Jun 19 2009

That Really Sucked!!

So, I made it through the surgery!!  I couldn’t post yesterday, because I was way to out of it.  With anesthesia, morphine, demerol, and percocet, your body becomes pretty useless!!  Apparently, when I first came to, they asked on a scale of 1 to 10 what my pain was.  I have no recollection of this, but they said I was in a lot of pain and answered 9.  This is where they gave me a cocktail of pain meds (IV) and totally made me useless for the rest of the day.  I zoned out most of the night and just stared at the TV.  My main complaint of the night was my throat.  It was so dry and scratchy from the breathing tube.  I have never been tubed before, so I didn’t know what to expect.  I’m feeling much better today, but the pain is pretty bad.  I slept completely through the night, which I was totally surprised about.  I am also able to move around more today, but very slowly.  I originally thought that the testicular biopsies were going to be done through tiny incisions and and then aspirated through needles.  Boy was I wrong!  There is a 2″ long 1/4″ deep incision across the front of the scrotum that has the shape of a dumbbell.  It almost looks like a puzzle piece is missing.  This, I believe, was a Microdissection TESE.  From what I read, it is a much larger incision, but yields a better chance of finding sperm.  The biopsy is what hurts.  I don’t even realize that I have another incision for the varicocelectomy (yet!).  I guess there is plenty of time for that to start hurting.  I have the next 2 weeks to just sit here and heal.  I will probably be completely out of my mind by Monday, so expect some rambling posts.

I have to thank my at home nurse (Jess).  I don’t know what I would do without her.  I am a very independent person, and having to rely on people sucks.  I can’t even go to the bathroom without her help.  She is running around like a champion, doing everything I need done.  You never realize how much you depend on someone until you can’t do anything for yourself.  I am blessed to have her in my life.  I love her so much, and wish that she didn’t have to go through all this with me.  After all, her doc says she is a baby making machine!!

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