Thursday, May 1, 2014

Been a while!

I decided I would keep a journal of my experience recovering from a partial hysterectomy.  All in all my uterus served me well and I can't complain but mother time has wreaked havoc on the old plumbing and honestly I don't think I'll miss the monthly bill.  The only thing I have left is one ovary which will hopefully provide me with enough estrogen to keep any testicles from sprouting.  I have been accused of having balls before so any talk or mention of such will more than likely draw laughter from this ole mare.  

As for the surgery it went relatively smoothly.  I had the robotic Da Vinci procedure.  Do you believe my insurance WOULD NOT pay for the robotic aspect of the surgery?  By having the surgery robotically there is normally no need for a C Section incision and the recovery time is usually much quicker.  Instead of having a long scar I have four small scars that are 1 inch or smaller.  For some reason Aetna Insurance thinks a more invasive hysterectomy should be covered versus a less invasive, less painful recovery.   They told me there was no medical need for robotic surgery even though my recovery time and overall quality of care would be far greater.  I'm actually surprised they paid for my anesthesia, I mean really, wouldn't a hammer over the head been just as effective and far cheaper?  Today I am one week and 2 days post surgery and getting along well.  I must mention that I had two Grand Mal seizures the morning following the procedure.  The seizures were about 6 hours apart.  The Hospital ran an MRI which came back normal and an EEG which was abnormal but expected since I had just had the 2nd seizure.  The Hospital also ran blood work and the levels they checked were within normal ranges. 

 Although the staff never mentioned this, according to Google searches seizures brought on by anesthesia after surgeries are pretty common.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I have been placed on anti seizure medication and told I cannot drive until I've been seizure free for 6 months.  I understand the seriousness of this but trying to start work again full time and having three kids to get to three different schools each morning will be a challenge.  I will figure it out as I'm sure I'm not the first person to experience these kinds of setbacks.  We're Moms and we do what needs to be done one way or the other!  

Any insight or opinions would be greatly appreciated!



Monday, March 2, 2009

Redneck Snowman

Not sure if you can tell, but once Clay and Reagan built this snowman half the snow was gone out of our yard! They did a really great job and I managed to snap a couple of shots of them constructing their masterpiece. Yes, those are chocolate chip cookies for the snowman's eyes...the way I saw it that would be two chocolate chip cookies I wouldn't be able to eat!!! Too bad we couldn't find Clay's "Who Farted?" hat. That would have been the icing on the cake! hee hee
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Snow Day!!!

We awoke Saturday morning to one of Jake's buddies informing us it had snowed Friday night. When we looked out the window we didn't expect to see a whole lot but to our suprise it's the most snow we've had in a long time. It was so pretty and fortunately it snowed on the weekend so the whole state didn't have to shut down! I'm sure if I had ventured to the store there would have been no bread or milk to be found. Why do people down here feel like they need to stock up when it snows? It's not like we would be stranded for a month at a time and even if we were who the heck would want to live off bread and milk? I just don't get it. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and spent the whole day outside. Clay and I just sat back and enjoyed the view!
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

I know, I know...........

I had resolved to post everyday but that was before I got the crud..... :)

Here are some pictures of Baby Eva - it's hard to believe she is already 6 months! Look at that chin.....I could just eat her up!

Every morning, this is the smile that greets me.
There is no better way to start my day!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas at Flower Pepa's

We went to Flower Pepa's on Christmas Eve and here are some pics. We had a great time and so did the kids. Eva wore her Mrs. Claus outfit and she got to spend lots of time with everyone. This was by far the best Christmas we could ask for!!
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Happy Baby

Eva is such a happy little baby. She smiles all the time and coo's like there's no tomorrow. We are so blessed to have her!!!
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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Elf Mischief

Reagan and Jake both have Christmas elves that have w reaked havoc upon the Giles household. Courtney kept the kids so Clay and I could go to my office Christmas party and low and behold the elves destroyed the house!!!! Courtney and Clay woke up to mustaches the next morning! Although Clay was a little jealous because Courtney's mustache was bigger than his....hee hee

I'll be glad when the elves go back home!
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