It has been months since I blog about anything. Lots have happened. Most of it are personal milestones but the recent major surgery – Open Abdominal Myomectomy with Cystectomy – for what was initially thought to be a 4cm fibroid and an ovulation cysts that the gynea was so afraid rupture.
Fortunately or unfortunately, it was half accurate. The ovulation cyst was true. Safely removed. So was the so-called fibroid – just that after the lab report came back, it wasn’t fibroid. It is called ADENOMYOSIS. Told ya it sounded more like some sauce. *Think Mayonaise*
So what is all these medical terms. Basically, an open abdominal myomectomy is a surgery similar to c-sect to deliver babies. But in my case my incision measured approximately 20cm point-to-point. The cut is just above the pubic line – “bikini cut” – probably it still allows me to wear a bikini with the scar hidden.
Anyway, today is my 26th day since the surgery. I am far from my old self in terms of stamina level. I was told that I shouldn’t do any heavy lifting at all. That part pretty much limits so many things I cannot do. Like a whole damn lot of it. I still dare not drive my car because everybody said no. I walked a fair 20minutes and I felt like I ran a mile. I’m not at all looking forward to going back to work because on-and-off, the pain kicks in and getting in and out of bed still takes a while. So I wasn’t sure how work gonna make me feel.
I’m just not at my optimum both physically & mentally. My mind is in a stall mode and I can’t seem to stop reading about adenomyosis. So many questions in my mind I wish I could just call on Dr Low for coffee and discuss this. *I wish*
Probably in my future posting I shall detail out my fast-forward journey which ended up with this surgery. One moment I was on a day of leave. And the next moment, to and fro the hospital. I am glad and thankful it went smooth, by grace of ALLAH. ALHAMDULILLAH
Thankful to Dr Brenda Low for taking good care of me. Nurse Winnie who always welcomes me at the clinic. And especially my Mama who is my premium care giver. My own personal nurse, my Aunt Norma. Of coz my family and friends, for their endless prayers.
After surgery I was warded in Gleneagles Maternity ward ( Ward 5 East ). SEEMS ODD? Not at all! As I had mentioned Myomectomy is like c-sect. Therefore, maternity ward nurses are the best care givers. They know how to handle me. No wonder they are so warm and gentle all the time. Probably coz they faced pregnant womens – u know hormonal and all. I wasn’t hormonal, far from it. I was more in pain.
Soon, I’m seeing Dr Brenda into my 4 weeks post surgery follow up coming Thursday. I shall not jinx it. Will see how things goes.
That’s it. Good night.