Yes, I'm still here - I think!
Last Wednesday, my ob-gyn put me on a type of hormone to stop bleeding. By Thursday afternoon, I was being taken out of school and to the ob-gyn because of a reaction to the medicine. After a 30 second exam, I was on my way to Medina General Hospital, where I was given Demerol for the pain and being prepped for an emergency hysterectomy.
Not fun, let me tell you. Especially since I have "tough skin" (it's on my chart!) and deep veins - it took 5 different people 8 tries before they could get a IV going!
I knew that this would be coming eventually, but I wasn't quite ready for "you're going NOW." I had the surgery at 1:00 Friday afternoon, and came home Saturday morning. (They tried to send me home Friday night, but Kevin convinced them that it would be better if I stayed).
Now I'm home recovering. The doctor okayed me to go back to work in one week (!!!!!), but I'm taking two instead. I can't sit in the computer chair for very long, so my computer time has been pretty severely limited (I think that I'd give my left arm for a laptop - daytime TV really stinks, we don't have a remote for the DVD player anymore, I can't knit or read while on Vicodin, and I'm tired of looking at my living room!!)
For those who may be interested, I had a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, and they also took my left ovary.