Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Surgery Update

I just wanted to let everyone know that the surgery went well. Ben might take a second to put one of his funny updates on, but mine is just information. Sorry!
I went in for surgery yesterday at 1PM up at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake. They did laparscopic bi-lateral drainage of my cysts, then burned them so that they hopefully do not come back so quickly. They also did excision of what endometriosis they could, which is more than either of my other surgeons have done and makes me very happy. Oh, and then I had my appendix removed. That was at my special request. I know, I sound like one of the wierd interns on Grey's Anatomy. Who asks to have a piece of their body removed? Well, if you knew the kind of horrible tests they put me through the last time I went to the ER just to make sure it wasn't my appendix, you would understand why I asked. I don't want them to ever have a reason to question it again. So, they removed that and then were done. The doctor came out and talked to Ben when they were done. He also gave him a video, which is so awesome to have but kind of disgusting to watch. Dr.Peterson told Ben that that all went well, but he did up by dosage of the suppression medication I am on because the endometriosis was a lot worse than he originally thought. I probably could have told him that, but no one believes me until they see it:)
So, now I am just recovering, which seems to be going pretty well. I was lucky to have a wonderful surgeon that seemed to know exactly what he was doing.
I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. We are hoping this is the last of these, at least for a while.

7 comments:

melanie said...

I am so glad to hear it all went well. I know things will start going so much better for you now.

Amy Sue said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad to hear that you are doing well! This Dr. sounds like a winner!

THE BENTLEYS said...

glad it went well. love you!! and loved the greys anatomy comment about wanting your body parts taken out... but glad you are now appendixless:) love you!!

Steve & Alli said...

That's great that you got everything taken care of- especially the appendix thing, nice to just not have to worry about anything extra!

Brooke said...

Carmen, what a friend I have been. I heard that you were going to have surgery from Amy. I am glad that I read your blog today and I am finding out how you are doing and what you have been up to. I know that we talked about lunch. How about I bring you lunch and a treat? Are you up walking around, or are you restricted to your bed? Either way, I would love to come and see you!

Amy said...

I hope you are feeling better!!! Is there anything we can do for you?

Kami said...

I'm glad everything went well, I can definitely empathize with you! I hope you recover super quickly, take care of yourself! Smart move on the appendix by the way!