Sunday, March 26, 2006

Breakfast in bed...

It has now been three weeks since the placement of my cerclage, and so far things have gone pretty well. I was in the hospital for only a day. We got there in the morning and they asked me about a bazillion questions, started the IV and after a couple hours off we go to the operating room. Fun. Now personally, when I get nervous I shake like a leaf, so they wheel me in, teeth chattering away, and do the spinal anesthesia. Let me tell you, that is the wierdest feeling. The surgery was over within about 20 minutes and I go to the recovery room. Originally they tell me I should only be in there about an hour, or until I can move my toes. Not to mention I can't eat anything until after that either. So an hour goes by and nothing, not even a twitch, two hours, I can't wiggle my toes, but I can move my ankles and kinda roll my feet back and forth, so 2 1/2 hours after I am done with surgery they let me go back to the room, BUT have to use the body board thing to move me to the bed. They let me order some food, my choice being a turkey sandwich.

Mind you, by the time I get the turkey sandwich it is about 2:30 in the afternoon and I have not eaten anything (or had a drink) since the night before, which does not mix well with morning sickness. I have never been so happy to meet a sandwich. I got to go home by 6:30 that night... 11 hours total, not bad at all. The recovery was a bit more painful that I bargained for because I cramped for about 2 days and those cramps were pretty bad. But since then it has been smooth sailing. I was ordered to bedrest by the specialist for the next 2 weeks until my follow up appointment, after which he said he would be seeing me weekly, and possibly gradually increasing my activity level.

Appointment day I was pretty nervous, being the first time up and about since the "stitch" was put in, and I was about to find out how well it was working. Every appointment now they have to do an ultrasound to measure how long the cervix is, and see if it is nice and closed. IT WAS! And it was longer than it had been before the surgery. I am thinking I just might be able to get up and around a bit with the good news..... but the specialist comes in and quickly tells me differently. Even though everything looked good, he will not trust my cervix until I am full term. Evidently, the day he did the surgery, my cervix was already beginning to open and the tissue was as soft as it should be at the very end of the pregnancy. Not good. So the verdict: full bedrest until they take the stitches out, which as far as I have read should be at about 36-37 weeks, more likely 37. So counting from today, that would be.... 3 weeks of bedrest down, 21 to go. And if things start looking worse, I could end up in the hospital for a lot of the pregnancy too. I hope they have internet access!

I had better like breakfast in bed....
and lunch....
and dinner....

3 comments:

Krystal said...

Hiya! Just wanted to let you know that you can call me if you get bored!

As always, I'm pulling for ya!

Krystal

miraclebaby said...

Thanks girl, can always use the company! Evenings and weekends are always good, my minutes are free.

Anonymous said...

Love you, Honey.

Mom