Friday, May 12, 2017

Hello

In June it will be 2 years since I had my hysterectomy and this last March it was a year since I left my job at Amazon.

My thoughts on leaving my job at Amazon:

It was bitter sweet. As much as I looked forward and enjoy being a stay at home mom, I miss my team mates, connections and people that were apart of this amazing company. If it was possible for me to work from home I would have gladly done so.

Through them I got to crochet hats for preemie babies and domestic abuse babies/children, help make a community garden, I was on the fun committee, and safety committee. I worked in MayDay and in the Digital space and was working towards being in the Social space. I never expected to like working in a call center as much as I did for Amazon. I know I would go back in a heart beat if I ever get the chance too.


My Thoughts on my hysterectomy:

As ready as I was for it to happen. Finding out why it had to happen really hit me. As most of you know I had been in pain for a good year after having an emergency cesarean with my Squishy girl and we all thought it was my PCOS.  Turns out that, that was just a small factor of what was going on with me. 

After the doctor went in and removed my uterus we found out that during my cesarean with Squish, the doctor who performed the cesarean, had cut both my uterus and bladder causing them to fuse together. It created scar tissue and every time I moved or tried to stand up straight, or even the simple act of breathing, was causing me immense amount of pain. 

My uterus was mostly healthy. It was found that I did have Endometrial Hyperplasia. Endometrial Hyperplasia occurs when teh endometrium, the lining of the uterus, becomes too thick. It is not cancer, but in some cases, it can lead to cancer of the uterus.


It has taken me some time to be okay with both of these things. Know that my doctor who was save my daughters life screwed up a surgery her performed all the time, is upsetting. Although knowing that my uterus lining was becoming too thick and what that could have meant for me in the future, my botched cesarean was a blessing in disguise. 

In no way am I saying that it should have happened in the first place, but the fact that it did and it lead up to my hysterectomy, and an unexpected preventative measure against uterus cancer, has me breathing a sigh of relief. 

Especially when there is so much to look forward to this year and all the years to come. 


1 comment:

Nora Spaulding said...

I'm so happy to know A) that you're okay and B) to get a full update. We don't talk enough and i'm sorry I haven't been around to support you. Love you and the kiddos. Glad that you're doing better and can move past all this. Just be YOU! Because you're lovely. ❤️��