One week out from major surgery, and I’m bored out of my mind. Last Friday (3.27.15), I had an open myomectomy (removal of intrauterine fibroids) at Woman’s Hospital here in Baton Rouge, LA. The journey was long, painful, and scary, but I seem to be healing well. The pain has been manageable, but I’m kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop. My doctor was very honest and open and patient with me. I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions this year with my health. Next up is completely healing from this surgery, only to get myself prepared for a C-section within the next 18 months. That’s right. After six months of healing, I’m going to actively try to get pregnant. I’ve never actively tried to have a baby; it’s just always been something I’d do eventually, but now, in light of the surgery and the fact that the fibroids can return, I need to make this a priority. There are some obstacles standing in my way, including being a diabetic, but I have faith that it will work out for me.
Speaking of baby, I REALLY want a girl, but whatever gender God blesses me with is ok. It’s a hopeful time, but also a scary time. Being someone’s parent is a huge responsibility and a very important job, so I really want to feel like I’m prepared. I know, I know. Every parent will say, “You can never be prepared for this until it happens.” Humor me! I know what I need to feel comfortable going into this, and that makes me feel more prepared, so just go with it!
Up next, I’m going to focus on something fun, but important…BABY NAMES. I’ll be scouring books and websites, etc. to see if anything just feels right. That’s another post for another day, though.