Thankful Tuesday – All is well

All is well

Thanks everyone for your concern, prayers and well wishes. The op last Wednesday went well and I'm now recuperating back in the comfort of my home. Though the nurses and sisters took great care of me during my stay in the hospital at Gleneagles, nothing beats the familiarity of sleeping in your own bed and pillow and of course being surrounded by my family.

Though it was not a major operation, I don't think you can classify it an minor surgery either. After all, a total of 25 fibroids were removed.

Yes, 25!

I still shudder at the thought of how so many fibroids can multiply in such a short period of time since my last op when I removed… 33 fibroids. Please don't ask me why there are so many of them as it's still something that puzzles me as well. I just pray and hope that they never come back to bother me again.

Though it has been a rather unnerving experience when I saw red for one whole month that saw my hemoglobin levels dip to a low of 7.1 (the average is 12), there was still so much to be thankful for.

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Thankful For

Just days before my op, the bleeding miraculously stopped and I thought that was my silver lining. I quickly made an appointment to see another gynae for a second opinion but was advised the same to proceed with the op. Though, I was disappointed to say the least, but at least I had peace knowing it's all for the better.

Just before the op, I was so thankful that they allowed Alexis by my side right until I was wheeled into the operating theatre. Knowing that he was there beside me, comforted me so much and I wasn't as fearful as my previous ops.

My biggest worry in the hospital was Sophie. But the family rallied around and my in-laws and parents both took turns to take care of her, with Alexis running around the whole time too. After a long three days, when I was finally off the tubes, did she come and visit me and I was so cheered up by my little sunshine.

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Celebrated with a slice of chocolate cake on my last evening at the hospital when I could be discharged

And of course, I'm most thankful by all the well wishes, concern and prayers from family and friends who prayed alongside me for this whole episode.

And this may be trivia, but one thing that I'm doing for Christmas is to donate blood. After being a recipient of four pints of blood post op, it's the least I can do to give back and help save a life. I hope you'll do the same too and save a life.

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What are you thankful for today?


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Comments: 14

  1. Ai Sakura November 19, 2014 at 7:14 am Reply

    Great to hear that you are feeling much better now πŸ™‚ Stay strong and please still rest more!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan November 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply

      Roger that πŸ™‚

  2. June November 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm Reply

    You’re such a trooper, a real fighter, Susan. I’m encouraged to hear of your positive spirit, and I know God has enabled you to overcome in so many ways. Praise Him for protecting and keeping you in his care and love! πŸ™‚

    • Susan November 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply

      God is faithful and He is good. Thanks for all your prayers too, June.

  3. Jiahui November 20, 2014 at 12:19 am Reply

    This is a testimony of your faith and trust in God! Thank God for a successful op, good and quick healing. Believing for no more fibroids!!!

    • Susan November 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm Reply

      Amen to that! Thanks Jiahui.

  4. Mary Heng November 20, 2014 at 1:24 am Reply

    Glad to know that you are doing well! And thumbs up for wanting to donate blood this Christmas!

  5. Cherie November 20, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    Hi Susan, glad to hear that you are well and recovering! Thank you for sharing the positivism all over. Always inspiring to read your entries.

    P.s. not to be a damper but I think 6 months within a operation, you cannot donate blood. I know cos I tried before some years back. πŸ™‚

    • Susan November 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm Reply

      Oh I didn’t realize that Cherie. Shall make it as one of my 2015 goals then πŸ™‚

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  7. Pillow May 27, 2018 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Hi susan i was researching on fibroids and came across your website. I just did a keyhole to remove my fibroids and even though it was considered small surgery, the whole experience was Nervewrecking. You were really brave and thanks for sharing. I do hope the fibroids have not returned since.

    • Susan June 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm Reply

      Thanks Pillow. I recently did another op, but it was for the removal of cysts. Praying that the fibroids do not reoccur too.

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