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Unread 03-16-2008, 02:07 PM

Your welcome. I saw the list on the board and thought you all would find it helpful like I did. It was posted by one of the hostesses on the board a few weeks ago. They are supposed to be foods that are easy to digest after surgery. I just thought of another one instant oatmeal the kind in packets would be really convenient and good for the digestive system if things are moving slow after.

I also have a huge container of prunes and some prune juice for the constipation that seems to be common after. When I had my back surgery that worked the best for me.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 02:12 PM

Originally Posted by GoldEElocks
ONE DAY TO GO!!! Ladies, I'm really really scared :-( I mean, I'm fine with having the hyst, it needs to be done, but I'm scared of having the surgery itself (if that makes any sense).

Bags are packed, a pot of vegetable soup is cooking in the crockpot, and now all I need is temporary tattoo of a four leaf clover or something representative of st. patty's day and I'll be good. I have to be at the castle at 10 am in the morning
(((((((GoldEElocks))))))) good luck tomorrow. I bet you'll be so glad when you are on the other side. I'm sure everything will go just fine. What type of surgery are you having?
Unread 03-16-2008, 02:17 PM

Thanks so much mchell. I'm having TAH. Yes, I'll definitely be glad to be on the other side...this time tomorrow, I should be there. I know I"ll be in pain, but it'll be much better than the pain I'm in now

...looks like we have more than one thing in common...I lad a discectomy in 2005 at L5-S1 too. My back feels better than it has EVER felt now :-). Good luck to you on the 27th
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Unread 03-16-2008, 02:41 PM

Good luck GoldEElocks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks so much for your replies Annette & Annessa. I really appreciate your thoughts. Its so true that you can feel so alone except for the others that post on this site and really understand what its like. Still feeling a bit overwhelmed this morning. Have my pre-op appt this morning and then full on at work. Just hoping to get through the next few days without too many tears.
Unread 03-16-2008, 03:17 PM

Hey ladies:

I just wanted to wish all of you counting down to the big day the best of luck. You're all going to be fine. I remember the excitement, anxiety, fear beforehand. Everything went textbook, and now I'm 16 days post-op. One thing I was noticing the day before surgery was that I was up and around doing my life and just 24 hours later I would be down and recovering for awhile. It was kind of a weird feeling, almost like flipping a switch.

The sugery and hospital experience were so positive for me that I would do them again in a heartbeat. In fact, I kind of miss the hospital. Not many times in your life where you are waited on hand and foot. Having a private room and bath was nice too.

Hugs everyone,
Unread 03-16-2008, 07:19 PM

GoldEElocks ~ I'll be thinking of you and hope it all goes well tomorrow.
Unread 03-17-2008, 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by karaokemarge
Oh lorlyn - that was funny. I guess I'm just REALLY lucky. My dad died in August and while I was out of town dealing with the funeral I had a group of 6 friends show up and TOTALLY clean my house from top to bottom. I had been out of town for basically a month because my dad had been ill, so my house was trashed. It was SO nice to come home to that.

Check the above comment, I'm not lucky. I am truly blessed.
Sorry about your Dad... and don't get me wrong, I have great friends, they just aren't so great at cleaning...
Unread 03-17-2008, 05:00 AM

9 days to go. Thanks Karen your positive experience was good to hear after a yuk day. Went to my pre-op appt this morning. Discovered I am not down for a da vinci after all. Have been put on the other list for LSH. How crazy. I have the only guy in Australia trained to do da vinci but I am not having it! Today I discovered I could change the surgery list I'm on and have da vinci from him but if I do I will have to wait another 1-2 months for it which would mean definitely cancelling my trip. If I cancel the trip my husband will still be obliged to take his vacation from work and I wont be able to go until some time in 09 when he has accrued enough time again. The timing in my life sucks so much at the moment!
Unread 03-17-2008, 06:20 AM

My countdown is almost to the hours... yeee haawww!!! Let's see... about 72 hours.... is that too soon to count hours?
Unread 03-17-2008, 07:25 AM
To my March 27th sisters

To all my March 27th sisters - only ten more days to go!!! Actually at this minute 10 days from now they will be getting ready to wheel me into the OR (My surgery is at 7:30 AM - it's 7:22 right now!!!)

One of my friends that is doing the LLS with me at Church is a ob/gyn nurse at the local hospital. I was talking to her yesterday about everything going on. Her advice to me was, I will be in quite a bit of pain right after the surgery so make sure the nurses know. If I feel at all nauseous, make sure the nurses know. And make sure to come back slowly. We only get one chance to heal from this correctly. This was all stuff I knew from reading posts here, but I thought I'd share with you.

Have a great day out there!!! It's gonna be another cold one here. COME ON SPRING!!!
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