Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oophorectomy

As you read this, I am currently at the hospital having a unilateral Oophorectomy. Yep, that is right an Oophorectomy!! Say that 3 times fast :)

Did you know what this what the surgery is called when you have an ovary removed?! I mean what ever happened to just calling the surgery ovarian removal? Why the big long fancy name?? Dr. Phonebook even agreed that the name is a bit much!

I am not only having an Oophorectomy, I am also having my fallopian tube removed & my bowel fixed in any way it may need.

I will not know until I wake up if the surgery was done laparoscopically or an incision was made. However Dr Phonebook told me because I am such a mess to pretty much count on being cut! Depending on how it was done my recovery will either be a week or 6 weeks (so planning for 6).

I will also have to stay at least tonight, if not tomorrow. I am however, really hoping to be home by tomorrow. So I guess you could say, a few unknowns.

When it's all said & done...this is what I'll have.

3 comments:

  1. Sending you tons of love and get well wishes today!!!

    xoxo

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  2. Thinking of you today and hoping surgery goes smoothly and recovery is as quick as possible!

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  3. I hope your surgery is a sucess. I also had one ovary and tube removed. I hope your recovery is quick and painless! I'll send good thoughts your way.

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