Ready and Waiting

Well, my oven removal is scheduled for this coming up Monday. I have done all the pre-op stuff and paid the lovely "deductible" . I can't complain though, I would not even be able to afford this surgery if not for great health insurance so I am thanking God for it right now.

I remember being in my mid twenties, currled up on a cold bathroom floor (that was where I wanted to be, it was cold and felt good for some crazy reason) cramping so bad I prayed for death. Literally, my 22 hours of labor with Evangeline NEVER came close to being as painful as my cramps were ALMOST EVERY MONTH from the time I was 12 till when I had Evangeline @ age 29! So, when my doctor told me I could have a hysterectomy, I really almost cried, I was so happy! Sure, my cycle hasn't been as bad since I had Evangeline AND I have had TWO surgeries for Endometriosis so yea, I don't cramp like I did as a teen but other issues have replaced that pain.

I am nervous, I don't know how I am going to be "down" for two weeks! Dean took off next week and then my niece Candice is coming for the following week so I know I will be taken care of. The crazy thing is I have to stay in the hospital for three days! I thought it was outpatient, I think I am way underestimating the recovery from this surgery. What's really cool is there is a pain pump for me to push when I need more medication, they said you cant OD on it, which is very good.

So, I wont be posting while I'm in the hospital on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday but I do have some very special "Guest Bloggers" set up to blog in my absence. I will give you more info on them Sunday.

I bet I will need the pain pump for my Blog withdrawal :-)

Comments

Anonymous said…
The Doucets' will be praying for you....tell Dean to let us know if you guys need anything!
Anonymous said…
Praying for you Carole! can't wait to hear about the guest blogger! how interesting!
Anonymous said…
Carole,

You will be in my prayers DAILY! I have faith in Him that you will sail through this beautifully. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Lesley :-)
Anonymous said…
Hey baby, I wish I could be there for you. Just know I will be holding your hand and loving you in my heart during the surgery. I love you. LOVE MOM
Joyce said…
I'll be praying for you Carol, I am sure you will do just fine. TRY to really relax and recoup after the surgery and not do much. I know it's always a temptation for us "busy" people to get busy again way too soon after something major like that. Be Blessed and REST, Joyce
HerstoryGirl said…
Girl, you are gonna do GREAT!!!
I will be praying for you (already am!) and I know you will running circles around me in a couple of months.
I will call you when I get back... Much love,
Summer =)