Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Wow. That was intense.
And after all that- my doctor gave me one Vicodin "to go".
I ended up calling her begging for something because I was sure I was close to dying.

From my experience (had the ablation done in the office/clinic), and from friends who have had theirs done in the hospital- it all sucks either way. My cervix was uncooperative (go figure), so the dilation hurt like a biatch, on top of the ablation itself.
But it's over, and I'm done. I'm glad I did it, and hopefully I'm one of the 80% it works for.
It definitely is intense- but if you can suck up one day of pain, it could absolutely be worth it.

For anyone who doesn't know what an ablation is- they cauterize your uterine lining.
Like burn the biatch off. Yes, really.
Why would anyone want to have that done? 3 simple words, my friend.
No more periods.

Anyway- I am much better today.
Jaysen has been a saint.
When he got home from school yesterday, he could see I was in a significant amount of pain, and was afraid to touch me. I told him a hug would make me feel better, so he gave my outstretched arm a squeeze.

When I was napping, he would come over every 20 minutes or so, pat my head gently and say "It's okay Mommy, your huggy-bear is here".

I love that kid so much.


Shea's Mom said...

Glad its over. Hope recovery goes smooth. I have heard wonderful things about the procedure.

Pain free was not one of them.

Wish I had a few more Vicodin to send you.

Take care of yourself.

Kia (Good Enough Mama) said...

NO MORE PERIODS???!!! EVER???!!!! Where do I sign myself up for one of these abberrations? Or was it altercations? Or aggravations? ;) I'm glad you're over the worst of it!

Meg said...

Oh yes, the pain. Worth it if it works! It didn't for me, had to go whole hog and do the hysterectomy, but OMG NO PERIODS!!!! Love it.

And your huggy-bear? Beyond precious.

Niksmom said...

So, would this get rid of all those troublesome cysts & fibroids?? Hmmm, might be worth the pain just for that!

Hope you're feeling better soon. And your huggy bear...OMG he's so sweet.

Mama Mara said...

Ablation, where have you been all my life? Meow!

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

Hope you're mending okay. Your huggy-bear will see to that!

Bonnie said...

Gosh, hope your feeling better! Never heard of that one before.
By chance does that prevent pregnancy as well? A double whammy perhaps?

mommy~dearest said...

Haha- no, it doesn't prevent pregnancy so to say, and it's dangerous to get pregnant after an ablation. There's no uterine lining anymore, so there's nowhere for the egg to safely implant- which leaves for all kinds of issues. I had my tubes tied last year to cover that one, so I should be good. :)

Ashley's Mom said...

Awww, I love your huggy bear!

Osh said...

Love Huggy Bear! Glad you are on the mend!

A Bishops Wife said...

I hope all is well soon.

You are such a good mommy.

Barbara said...

Very glad you are okay, if not comfortable.

Great kid you got there.

ali said...

damn- im very tough, but im about to have this done and now i dont want to LOL. i will take the IV and the same day surgery route, but from what you said, it sucks either way. crap. now what? these 26 day cycles and 12 day periods are KILLING ME. i am DONE.