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So I had my double McDonald cerclage last night. They put a stitch in the top of the cervix and one in the bottom. My doctor is world reknowned, from the middle-east somewhere. Very nice man.
Anyhoo, I got to the hospital and I really wasn't nervous at all. I knew I had to just trust in God, and my wonderful TEAM of doctors, and my gut instinct. The weighed me I still haven't lost all the weight from the first pg, so the LARGE number was slightly upsetting but not surprising. IV was started. They tried to find baby with the doppler but all they could hear is the placenta (which is basically the same as hearing MY h/b). So they got out the u/s machine. Unfortunately they had taken my glasses from me since I was in pre-op and I couldn't see a friggin thing!! The nurse was like "Oh look - it's flying all over the place! See?" I said "nope, can't see anything." She was gonna print a picture...... AND THE MACHINE WAS OUT OF FRIGGIN' PAPER!!!! Oh well. h/b was in the 150's, everything looked good (so they tell me), so I proceeded to surgery.
I had a spinal, which like last time was no big deal. I also had some sedation, which was nice. The surgery was literally only 10 minutes. I was out of the hospital about 2 hrs later.
Once the spinal wore off, I started to cramp really badly. This is normal, considering my cervix was just pierced twice. They wrote me a scrip for Percocet but said it prolly wouldn't be necessary. I got home and wished we had filled it. I fell asleep and woke up in excruciating pain. Couldnt remember if it was ibuprofen or acetominophn that we prego's can take. It was awful the pain. I was also nauseated BIG TIME. I just shifting arount, trying to be comfortable and NOT puke. I called my folks first thing and they told me which one. Now I'm fine. The doc said I can resume all prior activity (except for SEX) by saturday!
I feel like my main obstacle has been dealt with. Hopefully the rest of the pregnancy continues without incident.
Oh man, I didn't know you had to go through that... how tough. Well, I am glad things are fine... sounds like you're moving along and baby is boucing away... such a wonderful feeling, I'm sure... I hope to be there soon too!!!!! Get to feeling better soon!
Braden Keith (11/22/06) & Kinsley Brooke (5/20/09)
I know I dont post here much but I'm a frequent lurker.
I'm sorry about all the after-math that you're going through. However I'm thrilled to hear the actual surgery went well and wish you a smooth pregnancy w/ no problems!
oh robyn im so happy everything went ok with the surgery! you will be just fine.i just wished they woulda had some friggin paper or at least say hey go get her specs!glad all is well,you rest up and take care.