Day After

27 September 2001

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

27 September 2001

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.

Big Day

26 September 2001

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.

Tubal tales

25 September 2001

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.


24 September 2001

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.