Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The update. Now including an update!

The nurse called me back. The doctors were all stuck in surgery today so they wanted me to come down and see one of the NPs and if I needed to see a doctor, they could hook me up. I told them I didn't want to come down and I wasn't trying to get seen, but apparently I had no choice (yeah, yeah, you all would have given me no choice either!).

My husband came home immediately and drove me in. I limped my way in into the office and only had to wait a few minutes, which was cool as it was a very full waiting room. They were working me in, but knew I shouldn't be kept waiting. Thanks to them for that!

As soon as I got back, the nurses were all right there and the one who called me in was asking me the obligatory "how are you?" question. I simply pulled down the front of my pants and was met with gasps. At least they knew I wasn't just being a baby.

Tom and I waited for about 7 minutes before my favorite NP walked in. (That's not really fair to say, as the other NP is really super awesome too. This one is just outwardly affectionate.) She immediately came and gave me a hug. (See?) Before I even laid back on the table, the other NP poked her head in to see if she could see too. I guess I'm a freak show! They both confirmed it was a pretty nasty haematoma. They also confirmed what I already knew, which we knew it wasn't an infection. That was obvious from the timing - since it was so soon after surgery, way too soon for an infection to cause that much swelling.

Well, they discussed whether they should drain or not. Without any of the doctors in, it looked as if they were a little timid about it. They decided to mark it and measure it. If I see it get any bigger tonight, I'm to call. If it's bigger in the morning, I'm to come in. In the meantime, they will talk to my doctor and call me if it's necessary. They just think I'm on the line of whether to get it drained or not. It definitely could benefit from being drained, but they also said my body could very well reabsorb it with no problem. Draining it so soon after surgery could also bring complications, so I was able to go home with my instructions of what to look for.

Really. Why can't anything be easy for me?

34 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm glad that it wasn't so serious that they freaked out about it, but holy shit! Seriously, what did you do to deserve this Karma?

I hope it reabsorbs quickly.

Denise said...

Jeez, Nancy. I can't believe this shit. At least you know what it is now and have a plan. Hope it shrinks overnight!

Kerry said...

I hope it starts to skrink and you have no more complications. (((HUGS)))

Seraphim said...

You poor darling! Rest well and hope it shrinks overnight. xxxx

GeekByMarriage said...

Don't hit me for saying Whew! I am so glad it wasn't something very serious but I'm sorry you're having to deal with it at all! Hope it is smaller in the morning!

Wondering if you can get into the Book of World Records? Largest hematoma! Again, don't hit me please!

Sarah R said...

Glad you went in--that's just freaky. I was so scared you had a Staph infection--I've been worried about you all day...

Melissa said...

gah! Well i hope your body absorbs it. what a week! ((HUGS))

C Lo said...

*phew!!!* I'm glad.

Hematomas can look scary, I'm glad you got it looked at and I hope you have some peace of mind to sleep well tonight!! I'm glad you got it looked at, we were all worried!

xo

Beautiful Mess said...

I hope the swelling goes down and your body absorbs it. I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. How frustrating! Thinking of you and sending you a hug, hon!
*HUGS*

~Chel~ said...

OMG Nancy!!!! I'm SOO sorry you have to go through THIS now!!! Just what you wanted right?! Man--I hope it drains itself and you continue healing girl!!!

chicklet said...

Good lord woman, can you ever just do something simply? Really?

Glad it's not serious though. Hang in there.

jill said...

Glad to hear you're ok. Really hope it shrinks over night. No more adding to that surgery count! I'm chanting that over here for ya! haha

Artblog said...

FICKING HELL Nancy!!!! I'm literally speechless for a change :( praying it gets better soon. It's a haematoma?

Just Caz said...

OMG I could seriously not believe what I saw when I clicked on that picture.
I'm so glad its not an infection, but far out that is so unlucky, you poor thing.
I am hoping you feel better and it goes away on its on soon!

theclam said...

Yikes - sounds scary! Hope you get better soon Nancy!

HUGS
xxx

katery said...

well, i'm glad it's not an infection but jeez louise, it looks like it sucks anyways! i hope it goes down and doesn't have to get drained as that sounds fairly unpleasant.

My Endo Journey said...

I just want to say that I understand your final thought about nothing being easy! I had some issues post lap that are still lingering 6-7 weeks later. Its always something, right? I'm hoping that your body does it's thing and you won't have to get drained!

Dot said...

Holy Moly , now haven't you been through enough already ! Shrink please shrink

Kristin said...

I'm so glad that you got in checked out. Hopefully it goes down soon. Take care.

loribeth said...

I can't bring myself to look at the photo... the descriptions are enough! Yikes!! I hope it goes away soon, one way or another -- your body needs a good long rest! (((hugs)))

jenn said...

I'm really glad you got checked out & I hope it reabsorbs very quickly... no more medical drama please!!! xoxo

Jendeis said...

Thanking G-D that it's not an infection. Hoping that it just reabsorbs and you can be done with all this BS.

Wordgirl said...

*whew*

sooo relieved Nancy...I agree though -- you have way too much excitement.


Xo

Pam

Steph O. said...

I'm glad it's not an infection! With the size it is, that woulda been a pretty bad one!

How's it looking today? I hope the swelling has gone down.

Hollie said...

Glad you got seen but sorry you have to deal with this. I hope it goes away soon.

higretchen said...

Whew... I haven't been posting because I had no medical advice different from what everyone else was saying (call the Dr! Go to the ER!). But I have been following and am very relieved to hear that it's not an infection - hopefully you won't even need to get it drained. You've really been through too much!

Dot said...

Hey Nancy...have you noticed your numbers are going back up ! :)

Kristin said...

What happened Nancy? Did you forget to notify the Powers That Be that you were done dealing with weird medical shit?

Hope it feels better soon.

Shinejil said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Nancy.... wow... you are messed up!

Where are you this morning? Did it shrink?

Let us know!

Lisa said...

I hope you are doing better today!

Michelle said...

Jeez!! You don't get a break do you? :( I didn't look (I'm being serious here) but from the sounds of it I really hope it's gone down for you. How is it today? Did it get any bigger that you need to go get it drained?

Krista said...

Sorry I've been scarce this week. Hope you are all better soon!

JamieD said...

Yes - definitely far too much excitment when it comes to health and your corner of the universe!

That is a nasty looking hematoma!! Definitely internet worthy. I hope it is better and YOU are better.