Thursday, July 23, 2009

JUST WHEN...

...life starts to get normal again,
I get sidelined!

It was a sobering day for me today.
Willow emerged.
(that means my eyes leaked - A LOT)
You see...I have issues.
(lots of them I might add)
But I'm talking about the medical ones.
I visited my OB doctor today.
Found out I have a serious condition.
It's called "PLACENTA ACCRETA"
Instead of explaining it in my own words,
this is what it means:

"Placenta accreta is a severe obstetric complication involving an abnormally deep attachment of the placenta, through the endometrium and into the myometrium (the middle layer of the uterine wall). There are three forms of placenta accreta, distinguishable by the depth of penetration.
The placenta usually detaches from the uterine wall relatively easily, but women who encounter placenta accreta during childbirth are at great risk of haemorrhage during its removal. This commonly requires surgery to stem the bleeding and fully remove the placenta, and can often lead to a hysterectomy or be fatal.
Placenta accreta affects approximately 1 in 2,500 pregnancies."

(no I'm not pregnant, but this is why I hemorrhaged after surgery when I lost the baby. The placenta had grown into my uterine wall. My doctor didn't know this is what I had at the time of my surgery. A month later, via ultrasound, she discovered that I still have part of the placenta attatched.)

So there you have it.
Another
(big) bump in the road.
Surgery is Tuesday.
I could really use your prayers.
(again)

20 comments:

LL said...

NO. No more hospital visits for you! (or Ben)
I'm sorry you have to go back in :(
prayers for you!!!
(and your family)

Wiggles said...

Becky-You know that my prayers are always with you and the family. I will pray extra for you. You are one great lady and will come through this as you do all the challenges you have experienced with the grace and strength of a true daughter of God.

April said...

I know we just spoke.... but I just wanted to tell you I love you-and I'm sorry....

smart mama said...

no more- NO! seriously. I am sorry I love you- you know i am here!

ChefTom said...

You are in our prayers as much as you want and need to be.

Amy M. said...

I'm sorry that you will be having this surgery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

paulak said...

Of course, without a doubt...you are in our prayers. Other news that I wanted to talk to you about....but it can wait. Love you...take care of yourself. If I could I would fly out there and take care of your little Ben and you...I really wish I could.

N1RKW said...

Becky, I think you should consider changing your name to Job. I am amazed at you and your family: you always seem to be able to keep your heads up, despite all that has happened to you. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

nanci said...

You are in my prayers and thoughts. You are such a strong woman and have such a strong and supportive family. Wish I could give you a hug right now.

shirlgirl said...

Oh, Becky, I am so sorry. You have been through so much over the past year. Let's hope that this surgery on Tuesday is the last you'll have to endure. Please know that you are in our prayers. We love you. Aunt Shirley and Uncle David

Malinda said...

I'm sorry to hear this sad news. I had a complete hysterectomy about 3 years ago. If that's what you need, there are some positives. =) The saddest part for me was knowing I wouldn't we able to give birth again. BUT, I know things happen for a reason. Time has healed me and I know I will someday get to have more babies.
My prayers are with you. I will pray for a speedy hospital stay too. Hang in there! If you want to talk, I'm here! Love you!

Jenny said...

XOXOXOXOXOXOX.....

Okiemunchkinsmom said...

Oh Becky :( My heart hurts for you. I'm so sorry you have to endure this too.

troutdalites said...

love and prayers from OR!!

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

You are always in my prayers. Just keep hanging in. Love you

Cindi said...

:-( I love you...

Sojourner said...

Again:-( You are in my thoughts,please read that poem again to help.

Michelle said...

my prayers are for you. I am so sorry all that you have gone through and are going through. My heart aches for you.

KeriLyn and Matthew said...

You poor thing. Gosh....when does it end??? We will definitely be thinking of and praying for you.

ellen said...

I'm so sorry. After you recover let's try another diner!