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Unread 03-11-2002, 06:48 PM
Some Hints

To all you lovely

a few hints to get you through the first couple of weeks:
1. Take a pillow with you to hold against your tummy for the drive's a Must!! You'll thank me for it!
2. Prunes/or prune juice to Help things along if you get clogged up!
3. Walk as much as you'll be going very slow...that's normal.
4. Lotsa books/movies/some t.v. but definitely rest!
5. I stayed with my mom till i was cleared to drive, if you are having someone take care of on your best behavior, creates less tension.
6. you'll need lots of for your back while sitting/reclining...several for bedtime!(i had 1 for under the knees;1 for my head, & 1 on each side just in case you forget & try to turn over).
7. I had a hard time sitting in any kind of chair that didn't have arms...especially restaurant booths...very uncomfortable the first few weeks.
Good luck to you all, I'm 5 weeks post-op tomorrow!
Lots of 's , see you on the other side!!
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Unread 03-11-2002, 07:04 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will add it to my list....which is growing longer and longer and longer
I'm glad evreything turned out well for you . :
Unread 03-12-2002, 01:11 PM
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You stayed with your mom? Do you think that was necessary? How long before you could drive? I have the option of staying with mom after, but I'm really thinking I want to just go home where I'm comfortable and where I can cuddle with my kitty - especially since kitty can't come to mom's.
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Unread 03-12-2002, 05:50 PM
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You will be fine at home with all your " stuff" around you! and you kittys, you will not be helpless and staying with your mom might make tension, like. " Mother, please, I'd rather do it myself!"
did you ever see that comercial? really, do you need to answer to anyone or be seperated from your cats!

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