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Unread 05-29-2003, 05:52 PM
7 Things to Do for Yourself Pre Surgery

1. Put clean sheets on your bed.
2. Buy a couple of loose sundresses or drawstring shorts/slacks - you will tire of your pj's quickly.
3. For a VH buy at least 3 pr of bikini panties one size larger
than you normally wear . The bikini will be below your
swelly belly and make for much comfort. (for a AH buy full
briefs a size larger than you normally do. This should
comfortably cover your incision.
4. Buy a couple of books you have been wanting to read, or go
to the library and check out some books. *you can re-check
your books via computer
5. Pre-buy Thank You notes and stamps
6. Give hubby or friend a list of movies you would like to see.
The list will make it easy for them to rent you some
7. Make sure you have Milk of Magnesia at your house. I bet you
will need it.

I am 10 days post surgery and each of these things really helped me. Good Luck to all my Sisters!
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Unread 05-29-2003, 06:26 PM
7 Things to Do for Yourself Pre Surgery

I agree with this list. Also, before you go to the hospital, set up a small table or something like it near the couch or bedside and put notepad, book, magazines, things to do. When you get home, you'll need the notepad for things to remember later on when you're not on drugs you'll have some reading material when you're up to it, and any videos you own that you'll wanna watch. When you're home, keep a water bottle (not a glass since it could be knocked over and spill), the tv remote, cordless or cell phone, and a timer to remind you to take drugs if necessary. I had several people bring me dinners for the family so I had little note cards so as soon as they left I wrote a quick note so I could remember what they brought!! Or write it on your notepad.

Remember to pamper yourself!!

Unread 05-29-2003, 07:39 PM
7 Things to Do for Yourself Pre Surgery

Dear bunkodeb and TexasChick,

Thanks for your wonderful hints, girls. I go into the castle tomorrow, and so I am eager to benefit from your experience.

Thanks again.
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Unread 05-29-2003, 07:47 PM
7 Things to Do for Yourself Pre Surgery

Thanks for the advice. I am new to this whole thing. My surgey date is on Monday, June 2nd. Running out of time and haven't done much of anything to prepare.
Unread 05-30-2003, 11:57 AM
7 Things to Do for Yourself Pre Surgery

This post and the replies have been very helpful! I am a list maker by nature, and I have a notebook that I am making lists in (what to take to the castle, what to ask the Doctor, etc.) Thanks for your input. I noticed one of you had 5 units of blood for severe anemia-is it normal to receive blood for this? I have anemia as well-it is at 8.4 having come up a bit from Feosol, but the Dr. has only mentioned that it is possible, not definite, that I will need blood. I asked about giving my own, and that was out because of the anemia. He suggested getting friends or relatives with the same blood type, or Type O Negative, and have them donate it ahead of time in order to screen in time for receiving it. Have you ever heard of this? I appreciate your input.

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