Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bumped again

Well, we have been bumped again. Now we will be part of the Feb/March series. One series is supposed to take 4 to 5 weeks. This series (aka round 2) will take about 5 months. It is never ending.

This is what happened: I went in yesterday for my hysteroscopy. This appointment was in Spokane, and if anyone has been watching the news (national included) you know that Spokane has over 5 feet of snow. Yesterday we had a big wind/snow storm so the driving conditions weren't the best. My mother-in-law, Marlene, offered to go with me since the last time I had a hysteroscopy, I had terrible cramping and hated having to drive myself home. Bobby couldn't come with me because he had to help a poor little old lady who's roof was collapsing. Anyway, so Marlene and I braved the road to Spokane and even got there early enough that we were able to enjoy a yummy lunch at Chili's (when you live in a tiny town, Chili's is quite the treat).

We went to my appointment. There was only one other person there, I recognized her from the last series, and figured she must have gotten pregnant. I found out later that she had gotten pregnant, but she was there because she was miscarrying the baby. My heart just broke for her - still I feel so sad for her.

Ok, so back to my story, I was called back fairly quickly and told to strip from the waist down, put on the smock (open in back) and robe (open in front) and the comfy socks with grippers on the bottom (which I keep meaning to steal, but always forget). So, I change and they take me into the little sterile operating room. I assume the position (legs in stirrups) and Dr. Robins comes in. He fills my uterus full of gases and liquid and in goes the hysterscope (a camera that also has a little laser on it). I am looking at the screen and instantly I know it doesn't look good. Your uterus should be smooth. Mine had no smooth spots. Just a fibroid the size of a golf ball and about 30 polyps - Polyps looks like that dangly thing in the back of your throat.

So there is my uterus with all of these dangling polyps (by the way, at this point I am having really serious cramps from the gasses) and Dr. Robins says, ok, that's that. I was like, Whoa there...shouldn't you be removing these nasty things. And he told me there were so many and the fibroid was too big to take care of them there and that I have to an an outpatient surgery (D and C) to remove them. What?!? I asked him if he was sure and he said that he could attempt to get them out one by one, but it would be painful and I would still have to have the D and C for the fibroid. No thanks, pants please!

So, I got dressed, still crampy, and waited for my nurse in the consult room. She came in and on a bright note, commented that I looked cute. I told her that this is how I look when I have a chance to get ready - she normally sees me at 7am after I roll out of bed at 4:30am and hit the road (not a pretty site). -K back to my story (I'm having a hard time staying on task today).

Karen says that Dr. Robins only does surgeries on Tuesday and it has to be done at the hospital. She said that she would try to squeeze me in this Tuesday, but wasn't sure if he had a spot available, and that the office would call me on Monday to let me know when we could do it. I asked if that gave us enough time to still do the January series and she said, "no, sorry. You will have to do the next series". I just felt so let down. I had my meds, my calendar. I was all ready to go. I am so impatient, and it seems all I get to do is wait.

I guess there are some positives to waiting till the next series.
- My uterus will be all cleaned out and ready to go
- the roads will probably be better, so I won't stress about the drive
- this gives us time to just enjoy each other and Connor without worrying about shots and appts.
- I can keep working out and hopefully get in a little better shape
- and I get to go through with Nicole, which will be really fun to have a friend going through at the same time.

I will update when I hear about my surgery. I hope this isn't getting boring for all of you - it's a little tedious, but it's my life right now.

Happy weekend!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I'm also an impatient person, so I understand how hard it would be to keep playing the waiting game. However, I'm super excited to do this together. And hey, February is the series when Amber got pregnant with her twin boys. Never know, maybe it will be lucky for us too! :)