Wednesday, May 14

Not my kind of "cottage cheese"

I have had this on going "problem".  I pumped out more milk in my year of nursing than I ever thought possible. My body worked OVERTIME ...
In doing so, I had a little scare with a clogged milk duct, which expresses itself in the form of a lump. Yikes! Not fun when going through all the "worst case scenerios" in your mind for a year.

I have had ultrasounds, doctor appointments, and more doctors appointments waiting for it to GO AWAY... it never did and it came down to this recommendation for Dr. Gorey...
(isn't that a great name for a doctor??)

Dr. Gorey: "Jen, lets take it out!"
Jen: "Whatever you say."


Thinking that she was going to prick me with a needle, and suck out the milk clogged in the home it made for itself.



But no... this is what Dr. Gorey had in mind...



This is what I dealt with today:
Way to go green, with paper hospital bands, John Muir.




Pricked and pumped full of "gatorade". That is what the nurse called it, and because of the "gatorade" I have had to go to the bathroom NON STOP all day today.



The comfy room which I have no recollection of... Apparently I am a "lightweight" or so says the anesthesiologist who put me out. 




I am glad I don't remember this.




I did get to look mighty fine and fashionable in this get up.




 Haven't seen them yet because I have this huge spongy tape covering my upper half.




This is me the rest of the day. Laying on the couch reading all of your blogs, watching movies, sleeping, and trying to eat some food so I can take these
wonderful pain killers so I will be happy.

And you ask, What does any of this have to do with Cottage Cheese? Well apparently, the lump turned out to be a cyst called a lactiferous adenoma, full of curdled breast milk or as Dr. Gorey called it : Cottage Cheese.
I am not sad to see this part of my body gone, and I am really not sorry that I missed seeing my "cottage cheese", can you just imagine what 98.6 degrees and 1 year would do to cottage cheese... there is no way that cyst was sweet smelling!

And there you have it folks.

My day.

I did not neglect my children today. Tyson was super dad. He stayed home from HIS hospital to go to MY hospital with me. My good friend Jenny baby sat the twins for like 5 hours! Thanks a million Jenny!
Then Tyson took the kids on a run, a walk, went to get gas, packed some stuff while watching them, fed them, and put them to bed so I could recuperate.
Thanks Tys! I love you!

18 love notes:

cwsore said...

***Passes out cold***
I can't read that stuff with out getting queezy. I hope you have a quick and full recovery!

Erika said...

Wow! That is so crazy!!! I would have wanted to see it. All that work without the reward of seeing the cottage cheese!
Thats just me though- -just like the satisfaction of seeing the pimple you just popped :-)

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness Jen, I need to call you...I feel SO bad!

Amy said...

Well I was going to have cottage cheese for breakfast...maybe tomorrow instead :) Hope you can get some rest, and get feeling better soon!

jenny said...

the cottage cheese analogy is so great. i'm glad everything went okay!

Andrew & Tara said...

I'm glad everything went ok. It's crazy what we put our bodies through for our children. I have a nice story and pic like that to show Jack when he grows up to help him appreciate me more ;)

Team Thomson said...

Surgery is no fun! I had to have my gallbladder out while I was pregnant with Max. I second the comment on "Isn't it crazy what we put our bodies through for our children!" Your amazing for breast feeding twins! Everyone else I know with twins doesn't even try. Your a super star!

Emily said...

Well I don't think I will countine me cottage cheese and grape diet anymore(so I can lose 15lbs before our 10 reiuon yikes are we really that old?) Too bad they couldn't lift them while you were under--not they you need it-thats just what I want when I'm done : )I'm so glad you are doing great and Ty is such a big help!!

Emily said...

did ty get to watch the surgery?

ecuakim said...

I'm so glad that you are okay and recovering nicely. Way to go Tyson for being so helpful.

April said...

Oh my goodness, sooo scary! I hope you are feeling better! I LOVE your tree hugger hospital bracelet.

April said...

P.S. Did they REALLY have to do the surgery so close to your birthday? What a present!

Sally said...

I'm having cottage cheese for lunch.

Sheryl said...

Ian and I were laughing so hard at your blog...not that we don't feel bad for you :( It doesn't sound fun. But it is a great story. I had a cyst on my back removed three weeks after I had Blake--they said it was like cottage cheese too, only I don't think it had anything to do with nursing (it was there before I even thought of having Blake). I hope you're feeling better each day!

Alix Hart said...

You sure do know how to pack in a day! Hope you recover quickly and have so much fun at graduation! It's such a fun time!

liz said...

:(

I hope you...um.....girl part gets better soon!!!

Jenny said...

Jen, what a week! First you have to get new makeup, and now you'll never eat cottage cheese again. Or at least I won't! :) I hope you're feeling better.

Chelsea said...

You poor thing! I hate surgery. At least its over now and Im so glad to know it wasn't anything scary :)

get better soon!