Hi ladies, hope you're doing ok so far. I was psyched up for my laparoscopy on Wednesday last. I was told to arrive for 7am and we were the first there at 650am. I saw the doctor, who was the same guy I saw in the clinic during my last appointment and he told me that unfortunately I was last on the list - last of 10! To say I was unhappy was an understatement. We were kept in a tiny day room. I was then allowed to drink until 12 so I knew I wouldn't be operated on until after 2pm. By 230, there were still 4 of us left. We were them visited by a co-ordinatior who said that there was a lack of beds and that there was a good chance our ops would be cancelled but we had a good hour to wait before they knew for sure. Finally at 330 there were 3 of us left and one by one we were called in to see the consultant and told to go home. Poor hubby stayed with me the whole time so I sat there in pain from 650am until 345pm. I hadn't eaten since 830pm the previous night. My consultant was very frustrated and apologetic and said that the op is too dangerous to do without a bed for the recovery. There was no beds anywhere in the hospital nor any at nearby hospitals. He is hopeful it will be rescheduled for about 2 weeks time. The coordinator will ring me at some point on Monday. Hubby had taken the week off to look after me, hopefully he won't have a problem getting more time off for my new date. £20 wasted parking at the damn hospital as well. I basically spent all day Thursday in bed because of being sat up all day without proper painkillers.
One other thing which kind of annoyed me - during my quick talk with the doctor, he said that if nothing is found then i will be discharged back to my GP. I reminded him of the fact that the Mirena was fitted because adenomyosis was diagnosed during an MRI and that it had only been in 7 months. He said the only treatment for it was a hysterectomy and he wasn't prepared to do that. I'm 40 next month and my fertility is zero due to years of PCOS (I don't even ovulate) so surely it should be my decision?
This week has been rubbish in terms of pain, with period style belly aches on top of the usual pelvis pain. On top of all that, we had to have my cat put to sleep yesterday. She had kidney failure and only had a few days left. She'd been losing weight for a few weeks but still eating normally. In the last few days she was drinking loads and hiding from us, just wanting to be alone. It was a shock, I'd convinced myself it was something like diabetes but sadly not.
Fingers crossed my rescheduled op won't be too far in the future - and that this time, I will be near the top of that list!