Can I ask for a few prayers?

 

As we all know, I’m old.

Methuselah and I are 2nd cousins. Yep. That old.

And with that age comes body parts that wanna fall off (or out in this case). šŸ˜‰

It looks like I’ll be getting a full hysterectomy in a few weeks.

ICK!

I’m not too worried as things happen as they will and I know God will take care of me, but I’d really love it if those of you who are inclined would send me some prayers or healthy vibes for a successful surgery and a not-too-painful recovery.

The only thing that’s a bit scary is that I’ve had 3 previous abdominal surgeries in my life. Been zippered open from boob to muff! OUCH!!!!

And with all that cutting and slicing and dicing I’ve accumulated a great deal of scar tissue and adhesions.wondertwins

Most fun of all, my bowel and left ovary have joined forces, like the Wonder Twins, and now share a blood supply. So what is normally a pretty routine surgery is, well, a bit more complex.

Thank God I have a wonderful family and support system. My sister is going to fly in and stay with me a couple of weeks to help take care of me when I get out of the hospital. I’m so thankful to her for that. I don’t want to put the onus of taking care of my every need on the hubby. Even though he’d be happy to do it, taking care of someone can be mentally and physically exhausting. So it’ll be wonderful to have my adorable sissy out here to lend a hand.

The fun part about surgery is that after all the other things they’ve removed from my bod, there’ll be plenty of room for the few remaining organs to move around and get to know one another better! They could install a dance floor with all the space that’ll be available. Party Time Mo Fo!

As of surgery, here are all the body parts that I’ll have been relieved of in life:

  1. Appendix
  2. Gall bladder
  3. 1/2 a stomach
  4. 6 feet of bowel
  5. Ovaries
  6. Uterus
  7. Fallopian tubes

Yep, I’m essentially an empty vessel!!! šŸ˜‰ But hey, that’s cool. If I ever get into a bar brawl and someone tries to shank me, the chances of them hitting a critical organ are significantly reduced. So, a girl can’t complain! šŸ˜‰

Anyway, thanks a ton for any prayers or happy vibes you can send me. I appreciate them from the bottom of my heart. (At least they haven’t removed that fucker yet!)

Much love!!!

PS: I WILL be taking my Pink Teddy with me. Pink Teddy

I don’t care that she’s covered in more grime than cat poop that’s been rolled in chicken poop. She’s my teddy and I need her. šŸ™‚

 

 

29 comments on “Can I ask for a few prayers?

  1. I love your outlook šŸ™‚ I am in the process of figuring out which is going to be the first organ I lose … gall bladder or appendix. Just an ultrasound and some bloodwork away from knowing! The suspense is killing me. Hope you are on the mend quickly!

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    • Thanks, doll. Gotta stay positive. šŸ™‚

      It’s such fun getting rid of bodily organs! Ugh! Luckily, having had both out myself, they aren’t too bad in the scheme of things, though any surgery is scary as fuck. Just get them out before the go “bad” like spoiled milk. It’s when they are icky that surgery to remove them takes on a whole other worry. I’ll send prayers your way and let me know what you end up getting ripped out. Fingers crossed for a super speedy recovery!

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  2. Sweetie I went through that and I recommend an epidural. Plus have the anesthesiologist give you anti nausea meds too so you won’t have reaction to the anesthetic. Rest rest rest and don’t do things too early like I did! They will be giving you good meds to take home too for pain! We all love ya and sending prayers and hugs sweetie! Xoxoxo Lisa and Bear

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    • You and my sister both suggested the anti-nausea meds, so I’m going to be all over that! The LAST thing I need to do is puke after abdominal surgery. My surgeon told me not to laugh hard or cough for 3 weeks, so puking is out of the question! šŸ˜‰

      I plan on taking it very easy. Since this is my 4th abdominal surgery, I learned the hard way about doing things to soon, so I’ve been prepping the last few days so I can take it easy. I bought one of those hospital tables that rolls up under the bed and then goes over top of the bed so I can sit my computer on it and watch movies. I bought one of the pregnancy u-shaped pillows to nestle in. And just got back from the store with 4 cases of those little water bottles so I don’t have to pick up a heavy glass of water. My other surgeries didn’t give me any time to prepare–they were emergency surgeries, so this time I can actually get ready to be sliced and diced! šŸ˜‰

      Thanks for the prayers, sweetie. They mean the world to me. XOXOXXO

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  3. You’ll be fine šŸ™‚ I am not a praying person but I will send you some healthy vibes.

    Something that may give you a bit of a smile. When I was 21 – a few centuries ago – there was a young lad who lived in the bedsit above me (a bedsit is a one bedroom everything except toilet which is shared – ick). This young lad was 16 (poor kid must have been kicked out of his parents just after he turned 16) but that didn’t stop me being wicked to him. Teehee. I told him there was a problem with something in my room and I needed him to go to the plumber for him. I told him I needed him to get me a fallopian tube. šŸ˜ˆ

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  4. Sending prayers your way sweets. I am so sorry you have to endure such an extensive surgery but hopefully you will be all better when it’s through. How awesome your sister can come stay with you. I’m sure she will be a good nurse… now YOU have to be a good patient, you dig? Do as your told and follow Drs orders to a tee! That is the only way you will get well. Keep us posted! Love ya girlie!! :-* ā¤

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    • I promise to be the best patient ever!!! You are so cute. And yes, it’s a huge blessing that my sister is coming out. It’ll take some of the pressure off my hubby and my mom, and my sister is more than happy to do it. I didn’t even have to ask…she offered, bless her sweet heart. šŸ™‚

      Thanks for the prayers, my dear. They are very much appreciated!

      Tons of love to you! XOXOXOX

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  5. aww I haven’t been writing in some time and finally dusted off the ol WordPress.. and I see this! Many prayers and blessings through the process, you were one of the first people to even acknowledge my blog back in the day, and more so, you are my writing celebrity! šŸ™‚ just wanted to say how much I appreciate that and now I’m quite disappointed I haven’t been more involved in my writing the past year.
    Thank you for always providing wonderful things to read and for inspiring me to be aware that I need to write more ā¤ #godspeed and here’s to a successful surgery and calm recovery xoxo

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    • I’ve been a bit non-writey lately too! We’re both naughty! Glad to see you are back–it’s been a while.

      Thanks for the sweetness about surgery. I sure appreciate it. šŸ™‚ I’m not too nervous yet, but we’ll see how that pans out as the day approaches.

      I hope all is well with you and that you had a wonderful holiday and the best year yet in 2017. Hugs!

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    • Thanks, sweetie. I love any and all blessings I can get! šŸ™‚ Yeah, abdominal surgery SUCKS! So I’m totally taking your advice and will be taking it very easy…I’m listening to my doc 100%.

      PS: You are a saint for saying I’m not old. I feel like an octogenarian right about now. šŸ™‚

      Big hugs!!!

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