Monday, December 20, 2010

The things I'll do for a little time off...

I met with the surgeon on Friday, and we determined that it's time for another surgery.  This time, I decided  to get things fixed once and for all; and have opted for a complete removal of the uterus.  I chose this over another less invasive surgery that won't guarantee that the problems won't return again because I don't want to be back in the hospital in another year.

I'm a little more nervous about this surgery and the recovery than the last one.    I'm told I'll have to take a few months off work, and arrange to have somebody to do pretty much everything else (cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, walking the dogs, poop patrol, etc) for me for at least a few weeks.  I'm really not great at letting others take over for me, and am almost as worried about how I'll manage that as I am the pain.

I still have lots of decisions to make - who knew there were so many ways to go about this one surgery?  I'll spend the next couple of weeks talking to people who have had it done, and then reconvene with the surgeon.  As it stands now, it's looking like we'll be going ahead in March.


  1. Oy vay, awful! I'd help out if I lived in the same country!

  2. Goodness Janice! I'd help too if I was way closer!

  3. What everyone else said and alos, sometimes you just have to ask for help and accept it when you do, makes you human not helpless.

  4. I would probably go for the sure bet surgery as well - though I understand the nervousness. I may also be having surgery in March, which will also render me fairly unable to care for myself for a few weeks. That is the part that worries me the most, especially where I live alone and have 5 pets!
    But where there's a will there's a way, and we get by with a little help from our friends :)

  5. Good luck with all this. Hopefully the recovery time will be speedier than the dr. anticipates.