Tagged with surgery

No more stairs.

Leaving for work this morning I made my last trip down those 27 stairs. I stopped to snap a picture at the end of the first batch (14). Before I turned for the cement, I spat on the bottom stair. GOOD RIDDANCE! Those stairs tested me daily, often determining how could my day had the … Continue reading

So, what’s going to happen Friday?

So, what’s going to happen Friday?

I’ve gotten this question four times today so I’m going to spell out to the best of my knowledge what will happen on Friday during surgery to repair my separated pelvis (diastasis symphysis pubis). Dr. Sojka explained that after I’m “under” and the incision is made, he will remove the disk of cartilage (the symphysial … Continue reading

Parinoid or prepared?

Parinoid or prepared?

For some reason it hit me today that the surgery to mend my separated pelvis could have SERIOUS consequences. I spent about two hours today locked in thoughts centered around what happens if I don’t wake up. I checked with my mom about past surgery on my eyes. Did I have a reaction to the … Continue reading

Some things I will never understand

Lately I have been reading medical journal articles about women with extreme cases of Diastasis Symphysis Pubis (separated pelvis) during childbirth. In two of those cases the women were considered healed with gaps still larger than mine is today. That gets my mind racing about a million things. Among them: How much, if at all, … Continue reading

Only 10 more nights

I have to go to sleep 10 times before I can wake up and check in for surgery. I guess because we have to be there so early in the morning, counting nights seems more accurate. We are preparing for surgery the best we can. I’ve stopped taking my micro birth control pill because The … Continue reading

Is it a lie if

Is it a life if you say you are OK when someone who loves you asks and you know there is nothing they could do to make you better? I don’t think so. But I apologized to my father-in-law for telling the lie anyway. We spent the day at an Omaha hospital, visiting my husband’s … Continue reading

Even more answers of the day

Even more answers of the day

We’ve got so many plates spinning and my mind is racing to keep up with everything. I decided to call KU Med to find someone who could answer my logistics questions so I can stop thinking about at least this small list: Where do we check in when we arrive for surgery? My mom told … Continue reading

Anatomy lesson

Anatomy lesson

I realized I wasn’t getting better any more after about two months. But things seemed OK. I wore heals a few times, even though I walked with my new super-short stride. Then, things started to get worse. Slowly things got harder, more uncomfortable, then consistently painful. At about four and a half months, when I … Continue reading

I HAVE TO

I HAVE TO

If it wasn’t for moving I could have had surgery today. My surgeon schedules operations only on Wednesdays and Fridays. Today, he’s fixing someone else. Maybe several other people. My turn will come in 15 days. Days are as important to me now as they were when the little guy first was born. On his … Continue reading

Something to look forward to

Something to look forward to

Surgery is scheduled. We’ll check in at KU Med Center at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 24.
Part of me hates that I still have to wait that much longer. But it was necessary. Dr. Sojka said we couldn’t schedule the surgery until I had a place to go home to. We live on the third floor right now. Continue reading