With my lupus diagnosis, it's been very difficult to find a safe & effective method of birth control. (Almost all options are off the table for me, and those that are left are not very effective). Given that we're done having babies, and that having a baby/getting pregnant would be a big health risk with my disease, we decided to take permanent measures. Yesterday I had both of my tubes removed. Doing this ensures a zero percentage chance of future pregnancy, and also reduces my risk of some types of cancer that I'm at an elevated risk for.
The surgery was yesterday at noon, and I'm almost feeling human again. The worst part is the no water for 12 hours leading up to the surgery! I drink a lot of water throughout the day, so my body was not loving that rule. I also threw up a few times immediately after surgery, so I hung around in recovery until they were sure that I was feeling better.
I took one of the big pain pills (narcotics) yesterday evening, & am hoping to move to the high dose of ibuprofen instead. I hate the way I feel on narcotics.
That's pretty much it for me. I did send M to the store yesterday for some "sick food." Sad that I didn't think of it & stock up ahead, but you can't think of everything. He got two kinds of soup, crackers, jello & juice. I was starving & asked for the chicken noodle soup. He made it, I took two bites, and had to go lay back down. ;-)
I sure do miss having squeezy babies, but the phase we're in right now is pretty great too. (Minus the surgery. ;-)) So, here's a throwback of the earlier days!