I'm planning a Bon Voyage party.

My uterus has been pregnant five times.  My uterus has given birth to four healthy babies.  H weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces.  B weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces.  Lil O weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces.  Baby M weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces (I think).

I think it's time to bid it farewell.

Here I am, a 36 year old mom blessed to have 4 healthy children.  I've thought about having just one more baby but Superdad wasn't agreeable to that.  I'm okay with that though.  I think it's time to focus on the four children I have and focus more on myself and Superdad.

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Yes, I will miss holding a new baby, breastfeeding a baby, sleeping with a new baby and even that new baby smell.  But I am okay with not having any more children.

Yesterday I went for my vaginal ultrasound.  Even though you cannot really diagnose adenomysis until a hysterectomy and biopsy but my scans are textbook photos for adenomysis

I can do 1 of 3 things.
1 ~ Nothing
2 ~ Ablation
3 ~ Vaginal Hysterectomy

One is out because I'm tired of the heavy bleeding, low back pain and dealing with anemia. 

Two is out because I just don't like the sound of the procedure.  We'd have to take permanent birth control actions because I couldn't get pregnant after the ablation.  I never wanted my tubes tied or I would have already had it done and Superdad doesn't want the Big V. 

Three takes care of the problem.

My doctor said I would spend one night in the hospital, two weeks of no driving and two months of no housework or taking care of kids.  I asked, "So, what's the downside?"  HA HA!

She told me to come home to think and pray about it.  There is no rush.

I really think that going in I had already made my mind up for the hysterectomy. 

Now, I need to talk more to Superdad, my family and friends because I will need them during this process more than before. 

Then I will call my doc to schedule the hysterectomy so I can be recovered by the holidays!!!

Comments

Kelly said…
I am glad that you are able to be at peace with your decision, and I know you will feel better once it is done. I am waiting to have my hysterectomy. The doctor is making me try birth control pills (EWWW!) one more time for 3 months before they schedule it. I am really counting down the days til my next appointment!! This is going to be so good for you health AND you get a vacation from housework...you're right, definitely no down side!! Good luck:)
Grace Matthews said…
I would welcome a hysterectomy right about now. Read http://memoirs-of-a-fat-chick.blogspot.com/ to understand why. I am glad that you are good with your decision though and I agree "What's the downside?"
Marian said…
Michelle,

I just had the Ablation a few months ago, and it was a super easy procedure and recovery even w/out Ed around to help. Big B needs to take one for the home team at get a V. Ed did it, and was back at work the next day.
Lyndz said…
Good Luck to you! It sounds like a tough decision to make! Here's to emerging from your choice feeling better than ever!