My Tubal Reversal
I have read so many testimonials from ladies who have had reversals to stop the pain of their tubal ligations. They find relief from a reversal. Lord willing, I will have my body back, even though it probably has damage that cannot be reversed.
I am scheduled for a tubal reversal this month. YAY, I am getting fixed!!! I am very excited and nervous about the surgery. Since I am still nursing and my menstrual cycle has not returned yet, I will not know for a while if my periods will go back to normal. Some people might be confused, yes; I am having a reversal because of PTLS, not because I want more children. If you research PTLS, you will find a lot of women have reversals for the sole purpose of getting rid of their PTLS, not to have more children.
I will update.
March 26, 2014:
I did have my reversal March 17, 2014. It has been a little over one week. The first thing I noticed was my bloating was gone. My surgery swollen belly was smaller than before my reversal. The next thing I noticed was a fog I didn’t realize I had. Driving home the day after my reversal I was amazed how clear everything was. Thirdly, even though I am recovering for surgery, I have so much energy! I have to stop myself for doing things around the house now because I am supposed to take it easy for 2 weeks. When I lay my head on my pillow at night, I am not completely exhausted. I had really thought my energy level was ok since taking iron pills, but now I know that it was still very low. I am very excited to see what other changes will happen. I wonder if the dark skin on my forehead will go away and will my periods go back to normal?
Here is a quick update on my recovery. My breast seem fuller. I have mentioned, I am still nursing and it does seem like I have more milk, I don’t think there is a way to really determine this though.
I have been able to get more done around the house during my recovering from surgery than before my reversal. I can actually stay up at night now. I would nod off in the evening, with barely any energy. My energy level really limited what I could do at night. I have been able to spend more time with my family!
I have been ravenous, so hungry! I am not sure why but my appetite has really increased. I am trying to lose weight, so I really have to rein that in. I had been eating what I like, not sure if it because I am recovering from surgery or not. I have not gained any weight since my reversal. My clothes do fit differently now because I don’t have the bloating.
It has been 4 weeks since surgery, here is an update:
I have lost 4 pounds, I think this is because I am more active, I can do a lot more than before. I am still amazed about how much energy I have. I went to the grocery in the afternoon one day last week and that same day I went out after supper to take pictures at a park with my girls. Hardly seems like much but before I would have not been able to do this. If I didn’t get to the store before 1, I would send someone else to the store or called hubby to pick something up for dinner, going out after dinner to do something…I could not do that. I see now that the way I was doing things became normal to me and it is totally not normal.
My dark patch of skin on my forehead has faded a little. I sort of wished I would have taken a before picture, but this would have required taking a picture without make-up on. Still hoping it fades even more.
I have read a lot about a lot of women whose pms gets better after a reversal, mine seems worse. I also have stronger bouts of anxiety that are strong than fade ( I usually pray for it to pass).
This last week I felt confident to lift whatever I wanted without worry about my incision.
Overall after 4 weeks, I feel fantastic. I have not had a menstrual cycle, still nursing:)
May 23, 2014
I finally had my first period after my tubal reversal. I had some spotting on Sunday, didn’t know if it was the start of my period of not because I had NO cramping. NO cramping, No bloating, No clots, NO heavy bleeding . I went through half a pack of regular pads, this is a big change since before I would go through almost 2 packs of overnights. My period stopped Thursday night. I had 2 doctors tell me that if I had a tubal reversal that it wouldn’t change my periods, they were wrong again!