Thursday, November 17, 2011

Update

Hey everyone, just a quick heads-up to let you know I'm alive and all that happy stuff. Still 135-136 on weight, it's just so depressing that I'm not bothering to record it even though I weigh in every other day or so.

The last 5-ish pounds sucks.

I have the endometrial ablation in the morning (Friday) and I'm freaking out at the moment. I hate general anesthesia but, in spite of my insistence on deliberately birthing #2 son at home, I'm not hardcore to the point where I just want a local and a bullet to bite on.

So on the one hand, aspirin only?* Am I to take this seriously as a surgical-ish procedure? But on the other hand, general anesthesia. Riiiight...

Freaked out would definitely cover it. I'll update tomorrow after I get home. Or sometime this weekend. Here's hoping I'm like the women I've seen who've had the EA (Novasure is the exact procedure I'm having) who barely even cramped, rather than the ones who woke up in the middle of the night for pain meds to stay on top of it.

Nite, y'all. I hope someone sleeps tonight. It isn't going to be me. If the anxiety doesn't get me, the Cytotec will. Yippie.

*edited to add, this is what my doctor is recommending for post-operative pain relief. No prescription, which is fine, I'm just scared that she's too optimistic and I don't want to be curled up in the fetal position praying for death.

7 comments:

Dizzy Girl said...

I'll be thinking about you girl- xoxoxo

Amanda said...

Thanks Dizzy. :) Speaking of dizzy, this whole lack of eating/ drinking is less than fun. I'm hungry and the caffeine withdrawal headache is trying to kick in. Ugh. Luckily I leave for the surgical center in half an hour-ish. Then I can starve and have a headache in a completely new environment!

Choreboy said...

At least you'll get to sleep! And you can relax, I'll be holding the flashlight ;)

Amanda said...

I keep telling you they won't let you back there :P

Angela Pea said...

Oh! Good luck today...it will all be fine. My Dr. said the same about the OTC pain relief; she recommended 800 mg of ibuprofen at a whack. Yes, four advils at a time. But she still gave me a handful of vicodin on the way home 'just in case'. :)

Choreboy, please post and let us know Amanda is okay! She'll be out of it for a while. Be nice and bring her dinner in bed, on a tray with a flower.

Choreboy said...

She's back home now, sleeping off the anesthesia. Other than butterflies in the stomach from not eating since yesterday things went very well. She should be able to update you guys tomorrow.

And I'm taking good care of her :)

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

Best wishes Amanda!