My Endo Journey begins: 42 days out til surgery!

Today June 30th marks 42 days until surgery! I am almost at 5 1/2 weeks Pre Op! OMG it is really becoming real! I am having surgery in a little over 6 weeks! Okay I am back now!

My niece Leona’s 2nd birthday party was today and we had a blast! She looked like a divine princess in her birthday dress! We ate loads of hamburgers, hot dogs and we sang happy birthday. She opened all her gifts and of course only liked one and ran off to play….Kids!! I played Baseball with my nephews Cayden, Trison & Timothy! Cayden is the youngest of the boys at 3 years old , Triston is 5 and Timothy is 8. None of us truly knew how to play but it was all in good fun. Can I just say how badly I hurt after that but it was worth it.

Oh yea my partner Christina & I FINALLY got all of the Pre/Post surgery supply list done today! We added nausea meds, anti acids and stool softeners to out checked off list. We also picked up all my bowel prep supplies which includes: MiraLAX 14dose, 4 Dulcolax laxative tablets and 1 fleet enema. Yep this is going to be a party!

Christina is planning on setting up the bathroom really nicely in preparation for the night before surgery. I get to watch TV/Netflix from the hallway closet just so I won’t have to go far from the restroom. You never know when you may get the urge to go : ). We are making a comfy bed in the closet as well just in case the prep wakes me up in the middle of the night. Our bedroom is a ways away from our bathroom and we don’t want to chance it LOL. I will stock the hall closet with all my necessary things like gingerale, gatorade, fragrance free wipes and any other things I may need for the bowel prep.

Doesn’t it sound like I am prepping for a fun sleepover or party? I wish it were the case! 🙂 But oh well I will do what I have to do before surgery day!


My Endo Journey begins: 44 days out til surgery!

So today June 28th I am now 44 days out!!! I am so happy to see that the days are passing by faster than I had realized! I am nervous still but I am getting more anxious to get this done and improve my overall quality of life!

I am sitting here bored as heck while Christina is at work! Of course I am in loads of pain from the Estrogen pill I just took 10 mins prior to deciding to blog today! My head has been hurting lately along with these random knee pains. They kinda feel like deep aching pains like someone is hitting my knees with hammers. I started taking blood thinners just in case is blood clotting from the estrogen pills. I do not want to chance getting blood clots prior too surgery!

I have absolutely nada planned today except for catching up on some TV shows that I have missed. I am thinking of getting the rest of my Pre/Post surgery supply items this weekend but I am not sure yet! I have nearly everything and I have crossed off some things I doubt I will need/use. I am sure that will help our pockets a bit since prepping can get really expensive! I am hoping to get to use coupons/rebates on the rest of the items on our list. Maybe I will be in less pain on Sunday and can get some shopping done!

That’s it for today’s post since I don’t have much else to talk about besides my cat loves to lay on the keyboard every time I go to blog. I think you guys make her jelly : )

Aren’t you jealous of my amazingly exciting life?! Yea ok I doubt it but I had to ask!

My Endo Journey begins: 46 days out til surgery!

So today June 26, 2013 marks 46 days until my Laparoscopy surgery for Endometriosis! I am not counting the day of surgery as a day hoping that the surgery flies by.

Today I woke up feeling a bit overwhelmed. Maybe it’s all the money I had to spend Monday to prep for surgery. Christina(my partner) and I went to Target, Walgreens, Publix & Ross. I ended up with a new robe, 3 pajama pants & 3 pajama shirts for the hospital stay & for home recovery. I got them all in a small/medium instead of my usual x small/small so that my excisions would not be rubbed against. We got 2 pairs of long warm sucks in case the hospital is a bit cold. I already have slippers and loose panties from a previous lung surgery so I will be taking those.

We picked up fiber supplements for after surgery to prevent constipation from the loads of heavy narcotics I will be on. We also picked up anti-diarrheal….just in case my body decided to go in reverse LOL. Of course we also have to get anti-gas, anti-acids and anti-nausea meds for home recovery. But that’s for a later shopping trip. We picked up hemorrhoid cream/wipes for the bowel prep. Yes it will be as awful as it sounds! I will later pick up some fragrance free baby wipes for the bowel prep as well. I decided to pick up some allergy pills just in case I have a bad reaction to something once I am home.

We purchased menstrual pads in case of any after surgery bleeding as well as pantyliners for any spotting/discharge. We got some Dial antibacterial body wash & bar soap for use before and after surgery. I am also planning to have Christina to use the antibacterial hand soap we picked up for when she changes my bandages. I got a small first aid kit just in case Christina or I need it in the car or something. She has a big tendency to hurt her self at work…like daily LOL.

We picked up a small 3 pack of plastic bottles to put lotion, mouthwash and face moisturizer in. I got a 3 pack of pre-moistened facial wipes to cleanse my face after surgery. I also picked up a pack of toothbrushes for Christina & I to use at the hospital if I stay. We decided to get a small pack of wet ones for small clean ups if need be.

Granted we got most of this stuff on sale/clearance however it adds up and we spent way more than we had to spend! Christina of course made me feel better about it by making me realize I need these things. She wants to make sure I will be as prepared and comfortable as possible which is so sweet. She is so right…I need these things so I have no choice but to put out the cash and to suck it up!

I still have the bowel prep supplies on my list which is just MiraLAX, Dulcolax laxative tablets and fleet enemas. Doesn’t that sound like a recipe for a sore bum?! Well I am hoping the Desitin cream I will pick up & the baby wipes with help that hahaha! I still want to get new sheets…dark ones in case my incisions bleed. And a bed rest pillow or maybe a body pillow instead!

So not that many things left on our list of pre/post surgery supplies! I am excited to be completely done with this surgery shopping list of mine! ❤

What’s on your must have list for surgery/recovery?