Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Surgery is today

I will be heading to the hospital today for my long awaited surgery. What kind of surgery you ask? I need a pelvic reconstruction. This is a normal procedure for a woman my age that has delivered children. I have lived with prolapse (where bladder, bowels and/or uturus are outside of my body), for a few years now, and when it got to be much worse (like after a couple of bouts of broncitis) where I couldn't keep my innards in, I decided it was time to do something about it.

I have not been able to go on walks with my girls for months, only short ones around the house, because I had to run to the bathroom every few minutes to relieve my bladder. And the backaches! Some of the pain was enough for me to consider asking my doc for pain killers, stronger than over the counter, ones. That has got to be bad, since I usually do not like to take anything if I dont have to.

Well, all should be better and on the mend today after this surgery is all over. I will have to recoup for awhile and take it easy! This will be difficult for me as I like to constantly be doing things. LOL.

Good thing I like to make cards, I will be able to do this whenever I feel up to it. I have stamped a few images for me to work on when I am able and am even taking my colored pencils and some stamped images with me to the hospital to work on. I like to be prepared for any and all things whenever possible. Doesn't that sound like a mom? LOL.

I do know that things for me will only get better when I do finally have this done. So if you are a praying person, please say one for me, and my family. The girls are so young and do not understand why I have to leave at all. So could you also pray for peace for them and my hubby too? Thanks so much.

I will be in Portland, for this operation at the Mercy Hospital and plan on at least a 2 night stay, maybe 3 depends on well I am doing. I will be gone for a few days, and when I feel up to blogging again I will let you know how I am doing.

In the meantime, you all have a very blessed day.


Sandra T. said...

Good luck with your surgery!!!
Sandra T.
CTMH sister

Anonymous said...

Saying a pray for you and the girls and the hubby :) Good luck and I look forward to hearing about all the fun things you and the girls get to do :)
(((((BIG HUGS)))))

Pat said...

I have been praying for you and yours forever, not gonna stop now lol. Sorry I didn't read this earlier. I haven't been on line much for the last week. The girls were nearly perfect for me. I believe having them at their own home helped a great deal. I am glad that all went well with your surgery!!!! And I will be glad when you have fully recovered. I love you sis. And praying for a full recovery. By this time next year, you will think back and be thankful it is done.
Much love Pat