Well had a little trouble sleeping … I don’t sleep on my back but last night I had to and this morning I woke up stiff and sore. Nothing that walking about isn’t helping … just took some effort to get out of the bed. Well worth the trouble though … a gal on newsgroup I read said “isn’t it so cool to be bulletproff” I am telling you it is!! Wondering why I waited so long to push the doctors into do this. If you are ready at 15 (as I was) and know you don’t want children … start as soon as possible!!!! I could have been having worry free sex for years!!! That is okay I’ll just have some catching up to do, right? I know I know .. T.M.I. …. okay well I am off for some breakfast …. more to follow
10 feet tall and bulletproof
Well today is my first day after the big snip! I am feeling great .. a little sore but otherwise grand!!! Thank you all for your well wishes and thoughts!! I came through it fine and looking forward to a nice quiet childfree life with LK *grins* Check out my tubal journal.
pre-op Well today is the big day. It is exciting. Although that soap they gave me to scrub with stinks. But if that is the worst thing then I am set to go. I trimmed off my nails last night. Last year when I had my gall bladder removed I ended up scratching my cheek when I was waking up because of my long nails. I was just trying to rub the sleep from my eye and well you know how it can be. So last night I trimmed them back. Hey they are just nails right. = 0 ) Okay well I am going to go put my hair up and get going … have to be at the hospital by 0930 hrs. I will try to post more this evening but it may have to wait until tomorrow.
post-op HOWDY GANG!! Wow you would not believe how well I feel. I was a little nervous but I am feeling great .. all things considered. I got in at about 930 to the hospital, they gave me Zantac and Reglan for stomach acid and such. Then at about 1130 I was taken back to the OR and I woke up and could focus on the clock at 150 … really quick. I am only sore, no real PAIN .. thank the goddess for that one. My shoulder aches from the gas to inflate my stomach. But other than that I am good to go. Going to have some soup and watch movies for the rest of the day. The doctor took pictures too.
Looking forward to tomorrow. I’m a little nervous I guess it is just jitters from having to go under. I am not nervous about the sterilization. I have never been more certain of anything. I don’t want kids, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life on birth control or fidgeting with condoms so this is the logical choice. = )
The miscarriage in 1999 was traumatic and sad but it really gave me the strength to go through with this — I will always wonder “what if” when it comes to Nikolas but I am childfree by choice and this is my choice.
I am just glad it was simple enough to get here … I have heard horror stories about finding a doctor to do this on women under 30 that have no children. I had soup for dinner … we had a cold front come in and soup just sounded good … of course no fluids after midnight so I had better go get one last glass of water in before the morning.
I am starting this a little late, my apologies. I thought this would be a neat way to express some things and maybe shed some light into the process for anyone thinking of having the tubal ligation.
I am covered by Tricare Prime so my experience may be a little unique. I am dealing with Army doctors who so far have given me little hesitation on this. I did have to wait 4 weeks for a “in case you change you mind” period. But other than that smooth sailing. My surgery is on 26 September and I am planning on taking as many mental notes as possible to share with those of you who want to know what happens to your body AFTER for future reference. *grins*
Today I had the lab work done for my surgery. You have to have it done in a 72 hour window prior to the operation. So LK and I braved the gate guards and 100% ID check to get on post and visit the lab. It isn’t too bad there, no one is REALLY giving me a hassle. Although today was fun, in the lab a woman actually GASPED .. like in movies and cartoons … when I told her I had no children and was having a tubal ligation on Wednesday and wanted no children. She went on about how great kids were but then farther into the conversation said things like ” I wish I had waited” and “Maybe 3 is too many” … HELLO … and I am the one with troubles?? Okay … well it is getting close to my bedtime.