Friday, May 16, 2008


The news is mostly great!

The surgery lasted around two hours. The doctor told Warren and Mom that the cysts were very involved and had absolutely no chance of resolving on their own. He was able to use the laparoscopy and carefully removed the masses.

This wonderful surgeon spent almost half an hour attempting to separate my bowel from my stomach. It is severly attached. He was not able to do this without potentially puncturing the bowel so he wisely stopped and is referring me to the gastro surgeon if there is still a problem here. I am not completely sure how much of the pain is coming from this area and won't know until the affected areas are healed up.

I am so grateful for a surgeon who did not take chances with my body for the sake of his own ego.

There was a scare in the recovery room when I had an allergic reaction to morphine. My chest felt like an elephant was sitting on it and my throat swelled up. My heart raced like crazy. I was wheezing and crying. They were awesome and had Benadryl into me very quickly. I then was so tired and could not wake up. The poor nurse was stuck hanging out with me and kept talking and talking trying to get me awake. It was two and a half hours that I was in recovery.

I am still very, very tired and a few minutes ago fell asleep with the thermometer in my mouth. I woke up when it fell. Funny!

Thankfully, Warren has his work laptop here and so I am not using the stairs yet. I get one trip today and two tomorrow and so want to save them for things relating to work or church bulletin business. Ahem...did I say work? I am on medical leave for a per the Doctor's orders.

I know that I have said it before...but I truly mean it...your kind words and offers of prayers and meals mean so much...

I had better go.

Hope this makes sense.


Martie said...


Glad to hear you came through the surgery OK. I will pray for your continued healing now. (I have been away with our new little one - and just checked in with you this evening).


Mrs. Rabe said...

Praising God for your Doctor's wisdom.

Glad you are well enough to blog! hee hee hee

Also Miss Paula told me to tell you that you may not cook for at least a week - you need to rest!

lady jane said...

(*(*(* tender embrace *)*)*)

Rest and allow yourself to heal.


Elijah's Mommy said...

Yay! You're back! I'm glad it went so well.

Tracy said...

Hi, Becky! Hooray!! So glad all went so well...And what a surprise you're here posting--LOL! Rest and be taking good care now ((BIG HUGS))

Anonymous said...

That's right!!! NO COOKING, NO CLEANING!! Rest, Rest, Rest and maybe Turkey Hill Ice Cream!! Yum!

Dee told me all about your surgery so I knew last night!! I hope this will end the pain for you!!

Alicia said...

Welcome Home sweet Becky!!! I am so glad that it all turned out well and very thankful that the doc was wise!! Take it easy and rest up!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Becky...I am glad you are posting and I will continue to keep you in my prayers....

Kim said...

I am so glad that the surgery went well. I am glad for the wisdom and kindness of the medical staff that God had care for you.
I hope your recovery will be quick.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I so missed out..I am glad to hear you are better, but hope to hear
what the next step is..
Tell Chelsea to give you a gentle hug from me..
and TAKE GOOD care of you..
fondly, Deena