I know, I said that I would blog through the hysterectomy process and share it with you, but it got a little too scary, and a LOT too personal to blog through when I was dealing with things. My hysterectomy did not go as planned in July. I had a reaction to the anesthetic, and went into respiratory distress in the OR. Once that was sorted, the procedure began, but my bowel was affixed to my abdominal wall and was punctured. My wonderful GYN consulted a GI surgeon, and they were able to suture the bowel, but that was the end of the surgery that day. I spent several days in the hospital, and three very dicey months of recovery before we could attempt the hysterectomy again. I won’t go into too many of the details here, because they still scare me a bit, but I am alright now!
My hysterectomy was rescheduled for November 19th, and this time went beautifully. There were no complications with the anesthesia, the surgery, or, as far as I know, with the recovery. My follow up visit is this Tuesday, and I will let you know then if all is well.
Please forgive me for not sharing the experience with you. It just got VERY upsetting, and I didn’t even acknowledge how bad it was until well after the second attempt at the surgery.