Thunderstorms and Icepacks

I freakin frackin love this weather. It is amazingly both soothing and exhilarating. It's the perfect day to snuggle under the covers near a window and watch the sky rage and crash. Mmmm.

The surgery itself went very smoothly. I was out of the hospital in record time and have minimal shoulder pain (which I was told is the "worst" part). The incisions and my belly hurt a great deal, but the vicodin and prescription motrin are keeping it mostly under control. If I'm not walking, I don't moan or squirm, and already today I feel noticeably better.

The results were not so positive. No endo was visible, although she took a biopsy just to make sure. She went ahead and performed something called a "LUNA," a laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation---basically just trimming some often problematic, misfiring nerves. She also mentioned that my uterus is severely tipped, a condition known to cause both pain and infertility in some women. We'll meet for a post-op appointment in two weeks, and at that time, we'll talk about seeing a GI specialist if the pain is not markedly reduced. There are, after all, a lot of different organs in the pelvis. In the mean time, I'm pretty discouraged.

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