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Unread 05-03-2006, 05:54 AM
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In the old days, you had to have a bowel movement before being released from the hospital after major surgery. Today, though, with insurance being what it is, this requirement has been dropped. I was in for less than 48 hours with my TAH, but 28 years ago, they kept me for five days for a cesarean.

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Unread 05-03-2006, 06:52 AM
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I had to walk, pee, pass gas & keep foods down. In the past I had suffered with nausea and I told the anstheologist (sp) that & he gave me something which prevented the nausea. It is usually a side effect of the ansthesia. Good luck!
Unread 05-03-2006, 08:08 AM
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Depends on the surgery -- if it is an LSH you just have to pee. They keep track of the amount and color and all. I couldn't pee after my surgery, probably because my bladder was completely covered with endo and they peeled off the top layer of my bladder with the endo. So they had to re-catheterize me once, and then I could pee with a fair amount of sitting and willing with the water on! But they wouldn't let me go until the next morning, just to be sure all was in working order.

The nausea doesn't have to do with the surgery, but with general anesthesia. I had nausea after my lap in 1999 (no vomiting though). I told them that this time and they gave me an anti-nausea coctail, including Zofran and two others, in my IV. No nausea at all!
Unread 05-03-2006, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PCOScyster
Hmmmm..I like to know them too! Our surgery is on the same day...

Good luck PCO. hope to speak to you soon. Janjo.
Unread 05-03-2006, 10:54 AM
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About the nausea: My anesthesiologist said that it is more common with the abdominal surgery than the others.

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