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Unread 10-20-2021, 10:43 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

Good Morning,

Had both of my pre-op on Friday and it went well. The anesthesiologist appointment was in and out, but with GYN doctor was longer, but good. I asked all kinds of questions and she answered each one. Now just the COVID test on the 25th then surgery on the 28th. I been washing, cleaning, and trying to get my home together before this big day. A little nervous, but it needs to be done and I know that God ha my back.
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Unread 10-20-2021, 01:22 PM
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I think having my house together and having casseroles or crockpot meals prepared was the best thing I did to prepare.
Unread 10-20-2021, 01:43 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

Praying my 13 year old and my 28 year old will help me a lot and hep with their little sister.
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Unread 10-20-2021, 08:50 PM
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Hi TMenifee -

Definitely corral as much help as you can from your family members and friends to help with you little one. Here are articles that may provide information:
10 Tips to Prepare for Hysterectomy Recovery with Small Children
10 Tips for Preparing for Your Hysterectomy

What I found most useful (I do not have children) was the following:
-Meals in the freezer that can be put in the microwave
-Easy foods for breakfasts and lunches
-Loose fitting clothing
-Prepare your recovery corner with pillows and blankets
-Plan entertainment for your brain
-Small pillow to hold against your tummy for coughs and sneezes (or pet visits)
-Super clean your house
-Get your hair cut

You will have lifting restrictions: 10 lbs for 6 weeks and 20 lbs for 8 weeks is common. You will also have driving restrictions: 2 weeks or more is not unusual. You also need to think in terms of weeks and not days for your recovery.

Unread 10-20-2021, 09:31 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

Yes - my sister will be coming down to help me for two weeks. My youngest is 7 and she’s a great help better than her older sister at times. I hate asking people for help - that’s that strong independence in me, but I have been asking family members that are here in TX with me. Most of my family is spread out… Having my oldest sister here will be a great great big help. I think I got most of the stuff I need. Pillow for my stomach, heating pad, a pillow to elevate my feet and use as a prop to sit up while in bed, foot stool bed a little high. Just need to stock up on frozen meals I like and lots of water…
Thank you for all you advice - talking to the ladies on here and reading the post has calm my mind some…
Thank you again and have a blessed night.
Unread 10-21-2021, 04:41 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

A few more suggested items to have on hand for the big day and beyond: a good pair of walking shoes; peppermint tea, fiber from frozen blueberries and whole grain cereal like oatmeal or All Bran, ground flaxseeds, and magnesium from dark chocolate and pumpkin seeds for post-op constipation; fennel or coriander seeds to chew on after every meal for gas relief; a Squatty Potty or small footstool to elevate your feet while you're on the throne, which can help by properly aligning your rectum so the poop can pass through more smoothly; food delivery services on speed-dial; disposable dishes and cutlery to minimize clean-up work; extension cords for plugging in your electronics without a lot of undue bending or reaching; a grabber for picking up small objects off the floor. Wishing you all the best for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery!
Unread 10-21-2021, 08:36 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

Good Morning,
Thank you - about to get on Amazon and start ordering things today.

Thank you
Unread 10-21-2021, 11:10 AM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op

Hi TMenifee,
I really appreciated having gel ice packs on hand.
Unread 10-21-2021, 09:07 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/28: 10/15 Pre-Op


Yes I just threw some of those in my Amazon cart.

Thank you

Unread 10-22-2021, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TMenifee View Post
Praying my 13 year old and my 28 year old will help me a lot and hep with their little sister.
My teens were amazing!

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