Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Surgery?

So for all of you who don't know I had surgery on Monday. It was not what we had planned. Here is what led up to me having to have surgery. On Tuesday May 6th I had an IUD put in at my doctors office. I was really nervous to have it done and should have listened to myself but didn't. I was having some sharp pains on Wednesday and was unable to find the strings that hang down from the IUD (sorry if that is too much information). So I called my doctors office on Thursday and they had me come in at 2:00 so they could check things out. By 3:00 they couldn't find the strings either and they had me scheduled for an ultrasound at 3:30. So I had to race off to the other end of town to make it for that. When the ultrasound tech didn't see the IUD in my uterus they sent me in for an x-ray to pinpoint where it had gone. The x-ray showed that it had perforated through my uterus and was in my abdomen on the left side. So now we come to the reason of why I had surgery on Monday - to get the IUD out of my abdomen. If that wasn't enough stress and fun the doctor tells me as we are about to head into laparoscopy surgery that my insurance doesn't cover IUD's or the complications from them so we get to pay the bill.

There you have it - my first surgery (besides getting my wisdom teeth pulled out) story. I really wouldn't want to do it again. I was lucky enough to have a husband that was great helping out with the kids and me after and for my parents that came down to be with me in the hospital. Oh how you never know what fun twists and turns life with deal you next. I guess I should just be happy that everything came out okay and that I am healthy. Next time I am going to listen to myself.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your IUD situation. I hope you heal up well and are feeling better soon! Hugs!

Jeff, Beth, & Garrett Olsen said...

Whoa...I didn't know the WHOLE story! How common is that? Wow, you're a trooper!

Christina said...

@Beth: It does happen, but very rarely. I just got to be one of the unlucky ones. The doctor said that I could get another one and that the chances of it happening again are very slim. As of right now I don't think I will - the experience is all to fresh in my mind.

Kelly said...

Christina! I never heard that you had surgery! Gosh, I hope everything is okay now. What an ordeal. I like reading your blog. :-)