Brenda over Garden of Learning is hosting and attitude of gratitude month, I missed yesterday because I didn't get home from work until 1 am. Today I am going to be grateful for two things that are interconnected.
Day 6: I am incredibly grateful for modern medicine. October 13th I had an LAVH, laparoscopic hysterectomy, for those that don't know all of the abbreviations. I basically had 3 holes punched through my stomach, as opposed to an abdominal hysterectomy which requires a full incision, which is what my mom had 20 years ago. I had very little pain, an incredibly easy recovery and just over 3 weeks later; I am back to work. Yeah, I'm a little sore and tired, but that could just be from sitting around for the last 3 weeks. There would be no way to claim such an uneventful and easy recovery if I had had a full abdominal hysterectomy. Thank you God, for guiding the hands of my surgeon and for gifting him with the knowledge he required to help me live an easier, more productive life.
Day 7: I am exceedingly grateful for a doctor who would listen to me and grant me a hysterectomy. I know when my mom was my age it took a lot longer to get anything done, my mom was miserable for many years before they granted hers. Until you can't leave your home during that time of the month, for fear of embarrassing yourself, you just can't understand how debilitating it can be. I was literally home bound for up to 3 days a month, unless I wanted to pack a change of clothes; like a 3 year old. 3 days can feel like forever when you have 4 kids. Thank you God for Dr. Moulton, a gifted doctor and gentle spirit.
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