Well, actually, I somewhat hate to admit it, but, 'ordeal' might not be the right word for the experience. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive team of nurses before and after the surgery. They knew of my blood clotting history and went above and beyond to take care of me, physically AND emotionally. To them, it might have been just another day at work, but, to me, it was like having a huge cheering section during a very rough game. So, kudos, to all nurses and the wonderful ones I met that day.
Now, it's time to brag about the baby! A big and beautiful baby boy! He is healthy, happy, and an absolute joy to be around. It was a long and bumpy road getting to this point. There were times I didn't think it was possible and the injections I had to take were painful, but, it proved to be all worth it in the end.