Wanna see my GUTS?
Seriously, at the end of this post are photos of my insides, so if you’re squeamish, CLICK AWAY! Though they’re not really that gross–I think they’re endlessly fascinating, but that’s ’cause I’m a real navel gazer. HA! Good one, Bunny!
So here’s a little interlude where we speak of other things in order to make sure there’s some space before the GUTS. Let’s see. Yesterday I got an e-mail from my husband the totality of which was OMG DUCKS, followed by this link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/04/26/GA2010042603800.html If you check out the link I believe you’ll see what he meant… Sometimes I love humanity!
Recovery update for Gurlee, who will be having this surgery soon. Though performed by ROBOTS! Because we live in the FUTURE! Things are still going way better than I imagined. No pain to speak of, though there is a low-level perpetual discomfort. A sort of tightness. And my abdomen is numb, which will apparently last for months! I’ve been waking up at 5 am and taking pain meds, but only so I don’t wake up in actual pain. The oxy makes me short tempered and incapable of really doing anything that requires multitasking, so do budget some time for watching movies and snapping at your husband. The incision has started to bruise, so I’m all yellow and black and blue bellied…
Okay! GUTS! Figure one is the fibroid I like to call Big Mama. My RE said he’d use it as a “handle” to “yank” (his fellow corrected him to “gently lift”) my uterus out of the incision. That pink blob is my uterus! Why is my uterus made of Bubblicious? And can it really be the case that there might someday be a baby in there? Clearly NOT. I included Figure 2 for the purposes of orientation, since you can see my belly button under that mysterious blue tube. And Figure 3 is the “after” shot. How cool is that! I imagine they are kinda charred from having blood vessels cauterized, but, um, to me they look a bit like…CHICKEN! NOM! Let’s get the grill fired up! ….Why are you vomiting? Anyways, to think that Big Mama was twice that size…amazing. My RE worked on developing this Lupron protocol for fibroids early in his career, and I must say, I’m awfully grateful.