||[Jan. 25th, 2011|02:14 pm]
Lauren or Lou, as you like.
|||||Listening to Academic Senate via Chris's Skype from there. :) ||]|
All is well. Everyone who sent good vibes: it worked great. Everyone at Kaiser was wonderful and kind, and they even got me in early and gave me pictures, after; everything went swimmingly. I'm home safe and sound, now, one ovary (and one tangerine-sized cyst attached thereto) lighter. Gotta' take it easy, but everything should be fine in a few weeks. Now I'm going to slip back into a sweet, snuggly, slightly anaesthetized nap with my kitties, but wanted everyone to know things are fine first. Love you all so much. <3
Eeee! Happy to see you post and get the update! Get some rest!
*clings* I'm so glad to hear everything went well, sweetie!
Eee, did they take the ovary because of the cyst, or because of something else? (I had a cyst removed 15 years ago, but still have both ovaries, hence the curiosity.) I'm glad to hear that you had no complications. I assume you had a laparascopy, like I did, so I will pass on this wisdom I got from a woman I work with the other day: If you have pain from standing, sitting, coughing, laughing, etc, get a small beach ball, blow it up, and hold it against the incision when whatever irritates it irritates it. She said it worked wonders, and I said I wished someone had told me!
Feel better soon!
Yeah, they took the ovary because of the cyst - they told me it was a possibility they would need to take it if they couldn't get the cyst drained or detached, and for some reason I was just kind of expecting that to happen. (I think with as wonky as my hormones can be -- I've been doing what looks surprisingly like hotflashing since high school, along with a myriad other fun things -- I may be better off with a little less in the ovary department, anyway, so maybe it's for the best.) So it wasn't much of a surprise for me, at least, thank goodness! Although it did mean a 3 incisions instead of 1 or 2.
Ooh my goodness, thank you for the tip - I'll need to see if I have something like that around, because I am having some pain from those things (especially with coughing, since I've got a great sore throat from being intubated, yuck). So far I've been hiding under a pillow to keep the (heavy) cats from trodding on me, but that doesn't have that kind of even pressure - a beach ball sounds like it would be perfect.
Thank you so much - ::big hugs::
So glad everything went alright for you! Rest well!