October 26, 2008

this time tomorrow

I met with my ob/gyn doctor down in Olympia on Friday. We reviewed my ultrasound and talked about my upcoming hysterectomy surgery for the treatment of dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. Which is a fancy way of saying I've suffered from extremely painful, heavy periods since puberty. My doctor also told me they discovered a cyst on one of my ovaries (which I'm keeping so I don't have to take hormones) but it wasn't anything to worry about at this time. I was a little surprised but she didn't seem concerned so I didn't give it much thought.

Tonight, I leave the kids and J-man at home. I will be staying with my mom and she is taking me to the hospital tomorrow morning at 5:30am. Ouch!! At least I won't have to think about not eating that early in the morning. I'm a little nervous and anxious as the hours tick by today. I can't say that I'm excited about it all but I'm very relieved to finally have a long lasting solution that won't affect my quality of life. The result is what I'm excited about.