Thursday, December 9, 2010

I thought I'd take a little time out to update what's been going on with me. I mean it's only the right thing to do seeing as how i want to remember this journey so I can look back during the brighter days and have a record of where God has brought me from. Well you all remember me posting about my consult (if not hit the link) with Dr. S. Well she did talk to her colleagues and I ended up meeting with one of them Nov 15. I call him Dr. G. It actually went well and I was glad that i met with him. He was very polite and showed much concern for me. First he came in and introduced himself, asked me a bit about my history. He then actually did a full exam. Then he came back in and we talked. He told me a bit (well a lot actually , lol about himself) then answered some questions i had before I even asked them. so here's the summary

He believes i am good candidate for the TAC (of course right ;O) )
He is a Ob/Gyn practicing for 31yrs but he is also the lead laproscopic surgeon for Baylor medical college (it's a hospital)
The only thing is I would be the first laproscopic TAC he has done.
That being said, in explaining to me , he seems to really know what he is doing.
He has done numerous TVC (trans vaginal cerclages)
He has also done many hysterectomy's laproscopically as well as many other surgeries.
He walked me through what he would do but also explained to me why other doctors like to do it the traditional way
The TAC will be placed around the top of my cervix and not through it (this it to prevent possible tearing of my cervix)
The operation is a in and out procedure with a 3day recovery.
once recovered if i wanted we could start trying right away.
He believes with the TAC i can make it to full term and should anything arise the earliest i would have to deliver is between 32 and 36wks, but he believes i should be able to make it to 39 to 40wks (he said 39 because i can opt to schedule my c-section at 39wks if i want)

All in all i trust that he knows what he is doing. I took yesterday and today to talk to hubby and think about it more and i still feel the same.

Dr. G told me that i could schedule the surgery as soon as i felt ready it's just up to me.

So with that being said and I know I've waited like a super long time to let it out (but i had to hold on to it for me, i just needed to wait)
After much thinking and talking and praying I went in for pre-op labs on Monday 12-6-2010 and i will be having my surgery tomorrow.
12-10-2010

I will be updating on it more either tomorrow (depending on how i am feeling ) or Saturday.

14 comments:

Holly said...

Oh wow! I will be thinking of you and praying that everything goes smoothly and successfully tomorrow!!

Brie said...

I'll be thinking of you Shandrea. After all you've been through ( & survived) youjust want something to WORK! praying that this does the trick and you recover well.

Dawn said...

Will be praying for you tomorrow. Hope everything goes well & this brings you one step closer to your dream of bringing home a baby.

mrsnice777 said...

I'm so excited for you Shandrea! Praying!!

((hugz))
Jamie

Annie said...

Hoping and praying that this is the beginning of a miracle for you and your husband!

Michele said...

holding you in prayer...

Andrea said...

Precious Friend,

You have been on my mind these passing days, as I was counting down the days until the TAC with you. I'm holding you close to heart and very close in prayer. I know that God will be with you every step of the way tomorrow and that he will guide the hands of Dr. G. to complete success.

I admire your strength, but most of all your courage. You are RESILIENT! May God wrap you gently in his arms.

Sending love, HUGE HUGS and prayers always,
xxx

DeniFay said...

I'm so happy for you and proud of how you are handling this, with the Grace that defines you! Can't wait for an update, know I'll be lifting you up in prayer!! Love you tons!

Kara said...

Hoping and praying that it goes well Shandrea! I'm so hopeful for you - that this will really work!

waiting41infla said...

I am so proud of you. Please know you are in my prayers always and especially today. Rest and recover and keep us posted. I know good things are coming!!!! hugs.

cgd said...

thinking of you and wishing you a smooth recovery....

Antoinette said...

OMG I was wondering what had been going on today...and I had to come here and see for myself. i dont know how i missed this post!!! Im so excited <3 your HoPE brings ME HoPE!!!! xoxoxox

tonton said...

thinking of you and praying that everything went well

Debby@Just Breathe said...

This sounds like very wonderful news. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. This is exciting!
So glad that it all went well for you. ((HUGS))
(I put your award on my post with a link to you, I don't have time to pass it on right now. Thank you so much)

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