The Siberian American: Health Update: Post Procedure

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Health Update: Post Procedure

My procedure was on Friday morning, so I thought I would post a quick update about how everything went! As y’all know, I had been feeling pretty down about all the pain I had been experiencing, so I didn’t even care that I had to wake up at 4 a.m. Everything in pre-op went really well, except that my chart randomly said I had a hysterectomy, which was super unpleasant. Thankfully, my nurse was able to get it fixed for me!


The actual procedure was super quick. All the preparations actually took much longer than the procedure itself. I woke up feeling wonderful. Seriously, Propofol is so much better than general anesthesia (when I told Chris that, he was quick to remind me that was the drug that killed Michael Jackson). I started feeling nauseous about an hour after the procedure but felt much better after a short nap.

The best part was that I instantly felt no pain after the procedure. It has been like night and day, y’all, and I have been elated. It’s the first time I haven’t experienced some kind of pain since February. On Saturday morning, I was invited to a friend’s birthday celebration at Top Golf. I was planning on going as long as I got over the effects from anesthesia, but I didn’t think I could actually play. I woke up feeling amazing, and I could swing a golf club! Not well, mind you, but I was able to play. I can’t even begin to describe how great it felt this weekend to do things I haven’t been able to do for months. I played Top Golf, spent hours at a park with friends, and made it to a church service.

What’s next?
I’m obviously not out of the woods yet. The plan right now is to have a renal scan (to check if my kidneys are functioning correctly) in a month and go from there. I am also meeting with an endometriosis specialist in October to come up with a better treatment plan.

Unless something crazy happens, I am planning for this to be my last major health update post. Thank you so much for all of your support, ladies! It truly means so much to me.

39 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so happy to hear you are in no pain! How amazing! I've definitely been thinking of you and wondering how it went. Thanks for the update!

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  2. I haven't commented recently, but wanted to let you know I'm so happy that you are feeling some relief from your pain. I hope the road to recovery is all uphill from here! Take care!

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  3. Glad to hear you're doing well!! Although the hysterectomy is kind of funny, I mean how do you even get that in patient history? Someone wasn't taking your history correctly!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  4. I'm SO happy that you felt instant relief! That's amazing!

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  5. I'm so happy that you had instant relief. That is so fantastic. So happy to hear that you are feeling better.

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  6. So glad for an update - I was wondering how you were.
    YESSSS on feeling an instant difference. That makes it worth it a little more to go through all the pain & recovery.

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  7. Yay yay yay!! I'm so glad you're pain-free right now! That's absolutely wonderful! You've been waiting SO LONG for this relief and I'm glad you've been practicing saying "yes" so that all these new adventures come naturally for you! :)

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  8. Oh Olya! What wonderful news!! I am so happy to hear that everything went so well and that you are healing so quickly! Praise God for answered prayers!

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  9. I am so glad that everything went well & that you're pain free!!

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  10. That is so great to hear - so happy for you, Olya! Hope you continue to recover well :)

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  11. I am SO happy that your pain is gone! And yes, hopefully no more major health update posts will be needed. :)

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  12. So happy to hear this one went much better! Sending prayers for continued recovery!

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  13. This is such fabulous news! I am so thrilled that your pain is gone . . . and hopefully stays away!!!

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  14. That's such great news, and even better that you're continually feeling better too! And one of the ladies from my office just recently had a procedure done and took Propofol and she said the same thing about it as you, so you're not alone!

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  15. So so so happy to hear that you're doing so well since the procedure, and yay to no pain and even enjoying a friend's b-day! Sending lots more *hugs* for a continued recovery <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. So glad you are feeling better! Hope your recovery goes well!

    Floradise

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  17. Instant relief! I can't even imagine the huge weight that feels lifted off of your shoulders! That's wonderful. Still sending you all the good vibes and prayers!

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  18. I hate needles and surgery, but sometimes they're just necessary! I'm so glad that everything went smoothly, and i hope that your recovery is quick and easy!

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  19. Ahh Olya I am so happy for you!! Such great news, I hope your appts next month go well too!!

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  20. I've been thinking about you so hearing this news makes me so happy. I'll keep sending you all the good positive vibes! Hope your follow up appts go great!!!

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  21. I'm so glad you're feeling better! What a relief that has to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't imagine being in pain for that long, you poor thing!

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  22. I'm so glad to hear it went well and that you feel so much better!! Yayyy!!

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  23. Wow. I'm so happy to read such fantastic news from you. I hope the health continues to improve for you.

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  24. Wonderful news!! I can't even fathom what it must have been like to be in pain for six months. UGH. So glad you're pain-free now!!

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I definitely have a new appreciation for people who deal with chronic pain!

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  25. Awhoo hoo! I am so glad that things are improving for you! I love it! :)

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  26. It's so wonderful to hear that your pain is gone! I'm so excited for you! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! It is such a relief. :)

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  27. Woohoo! I'm so glad to hear it! Such a relief to not be in pain.

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  28. Yay! So glad to hear this! :) Wow, and that you were able to go to the party and swing a club! Impressive. :) Glad to hear that all went well and you aren't experiencing the pain anymore! XO - Alexandra

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  29. Wow, what a weight off of your shoulders! Glad to hear your aren't in pain anymore.

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  30. Yay! I'm so happy to hear that you're pain free! All my prayers are with you that this is the end!! xx

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  31. oh Olya, I am so happy for you! i know you're not out of the woods yet, but still. this is amazing!

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