Today was my post op appointment with my surgeon who did my hysterectomy. My incisions look great and he said I’m healing up nicely. That I should expect a few more weeks of mild pain & cramps & tiredness. He also said he was surprised at how much my uterine lining had fully regenerated after my ablation last summer. He said it was like I never had the procedure at all. Nice to know that was money, time, and suffering well spent. Punk doctors should have given me a hysterectomy then. Not my current Dr.- he’s no punk. He totally saved me with this surgery.
Now for the best part….PICTURES OF MY INNARDS!!! The pics were taken with the little camera they use for laproscopic surgery so the detail isn’t what you’d get with a digital SLR or anything. And they were all printed on this big sheet of paper. So I had to photograph the paper. I would have scanned it in but I wanted you to be able to click on each photo and get a good blown up look. Lucky you! For those of you who have weak stomachs I will not show the photos right here on my blog. Instead you’ll have to click on the links below to see the pics.
This is my uterus. Just below the uterus (the big, round, pink thing) is my intestine. You can see my one fallopian tube coming out of my uterus on the right.
This is where my left fallopian tube should be, but it was removed a couple years ago. The white ball looking thing sort of below the uterus is my ovary.
This is the hole my uterus left in my body when they took it out. You can really see my ovary now- the white ball thingy there. What looks like tape is some sort of membrane they put in there to help it heal. That’s what my Dr. said at least. Looks to me like they forgot some scotch tape in there.
Now…the big finale! I love my Dr. so much for this last picture. He took my uterus and laid it out then took a picture of it. It looks like a big, dead squid. The uterus is the balloon looking thing up top then the cervix is the opening on the bottom. Ok ready?? Here it is. I know! Can you believe it??