I am having a hysteroscopy and D&C with endometrial ablation. The hysteroscopy/D&C part is to remove some polyps that I have in my endometrium. I have been bleeding quite heavily since early December and after two ultrasounds they have decided that this is why. The endometrial ablation part of the surgery is to stop the bleeding all together and hopefully I'll no longer have periods. I love this idea! Especially since it is not as drastic as taking out my female parts and messing with my hormones!
The surgery will be an out patient surgery. What they have told me that I can expect after the surgery is
- Mild cramping for 1-3 days following the surgery.
- Light Vaginal bleeding/spotting for up to 1-2 weeks.
- Avoid Swimming, tub baths, sex, tampons, strenuous exercise.
Have a wonderful weekend and hug the ones you love!
I had the surgery yesterday. Everything went smoothly. I am super impressed with Sarasota memorial hospital. I have been in several hospitals lately and found Sarasota to be one of the cleanest and friendliest!
I was told to be there by 5:30am , for a surgery at 7:30. Not sure how long the surgery lasted or started but Doc said it would be about an hour if everything went as planned. I was checked out and on my way home by 4pm. I had some cramping and was super tired/loopy from the drugs but by bedtime I was feeling almost normal.
I woke up today like any other day and had just a little cramping. I am going to take it easy and rest for the most part of the day. Luckily I can drag my laptop to bed with me! It's hard to rest when you don't feel bad.
I can't drive for a few weeks so I'll be dependent on friends and family. Maybe I'll get some good blogging in!
Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. I hope that your weekend is fun and exciting in all the good ways!