Saturday, November 24, 2012


On August 28th, Art and I went to the hospital where I was going to have my surgery.  After getting prepped with an IV and hospital gown, I met the nurse, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Jaffe.  I was so anxious to get everything over with.  I was honestly scared to death.  The waiting for everything to get started was the worst part.  Once I received the drugs in my IV it was lights out!  I don't remember a thing about what happened until hours later when I woke up in recovery.  Dr. Jaffe had successfully removed my septum via laparoscopy.  I had three tiny incisions in my stomach and my belly was bloated with gas that they use to be able to operate and see everything inside.  I would find out later that Dr. Jaffe also successfully removed a large cyst on one of my ovaries and stage 3 endometriosis.

Recovery from the surgery was definitely no walk in the park.  Luckily I had Art by my side for the first 24 hours to order in Toojay's soup for me (I had to eat only bland foods while my stomach was still "waking up" from surgery) plus help me get around a little and stay entertained.  The surgery was on a Tuesday and I took the rest of the week off from work to let my body fully recover.  I found that even my mind felt fuzzy from all the medication and anesthesia.  But luckily after that week I started feeling more like myself again.

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