Thursday, June 30, 2011

So.... I'm alive

In case you were wondering, I'm alive and uterus free. 

And also in case you were wondering, no, having a hysterectomy is NOT like having a baby.  A hysterectomy hurts a shit ton more.

I've had three beautiful boys {part of the reason I was down with the hysterectomy} and with two of them for the most part they were drug free births. {This was totally unintentional, f- a drug free birth, our itty bitty Army Hospital doesn't do epidurals due to lack of staffing so I was shit out of luck and the crappy drugs they gave me lasted just about a half hr.}

Birth can be utterly painful, but once the baby is out the pain is over and I bounced back.  Shoot I was shopping the day I went home with dash 2 and again with dash 3.

So why wouldn't my uterus be the same way? 

Yeah I know it sounds really dumb when I say it outloud.

Moronic actually.  Cause let me tell you, losing an organ is no laughing matter, that shit really hurts.

3 days in the hospital and I was a hot mess let me tell you.  I was gray, vomiting, clutching a pillow to my tummy and shuffling around.  I was staying on a floor with some wounded warriors and I think I gave one quite a startle when I shuffled past his door with my pillow vomiting up bananas into my little baggie.  I wanted to apologize and tell him that the nurse next to me was making me walk but I just didn't have it in me.

Right now I'm 2 1/2weeks post op and I'm feeling better.  I was starting to feel really good and then my parents left and flyboy went back to work so in the same vain, I went back to work too.  When they tell you not to do any lifting or anything heavy for 4-6 weeks they aren't kidding.  Picking up and putting down dash3 repeatedly {even though he's a relative lightweight} wasn't good and vacuuming the whole house was just dumb. 

So my mom came back up to help out and I spent several days re-recuperating and now I'm feeling better.  Again. 

The nurse went back over what I'm supposed to do and not do, apparently my uterus must have been a command post for common sense because I seem to be lacking some but only a few more weeks and I'll be good as new.

And now I need a new excuse not to have sex.  DAMMIT!


  1. Oh man. I do not look forward to that day. ((hugs)) and I hope you get 100% right away.

  2. Once I was doing discharge teaching to an 80 year old woman who had just had a hysterectomy. I told her "not to have sexual intercourse until her doctor approved". She said "Oh honey, when you're as old as we are, you don't worry about that anymore." Then her husband said in a very surprised voice "We are?!" And I just couldn't help but laugh.
    Hope you get better soon!

  3. Eek! That sounds miserable! I'm glad to hear you've been able to have some help along the way. Here's to getting back on top of things ASAP.

  4. aw darn! that sucks. i hope you keep recovering well!

  5. Glad you are hanging in there! Sounds like recovery has been brutal!

  6. Glad to have you back in the blogging world. We missed you!

  7. So glad to hear you're recovering well. I can't imagine what you went through. Take care!

  8. woo, military hospitals drive me batty. i hope you feel better sooner


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