Well I think I'll start off with J and his surgery. It went well. It was severely delayed. I'm guessing that there were emergency surgeries that cropped up. J was supposed to go into the OR at 1200 hrs but finally went in at 2035 hrs. Out of recovery and home at 0330 hrs. Yup you saw that right. I've yet to go to bed. I'm doing laundry. J is in pain.
I explained to him that his surgery was uncomplicated and rather simple in comparison to mine so just imagine how much pain I was in then if you think you are in a lot of pain right now. He had two male attendants to dress him, no one dressed me last month...no I had to do it all by myself. I made sure to ask for help for J and I got what I needed for him tonight. I made sure he was well drugged and I fetched juice and water for him close to 20 times. He was really dehydrated from not eating or drinking for over 24 hours. But at least he is home now. His doctor said I'm to give him tough love and not baby him when he gets home. Fine by me. But I will for the first 48 hours dish out his meds to him and help him as needed with his walking. Right now he is using one of my canes to help him ambulate.
J apologized to me just before surgery. He said things will change. After surgery he again apologized and said that the old life is over he is done with it. I can only hope that this will work out for him.
For about two weeks I've been complaining about pelvic pain here on my blog rather off and on. At home I have told J that it hurts. He has been dwelling upon his own surgery of which I can understand. However, this past weekend when he made a comment to me of: "well obviously it doesn't hurt that much since you aren't doubled up in pain like you were before", I got my feelings hurt. So with that said I went to the RE appointment today at 0900 hrs. Yes, I've literally spent all day inside of Madigan hospital.
So Dr.B (major not LT.Col one) tells me before the exam that the pain that I might be feeling might not be OB/GYN related. He said it could be the back pain flaring up or the bowels could be irritated. He said that I should make an appointment with my PCM. He insisted that it was highly unlikely that it could be anything relating to his specialty because he did the surgery and cleared it all out.
Well guess what? Not long after he measured my uterine lining at 12mm he saw within seconds the cyst. You heard me right. I have a 6 CM CYST on my right ovary. Dr.B. was aghast. He checked around to make sure there weren't any other cysts. He asked to make sure that I haven't been on any hormones of which I haven't then we talked. I have a follow up appointment on Friday next week. I'm wondering because of the pain if the endometriosis might already be growing back.
Oh and we did bloodwork.
E2 is 193
Progesterone is 0.37
I hate to say it but...I WAS RIGHT! Eat that idiots. When are folks, including doctors going to start believing me? Dr.B. turned to J and thanked him for taking me in today. J said it was all mine and Nurse M's doings. Of which it was.
So yes, even though Dr.B. didn't tell me the same spiel we know it by now (take it easy we don't want ovarian torsion) and he offered up pain killers immediately. I said No thanks because I still have a full bottle of percocet at home and the tramadol too. I'm good. I only use acetaminophen for most every pain anyway.
Well its time to help J off to the bathroom again. More in a day or so.