I took myself to the ER last Wed, the 23rd. I just couldn't stand the pain anymore and I really didn't feel like my DOC was helping me out any (not the first time). Never ran the CA 125 or a thyroid test. I hate ER rooms....they make you wait and feel like your stupid or something, cuz your sick. I had packed my bag and brought it in with me and the ER nurse gave me the impression that I was going to be living in a short time. I was thinking that her neck was going to be in the middle of my fingers! I brought with me the results of the US's done on the 7th of this month. This is what was found:
Transabdominal and endovaginal techniques are used and uterus measures 6.1 x 3.7 x 4.6 cm. Endometruim has a thickness of 10mm.
The echogenicity in the uterus shows a 1.5 cm fibroid in the fundus. There are several small nabothian cysts measuring up to 3 mm. There is no free fluid in the cul-de-sac. The right ovary is not visualized, however the left ovary measures 6.7 x 5.1 x 4.8 cm and is largely composed of multiple septated cysts. There is a small amount of parenchyma. The Doppler flow is not well seen in the study becasue of the muliple cysts and distortum of the left ovary. There is no fluid in the cul-de-sac.
1. Nabothian cysts.
2. 1.5 cm uterine fibroid
3. Multicystic left ovary w/ only very small amount of residual parenchyma. The cysts measure up to a total of 6.cm in diameter.
Now I hate the fact that when the surgeon came in, he never volunteered anything. Just the fact that they couldn't do a total hysterectomy, like I had asked them to do. They said because of my weight (327 on the day in and 304 yesterday), that it would have been too risky health wise. I also found out that I have another underlying problem, extremely low oxygen levels. I'm now on o2 24/7 with a C-cap for sleeping at night. They think I may have sleep apnea, which would answer the question of wanting to sleep 24/7 and why I yawn all the time. I remember my pulse was around 54 on the way into surgery and the B/P was 80/52. And when there's no one with you and you're on drugs, it's hard to remember what was said, or not. I have to fly by my doc's office for some DMV paperwork to get a temp disabled placard... now that I have to drag a big o2 canister with me, and it hurts like hell to get in and out of the car. I'm having a sleep study done in a week. I'm just wondering how this will affect my job as a 911 dispatcher. I'll be off for about six weeks.
I do have a question? Why does the vaginal area hurt even though they cut on the bikini line (like I ever had one of those) ? It felt this way after having the transvaginal US, but that has been weeks. Any thoughts on foods I should eat and any thoughts on what I had taken out.
Morning. I don't have any answers for you since all of this is still new to me. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you. How did it go sleeping with the c/pap machine? Kind of off topic, but with a low pulse and low BP and possible sleep apnea, how's your heart holding up?
Hope someone more experienced in surgeries and such can help you with the other questions.
I had to sleep with the C/cap for several nights in the hospital. It was a much larger unit, covering both the nose and the mouth. Not bad there. The smaller one at home covers only the nose and is duable. I slept good the first night home, but last night I couldn't sleep for hours. In fact I slept from after 4am til almost 9am this morning. I found that I was spotting last night and my body was just feeling like it got hit with the Mack truck.
I have been keeping up with your posts and wish somehow I could help you find the answers. I hope someone with more experience will come along and offer you some advise. I feel helpless...just stay strong and well and get better soon. Gia :)
Number one, you are over weight and that does make any surgery very risky, I think I understand from your post that only the uterus was removed? You don't say when the surgery was done? the pain you are feeling from that surgery will not go away over night, The sleep study is a very good idea, but to correct your biggest problems you must get that weight off. With sleep apnea being an alert 911 operator I would think could be dangerous, unless you have fellow workers around you. The normal recovery time from your surgery could be anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks or more. My son in law had sleep apnea and it was controlled with a gastric bypass, he is fine now, he lost 150 pounds and now leads a normal life as far as sleeping goes, works full time days and is feeling great. Hope this helps a little. Marty
I had the surgery Thurs @ 5pm. I had asked to have a total hys, but they couldn't. I've been heavy, with getting heavier this past year. I was off last summer for a W/C issue and gained weight, not able to get back into my work uniform. (I'm not the only one) I was planning on having the bypass surgery when this came up. They didn't remove the uterus or the other ovary, because it could not be seen. I'm feeling much better today, even went out to get some post op errands done. I'm not going to drive for a few more days.
And you know what really pisses me off? The doctor that did the surgery has still not given the PAP results to my regular doctor. It's been almost 2 months now. I will be going to his office Friday to get the result. Unfortunately I have to go see him but I've already complained to the Insurance company about this guy. When this has passed, I will be writing a letter to the AMA.
I have pain in areas that I didn't even knew existed. The vagina is sore and they did not go that route. I was spotting yesterday and a little today, but I have good drugs to make me feel realllllllllllll good.
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