Thursday, March 18, 2010
The main problem that I've had in healing from my surgery is stomach issues. I had some serious constipation on Friday (4 days out from surgery), and my stomach has continued to have difficulties (mainly nausea) since then. The nausea was still around a bit as of yesterday, so I've had a really hard time eating much since the surgery. I've lost 10 pounds in the 10 days since the surgery and I really need to gain it back. I'm hoping that the nausea issues are finally done so that I can get back to the Endo Diet since you've got to pretty much eat whatever you think you can handle when you are nauseated.
I haven't really had issues with the actual incision or much pain. I stopped taking the Dar.voc.et on Friday since it can slow your digestive system. I took ibuprofen and tylenol for a couple days, but I haven't even take those in 3-4 days. The only time that I really have pain is when I laugh or cough. I did have a rash near my incision, but I'm not sure if it was an adhesive allergy or if I had an weird immune reaction to the surgery. I do tend to get a rash on my hips whenever I get sick, and no doctor that I've talk to has any idea what could be going on.
I had my follow-up with Dr. H on Monday afternoon. He was really happy about how my incision is healing and with how the surgery went. He says our odds of getting pregnant are up to about 75%. I have to call PPVI on this coming Monday and then in another 4 weeks. The 6 week post surgery call, on Monday, April 12, is when Dr. H will let us know exactly what we are doing moving forward. He did say that he'll be order some bloodwork, but I don't know how extensive it'll be yet. He'll also have me start on the Pain & Brain supplement, which is supposed to help with inflammation. Since my hormone levels were good (and will be tested again), his main concern now that the endo is out is the signs of inflammation that he saw inside my uterus. The hydrocort is supposed to help with that too. Dr. H also briefly mentioned the Endo Diet, but said that he hadn't had time to really research it yet.
The pathology report from the surgery confirmed that the 8 spots removed were endo, plus I had a benign growth on one of my ovaries removed as well as the cyst on one of my tubes removed that had be weighing it down.
I haven't really had any peak-type mucus yet even though I'm on CD 16, which isn't very surprising since my body has been under a lot of physical stress in the last 10 days.