Thursday, July 15, 2010

pre-op appointment

So I had my appointment this morning. I was actually scheduled for the appointment on Tuesday afternoon. I went to the doctor's office for my 3:45 appointment, and got called up at 4:15 only to learn that my doctor had been called out for a delivery. I know it is no one's fault (except that damn newborns!! JK!), but it's the second time in a row I've had issues at the office. So they rescheduled my appointment for 9 a.m. this morning, and thankfully it worked out!

So about my appointment. Apparently the abnormal cells cover a large portion of my cervix. They don't go down too deep apparently, but it's just a wide section. So they will do the LEEP procedure, which entails a wire with an electric current through it that burns off the cells. Instead of having the procedure just in the doc's office, it will be at the hospital and my doctor recommended me being put to sleep. I wasn't really expecting that, but she thinks it's best because it's such a large area and it tends to freak people out because I guess after they burn it or w/e there is a weird smell and stuff... idk. So my surgery is Friday, August 6th at 7:30 am, and I have to be there at 5:30. So much for my beauty sleep!

There are some risks that include infertility, but they are quite small. The other option is that I could do the cold knife cone biopsy or something, but she said there are more risks with that one and she prefers the LEEP surgery. She said no sex for 2 weeks after and that we can start TTC again whenever we want. However, because they will be removing some glands on my cervix that produce CM, it may not work for 2 months or so until the glands grow back and enable the CM to be produced again. I told her it doesn't work normally, so what's the difference? Lol.

All in all it was a good appointment, I'm just a little tiny bit freaked out about the anesthesia b/c I've never had any before. But DH will be there with me and I told him to make sure I wake up. And he said that if I don't wake up he will run in there and inject himself with a needle in the neck and join me, lol. It is morbid, but made me laugh. So yeah, that's the latest with me. Oh, and they will do a preg test on that morning to make sure that I'm not preg, and if I am we will postpone the surgery.


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