Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A long overdue update - surgery today

Well,'s been too long.

What started out as me taking a break from blogging so as not to focus on the cross of infertility in my life, turned out to be a break so long that I felt to far behind to "catch up" and start writing again. But tomorrow (today, actually, as it's so late) is a big day and as I promised friends and family that I would update here...I figure I'd better throw in at least a little update.

First...the news of the I am headed to Creighton University Medical Center for surgery with Dr. Hilgers. Please keep us both in your prayers. We are doing a laparoscopy first and then a possible ovarian wedge resection, and anything else like cleaning out fallopian tubes, removing the endometriosis, getting ride of adheasions, scar tissues, etc. This is pretty much the same thing that I had done back July 2009, however ultrasounds and bloodtests are showing that my ovaries are again polycystic (those darned suckers).

So anyway, I find myself sitting in Omaha, looking forward to surgery tomorrow. Just pray that my husband has the grace and strength to single-parent our son for the next weeks during my recovery.

Yes, you read correctly...our son.

For those of you who know me only through blogging, I apologize that this is going to come out of left field possibly. But yes, we are in the process of adopting our wonderful Little Man. Long story short, in January I finally gave in to the Lord and told Him that, yes, I would answer His call on my heart to be a foster parent (but that He would have to convince my husband). The next day we first heard about the Little Man, February was spent getting licensed as Foster Parents, March we were licensed, May his parental-rights were terminated and June 1st he moved in. He will turn 1 year old next week and is the true joy of our lives. But more on that another time. I promise during recovery to write about the journey to becoming foster parents, what we have learned spiritually, as well as writing about how we still feel the pain of infertility even though the childlessness is gone. But that is all for another time., it's time to get to bed. As we head to the hospital in just 6 hours and I probably should get some sleep.

Friends and family wanting to know how things are going can check back here for updates. Thank you in advance for your prayers!


  1. You and your family as well as Dr.Hilgers and his team will be in our prayers!! Hugs and Kisses!!!!!

  2. ....always in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bernardette and Jason

  3. Congrats on the placement of the Little Man! What a fun age!! Prayers for a successful surgery.

  4. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to hear. Praying for a quick recovery to surgery!-wheelbarrow