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Nicole, you finally have a date scheduled :bouncing: Wow, Feb 9 is not that far away! That's great that there's an end in sight to all of this for you, although I'm sure you've got some mixed emotions about everything. You know, when I was reading up on my lap procedure, I saw a lot info about them doing hysterectomies laparoscopically - they can do partial or total that way...did they mention that to you? It sounds like your incision will be in the same area mine is right now...the two lap incisions were just below my belly button, but the actual incision they did is just below my bikini line. They did have to shave a little down there, but not that much (I had no idea they'd have to do that until I woke up and noticed that was missing some hair down there....) I don't know how big or small yours will be, but for mine they were able to do internal stitches and use surgical glue on the outside...sounds weird, but the glue has worked great!

When I was in the hosptial, I was on morphine for pain (although I know some people can't tolerate it) and I was given meds for nausea since I was throwing up that night. Throwing up with the abdominal incisions was one of the MOST painful things I've ever felt....and I was on morhpine at the time! As far as the driving goes, my car is also a manual shift, and driving was a little difficult at first (well, it was more work than it should be), but things are much better now.....I drove sooner than I should have since I was tired of being stuck at home while everyone was working....

Thanks so much for the link to the thread you started on continuous bcp...it was very helpful! Based on that and what QS said about her experience, I wrote down some questions and called my doctor. My doctor had told me I'm already on a monophasic pill (Ortho-Cyclen), but no one had mentioned any spotting to me....I was under the impression you just take them continuously and never bleed again....it sounded way too good to be true...I figured if it were that simple, I would have done this a long time ago! So, I had a good conversation with my doctor about this and feel much better....but why is it that they don't always mention the side effects of things like this? Are they just waiting to see if it does happen to me, and then mention that, oh, by the way, that's a common side effect of this?? Grrrr.....

QS, do you still have spotting now? And do you ever have to stop taking the active pills to have a regular cycle? And how long did it take for your body to "adjust" to this? So many questions, I know....I've been on Ortho-Cyclen for a few years now so hopefully my body won't have that much adjusting to do....

Hey, I'm not sure why I thought you lived in Colorado? Maybe because it's close to New Mexico? Hmm, I'll just blame that on my anemic state over the past few months :rolleyes: I was in Santa Fe a few years ago and it was a beautiful town with some great art galleries - we also spent an afternoon in Albuquerque, but I didn't get to see much of the area except for the Old Town area where we had some great Mexican food! I've always wanted to go to the Carlsbad Caverns, but since we spent most of our time up north in Santa Fe we didn't make it that far south...

I hope you can get in some more teaching days this month....and that's a good idea to stop soon to avoid the germs! So true! Take care everyone!

Adrienne ~