Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Update on surgery...there is no update

Well, it turns out that surgeons are human after all. Who knew? Just as my ride to the hospital pulled into my driveway yesterday at 7:30am, I received a phone call from the hospital that my surgeon had called in sick.

I wasn't mad at all, just terribly disappointed. It never occurred to me that my surgeon might get sick. I hadn't taken a Vicodin at 2am when the last dose had worn off. Since I couldn't eat or drink anything after midnight, I couldn't take the Vicodin. It makes me really nauseated if I take it without food. By 4am I thought if I wasn't going to the hospital in a few hours that I'd be driving myself to the ER. The pain was excruciating. The first thing I did after the phone call was take two Vicodin and go to bed.

The surgery is scheduled for Thrusday, 4/11 at 6am. This morning I thought I'd try to go without the Vicodin, and if I was okay, I'd go into the office. As expceted, the pain was once again unbearable and constant. In the beginning it would come and go without pain meds, now it comes and stays.

Back on the Vicodin. This means I can't go into work. They have a very strict rule of no narcotics while on the job. I'm also not suppose to drive while on Vicodin. So now I'm stuck at home and really can't do much of anything except read, watch TV or surf the internet. All of which puts me into instant sleep mode.

My newest side effect of my fibroid is that eating has become very unpleasant experience. Even the smallest amount of food sends me to a new level of pain. I guess because the my stomach presses down on my enlarged uterus causing the fibroid to then press down even harder on my cervix. I'm not sure if that's the problem, but I know that even when on the Vicodin, eating food causes pain almost instantly. Maybe I've found a new diet plan, "rapidly growing fibroid removes desire to eat". I somehow don't think this will be popular with the masses.

I sure do miss my good health. You never know how good you had it until it's gone. Once this is over, I plan on giving my health 100% focus. Okay, sleep time is coming on. I guess I'll go lay down now.

13 comments:

Lyn said...

That sounds just miserable :(

Can you take sips of fluid? Maybe a protein shake or something nutritious? Wish I was able to help. Just try to rest... hopefully you will be feeling much better not too long after surgery. You're still in my prayers.

Diandra said...

I hope everything will be okay after surgery.

Deniz said...

Huge Zen hugs and as much support as the airwaves can carry are flying your way. I hope it'll soon be over and a distant (if unpleasant) memory.
Deniz

Roxie said...

How frustrating! Fingers crossed that your surgeon feels better and that you do to!

Heather said...

I have a similar problem with my back pain. If my stomach is full, the pressure on my spine is insane. Sorry you're suffering!

Ida said...

Praying for you. Sleep is probably the very best medicine for you right now, anyway. Don't worry about work, it will be there when this is all over, I am sure. Just take care of yourself.

Carrieheff said...

Hmmm, rapidly growing fibroid diet seems a bit unpleasant to me. I'd rather keep following WW, even if the results might be a bit slower. Sorry your surgery got postponed. Please keep us posted after you have a had a successful surgery. I will keep praying for you!

nixpix said...

will be praying for you Diana. I'm sure it will go well. praying for a speedy recovery.

dana said...

I am very sorry to hear about your suffering. And you are right we don't appreciate our good health until it is gone. Such examples as yours give us more motivation to take care of ourselves.

Laura Edwards said...

I sorry to hear your surgery was cancelled your right you never think the doctor will get ill. I had a similar realisation about my health last. I have a form of arthritis and it was unbearable to walk I gained alot of weight while waiting on the right medication. Now i am able to move around I am focusing on my health and shifting this weight. I hope all goes well for you with your surgery. :)

Anonymous said...

hope your surgery went well and that you had goods news from the doctors. sending lots of prayers your way.

Carrieheff said...

Patiently waiting the results of your surgery. Been praying for you!

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