Post-Op Report

I met with Dr. Ovaries yesterday and he basically said that my abdominal incisions were healing well and repeated the rundown of symptoms to be aware of that would either indicate my going through early menopause (goody) and/or necessitate my going on birth control to mediate any cyclical pain due to follicular cysts rupturing when an egg is released in their new location.

He also said that there is a way of evaluating my uterus on the odd chance that I would be able to carry a child again...apparently there are only two documented cases of women coming out of pelvic radiation treatment with viable wombs.

Third time's the charm, right? ;)


Anonymous said...

Dear Sugarmouth.
I heard about your blog through a friend. While I do have a pancreas that shit the bed on me a decade ago and has me on an insulin pump the rest of my life, I can't begin to relate to what you're going through. I wish I didn't have reason to thank you, but still, I thank you for giving perspective to those of us whiny bitches who have nothing to complain about and should really just shut our pie-holes already, and likely for giving inspiration to others who are struggling, by offering your humor, candidness, hope, and not to mention damn good writing. I'm not the praying type but I have let the God of Science and Mother Nature know that I will be taking up this matter at the next board meeting. In the meantime, know that a virtual stranger at the other end of the country is pulling for you.

Cap-o-curious said...

Looks like you're about half-way through with the first round of chemo. FKN. Dare I ask what it feels like? I haven't really gotten that sense from your earlier posts. I have this image burned in my head from the early 90's of it making people extremely nautious. Is that still how it is?

Vance said...


I just found out about this from a mutual friend.

I'm sorry.

I'll spare you the George Gipp / Friedrich Nietzche speeches about overcoming adversity and how this will make you stronger and just say that I'm thinking about you and pulling for you.

I like the fact that you used "rectum" as a way to introduce yourself to everybody. Very subtle.

Wishing you the best,


P.S. So this is what it took to get you blogging again, eh?

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

Hi Anon--Welcome to my cranky corner of the Internerd! BTW, have we met? because between your use of "shit the bed" and "whiny bitches," I could swear we were separated at birth. ;)

Cappy--I'll have to do a post on my daily details...those that *aren't* related to my GI (for once).

Jinxy/Vance--Do we have mutual blog friends? I had no idear. PS: In case you haven't noticed, this blog is the opposite of subtle.


eileen said...

Yes, you two do have at least one mutual blog friend.

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

Oooooooooooooh. Duh. :)