loopy lala

Well, not so much anymore. Now I just have the Vicodin to soothe me, and while it’s ok, whatever they gave me yesterday was much better. I’m just going to list today.

1) No doggie Visicol poops in the house, thank goodness. And she didn’t seem to skip a beat. I, on the other hand, will be holding a Visicol grudge for sometime. I informed my dr of that fact yesterday. I may never have a colonoscopy.

2) J’s mother is upset that we didn’t tell them earlier. That way they could have given us support. While I appreciate the sentiment, I don’t think there was a time that was appropriate to share before now.

3) All of the following information is via J, who does not have the “doctor’s speech verbatim” memory that I have.

  • Laparoscopy: Dr found “much more extensive” endometriosis than he expected. It was Stage II, which I understand to still be “mild”. My ovaries were “stuck to something, one more than the other”. My fallopian tubes looked “excellent”. J’s understanding is that the endo was lasered off.
  • Hysteroscopy / Cervical dilatation: My cervix was “extremely difficult” to dilate. I actually heard that statement repeated by all the nurses and the anesthesiologist as well. Dr told J that it is “poorly formed”, but “should be able to get the job done”. He also said something about “knowing what to do for the inseminations now”. However, he told J that he thinks a vaginal delivery is “not likely”. I don’t actually know anything about the rest of the hysteroscopy.

4) I will call to schedule my post-op appt today. I can’t imagine that it will be before late next week. We have a consult appointment in two weeks.

5) I don’t yet know what all this means for our “plan” or our prognosis (maybe some of you can enlighten me for now). It seems we are the opposite of unexplained infertility. I can put a check in almost every box (mild/mod male factor, ovulatory dysfunction, lactating breasts, cervical issues, and now endometriosis). I don’t know how I feel about all of that. Part of me is glad to know that there are things wrong that they can identify, but do we have to have so many? Wouldn’t one have sufficed?

6) Thus far, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy have nothing on shoulder dislocation, shoulder surgery, and the subsequent rehab. I’m sure some of you have had terrible lap experiences, so I kind of feel guilty saying that. But I swear, this has been much easier so far.

7) I am getting to experience the infamous mesh panties. I think I rather like them.

8) I will visit all of you today, nicely high on a couple of Vicodin. I claim no responsibility for what I might post.


~ by Larisa on November 22, 2005.

12 Responses to “loopy lala”

  1. Mesh panties? I didn’t get those when I went through my lap/hysteroscopy! I’m jealous – not just of the panties, but of your opposite of unexplained diagnosis. Of course, the grass is always greener, but it sounds like they got some answers and learned some valuable info to help you. Certainly it sucks to have so many different hurdles to jump – but it seems like you’ve got a team that will make sure you reach the finish line. Especially now knowing all the obstacles in the way.

  2. I didn’t get mesh panties either! I can’t help you with the plan, but I hear you on being the polar opposite of unexplained. As soon as we start to improve on one problem, two more pop up. I’m not sure which is better.

  3. Mesh panties? I’m perplexed by that.

    I’m sorry that the answers you received weren’t the ones you’d hoped for, but I hope that you find a way to work with the R.E. towards a goal – towards a path now that you have some additional information.

  4. Wow… mesh undies eh? Hmmmm… I didn’t get any of that! All I got were some good drugs… some breathing problems which caused them to keep me in the hospital for like 9 hours! and some toast. I’m feeling ripped off! LOL

    I’m not sure if having answers is better than being unexplained. but I hope that at your followup you dr can have some answers and have a great “plan” for you!!

  5. Glad you made it through the lap alive and well. Stay hopped up as long as you need to…
    If it makes you feel any better- I spent today in a teacher’s inservice. It was sheer hell. Horrible, horrible.

    Remember, more information (on your dx) will give the doctors a clearer idea on how you need to be treated. I know it must be overwhelming, but all of your issues have treatment options, so it’s just a matter of tweaking the right protocol. I hope it happens for you soon.


  6. I’m so pleased that there are now answers… it’s nice to at least know the why behind all the hell, and now you can move on to the next part. I’m curious to know what the treatment will be.

  7. lol…i have a collection of the mesh panties!

    oh and our darling hubbies NEVER get it exactly how we want to hear it! before my lap i wrote questions down for hubby to ask and made him write everything down. doctor laughed at him but hubby told him it was for his own safety that he write everything down!

    glad to hear you’re not feeling too much pain. you’re in my thoughts and prayers!

  8. I had mixed feelings about the mesh panties. Odd, yet effective.

    Glad it wasn’t too painful. Sorry you really didn’t get any answers.

  9. Mesh panties? What the? I feel completely left out!

    Glad that your procedures weren’t too painful Mrs. Hope. Hope that it helps move you further along.

  10. Also never heard of the mesh panties. Intriguing!

    Re the endo it sounds more like stage III than II. There’s a good info site which categorises this – I think it’s the one in my links but can’t check right now as I’m on the blackberry. If you ovaries are adhered to sthg I think that is stage III.

    As the others said, I know it’s overwhelming but they can do dthg about this.

    Glad you’re getting better fast.

  11. I didn’t get any mesh panties either. Hope you’re recovering well and they will be able to come up with a plan that will work for you.

  12. I just happened to find your blog while searching around.

    I am about to finish my ‘treatment’ for my lovely endo. If you have any questions, ask away!

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