Surgery in a nutshell


Surgery is in less than 2 weeks and thats filled with all the feelings!!!

For those of you who aren’t following me via social media, I will explain what surgery I am having, since its a bit complex.

I am having a combative surgery ( 2 surgeons, 2 surgeries at the same time) like a tag team OR haha!

I am having pelvic excision;

Which is where my endometriosis excision specialist will go inside my pelvis cavity through the 5 scars I have from previous surgeries (belly button, top of pubic bone, both hips and slighter higher up on the right hip) and he will fill my abdomen with C02 gas to give him more visible area. He will use laparoscopic tools and a robot to properly excise and remove any and all endometriosis he finds.
After my hysterectomy we are aware that I have endo on both my pelvic walls, my bladder and my pouch of Douglas. Where it has grown in the last 3 years will be interesting to find out, he will also be looking at to see if I have any endometriosis on my diaphragm. 

My thoracic surgeon will be going into the right side of my chest cavity. He will put in laparoscopic instruments through small ports between my ribs and my armpit. He will be looking at my lungs, chest wall and diaphragm and removing any endo lesions he finds on the right side.

I do have small left sided symptoms so I have asked while I am in for surgery if he can scope my left side since we are already there, after my right side is done he will put in a scope and check out my left side. 

I will be staying in the hospital anywhere from 2-4 days. 

I will have a chest tube on my right side and possibly my left side depending on what happens on the left. 

I will be in the hospital up until the chest tubes can be removed, once they can come out and drainage is done than I get to come home!!! 

So thats it in a nutshell….

By yellowbowsxo

Figuring out how to raise two human beings, while managing an invisible chronic illness.
Follow along this crazy journey I call life.
Mom of Two Boys
Pelvic & Thoracic Endometriosis

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