Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The countdown has begun

Well many of you already know that I am going to have surgery #3 THIS Friday. I went to Dr. Garza (my obgyn/ fertility specialist (#1 in Texas)), yesterday because my cycle was way off. I won't go into detail on that but let's just say I should buy stock in Tampax. Anyways went to Garza and had to have an internal sonogram. It showed that I have 2 cysts...What else is new... and my uterus is too thick. Each ovary has it's own cyst... the right one is 19cm and the left one is around 9. Remember that you are suppose to have cysts (follicles) because they contain the egg and then the cyst is suppose to rupture releasing the egg along with helpful hormones. They usually rupture around 15-17. If your follicle doesn't rupture your body doesn't know to start sluffing off the uterine lining (if you are not pregnant) and therefore your uterus just gets thicker and thicker. When you are at the follicle rupturing stage your uterus should be at 3cm thick mine is now at 19cm. My uterus was getting so thick that clumps of it were sluffing off (starting Dec. 1st) I thought it was a normal cycle but it didn't stop and since my follicle didn't rupture my uterus just kept growing. I thought I WOULD JUST GET A SHOT but was wrong and guess what SURGERY again. I was really upset ...I wasn't sure if it was going to be a simple procedure (like no incisions) or the laproscopy...DING DING DING I WIN it's the laproscopy. That is when they go through my belly button and two incisions on my panty line...PAINFUL recovery. OH WELL good drugs help. I was also really upset because they wanted me to have it early Friday morning...For those of you that know the Friday before Christmas is PARTY day. My kids (who are the best I have ever had a TRUE DREAM CLASS) have been working very hard to earn their Gingerbread house party. They had to pass addition tests (0-10) to earn parts of the house...like if you pass your zero test you get to come to the party, if you pass your ones you get a plate, twos you get the icing, 3 gingerbread (graham crackers) and so on and so on. Well our house building party is Friday and I didn't want to miss a thing. I finally convinced the nurse to schedule me for the latest possible time and they did. It is between 2 and 3 BUT I have to be there at 12 or 1. We only have a half day on Friday so I am going to leave at lunch time and will miss the last 40 minutes of the day. My principal okayed it and my teaching team is going to cover my class for the last 40 minutes. As I mentioned my class is AWESOME so it won't be a difficult task. Although I was upset about the surgery, it does fall at a convenient time because I have to have 2 weeks recovery and that is how long my vacation is... I don't have to miss any school...YIPPEE.

OK different news... I haven't updated with pictures or Weight Watchers updates for a while. I will post pictures later...BUT... I am now up to 20 pounds lost. I am very excited and mom has lost over 15. ( ok so I was reading this to my mom and dad and mom wanted me to say she is up to 17 pounds lost and dad wnats me to say he is up to 25 pounds lost. We don't like to talk about Dad's wt loss because everyone knows men lose wt faster..and I told him wait til after my surgery 19cm of uterus should weigh at least 20 pounds ... I can dream and heck what ever makes me happy and it is my BLoG and I can type what I wnat to.... ;))

I will update details of the procedure later and will try to post pictures ... not of the surgery but other things...like Copper's Santa outfit and other fun pics.

Today I am thankful for TJMAXX. I am absolutely addicted to that store. I go there for Retail Therapy. They have really good stuff. I go there to look and shop and look some more. Ken hates going there with me because I seriously will stay there for hours. After tonight I am sure Josh won't go with me anymore either.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope all goes well with your surgery. I will be praying for you!

Merry Christmas!
Charity

Anonymous said...

Will be praying that all goes well with surgery #3.
Oh and in case I haven't told you lately. #3 is my most favorite number.
Luvs You Bunches,
~*~ Aunt Linda ~*~
PS . . . tell your Dad to call me when you're out of surgery.

Deb Gaughf said...

I know all will go well. You will be in my prayers, too. Also, I think TJMAXX should see your comment and pay you for the advertisement. It was great. Have a wonderful Christmas and give my love to the family.

Aunt Deb

Anonymous said...

TJMAXX isnt that bad Mags. I was thinking about you at work today.
Love
Josh

Anonymous said...

I hope everthing went well with your surgery. I have been thinking about you. I thought I would give you a few days to get over the worst part, so I'll try and call you on Monday.

Love Ya!!!!
Patti

ps Kaylee loves her poncho and she has been showing it off to everyone!!!