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Unread 10-03-2003, 03:34 PM
My Story for LIW- longish


I thought I'd title this for you LIW. Here is my story in brief. Ha ha!

Checked in to admissions at 10 AM w Autie Flo next to me like a puppy on a walk. Got an IV and some really nice conversation. Talk to your nurses. They are wonderful giving people who are truly "Called" to do their jobs.

Dr. and Anesthesiologist came in together to make sure this is still what I wanted to do and discussed and decided on a Spinal.

Surgical nurse came to wheel me to OR. Great person.

Got my spinal after 3 tries. My fault, it tickled so much I just couldn't quit laughing. Anesthesiologist was laughing too, had never heard that reaction to a spinal.

DR and Assist come in. Mood is good and chatty. Surgery begins. We chat about jobs and histories and al kinds of silly stuff. When they found endo hiding behind the Uterus, I felt a little pressure. I told them, and was given a long acting morphine. It kicked butt and surgery went on and was so, I s**t you not, enjoyable. DR asked if I wanted and then brought me my uterus and showed me all the wrong and bad stuff. Including the damage to my rt. ovary after an auto accident at 17 yrs of age. Ovaries were in various stages of cysts, bursts, past and present abscesses. It was so interesting.

Went to recovery. Wished I'd had a magazine. Way boring there.

Got my room. So many babies that I got a private room and it rocked. Got my clear liquid dinner, tossed it, sigh... oh well, lol. Just gave me more to laugh about w/ nurses.

Next day. Feeling great. Morning got my cath and IV out, Climara patch on, and kept the inflatables on for another few hrs. just for pleasure, lovin' them!! The compressor that runs them rattled my bed though, funny watching DR trying to pad it up w/ those giant Kotex. It's about all those monsters are good for. ew.. Take your own. Spent that day sitting and walking off and on. Felt constipated that night and nailed a tiny little can of prune juice. Never, I mean NEVER do that. Gave me the runs and that was SO not cool. ( I drink that stuff all the time and it has no effect on me normally) Just ask for the gentler stuff in med form, they have it. We had a lot of prune juice jokes after that. Nurses said that it works fine for people but not right after surgery. Now I have "patient self medicated" on my chart,LOL. Couldn't sleep that night because I could hear all the babies wake up at various times and wanted to grab them all and schooze 'em.

Stopped all discharge from ongoing period yesterday morning. Had a shower, lunch, went home. Still a bit sore. Feel so happy though.

I think the keys are all in your attitude after you get there, your relationship w/ your DR. and nurses. You gotta love those people who really want the best for you and wouldn't hurt you for all the world. A little trust will carry you right through it. Know that you will be feeling 100 % better after it's all over and smile. You're conquering this nasty dragon together.

All the hype about all the mistakes and errors that you hear about are just that, hype. Yes. Mistakes happen, but more rarely in this field than any other. I believe a good rapor and mutual respect will carry you through and help you to be well more quickly.

After you have that in place, it's all cake.

Best Wishes Girls,

Remember: Ixnae on the une juice prae
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