Sunday, August 2, 2009

Who says "laughter is the best medicine?"

Whoever said that "laughter is the best medicine" clearly did not have a pelviscopy, hysteroscopy, selective hysterosalpingogram, removal of endometriosis and ovarian wedge resection. I mean seriously.

If they did, they would realize that laughter, contrary to being the best medicine...hurts like hell!

This post is to ask for your prayers. I'm afraid that any healing that I have experienced in the past 4 days has taken a serious setback due to an uncontrollable case of the giggles. Dave and our friend Adam (visiting from Iowa) cracked a joke that had me giggling so hard I couldn't stop. After all of the seriousness in the last few days and the sadness that has come with the hardships, it just felt so good to laugh, until it hurt. I literally laughed until I cried. And then I cried and cried and cried. It hurt so much. It felt like I had ripped every incision in my body (especially that big one from the wedge resection) and that someone had lit my ovaries on fire. I have not been in that much pain since the amputation of my little toe back in '95.

So while it was great to laugh, it also was incredibly painful and the Percocet has hardly touched the pain. It's now hard to walk again, hard to get up or down and to roll over. I'm really back to square one. Especially in light of my previous post, please pray for me. Thanks.


  1. We got you covered!!! Our Lord, Our Lady, the Angels and Saints and not to forget the rest of us here.. Love you!!!

  2. No problem, Suzy.
    I love it that you laughed... God, help me laugh! Sarah laughed and named the child for laughter! May my suffering, like yours, be fruitful for God!

  3. Dave!! What is he thinking making you laugh?! I remember when I had a c-section and my husband did something that made me laugh...I felt like I had to hold my guts in with a pillow, and that wasn't anything compared to what you went through.

    I hope the pain resides and you are able to get off square one again. Our prayers are with you!

  4. It's probably best that my goofy butt is in Indianapolis, then! Praying for you with lots of love!