Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Spleen Free Life-part 1

I will make this as short & sweet as possible. You are probably even lucky I do not remember it all.

So the morning of surgery we got up at 5:30 for my 6:30am arrival time. I honestly was calm, cool & collected until about 6:20 when we were almost to the hospital. Got to the hospital, checked in & got sent to get ready. Did all the fun stuff of undressing & whatnot...then they wheeled me to preop.

I had never been to this hospital before, so I assumed once I was in preop, they would get me ready & then call my DH back before I left...nope! We got off the elevator to go to preop & they told me to say my good byes to him. This did NOT sit well. I started crying like a baby. I got to preop & they 2 nurses were so sweet. I was trying to stop crying when they start telling me about a special IV that will be going in my neck & then a big needle one they needed to put in my hand. By this point, I'm acting like a baby, crying for my DH. They were soooo nice & went & got him to stay with me until the minute I went to the operating room.

I kept telling everyone I felt so stupid. I had had my fair share of surgeries & I was scared shitless of this one & couldn't stop crying...I hated it

The one nurse I guess must have asked if we had kids or something...because the next thing I know, we are talking about infertility & adoption. She was so nice about it & just calming...for once I would have rather talked about infertility than what was going on with me.

Once everything was ready & all IVs, tubes, etc in place...I was off.  I remember going into the operating room & feeling like a circus show because there were so many people in there. Between how rare my case & the complications that could have happened...I think 1/2 the hospital was in that room. I remember starting to cry a bit once I was in the room & that was it until recovery.

I was in recovery a long time while I waited for a room in a special unit of the hospital. I remember fighting to open my eyes..but it was just so hard. I have no idea how long I was there or when I got to my room...but I remember waking up & seeing my husband.

I had tubes everywhere...from my nose, my stomach...a catheter. I do not remember much of Friday night & very little of Saturday...but Saturday is where things went a bit down hill.

I don't want to bore you with all this I will make this a 2 parter...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Short & Sweet

I got home from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon & I can say it's soooo good to be home! I have slept more since I got home than the entire time at the hospital.

I still have a long road ahead of me & will type more about the surgery & everything when I have a bit more strength. But as always...thank you all again for all of your good thoughts!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Surgery Day

Today my spleen goes to splenic heaven. As you read this, I am currently loosing my spleen. After 3 weeks of this surgery hanging over my head, we are getting this show on the road.

This is my first major, non IF related, surgery in 11 years...& it's been rough on me. I am glad that this will be done & over with & I can start my road to recovery. I will not have to worry about the mass rupturing or it is a huge sigh of relief.

I will be in the hospital for 3-5 days, then home for about 4 I am sure you guys will be getting plenty of blog post from me!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday-Smells Like Spleen Spirit

 (yes, this is what I will be wearing to the hospital on Friday)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bloggers for Hope

Hey guys!! Can you do me a favor today?! Go stop over at Bloggers for Hope & check out my first post!

As I mentioned last week, Bloggers for Hope is a group of amazing women & a man that are talking about all aspects of infertility. This site really has it all & I am so honored & proud to be apart of this new journey for Chance to Hope. All of us authors are here for you & always more than happy to answer any questions you may have, blog about aspects you would like to hear about etc.

As their resident adoption blogger, I would love to know...what do you want me to write about? What would you like to know??

Sunday, January 8, 2012

If I Had a Good Title, I Would Put It Here

Sorry I havent written lately...things have gone from crazy to crazier. After all the stuff with my spleen we then went to spend 8 days with the in-laws & go on a mini trip with them to celebrate the hubby & I's 30th birthdays. We went to Quebec, which was a lot of fun..I had never been to Canada in the winter though & wow is it cold. All my Canadian tweeples & blog readers, I admire you for dealing with that weather. I will never say it's cold here again!

It was nice to get away for a bit & not thinking of what is coming for me in the next few weeks. As soon as I saw the hospital where my surgery will be, I felt sick. I am getting used to the idea of this surgery; I am still not happy about it & I am still scared shitless to say the least. I did find out one of my close friends has been without his spleen since he was 13. I am not sure how I did not know this before, guess you really never ask your friends if they are san spleen or not. He has really put me at ease & seeing how he lives his life, etc...well, it is really helping.

I have a lot to do in the next week & a half to get everything ready at work & home, since I will live from my bed for 4 weeks. You would think with all the surgeries I have had I would be used to all this by now, but I am not. I think the more I have, the harder they get. The harder I am on myself for feeling like my body is letting me down.

But life goes on & it can always be worse. I am just ready to get on the mend & start our adoption process again...I am ready to be a healthy mom. I'm ready...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hope In 2012

First I want to wish you all a very happy 2012. I know so many of us had a crappy 2011 & I have so much hope that 2012 will be better for us.

Speaking of Hope, I am honored & proud to announce that I am now the adoption blogger for a Chance to Hopes blogger site!! Go check out Bloggers for Hope!! This site will have bloggers writing on everything from IVF, miscarriages; even a male perspective on infertility! The site really will have it all!

So please, go check it out! (sorry, typing from my phone & don't know how to do links) oh & did I mention there is a give away going on right now to help celebrate the launch?!
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