|the obligatory and contraband pre-operation photo.|
The surgery went really, really well. The possibility of finding endometriosis had been tossed around prior to surgery, and I was nervous that the cyst would turn out to be a symptom of that. But the cyst was simply a dermoid cyst, and there was no sign of endometriosis anywhere! We are beyond thankful that things, as a whole, are looking good, and I no longer have to share my abdomen with my undeveloped twin.
Recovery so far has been better than I could have imagined. I've already downgraded my pain meds to only at night and can basically function normally - just a lot more slowly and gingerly.
My favorite part has been getting to enjoy breakfast in bed - originally it started because I didn't have the fortitude to get out of bed without the pain meds kicking in first. Now I just let it happen, because why not?
I'm looking forward, yet completely terrified of the moment the bandages finally come off. The doctor said the scar in my belly button would hardly be noticeable. I'm beginning to wonder if I even have a belly button any more...
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In other news, we're almost done with a "Dudes" Christmas special! It was about as last-minute as you could possibly have done it, but I'm proud that we squeezed it in. We will be posting it on Facebook when it is finally live.
A wonderful Merry Christmas to all of you, and thanks again for your prayers, well wishes and love!