The surgery went as well as we could have wished. They drained and removed the large cyst on the right and did the same to a smaller cyst on the left. The doctors also took care of some spots of endometriosis while they were in there, which should make things better.

I feel a bit like I was run over by a bus, but the pain meds help. The worst part is actually something that no doctor warned me about. When they do a laporoscopy, they blow up your stomach with carbon dioxide so they can see inside – what they don’t tell you is that those gas bubbles move in your stomach and into your shoulders and that those moving bubbles cause horrible pains with every breath. But again…thank goodness for pain pills. It was pretty bad yesterday morning but today has been a little better.

We should be going home soon.

Until then, I’m sure I’ll still be here – resting.

Thank you for all your notes and thoughts and prayers. I appreciate every one.


  1. Brandi, I’m so glad to hear the surgery went as well as could be expected. I’m so sorry you’re in pain, and I hope the pain meds relieve some of it. Wishing you a speedy, safe, healthy recovery!

  2. So glad you are okay and the pain meds are helping. I’m glad they were able to fix all the things and even get some of the endo which could cause trouble later.

    I’m praying for your continued recovery.

  3. Do rest up and take care of yourself. Glad its over.

  4. Hope you get better soon, Brandi! We’ll be thinking of you.

  5. I’m so glad you made it out okay, you will be in my thoughts and prayers Brandi!

  6. aw, feel better soon Brandi! Take care of yourself!

  7. Glad it went well. Rest up and recover soon.

  8. Glad to hear you’re doing alright – best wishes for a speedy and smooth recuperation period :)

  9. I’m thinking of you Brandi! I wish you a speedy recovery! Get some rest and take care of yourself. :)

  10. I had laproscopic surgery a few years ago, and had the same pain. You’re right, no one tells you about it! It was the worst part! Hope you get to feeling better.

  11. I’m so glad everything went ok, girl!!
    Hope you feel progressively better and better!!

  12. Praying for you girl. Glad the surgery went well and now just wishing you a speedy recovery!

  13. B, it will get better. When I had mine the first 2 days were the worst. Each day gets a little better. With mine what made it worse was when I was waking up from the surgery I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia and I ended up pulling a lot of muscles from shaking so badly. The pain from the surgery was nothing, but it was the gas bubbles and my muscles that hurt the worst! Tomorrow and by Sunday you should be feeling good! Love ya B!!

  14. The pain won’t last forever, I promise.
    Just think of all the lovin you will get from Maggie!

  15. Aww take care of yourself and definitely get lots of rest!

  16. Take care of yourself Brandi! We’ve been thinking about you!

  17. Rest well, Brandi! I’ve been thinking of you!

  18. So glad you came through ok! I hope you start feeling back to normal soon. May I suggest Buffy the Vampire Slayer (on Instant Netflix) for your recovery?

  19. so glad! sending more good thoughts and hoping you have a speedy recovery!

  20. Glad to hear surgery was a success–God always works his magic! Hang in there..hopefully the pain will subside a little each day. Your tough! :-)

  21. Glad you are doing okay! Get all better soon!

  22. I’ve been thinking about your, Brandi.

    Get well soon.

  23. I’m so happy to hear everything went well. Such a relief! Rest up and I can’t wait to see you cooking/baking again!

  24. Oh my goodness Brandi, I’m so glad you’re okay! I’m just now catching up on your posts and read about the pain and the ER visit and your surgery. So, so thankful it turned out alright… praying for a speedy recovery :-)

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