I feel as good as new! I’d say after about 7-8 days, I felt pretty good. Then after 2 weeks, I finally felt normal again. My belly button still has a line straight through it. I had been using Neosporin 2-3 times a day, but I think I can switch over to Mederma now that it’s healed. Any other tips for minimizing scars? I think I’ll always have a line there. BUT it’s totally worth it!! 🙂 I can’t stand anything touching or rubbing my belly button. It just creeps me out and feels weird, and I don’t know why!! I’m going to attempt to put in my belly button ring again (got it when I was a teenager and just stuck with it).
*I just realized that my belly button pics look kinda like vaginas OMG LMAO – sorry!
Now for today’s (looks pretty much the same as 2 weeks ago):
My smaller incision down in my pubic region has healed, but it keeps getting irritated by my undies. I probably should put a band-aid on it. The other day a piece of dry skin came off (okay – I admit, I picked at it LOL), and then I realized that there was a tiny string of stitches coming out!! I was tugging on it because I didn’t know what it was at first. It freaked me out! I thought they only put surgical glue on it. I guess they are the dissolvable stitches, but how long does those darn things take to go away?! I’m a nurse, but I’m not very familiar with operations. I don’t see them coming out anymore because the skin closed over it again. I learned my lesson to leave it alone 😉 I hope all of that didn’t gross you out 🙂
My first cycle post-op was kind of odd. I ovulated on time but had a little bit shorter LP. I spotted for 3 days prior to AF. Then AF was soooo mean and painful. I cramped worse than any other AF. I actually had to take some of my leftover Vicodin 😦 –And I don’t like pain pills, so that says a lot. Right now, I am on CD 22, I think (trying not to focus on that). This cycle, I’m pretty sure I ovulated a week later than normal…WTH? It could be from surgery or it could be from the Estrogen tablets they made me take to re-build my lining. 45 days of Estrogen 2 times a day = super hormonal Lisa. Not cool. I’m done with those stupid pills now – yay!!
So we’ll see how long this cycle is, especially since I O’d later (I think). Fingers crossed that I don’t get that pesky spotting before AF and have another mean visit from her. Another thing I wanted to mention is that my appt with Dr. Kwak-Kim (Reproductive Immunologist) was rescheduled for 2/13/12 😦 It’s understandable because she’s ill, but it’s still very disappointing to wait another 5 weeks to see her. I’ve been waiting SO long to get in to see her and get her thoughts on Dr. Sher’s grim diagnosis. I’m curious what she will think now that I’ve had surgery, with everything they discovered. I’ve been finding others with similar autoimmune/genetic diagnoses that have had success!! Hoping for good news in February! Maybe I’ll end up pregnant by then ??? We’re not trying/not preventing, but who knows 🙂
***Please stop over at unaffected’s blog. After 4 1/2 years, she finally conceived her miracle through IVF. She saw a strong heartbeat and 7 & 8 weeks, but Monday at 9 weeks, her baby’s heart had stopped beating. It is so sad, and I’m so heartbroken for her. 😦 😦 😦