Hi guys, so it's been about 5 days since I've had my myomectomy. It's been a pretty hard and painful recovery so far. Sometimes I have good day's and sometimes bad, yesterday was a really hard day, but today hasn't been so bad.
I went in for my surgery on Tuesday at Oschner Medical Center at around 6am, by the time they admitted me, did the surgery and put me in recovery I was done around noon. The entire staff was so amazing, they would check up on me almost every hour to see how I was doing and if I was comfortable. The first day of the surgery was pretty easy, mainly because the anesthesia hadn't fully wore off so I wasn't in much pain, I also had a catheter in so I didn't have to move much or get up at all. On top of that they had me hooked up to a pain pump which I could hit every 6 minutes if I felt any kind of discomfort. By late that night it seemed like I was hitting that button every 45 min to an hour lol. (ooh pain pump, how I miss thee)
Day 2 - gift from my co-workers. No makeup obviously, but I did finger comb my hair lol. The flowers in the top left of the pic are from my friend Lyndi
The next day they only had me on the pain pump for half the day and then they switched me over to oral meds. That's when the pain really started to sit in. I made the mistake of coughing that day and lets just say I haven't coughed since, (thank god!) lol, it hurt like a mother effer.
They released me late Thursday morning and I've been at my mom and dad's house just taking it easy and resting. Recovery time is 4-6 weeks and during that time I can't really do anything so it really sucks. Jason has been so great though and comes over every night after work to hang out with me and he spent the weekend w/ me as well. Here are some pics from the hospital. I can't take any of the actual incision due to it's location, but basically it looks exactly like a c-section incision so I think you guys get the idea :)
From Jason, he said it reminds him of me lol
stretch marks (I think?) from where they pulled my skin up ( you can see the tape which is over the incision)
This is the bruising just below my hip bone, since the fibroid was just to the right of my uterus most of the bruising and swelling is on that side. I showed Jason the incision and bruising and he said, "damn babe, it looks like someone beat you down there with a bat" lol, um thanks husband :P no, but then he added, "it's ok babe, it's only temporary and your still sexy to me." Awww ♥ him