I was feeling okay emotionally to post an update, but then I read my other posts and got all teary. I've recovered slowly, my worst problem has been exhaustion when DH can't seem to do a sufficient job around the house and I feel I should pitch in, but after just a few minutes I get light headed and really tired. I was readmitted to the hospital 10 days post-op for an abcess (gross) and took heavy antibiotics through IV until discharge. And then, because I'm allergic to penicillin, I had to get very specific scripts when I went home and the insurance refused to pay one of them, and it was almost $150 by itself! While the pharmacy, doc's office, and insurance all played call tag, I woke the next morning with flu symptoms and a fever, and at first I got yelled at for not taking the second medicine, until they found out it was their fault. I'm doing better now, I think, but I'm still kinda sad about losing part of my womanhood, as I see it. I found a website called www.iheartorgans.com and they sell weird plushies like the complete uterus, tubes and ovaries... I'm gonna get it for myself so it's almost like having them back.... LOL And when I'm really over it, I know I can put it away and laugh about it. Maybe.
So that's how I'm doing. Back to the doc this morning because I really don't feel all that great, plus a million absences need to be excused from my 5 history courses this semester. I graduate in the spring, so that will be nice.
Thank you all again for your support. I'll come back occasionally, I think, because the hysterectomy forums I've found have too many women excited to have lost their "stuff", while I'm miserable about it and far younger in many cases. Love you girls!
My new form of therapy is knitting... check out my new site http://www.knitmybabyablanket.com
Kathleen Amelia, born by repeat c-section on 9/2/11. HG from 5-39 weeks, Zofran, Phenergan, Marinol.
1st HG baby, undiagnosed - Elizabeth-Anne Rose, born 2-9-99. Proud to have survived a teen pregnancy and made it to the other side, especially with HG.