Laporoscopy Time Baby!

Friday, December 7, 2012

About a year ago all my health problems all kind of came at me at once. I started having the heart issues and I also was in chronic pain a lot of the time. My stomach always hurt, my back was killing me, I've had no appetite, I've been nauseous, and my entire body aches. Sometimes I've been in so much pain that I pass out which hasn't been fun at all. A few times my stomach has swelled up and sticks out like I'm 8 months pregnant. I have hardly left the house the last few weeks because I feel so awful. BUT. I have FINALLY figured out what's been going on. Thank goodness for good doctors! 

I had another ultrasound today and there was a bunch of blood and fluid in there so my OBGYN was able to tell that an ovarian cyst had just ruptured. This explains the stomach turning into a balloon and the sudden acute pain that I've had a few times. 

We are about 99% sure the chronic ongoing pain is being caused by endometriosis. You can't tell until you undergo surgery and they do a biopsy on the tissue that they take out. My doctor scheduled my surgery for this Tuesday and gave me some narcotics to help me over until then. I'm feeling a little loopy so hopefully this all makes sense. 

They make three incisions in my stomach and fill it up with carbon dioxide and then they are going to burn the crap out of all junk that has been putting me through hell. They'll also suction all the fluid and blood that is floating around from the cysts rupturing. Cute huh?? 

Source : www.cincinnatifertility.com

The thing that stinks though is I'm going to have to push back my state board tests AGAIN. One day I'll get them done and be able to start working. 

I am so excited for all of this pain to be gone! Once this is over with I just need to get my heart back in working order and then I will be one lucky son of a gun and can do whatever I want again!





52 comments:

  1. My mother had it so bad she had a hysterectomy at 35. My sister has it really bad to and the doctors said she would never have kids.
    Well, today is my nephews 4th birthday ...

    I hope that the pain subsides soon. It's never fun to have to deal with that.

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

    (Oh and a good email for me is contact{at}raising-reagan{dot}com

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    1. That is so good to hear! I would be devastated if I couldn't get pregnant!

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  2. I'll be praying for you and your surgery! Hopefully this will take away the pain for good.

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    1. I'm hoping it will help! Thanks for being so sweet!

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I'm so grateful to have you to talk to about it all!

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  4. Sending hugs and thoughts your way girl! Hopefully this will make everything better :)

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  5. Wow, that does not sound like fun! I hope everything goes well for you! Good luck :)

    Jessica
    What's in a Name?

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  6. Yeah! Not yeah that you have this. Not at all. But I'm really happy that they figure it out.

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    1. Me too! Such a good feeling to not be wondering anymore. :)

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  7. I came across from the Dime Diary to your blog, I feel for you! I just had my Holter monitor removed yesterday and it left some nice burn marks where the stickers where, they are soooo itchy and burn! I hope they can get some good results with your tests and good luck with your laparoscopy! I had one 4 years ago right after my husband and I were married and have endometriosis as well. I had my first baby 4 months ago. The cyst ruptures are no fun, they hurt! I hope you have a quick recovery and you get some answers to your health issues, I know what your going through! :)

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    1. Really? Wow! Sounds like we have quite a bit in common! Do you know what's going on with your heart or are you still figuring it out?

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  8. That does not sound fun in the least bit! Glad that you have figured out what's wrong and are on the way to recovery! Good luck with the surgery!

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  9. oh my gosh Kelsey! I am so happy that everything is getting figured out, but I am so sorry you have been in so much pain! Ugh! Prayers your way. P.S. were you in McKay's FHE group at school?!!!! Last night he told me you were!! And I was like "Are you SURE?" And he was like "I am 99% sure." He said that you were the nicest person ever! So unless you have a twin somewhere named Kelsey, I think it is so cool that you guys had FHE together! And he totally read your blog! haha

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    1. Yeah! Oh you just not have gotten my comment a few weeks back when I told you he was in one of my old wards at byui!
      In fact I even remember him bringing you to church when you were dating and I thought you were so gorgeous! I was fb friends with him back then so I remember seeing all the pics of your engagement and everything!! :)
      We were just meant to be friends Ali ;)

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    2. Oh my gosh! That is so funny! Dang! I can't believe I didn't see that comment! So weird! But we really WERE meant to be friends!!! :)

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  10. yikes! i'll be praying for your surgery on tuesday!

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    1. Thanks so much Annie! I really appreciate it. :)

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  11. Ah! No fun AT ALL. I'm so sorry, Kelsey. I hope the surgery goes ok and then you start feeing better very, very soon.

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    1. Hopefully it will help pretty quickly! Thanks Stef!! You are terrific!

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  12. I'm having a similar surgery later this month :/ Had to be during the holidays, right!? lol. Hope it goes well! Glad I stumbled upon your cute blog!

    xo, Jenna

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  13. Ohhh, that doesn't sound fun at all! I'm glad, though, they found the source of your pain so they're able to treat it and help it go away so you're feeling better!!! <3

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  14. Oh what a pain! My mum had a laparoscopy last week. I bit of bruising but it's amazing what they can do really with key whole surgery. We're lucky to be living in this era medicine-wise. All the best for a speedy recovery.

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    1. Ps I hope your doctor actually looks at what he's doing unlike the doc in that picture!!

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  15. blech. i'm so sorry you have these issues, too. they're so miserable. i had my first ruptured cyst my sophomore year of high school and had to go to the ER because i thought my appendix was rupturing. so i totally understand how real that pain is. and i totally understand the chronic ongoing pain. it's so far from fun. i hope your surgery goes well and that you can take care of this so you can start feeling better!

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  16. How scary! I'm so glad they know what is wrong! I will be thinking of you and sending prayers and thoughts that everything goes well. Stay strong my love! It will be over soon and you will feel all better!!

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  17. I am so glad they know!!! how awful, I can't even imagine! But hopefully this will get you feeling better. so sorry for all you have been through!

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  18. Will be praying/thinking of you in the days to come! =)

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  19. oh no kelsey! i hope the surgery goes well! you have my prayers

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  20. Bah! No fun! Is this what Cacia just had too?

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  21. I will definitely be thinking positive thoughts for you during this time! Hope it all goes well and the pain goes away!! <3

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  22. I hope you'll be feeling better soon! Glad to know that they were able to treat your pain.

    I'm happy that I came across your blog! I'm now your newest reader/follower on Bloglovin. :)

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  23. I just found your gorgeous blog! I'm so sorry that you have been having this problem but so glad to hear it is soon to be resolved! Prayers for you! New follower :) Danielle

    www.danielleatpurejoy.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh wow, that's good that you finally know what's going on! But it sucks to have to go through that! I hope that your surgery will go as well as it possibly can!

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  25. I have endometriosis. My heart goes out to you. Glad they finally know what is going on with ou. :)

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  26. Just found your blog from Helene's giveaway post. You and your man are so stinkin cute in those pictures! I'm so sorry about your health, hoping its only good things from here on out for you! New follower :)

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  27. So thankful they found something and you can now move on in the healing process after Tuesday.. Praying for your surgery. Praying for peace for you sister.

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  28. I hope you get some answers love - I know lap's are no fun! Praying for some relief for you! xo.

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  29. I found you from logans page but man alive, I hope you can get some relief soon and get your state boards out of the way.

    Feel better soon, prayers your way, love.

    xoxo
    ash

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  30. Prayers for you!!! I've had similar pain and was going to do a lap...but then chickened out cause I was scared more of the surgery than what I'm experiencing/was experiencing...mine's changed a bit and I think I've finally figured out my issue. I hope you get to feeling better SOON!!! That kind of pain is NO FUN!!

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  31. oh oh really doesn't sound funny, wish u all the best!!

    x
    http://worryaboutitlaterr.blogspot.com

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  32. Good luck! New follower here from the blog hop.

    Tiffany
    http://thedwellingtree.blogspot.com/

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  33. I am sorry for all the pain you have been through. Does not sound like fun at all. But I am very happy to see that it seems like they have found some answers for you!

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  34. Hope all goes well. Am a new follower from the love my post hop http://thisdayilove.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Just found your blog through the hop! I am following!

    www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

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  36. Found you through the blog hop.
    Hope the surgery goes well and sorts the pain out.

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  37. Just found your blog tonight!!! I have a lot of the same problems you're having, but mine came on suddenly within a month. It also happened the same exact time I had food poisoning and a week after I returned from a cruise to the Caribbean. The doctors were all confused and I actually never had a laparoscopy. I had a laparoscopic appendectomy because all my pain was right sided. They found the endometriosis while they were in there. I had surgery August 9th, and my pain is already back. The birth control gives me migraines, and there is a ton of chest pain coming from somewhere. It sucks, but I know how you feel.

    Hanna

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