Sunday, July 8, 2012


I had surgery two weeks ago for my ovaries.  Crazy, huh?  It's called ovarian drilling, and essentially, they 'popped' the multiple cysts I have on both of my ovaries.  They did it laparoscopically, which was a new one for me.  I've never had abdominal surgery, and after this one, I don't really want to sign up again.    

 We got to the hospital on time, got ushered back to the room, got into the gorgeous hospital attire, and then it was time for the IV.  Yikes.

This is after the first attempt at an IV.  The sweet nurse tried again on the next vein over and that didn't work either.

So a new nurse came and tried in the other hand.  Can you see the big bump growing under the tape?  This one also didn't work, and the nurses were stumped.  
With only two hands, they decided to try in my wrist??!!  Thankfully, the fourth attempt was successful, and they taped that baby down!

See my excited face?  The gown said 'one-size-fits-all' and it lied.  I had to get up to use the facilities and it was breezy, to say the least. (No picture needed for that)

Here's the damage (sorry for the belly pic)...  

  And the damage to the hand...
And the damage to my mood.
 It has been a not-so-happy time over in our abode following this procedure.  I'm not sure what did it, but my mood has been anything but positive.  The surgery is supposed to help me get pregnant naturally, and it's anyone's guess if it worked until we actually get pregnant.... so time will tell.  Let's hope time is kind.  And that my mood improves.


  1. Oh friend. I'm sorry ;( (and I'm the same way with the IV thing - ends up in the wrist a lot!) Be happy! Cuz I love you :)

  2. ummmm why did they poke you a million times??? you have excellent veins. sue them! and for the record...i liked the belly pic ;) a lot...