Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Surgery Day for Me

Well, the big day is upon me. It's after 11pm on Tuesday night and I'm getting a bit anxious about my surgery tomorrow morning. Al and I will leave for the hospital at 7:15 to be at the hospital by 8. My adhesion repair and total abdominal hysterectomy w/ possible BSO (ovary/tube removal) is scheduled for 9:30. It should take 2.5-3.5 hours depending on complications arising with my adhesions. They involve my large bowel, ureters, uterus, tubes, ovaries, abdominal wall, possible bladder, and possible colon. YIKES! Lots of serious complications can happen and I'm trying not to think of them right now. But at least I will finally be out of the constant pain and bleeding that I've had for the past year that has basically trapped me inside my own body.

So, if you are the praying type, please say a little prayer for me tomorrow morning that my surgery goes well and my 6-8 week recovery won't be too rough. I'm depressed about missing my favorite holiday but sometimes we just have to suck it up a bit. My in-laws are coming up from Tennessee for Thanksgiving and to help with the boys. My little sister will be home from college too. I think Al is starting to realize that he's going to be in charge of all the child care for the next 6 weeks and that is intimidating to say the least. Maybe I'll get a little more appreciation out of it though :)

Good news from this week.....I passed my nursing final with flying colors! Carson is still coughing his little head off (yes, this is in the good news section) but they think that it may be his asthma being WAY out of control causing the 3 month cough that won't quit! He's now on Flovent, Singulair, and Albuterol to try and calm things down. Cross your fingers that it works. Eli is getting better with the croup but has a nasty secondary infection he picked up at the hospital. Coughing with wheezing and a runny nose. Lovely. The good news is his g-button cultures came back negative so the spreading red area is just irritation from the extra discharge and acid draining from his cold. YAY....no IV antibiotics needed! So.....to wrap things up, surgery for me tomorrow, Carson getting massive asthma treatments, Eli has a secondary respiratory infection w/ wheezing but no g-button infection, and I nailed my nursing final! Whew....did I get threw it all??

Now, I only have to fall asleep and make it to the morning without being incredibly anxious, nervous, scared, and feeling like a little kid again before a major surgery in the morning. Wish me luck and send prayers!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Kellie,
I feel so selfish, I came to your blog to check on your boys and ask a question about reflux. I am so sorry, I didn't know you were having surgery today. I will keep you in my prayers, that everything goes well today and for an easy recovery.
Sarah
Kaitlyn, Genavieve, and Elijah's mom

Jen said...

I hope the surgery goes well and the recovery is easy.

k said...

Kellie, said a prayer for you today... I hope all goes smoothly and you're home recovering with your family very soon!

Kim
Sarah's mom from PP

Billie said...

Oh my goodness gracious Kellie. You really have a lot on your plate.

I am so happy that you were able to have your two beautiful boys before needing this surgery. What a miracle they are for you, in more ways than one! Sending lots and lots of positive thoughts your way that everything goes smoothly and you have a quick recovery.

Hope the boys are feeling better soon too!

Congrats on your final!!!

You're in my thoughts,
Billie

Amanda said...

I am sorry to hear about your surgery, but I hope it brings much needed relief. I will be praying for you and the whole family!

Amanda

tiffany said...

Gosh I thought it was next week for some reason. So sorry Kellie. I wanted to post a support/prayer thread for you but didn't know if you wanted it private or not. Just know many of us are thinking of you. Take care hon, Tiffany

Jill said...

My prayers are with you. May you have a speedy recovery and just relax while Al takes care of EVERYTHING! Milk it for all it's worth:)

Congrats on passing your final!

Lisa said...

Kellie, I found you again! Said a little prayer for you and am hoping that your recovery is going as well as it can.

Take care,
Lisa

Maggie said...

Kellie-
I hope you had a successful surgery and are recovering!

You are in my prayers.

Shana said...

I hope you are home and recovering now, said a prayer for you and your faimly today.
~Shana W.