Saturday, March 30, 2013

For Women ONLY

WARNING!!!! Seriously – this is NOT for guys to read.  Actually if you are someone who doesn’t want to hear about old aunt flow – you probably should not read it either.  Male or Female.

I wrote this part on March 11, 2013:

So ya’ll know that I am honest about things. Sometimes to honest.  Here is another one of THOSE posts.

Back in July 2009, (right before our beach trip) 3 months after having Bubba, I had some serious female issues happening and had to have a D&C and during that procedure my uterus tore.  So the quick little 20 minute procedure turned into hours and the doctor ALMOST having to do a hysterectomy.  (Whatever, I really could have given a rodents rear end if he had – I WAS DONE HAVING BABIES!)

Fast forward to now….My periods have gotten so bad that I am literally confined to the dang house.  Not because of cramping.  But because of the amount. Three twin size mattress size pads in less than 6 hours.  No lie. Tampons – uh, no.  And with the heaviness of the situation comes the lethargy and weakness.  I can hardly get up and down the stairs.

I talked to the GYN back in the fall of 2011 when I went for my annual exam (disclaimer, the gal that saw me was super nice – but it was not one of the guys that treated me thru the Bubba ordeal).  At that time, she found nothing wrong with me or my crazy uterus.  Her recommendation at that time was to go back on the pill.  (Have not been on the pill since finding out about oh surprise baby…..hubby went for the big V the day after Bubba came home from the NICU.)

So I have continued on….and the situation has gotten progressively more irritating...and I dang sure DO NOT want to head into the Summer months with TWIN SIZE MATTRESSES between my legs.

I went back to the doctor this morning – Dr. J, that saw me during the Bubba ordeal and was actually the one that did the D&C.  Nice doctor. 

He walked into the room and first thing he said was “ I know, I know, you’re going to say I should have done the hysterectomy”. 

Dr. J gave me several options – one being an IUD, the other being an ablation and another D&C and then of course the last resort a hysterectomy.

But first they would need to get a good ultrasound of the inner workings….and also do a pap and get those results back.

So…Thursday, I had an ultrasound. 

The ultrasound tech said “you have an abnormal uterus lining”.

I said, UMMM what does that mean??????  She said “they will go over everything with you when you meet after this”.  Well – I was only meeting with the PA – Nurse Midwife lady – Dr. J was not on the schedule.  So I sit and wait for her.

She was very nice.  Guess what she told me…. I have a diseased uterus!!!  I have an abnormal uterine lining – the word for it is ADENOMYOSIS.  It is a benign disease confined to the uterine muscle. 


See the difference?  Mine looks like the one on the left – in case you are wondering. 

And guess what the ONLY SURE FIRE CURE FOR IT IS!!!!!!!!!!

A freaking HYSTERECTOMY!!!!

Right now – I am scheduled to meet with my Dr. J on the 11th – to go over things and get his take on the whole situation.  

SO- that’s what’s going on in my world.  I promise that I will give more details as I get them. 

Let me also add this – for me – at almost 43 years old  and having had 4 of the most amazing kids- I am NOT upset in the least about having this diseased uterus removed – NOT IN THE LEAST.  I am rattled over the limitations that will be in place for 6 weeks.  I know that my family and fri-amily (my friends that are now like family) will once again help me as they have done in the past.  I am very lucky to have such an amazing group to rally behind me. 

FYI ladies – if you have not gone for your annual pap’s and boobie mashings – PLEASE do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blue Blue Blue

Nope, I’m not talking about this miserable weather.  The description would fit.  It is the end of dang March and it’s 37 freaking degrees!!!  And the kids are out for Spring Break starting this Friday. 

I digress.

Blue Blue Blue….

The 3rd and what should be the final cast is BLUE!!!!


Here is Bubba, just chilling out in the kid’s waiting room at ORTHO CAROLINA.  He is listening to Justin Timberlake, I’m Brining Sexy Back….don’t judge!  It’s his favorite song!!! 


Getting all the cotton wrapping with one of the PA’s, Joe.  Bubba flopped down on his belly and told Joe “I know what to do”.  This was Joe’s first time working with Bubba. 


His buddy Kim, the “assister”  (Bubba’s word). Kim is also the one that “tickles the stinky casts off”.  He likes her.


Checking out the progress…..I think he was making sure they were doing it right :-)


Looking so dang cute I can hardly stand it.


And another check on things….


Another cute face – he is faking being a nail biter like Pootie and his Daddy.




See – it’s Blue!!!!!  And he is happy happy happy….



Change that – he is sleeping sleeping sleeping….


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another one bites the dust and other tales

So – I’ve been very quiet on the blog recently.  I am sure you are wondering WHY.  I had a hard drive crash oh my laptop THAT WAS JUST PURCHASED in AUGUST 2012.  As you can well imagine – I was NOT happy.  It ended up being fine.  I did get a brand NEW laptop – long story but let me just say that the General Manager, Seth, at Staples up the street, was a GEM.  He was afraid I was going to cry, seriously.  All my data was saved, thank goodness – but it is sitting on a hard drive until “my computer guys” can pull it over for me.  So I’ve slowly been working to add my software back on. 

What’s been going on…

Well, Pootie turned 16 and got his drivers license.  Bubba and I took him to Polkton, NC (about 45 minutes away) to get it.  It was so much fun!  Seriously.  We were cracking up!  He’s been doing a great job of driving….funny how he jumps at the chance to go to Bi-Lo for me!  He even offers to pick up Crash from middle school soccer practice.  NO- we did not buy him a car for his birthday.  We did, however, buy me a car.  So I drive that during the day and the Blue Goose (my 99 Suburban) hangs out in the driveway.  Having the additional car does give Pootie the ability to drive if I also need to be someplace – but by no stretch of the imagination is it his car!!! This would be a nervous child – looking one more time at the sign chart HANGING in front of the DMV desk -


Bubba is on cast number 2 of his serial casting.  He has handled it like a champ.  He’s got two weeks in this one, and then they’ll stretch the foot a tad more and do one more casting.  His biggest complaint is still that he can’t soak in the bathtub – but otherwise – he does everything that he would normally do.  Play….kick the ball, run.  I take that back – he can’t walk down our stairs with the cast on – but we think our house stairs are super steep, so it suits me just fine that he slides down.


Crash made the middle school soccer team – so that’s more driving but whatever.  What else do I have to do in the afternoons?  Lola girl is having so much fun in school right now but is NOW looking forward to next year…they just completed their “wish list” of classes for the next school year…

OH and YES – stupid school system has already started PRACTICE End of Grade testing.  I can feel my blood starting to boil every time I think about it!  Yes – for 3 days this week my kids have been PRACTICING taking an of grade test.  (I know Mr. Spath – take them out and home school them….I know.)  Just seems like a great waste of time to TEACH!!!!  Call me crazy.

Other than that – oh the biggest news.  My brother is officially OUT of the ARMY and HOME …and he got MARRIED to a wonderful gal!  I am so excited to call her my sister and to get to be an aunt to her son!!!! 

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   Off to go pick up the kids…..