good luck, I hope you have a speedy recovery.

My dh just had knee surgery today and I am playing nurse maid for the next couple days. So far, he is doing well but I am not sure the pain meds have wore off yet. I have to go to the Dr tommorow for an ingrown (possibly infected) toenail. Hopefully we won't be both unable to walk. I put going to the Dr off because I didn't want to quit working out for a while after having it taken care of. Then my mom reminded me that I may have NO toe if I don't get there. Moms, they are so good at scare tactics.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 11:29pm
Good luck and speedy recovery.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 6:44am
Feel better soon. I'll be thinking of you. And I hope that the DNC is all you need.

Joan

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:26am
Good luck, we'll all be htinking of you.

PS... DNC? I keep thinking Democratic National Commitee.. but I doubt that's it!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:22am
Well, I think she meant D&C. Dilation and curettage. Which is pretty gross to describe, so I'll let you look it up yourself. ;)
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 10:34am
Thanks!