Recovering Yet Again...

As many of you may have read in my post yesterday, I had to have surgery again. I'd been seeing great results from my abdominoplasty I had done just over two months ago, but then my stomach looked like it was swelling up. At first we thought it was because my hips are still very swollen from the contour lipo I had done. Then my doc thought it was fluid rentention. I started doing physical therapy and then found out Friday, after the doctor examined my stomach, that either the stitches on my muscles or the muscles themselves were giving out. And that meant more surgery.

Today he went back into my hip-to-hip incision and reinforced my abdominal muscles with around 40 new stitches. He was also able to see that the original long running stitch down the middle of my abs was still there but that my muscles had stretched and relaxed, thus causing the bulge.

My recovery will be about two weeks, just in time to move! Thank God the husband's new company provides packers/movers so hopefully my biggest load to contend with will be the babies. We are about to secure an apartment for now, one that's big enough to hold the babies' play pen, toys and cribs, our TV, couch and some clothes. It'll be nice to have no extra upkeep, like a yard to mow or dogs, as my in-laws are petsittig them for us. This enables us to focus on finding a house while the husband adjusts to his new gig.

In the meantime, I'm going to rest. I am having to stay the night, instead of getting to go home today. I can't empty my bladder on my own, a result from anesthesia every time, damn it. So I had to get a catheter, IV meds and a room. I'm in a pretty good deal of pain, even with the morphine they gave me. Now I'm even more sore from vomiting and flexing my just-sewed stomach muscles. Can't believe I'm having to do this all over again, granted not as in depth as the last time, but still extremely uncomfortable and frustrating. The husband was here at the hospital with me all day and now he's driving home late night only to be back tomorrow to get me. (We are both sooo thankful for some extra vacation hours someone donated to him at work, just incredible.) I'm praying for peace, strength and wisdom for both my husband and I every day as we navigate our rapidly laid plans. And I thank YOU for your prayers, as well. 



10 comments:

  1. Goodness, lady- you are tough! Hope this takes care of all and you're able to get back to business! Shannon (Leah's buddy)

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  2. You two are a great couple. You are a real hero. Although all your several issues due to giving birth to your four babies you are so positive and strong. Amazing. Way to go! I think of you and your family every day and love to look the precious photos, too.

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  3. God love ya. While you have had an extremely HARD go of it, God has been faithful to provide you with help, lots of love and encouragement. An awesome life lesson that should last through every incident that ever arises. we know not the Why's of events but can trust that God IS in control and working ALL things together for our good. Hugs

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  4. My husband, Joe, and I have been praying for you ever since we heard about this second surgery. And you, Mike and the Quads are on the prayer list at our Bible Study every Tuesday morning (have been since last year!) so know you have lots of people praying for you today.

    You are such a brave person to go through all of this. I know in the end it will all be worth it.

    Hope your move goes smoothly.

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  5. Bless your heart, praying for a speedy recovery for you. You have so much going on right now. Just try to take a breath and do one thing at a time. Most importantly right now is to get YOU well. None of the other stuff will ever happen without a well Amber :)

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  6. Praying for a quick return of your strength. Your family is always in my prayers---love your and your Mom's blog!
    Sending hugs and sunshine your way!

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  7. Sending prayers and love. Praying for a speedy recovery, too.

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  8. Keeping you in my prayers and praying for a quick recovery.

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  9. Sending you many prayers for a speedy recovery. Loved seeing you cradling your "Cheap Ass Easter Bunny" how sweet that you still have it.
    A little late but the Quad Table is fantastic..Mike did a great job!! And prayers you find a home in Dallas quickly.

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  10. I hope you are on the mend asap, especially with the big move. It is great that the company is providing movers. The thought of trying to move the quads makes my eye twitch, but packer movers would make it doable. Good luck!

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