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Oct 27, 2015 6:56 AM

Oh my, the day is finally here. Thank The Lord! Just ready to be done with this stuff already. Probably not going to feel like updating later on, as anesthesia ALWAYS makes me sick. Will check back in with everyone either later tonight or in the morning, depending on how I feel.

Oct 27, 2015 9:08 AM

Amanda, love and best of luck with everything today. If anesthesia makes you sick let them know and they can put something in it to make it so you don't get sick afterwards. I learned that because I also would get sick from anesthesia but no more. Sending {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that your procedure goes smoothly and you heal quickly and completely. Will be standing by for an update when you're ready.💕🙏🏻🌻

Oct 27, 2015 11:41 AM

Praying for you!

Oct 27, 2015 2:39 PM

Have a anti-nausea patch behind my ear. Zofran before surgery and no problems. No visual evidence of endo. Doesn't mean it's not there. Just no visual confirmation for it. I'm hurting at a really good clip right now. Vicodin went to pharmacy before we got home. They also said don't be stubborn about not taking it.

Oct 27, 2015 6:48 PM

Amanda, you made it through. You should be so proud of yourself. Your courage is inspiring. I am glad they found no evidence of endo. I guess they are doing labs now. I don't know much about it. But I hope all turns out well. I am suppose to have two different surgeries but unlike you, I haven't been very brave to the idea and keep putting it off. I wish I had your courage.

Oct 27, 2015 7:29 PM

Profiler, a person can have endo without having evidence of it. Would just be microscopic disease.

Oct 27, 2015 7:45 PM

That sucks, so, I guess the test is mainly used to see to what degree you have it. I am sorry if that is what is causing your pain. I guess I really am sorry if you don't get answers. We all would like to be sure of things. Best wishes to you.

Oct 27, 2015 7:48 PM

Yep, that's mostly why it's used. To determine if you have it and what the stage is. Profiler, for me it just kind of confirms it because I know what my body feels even though there is no evidence of it.

Oct 27, 2015 8:01 PM

There is so many people in that situation and so many doctors that deny their patients have something when it actually just takes time for it to expose itself. I hope you have or get a get a good doctor to deal with this problem.

Oct 28, 2015 12:53 AM

Profiler, excellent doc. And my mom actually likes him as well, so that's a great thing.

Oct 28, 2015 1:44 AM

And the pain is kicking my ass again. Don't know what's worse. The headache from the narcotics this afternoon, or the incisional/gas pain right now. It's now 2:45 am and still haven't slept at all, mainly because I've been sleeping on my tummy again tonight.

Oct 28, 2015 5:14 AM

Equine, I hope I do too. Just have 1 appointment to go too today, then I can come home and sleep.

Oct 28, 2015 10:55 AM

And need to quit being so damn stubborn and just take the pain meds already. Not going to get better without taking them either.

Oct 28, 2015 10:57 AM

Good luck! Will be praying for u!

Oct 28, 2015 11:14 AM

Amanda... Stop being so stubborn and take the pain pills!!😊 believe me, there is no reason to suffer needlessly. I am so very glad that you came through well and that there was no visual evidence of endo. I will pray that you get lab results showing that you don't have it. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} my friend. The meds will help your pain and help you rest. Please be kind to yourself.
Profiler, you are not lacking courage. Perhaps you are just worried that if you have the surgery it won't work or that it won't make any significant difference to your situation. Perhaps somewhere you're feeling the surgery could make things worse. Unfortunately both of these things can happen. There's never a guarantee with surgery and I for one have had my share of horrible infections and worsening issues with the area that was operated on. I need other surgeries as well. My right shoulder has deteriorated badly and is bone on bone and very painful. I think, do I do it now? Do I wait until it's so bad I can't stand it and take a chance that surgery will take longer and be more involved? Do I just leave it because I'm worried that the surgery is only going to lead to further degeneration as all of my other ones have. So, don't think it's a matter of courage, Profiler, it's a matter of sometimes you have no choice and others you just don't know what direction you want to take. 🙏🏻🌻

Oct 28, 2015 12:06 PM

Alwayz, alright you win. Getting ready to take a dose. Already spoke to the triage nurse this morning. Told her I was extremely nauseous with both pills. Can I just take one? She said that's perfectly fine but if it doesn't hold the full 6 hours, I can take 600 mg of ibuprofen in 3 hours if needed. I'm pretty sure at this point, that a biopsy was taken on the left side because that's where I'm feeling it the worst already. Also feels like every organ in my belly has been twisted and moved around. Not to mention, still having issues going to the bathroom. I can pee, it's just really difficult and somewhat painful.

Oct 28, 2015 3:13 PM

I'm glad the surgery went well. I had red endometriosis. I had15 laparoscopic surgeries to be able to have my 2 sons. We lost 4 at 4_12 wks of pregnancy. They did a hysterectomy at29. I was never so ready for a surgery than I was for that one. I was finally able to stand up straight for the first time in a long time. This was in 1992 though, but I've been there and will have sympathy pains with you if it will help you feel better sooner.

Oct 28, 2015 4:06 PM

Cearea, I'm actually finally able to stand up relatively straight as the surgical gas is clearing out. Still feeling kind of off kilter for right now, for some reason. Not physically off kilter, again, not sure exactly why. That laparoscopy was NO joke, but I didn't feel I had much of a choice not to get it done. I really needed answers as to what in the world was going on.

Oct 28, 2015 4:08 PM

And still not exactly real sure because I won't get a chance to talk to my surgeon until the 11th of November. But I know if there is an issue, I need to call the office. Thankfully so far, there has not been.

Oct 30, 2015 12:29 AM

Amanda, I'm running days behind catching up with all the posts. I'm so glad the procedure is over for you. Sending hugs of support and wishes for a quick recuperation. Laparoscopies hurt, and so do C & T-sections! T section is a T-cut, for those who weren't sure what I was talking about. It was three weeks before I could stand up straight after that last one! I'll leap you in my prayers, and hopefully your follow up will have answers for a permanent relief method.

Profiler, I think you are a very courageous and caring person. It just probably because you've been through so much you can't seem to function without apprehension and fear. I know as the years have passed I get more anxious with every new test or procedure I have to go through. And especially if needless are involved. I never understood why my mother would turn white as a sheet and nearly pass out with sticks... I do now. I don't know what's going on with me but basic little touches, like pokes, scratches from the dog, jumping on me from the dog, and even shaving my legs, they're all causing pain that seems worse than it should be. I accidentally knocked my elbow into a bookcase and literally eared up to cry yesterday. Later I saw a cut, but it wouldn't have hurt that much a couple of years ago. But Profiler, that doesn't make us not brave, it just shows we're tired of being poke, prodded, & stuck. You are a very good & brace friend, to have gone through this past year with all you have, and still be here for others. Hugs & a prayer for you! 🙏🌼

PS... I'm having an insomnia night.

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