Monday, November 29, 2010


Well the verdict is in: the uterus must come out! Finally got the call today. December 13th. That's the day. Leading up to this I've been through a very, *cough cough*, very thorough physical exam and a even more thorough ultrasound, not only of the gut but also the left breast.

In the above mentioned physical exam, my doctor found "something" in my left breast. I was over due for a mammogram anyway, so of course, off I went to the mammogram place. They squished and squeezed both girls nice and flat, and of course as expected, did an ultrasound on the left breast to see what the Doc felt. Only a couple of little cysts which are are microscopic, I'm not even sure how the Doc felt them, but she did. The ultrasound tech said, "those doctors have magic fingers." So the mammo turned out all clear - a relief.

Now onto the stomach. When I had my gallbladder out, the doc took pics of my uterus and showed me some fibroids that were hiding in there. She said, then - 2 years ago - that I would need a hysterectomy. To me it sounded like, "would you like fries with that gallbladder removal?" but hey I'm sure she was telling the truth.

Since then I changed job, my insurance changed 3 times and I've been packing away moolah in my health savings account. Thankfully so, because here we are today....staring a hysterectomy in the face.

As mentioned already, my doc did a quite thorough exam on me and determined my uterus is currently the equivalent of a woman 5 months pregnant. No wonder my pants aren't fitting so great! And good news, the doc said I will see a significant difference in the size of my stomach! I knew I wasn't this fat!!!! Rock on! So I'm anxious to get this whole thing over with and only have to wait a couple of weeks - or few days - depends on how you wanna look at it. I'm ready to "feel good again" even though I didn't realize I felt bad. I bet I do feel different with this thing out.

Please keep me in your prayers on the 13th - that all can come out laproscopically and that I'll be a new woman and back to work in no time flat.

Thanks in advance!!


Jean said...

I hope all goes well and recovery is quick (although, I must say, don't push yourself).
I'll keep checking in for a status report.

Good luck, gal!

boneman said...

"staring a hysterectomy in the face"
uh, Andrea? Honey?
I don't know how to break this to you, but, the "face" is not where the uterus is.

You might want to mention to Rich I'm going to slice and dice him in fifteen moves or less for not telling me the information before I read it on your blog.

Prayers you want, prayers you will get.

Rosie said...

Everything WILL go well. I know it. Prayer are going your way.

Andrea said...

Jean & Boneman thanks for your prayers!! And you're right Bo, the uterus is definitely not near the face....thank God!

Rosie, I agree with you, I'm gonna sail thru it!

*Jen* said...

Glad to see you are back to bloggin' about more personal things...even though this topic is pretty heavy. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Hoping you will be in your "skinny" jeans in no time. Love you!

Jean said...

Sending you good thoughts for tomorrow!

boneman said...

and, it was successful and she's resting a bit and...that's all I know.
Done and resting.
And, of course, waited for...

See y'later, Andrea!