Surgery

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Helene in Between

Today I'm linking up with Helene and Emily for a "tell me about it" post. 

So I'm going to tell you all about my laparoscopy yesterday! Yayyy! So interesting! I know, I know.

As some of you may know I was suppose to get this procedure done a week ago but I had a little fiasco with insurance and it got put off for another week. So I went in and got all my paperwork signed, got all prepped and ready to go. My heart rate was fast (obviously, that's why I have A-Tach) and so they ordered an EKG. Then the anesthesiologist came in to chat with me and was telling me I had nice teeth and asked if I had braces before and next thing I know....BAM! The whole thing was over!

They didn't do the gas mask or anything they just slipped the anesthesia into my IV and then they took me into the operating room so I didn't even know I'd been put out, kinda bizarre. I woke up and couldn't see a thing but just realized how loud it was so I got all cranky and starting whining and crying, haha! I didn't have my contacts on so I couldn't see anything and they had put vaseline all over my eyes to keep them closed and help them from drying out. I was SO thirsty from fasting all night and day so I downed 3 cups of water and they listened to my nurse's wife yell at him on the phone for missing dinner. 

They took me to a little recovery room and Tim was able to come back and hang out with me. I ate graham crackers and Sprite to my heart's content and then they gave me a cute diaper to wear (sexy I know) and wheeled me off to the car. 

I haven't felt any endometriosis pain at all since the surgery which is AWESOME!! They said they were able to get a lot of it out on my left and right sides and also scrape some blood and fluids out that were trapped in there from some ruptured ovarian cysts. 

Right now I'm recovering really well and my incisions are just super sore. My stomach is still really puffy from being inflated with CO2 and I'm pretty bruised. It kinda feels like I did like 3000 sit ups yesterday.

Warning: The pictures may be a little graphic. I've always been fine with bloody stuff so sorry if it's gross.

Right after surgery

 Left side after surgery

Belly button after 1 day 

Stomach 1 day after surgery (you can tell my stomach is still kind of full of CO2)




47 comments:

  1. oh girl. how you feelin now? it looks painful.

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  2. Looks really painful love! I hope it helps you to feel so much better though!

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  3. Bless. Your. Heart. I hope you feel better. :(

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  4. oh my goodness that looks like it hurts so bad. I hope you recover quickly with minimal pain! xoxo

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  5. I hope you get to feeling better.
    Sounds like everything went ok.

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  6. I am so glad you are recovering well! I will be praying for you! I didn't know they could do anesthesia through a tube now! thats kinda cool! and your battle bruises are pretty cool :) hope you start to feel a little better!

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  7. I'm so glad it went well!! It's amazing how little the incisions are. I bet you're happy to have that over with :-)

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  8. Holy moly! Those scars are something else girl. Bravo!! ;) hope you are feeling better!

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  9. Ugh...those bruises look brutal. I hope you are feeling better!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  10. Honestly, I just saw the first picture :/ I couldn't look through the rest... Wishing you the best! I'm glad you are recovering well. Take care.

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  11. Wow girl that looks soo painful. Hoping you have a speedy recovery!

    Happy Holidays!!

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  12. OUCH. kelsey, that looks like it hurts so much. but if anyone I know you will get through it. thinking of you!

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  13. girlfriend. I have had the same procedure for the same thing. I had hemorrhagic cysts that ruptured. talk about a party!

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  14. oh ouch! i'm sorry you have hurty wounds to deal with, but i'm really happy you won't have to deal with that darn pain anymore. good luck healing and recovering!

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  15. Hope you are recovering and healing well :)

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  16. Sending good vibes your way for a speedy recovery! ;)

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  17. Yay!!! I'm so glad you were able to get this done and start feeling better, that is awesome. I'm glad you are recovering well too, especially in time so you can enjoy the holidays, it's a Christmas miracle ha ha! Take care :)

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  18. I was NOT ready for those pictures this early in the morning!!! I guess I should have paid more attention to that blue font! Ha! I'm glad everything went okay. Enjoy your weekend!
    -Kristen

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  19. i hope you get better soon!
    you have to be ready for the christmas feast :)

    ps following you! <3

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  20. Ouch! That looks painful, I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

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  21. Boy oh boy does that look painful, I'm so sorry you have to go through this, I'm glad you're staying positive about it all. I've been praying for you, and I'll continue praying for a speedy recovery!

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  22. This post made me wince and say "ew!" and "ow!", but I'm glad everything went well and that you recover quickly!

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  23. Ouch! Glad you finally got the much needed surgery. Hope your recovery goes quickly!!

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  24. you poor thing! i hope tim is taking good care of you! :) i hope you have a quick recovery and that this pain never comes back! xo

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  25. Well, I'm sorry that you had to endure that surgery. I have endometriosis too and had a laparascopy to take most of it out. They couldn't get all of mine because a lot was attached to some of my vital organs and he didn't want to mess any of those up. It's a painful surgery right when you wake up and the next couple of days! So my heart goes out to you, but luckily you're not alone! I had wondered for YEARS what was wrong with me...and guess what! We have scars in the same places! Haha. Anyway, love your blog and I am so glad to have found it. I think we have a lot in common actually. Feel better soon! xo

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  26. Hi my lovely,
    I am your newest fan =D
    Im so sorry you had to go through that - Speedy recovery beautiful

    Lotte
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  27. ouchie girl!! I hope you can curl up and relax the next couple of days :-)

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  28. I am glad that the surgery went so well. I hope you continue to heal nicely and with no pain at all.

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  29. Wow I just read that whole story above, what exactly do you have that you needed to get that done? Glad everything came out okay :)

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  30. Doesn't look like fun but glad everything went ok! God bless and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  31. OH MY you poor lil thang I am so glad it is over and you are doing better tho!
    Happy Holidays!
    XO
    Ash

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  32. This is indeed very interesting! What's the procedure for? It looks painful! :o

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  33. Oh dear! My heavens good to hear you are healing well. I can relate to operations and recovery since I had CS twice. Not a pretty sight for sure when your tummy's all bruised up and swollen. Good all went well. May have had a wonderful christmas and a wonderful new year. Following you via Friendly Friday hop.

    Adin B
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  34. Kelsey, I'm so glad that they were able to take care of that. I have been thinking about you. And wondering how you were. I missed that they moved the date. So glad everything went okay. Praying you heal well and soon! But hope you are enjoying just resting and recovering, too.

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  35. You poor thing - I had a laparoscopy earlier in the year, and did have a fair bit of pain afterwards. Hope you will recover well and quickly!!

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  36. Im glad everything came out okay. I have endometriosis too but i'm not sure if I should have surgery.

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  37. Oh Kelsey, I hope you heal quickly and take the time you need to recouperate. Yikes, it looks so sore!! Poor thing. Lots of rest now ya hear? :)

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  38. Hope you have an easy and quick recovery! I really admire that you shared your story with us. I've been going through some health problems myself but not sure yet if I will blog about it.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  39. oh wow, i hope that it gets better and wow, that's so good that you were able to take care of that. feel better! and happy new year!

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  40. You poor thing! Sending thoughts your way for a quick recovery and happy holidays!
    xo Shane

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  41. oh man it looks like it hurts but thankfully ou said no pain. i hope everything continues to heal well!!! sending good thoughts for fast healing your way!

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  42. ouch! Sending positive thoughts to you. Hope you have a quick and smooth recovery!

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  43. Hoping for your quick recovery! Happy Holidays!

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  44. You are hard core! And I don't know why, but I find it very genius that they went in through your belly button!! 1 less scar :) I remember when I had my one and only surgery my doctors talking to me about something and then like you said WHAM! I was gone :) I'm glad everything went well! Enjoy your recovery time.

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  45. Alright. Well. I am really happy everything worked out! But those photos are so gross... haha! Keep healing so we can play sometime?

    Love, The Skinnys

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  46. Oh gosh! I had a laparoscopic surgery done about a year ago for an ectopic pregnancy. Looks like you had a bit more bruising than I did! Praying that your endometriosis symptoms have gone away! I've been diagnosed with it but don't have a lot of pain from it...I think it has contributed to our inability to conceive though. :(

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