Thursday, October 7, 2010

Surgery

On Monday I'll be having hernia repair surgery. I've been hearing all kinds of recovery horror stories and frankly I don't buy it. One person told me it's like recovering from a bad c-section; this person has never had a c-section mind you. I've also heard that I won't be able to lift any of my children for several months. All I have to say is... yeah, right.

Here's why I am skeptical. This will be my sixth surgery in the 7 years I've been married. My mother jokes that I must be allergic to my husband, but I think it's more like an allergy to childbearing since most of my issues have been related in one way or another to having children. I had an ovarian cyst and endometriosis removed, then my appendix removed while I was pregnant with my first child, then an emergency c-section to deliver her, another c-section 2 years later for my second daughter, and 2 months after delivering her I had my gallbladder removed (apparently it's common for pregnancy to cause gallstones.) So, I'm just saying...one outpatient hernia repair surgery doth not scare me. I may eat my words, but for now I'll choose to believe that all will be well.

By the way, this hernia is in my c-section scar, so technically you can even trace this one back to childbearing.

8 comments:

jennie w. said...

We'll keep you in our prayers. And we'll also pray that Kiira learns to get in and out of her crib by herself in the next week (ha ha).

Tammy said...

Kids! They wreak havoc on us - but for some reason, we still think they are worth it :)
Best of luck with the surgery and recovery.

Jen Johnson said...

having my wisdom tooth out and being knocked out makes it easier to accept whats coming for me. I may push it back though because I want to make sure my mouth is completely healed.

hope2adoptbaby said...

Good luck! Hope your recovery is fast. :)

Lacey said...

How scary Kim! At least your a pro!!! Good luck and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Parker Family said...

Good luck! It can't be any worse than a c-section, but I hate c-sections so that doesn't say much.

Jen Johnson said...

I love the pic of the kids on your blog. So special.

L. said...

Hernia? Heck, I FLEW thru my hernia operation, and I was pregnant at the time. A little soreness. Hope it's the same for you. And your sealing pictures were great. But I had to laugh. At least one kid was mentally-elsewhere in each and every family-group picture. You need a little PhotoShop head-replacement there. I'm afraid that's a requirement with our bunch.

Wonderful family! Georgeous kids! I love the Scandinavian-African ambiance!