My Endo Journey begins: 30 days out til surgery!

Today June 13, 2013 marks 4 weeks until my excision surgery! I am exactly 30 days out from surgery!

I had not idea time would start to fly like this. I am glad that I have OCD and started prepping as soon as I did. I am extremely  happy to say I have absolutely nothing left on my Pre/Post Op Surgery list!  My hospital bag is already packed and my home care supplies have been set up. I will do a blog post soon with my recommendations for your hospital bag and home care supplies. I will also be doing a post with tips on the bowel prep & post op ailments that can happen once you are home.

On another note….I logged in today to find my last post was 7 days ago…I didn’t even realize that. Crazy thing about having Endometriosis is that life can change in seconds! My pain went from moderate to intense in a matter of hours! I pretty much sat in bed for 6 days straight except to go to the restroom or eat. My partner has been working overtime to save a few bucks just in case any other bills/emergencies come up before or after surgery. I realize I am really lucky to have her support.

Only issue we are dealing with now is trying to figure out my sleeping arrangements prior to surgery. We don’t own a recliner and our futon is way to firm and low to use as an option. Our current bed is a full and very hard with broken springs. She is also a wild sleeper so there isn’t much room for someone with stitches to recover LOL. I would not want to be sleeping and to be jolted by a knee or elbow. In order to prevent this very possible disaster we want to get a queen bed. We had saved for a queen size memory foam bed but that money has had to go else where. That leaves us with 30 days to figure out where I will sleep.

I also just realized that my ID expired June 30th and I have to get a new one. I have 30 days to do so for surgery but 20 before I need it for a FNA(Fine Needle Aspiration) of my Thyroid on August 2nd. I am starting to stress a bit and worry but I know it will all work out!  I am sure it will all get done…I am making it a priority starting next Monday.

I am so excited for my new life….new me will be born on August 12th 2013.

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My Endo Journey begins: 43 days out til surgery!

So today June 29th marks 43 days out til surgery! I am so freaking excited I added a countdown widget to the front of my Android Phone. Yep you read that right…it wasn’t enough that I blog about it day to day but I had to add a widget that counts down to the days/hours/minutes/seconds up until surgery! Call it what you will but it has helped to ease my mind quite a bit!

Any ways so today I woke up in not as much pain but I do still have some discomfort. It is mostly my back pain that hurts the most today. I think it has more to do with my bed needing to be replaced that my Endo or the Estrogen I am on. I do have scoliosis so I am sure that that combined with a hard/bumpy bed isn’t a great idea! Lately I have been extremely tired and falling asleep around 10 pm & waking around 10 am and still feeling tired! I know that it has a lot to do with my body not resting well.

Christina and I are still shopping for a few things for my home recovery post op. Things on our list for home recovery are sheets in a dark color in case I bleed from my incisions. As well as a new bed & pillows!  I have been on Amazon looking at Lucid memory foam beds today & I found an amazing bed. Now I just have to find the cash for it! : ) We have also been talking about getting new bedding and pillows. A friend of mine told me about nomorerack and we found some great 1600 count sheets for under $40…amazing steal! I am hoping to be able to afford to redo our entire room before surgery! If not tax time isn’t too far off and I can always ask for gift cards for Christmas: )

The only bummer about today is that a close friend of mine came into town from North Carolina for a day. The kicker here is that I was too sick to even say yes to going out with her. That is the only thing about Endo & Chronic Pain that really gets to me. The lack of a life that I get to live! It has been more than a year and a half since I have seen a bar or friends. Yes I get to chat with them online but you will never see me in photos with my friends having FUN. I mean what is fun again?!

This is exactly why these next 43 days can not go by any faster!

Bring on a better quality of life!