So today marks three weeks since I had my surgery and as you can tell from the photo, the swelling around my abdomen has gone down a bit. Tomorrow the last of the bandages comes off…Yay! The bandages you see is not the actual one I had on right after the surgery. I had on a special bandage that had silver in it to protect the cut. I will insert that photo at some point in the blog.
Anyhow last week I ended the blog by telling you that my surgery took way longer than it was supposed to. Why you ask???Apparently the fibroids were much bigger than what the ultrasound and MRI showed. Initially we thought the largest fibroid was the size of a newborn baby’s head, but my surgeon was surprised to see that underneath that fibroid was a much larger one hiding. Not only was it hiding, it was difficult to remove. The other difficulties about this surgery is the fact that I have endometriosis and the scar tissue starting connecting to my bladder. Also, scar tissue from the uterus starting connecting to my intestines. In other words, my inside was a big mess.
WARNING…Below is a photo of the special bandage used after the surgery and it’s not pleasant looking:
This bandage had to stay on for 7 to 10 days. My doctor removed my bandage on day 9 and I’ll discuss that appointment on part three of this blog series.
I hope you enjoy reading about my fibroid surgery and my hope is that it will help someone that is going through the same situation.
Until next time…night night 💋