Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Goin' to the Chop Shop

Tomorrow I'm having surgery on my ladyparts. That's right, kids. My uterus, which is so lovely it should be called a cute-erus! Ha!

But let's get real for a second. I have a pretty serious case of endometriosis, along with polycystic ovaries and a tendency toward ovarian cysts. This ol' bod's pretty much a failure in the ladyparts department. I'm having my second laparoscopy in a little over a year, which is not supposed to happen. In fact, while recovering from my surgery last September, the surgeon said, "These incisions aren't zippers! You can't possibly need this procedure for another 10-15 years!" He's not my surgeon this time, because fucking liars aren't supposed to have scalpels at their disposal.

I've been told that I would be a candidate for a hysterectomy... if I were ten years older and had already had a child. See, I have all the medical symptoms, and my life is pretty much complete shit because of this disease. The thing is, doctors just don't want to yank out a 20something's baby hammock. They're afraid I'll sue them or they'll be marred somehow in the eyes of the other doctors. I go to an abortionist for my gynecological needs, she's doing my surgery tomorrow, and she (the baby killer) won't yank out my babymaker. My unwanted baby, yes. The Tupperware it comes in, no.
I'm really conflicted about this whole uterus/ovaries thing too. Because I really want to have a kid. And I'm not ashamed to say that one major reason is that it will look exactly like me. I have the strongest genes, you guys. I look exactly like my dad, and I have absolutely no physical resemblance to my mom or her family, so I know who has the major pull in the DNA factory. But if I have to lead a shitty life for the next ten years, getting cut open every fall? Fuck that, I can buy kids on eBay.

But I want a mini-meeee! Look how cute:
In a way I'm hoping they find asbestos or cancer or starfish in there so that I can have the whole thing yanked out. I'm also hoping that this time the procedure takes and I'm left pain (and Vicodin) free for years. The one thing I'm certain of is that I don't want to have to deal with this anymore, even if it means turning my cute-erus into a neuter-us. We'll see ...

1 comment:

heartpinksky said...

I hope everything goes well! And PS. You were the cutest baby. I kind of hate you for that.