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scrappinmamma 
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10-02-12 12:32 PM - Post#4015758    

I just typed a long thing and I somehow lost it. So I am going to give you the reader's digest version.

My youngest son Brendan cried all night Wednesday and didn't want me to go in for surgery. Both of my boys were up on Thursday morning at 4:30, when I left. I checked in at 5 am; surgery started at 7:15. I don't even remember the recovery room. I got to my room at 12:00 pm. They gave me Duladdin (SP?); then gave it to me at 2 pm. I stopped breathing 4 times. The nurses stayed with me for 2 hours with crash cart ready to go. DH showed up with boys at 5 pm, with his CP machine that the hospital asked him to bring. I have been using it ever since.

I could have stayed in the hospital until Monday; but Brendan wouldn't stop crying; I had all the glorious tubes and 2 IVs, which scared him. So I came home on Friday. I have been sleeping, eating, reading. Talking to boys, and then repeating.

The Dr told me that he knew 2 things about me from the surgery. 1. That I had to be extremely exhausted 24/7. and 2. I had to be in excruciating pain 24/7.

The tumor was attached to my cervix; not my uterus. And it was attached to my bladder; pushing my bladder against my rectum. It had also wrapped around my uretha and had wrapped around and twisted one of my ureters.

He thought that I was going to have bladder and kidney damage; so he ran dye through my system. He also told me that he got it out in the nick of time. If it had stayed in a while longer; it would have become maliginant. And he would have had to cut me hip to hip to remove it.

All in all; I am one lucky lady. I am on pain medication; that I am taking sparingly and on a stool softener.

Edited by scrappinmamma on 10-02-12 12:37 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
kaleidoscope 
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10-02-12 12:35 PM - Post#4015760    
    In response to scrappinmamma

wow! Glad they got it. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

 
rottiefan 
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10-02-12 12:44 PM - Post#4015766    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Wow, hope it all goes well now. Poor guy.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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10-02-12 12:48 PM - Post#4015768    
    In response to rottiefan

Wow, I'm glad you decided to go in sooner then later. How are you feeling?

 
carpe scrapum 
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10-02-12 01:18 PM - Post#4015784    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Oh my goodness Kathleen! So scary that you stopped breathing, do they know why? I'm so happy that you are home and recovering now! How old is your son? It must have been horribly scary for him, poor guy. Sending you many healing thoughts!

 
Oscar T. Grouch 
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10-02-12 01:21 PM - Post#4015786    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Prayers for quick recovery

 
Beth Ann 
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10-02-12 01:34 PM - Post#4015790    
    In response to Oscar T. Grouch

Oh, I hope your recovery goes well! Thank goodness you had the surgery when you did!

 
scrappinmamma 
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10-02-12 01:36 PM - Post#4015792    
    In response to Oscar T. Grouch

Hi Ladies,

Thanks for all of your good thoughts!

Vivi - I stopped breathing because they OD'd me on the duladdan. My little guy Brendan is only 7 years old. He was scared to death!

Jenn - I feel like a new person. I am tired; but I am getting stronger every day. Before you go in; make sure you get night gowns and dresses that are roomy on you.

 
ridgiemom 
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10-02-12 02:23 PM - Post#4015812    
    In response to scrappinmamma

So scary, but glad you are home and doing good

 
RedSquirrel 
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10-02-12 02:23 PM - Post#4015814    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Oh Kathleen. You've been in my prayers, but I didn't imagine it would be that tough. I'm so thankful they got it in time and that you're OK - and that you're going to be so much better now.

Thanks for keeping us in the picture, and get better soon!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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10-02-12 05:00 PM - Post#4015830    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I'm glad you're feeling better already. Thanks for the tips!

 
Kazzam 
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10-02-12 09:47 PM - Post#4015868    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

So glad that you are starting to feel better.

 
WorkingMommy 
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10-02-12 10:33 PM - Post#4015870    
    In response to Kazzam

Oh my goodness, what an ordeal. So glad you are doing well now and that's behind you.

 
qaustriangirl 
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10-03-12 02:23 AM - Post#4015878    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I hope you will be fine soon ! It's good that you went early enough! Recover quickly!

 
hockeymom24 
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10-03-12 05:27 AM - Post#4015890    
    In response to qaustriangirl

continue to get better... so glad they got it out now and didn't wait.

 
gingersfavorite 
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10-03-12 05:33 AM - Post#4015892    
    In response to hockeymom24

Wow - so glad they got it & pray you continue to improve!

 
Kiwifarmer 
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10-03-12 12:51 PM - Post#4015926    
    In response to gingersfavorite

So glad they managed to do it early!!!!! Rest and recover well.

 
michann 
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10-03-12 06:04 PM - Post#4015960    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

I'm glad they got to it when they did. Hope your recovery is quick and you won't have any more complications.

 
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