A Short Update.

29 Nov

Hello, everyone. I wanted to give a quick update. My surgery went well. The surgeon did come across some bowel adhesions that he had to repair. I’m not sure how adhesions are formed. I guess the surgeon will explain when I see him in two weeks.

I have to be honest . . . I’ve never known pain like this before in my life. I got Percocet for the pain but it only seems to work when I’m reclining or lying perfectly still. Getting in and out of bed and standing/sitting is the worst. I was warned there would be pain but I had no idea it would be this bad. I guess the repairing of the bowel adhesions added to the the overall pain of having my uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and lymph nodes removed.

Despite the pain I’m happy that the surgery went well and that the surgeon was able to see and fix the problem with the bowel, since it prevents another surgery down the road. I know the pain will subside with each day, so I’ll hold on to that.

I have a low-grade fever which is normal under the circumstances. I’m a little foggy due to the strong medication I’m taking. I’m not used to taking narcotics. I was a little bit of a coward this morning. The thought of getting out of bed and feeling the pain was really scary but with my husband’s help I did get out of bed and made my way to the bathroom. I’m so grateful for my husband.

I can’t tolerate sitting here too long so I’ll be in touch in a few days.

Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. You have all given me so much strength.

40 Responses to “A Short Update.”

  1. trentpmcd November 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    I’m glad the surgery went well, though sorry you are in so much pain. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

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  2. Kester James Finley November 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    Great news! I’m glad the surgery went well and you’re on the mend. The pain will get more manageable with time as you begin the healing process, just rest and recover! Thank you for the update. Sending you big hugs for an even speedier recovery and lots of positive vibes! 😀

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  3. olganm November 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Thanks for the update. Good news about the surgery. Thinking of you and sending you positive energy. ♥

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  4. Annette Rochelle Aben November 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Sending warm hugs and lots of Reiki. I’ll hold off on the jokes until I can be sure you can handle them. ❤

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  5. Priscilla Bettis November 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Thank you for the update. I hope the pain goes away soon . . . hang in there! Gosh, I’m rather impressed that you wrote this post in a medicine-induced fog and still sound so coherent!

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  6. Colleen Chesebro November 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Vashti… so glad you are recuperating. I too experienced the worst pain of my life during the same procedure. Lay quiet and rest for a week. You deserve it and need it. Hugs and love to you. ❤

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  7. Olga November 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    Sending you blessings for healing in this difficult time. Happy to hear that you have a supportive husband by your side. Hugs. ❤

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  8. D.L Finn, Author November 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    I am very happy to hear it all went well and they did extra repairs avoiding any further surgery. I’m sorry of the pain you are suffering….I hope it dissipates quickly. I don’t ever take pain pills either so I understand how weird and hard it must be for you. Hoping for the speediest of recoveries for you and continued positive news. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you and tons of hugs.

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  9. wiergeezy November 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    Speedy recovery!!
    👍😎👍

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  10. Jill Weatherholt November 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

    Thank you for the update, Vashti. I will be praying for you and a speedy recovery.❤️

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  11. Writing to Freedom November 29, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    Hugs and prayers.

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  12. coldhandboyack November 29, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    Wishing you much success as you walk this path.

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  13. H.R.R. Gorman November 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    Hope you feel better soon! At least tge surgery is done now, right?

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  14. merrildsmith November 29, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    I’m so sorry you’re in such pain, but I’m happy to hear the surgery went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and sending you (gentle) hugs and warm wishes.

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  15. Liz Bennefeld November 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Best wishes for your rapid recovery. Prayers continue.

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  16. peggyhattendorfcom November 29, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    Sending prayers for a smooth recovery, Vashti.

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  17. Hélène Vaillant November 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Vashti, I am happy you got the surgery over with and that it went well. You are brave to be up and on the computer already. Blessings for a good recovery.

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  18. Marje @ Kyrosmagica November 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Oh Vashti so sorry you are in such pain but relieved the surgery went well. Hugs and love got a speedy recovery. Marje xxx

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  19. equinoxio21 November 29, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    Good news. About the surgery. They normally fond a bunch of stuff when they open up. (Like when you lift the hood of a car!) 😉 But that is fixed.
    The pain is normal. It will take a few days. The mere fact that you can get up (with help) is a good sign.
    Hang on there. You will be fine.
    Cheers.
    Brian

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  20. Lori Knutson November 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    I hope you’re feeling better soon!

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  21. Cleopatra Trevilcock November 29, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    I’m sorry you are feeling so much pain. This too will pass and the Lord always finds a way to make you better for it, stronger and healthier! We will continue to pray until you are fully recovered. May God continue to richly bless you, in
    Jesús name, Amen.

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  22. Doreen@foxdenrd November 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh no! How did I not know about this? I’m so sorry, but I wish you a quick recovery and hope you are pain free very soon.

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  23. Natalie Ducey November 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Vashti, you’ve been on my mind since I read your last post. I’m glad to hear the surgery went well and measures were taken to avoid future problems, albeit unexpected. I hope the level of pain you’re feeling eases with each passing day. It’s a slow and steady recovery process, as I experienced with my father this past summer. He had unexpected bowel surgery. Be patient with yourself and always know you have so many people cheering you on. Soft (((hugs))) across the miles. Stay well, my friend. XO

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  24. dgkaye November 29, 2018 at 11:24 pm #

    So happy to hear from you Vashti. I can only imagine the pain. If you want my advice, I wouldn’t be getting up and walking for at least 2 days. You need to heal, that’s when you take the meds and sleep. Sleeping = healing. ❤ Get well soon. ❤ xoxo

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  25. Toni Pike November 29, 2018 at 11:28 pm #

    I’m so pleased to hear that the surgery went well and I hope the pain subsides soon. Don’t be afraid to take those pain meds – you need them xx

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  26. Wendy Scott November 30, 2018 at 12:56 am #

    Take care, Vashti xxx

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  27. J.D.Hughes November 30, 2018 at 1:55 am #

    I hope you are beginning to see a way through all of this,Vashti. I had something simpler, a few years ago – a gallbladder removal – that left me with peritonitis, a and a surgeon who didn’t believe there was anything wrong. It was touch and go but for some obscure reason I survived and today my health is pretty reasonable. Suppose what I’m saying is that everything passes and pain becomes a memory without the sting it once had.

    Like everything in your life, it will inform and clarify your writing, although I don’t recommend radical surgery for that purpose!

    Be well 🙂

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  28. Sue Vincent November 30, 2018 at 2:37 am #

    Glad it went well, Vashti. Do rest, take the pain meds and behave … it helps the healing and helps long term too. x

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  29. Adele Marie November 30, 2018 at 2:37 am #

    Well done, Vashti, little by little every day. Huge healing energy sent your way. ❤

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  30. Darlene November 30, 2018 at 3:26 am #

    Sending positive thoughts that you will be soon pain-free. xo

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  31. ManuelaIordache November 30, 2018 at 4:35 am #

    Keep going! Prayers

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  32. marymichaelschmidt November 30, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    Reblogged this on When Angels Fly.

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  33. marymichaelschmidt November 30, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    Praying for you! Have your hubby go out and buy you an abdominal binder to wear and help support you. Take your pain med 15 minutes before getting out of bed. Use the binder all the time. They should have done a nerve block on you and I’m sorry they did not. Adhesions just happen. Scar tissue can just happen. The adhesions/scar tissue had to be cut away from your bowel. That is why you have the pain. It isn’t so much the organ removal as the bowel was messed with, a lot. Hugs, and Love.

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  34. joylennick November 30, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    You have been on my mind, Vashti. Here’s wishing you the speediest recovery ever. Easy obviously does it. Such a lot of ‘tinkering’ in your insides must leave them protesting! All patience to you and heart-felt wishes for less pain. Hugs xx (gentle ones…).

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  35. rijanjks November 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    Prayers for healing, Vashti. Hugs!

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  36. Fauna Park Tales November 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    Dear Vashti, You are an inspiration – being able to take the time to write us an update. Thank you. I hope you’ll be feeling better and stronger every day. Lots of hugs, not too strong yet, in case you hurt. Also say thank you to your husband for being such a wonderful support to you. Kindest thoughts and wishes. 🙂

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  37. yvettemcalleiro November 30, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    Sending you hugs and love and healing energy. XOXO

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  38. Gwen Plano November 30, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

    Dear Vashti, I hope the pain disappears quickly. You are very courageous and strong. Just know that each day will be better. We, your friends and admirers, are sending love and healing energy your way. You are not alone. Love abounds. ♥♥♥

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  39. wilsonagaba December 3, 2018 at 12:13 am #

    I wish you the best!

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  40. D. Wallace Peach December 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    My heart goes out to you, and I hope that as I write this, you’re already feeling much better. And I’m so glad that the surgery went well. You’ll be back to your vibrant self in no time. Rest and take good care of yourself. ❤

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