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Unread 05-15-2004, 04:25 PM
Dumbest question yet

I might win a prize for this one!
Let me start out by saying that I am an intelligent person .. have worked in doctors offices and hospitals .. and know my body pretty well.
On 5/4/04 I had a LAVH (I think!), kept ovaries, A&P repair, and bladder sling. I say "I think" because I don't see any laparoscopic incisions! I was pretty sure that they would need the laparoscope to hitch the sling to my pelvic bones. In fact, I vaguely remember (still was sleepy from the anesthetic) the nurse looking at my tummy and saying "hmmm, they must have used stick-um instead of stitches" so I assumed I had laparoscopic incisions.
But wouldn't they still be there .. 11 days out? My DH says I'm nuts .. they didn't use the laparoscope. I see my OB/GYN on Friday and don't want to be a total idiot .. maybe I should have asked more pre-op questions!
So if I didn't have a LAVH, did I have a VH? Better change my terminology then ...
Kathy
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Unread 05-15-2004, 04:54 PM
Change of plans

Sometimes a person and their doctor discuss how the surgery will be done and then the doctor changes their mind while you are in la la land.
My incision was supposed to be above my bikini line due to me having a fat tummy. I woke up with the incision below the bikini line. The whole reason was to avoid infection. When I mentioned this to the dr. she said oh i'ts for cosmetic purposes ! Cosmetic purposes??????? We never discussed that. But since I am healing fine I did not make a big deal of it.

It may well be your dr. changed his/her method without consulting you !
Sharon
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