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Unread 08-05-2004, 09:13 PM

OK Im sure Ive said ti before but I guess I need to "talk" to someone, I am so scared! not of the pain but of being put to sleep, of panicking, of never waking up!!!! I want to ask how often people die during a LAVH but I dont want to know does this make any sence??? I have tried hard to stop smoking but I just could not my nerves are a mess. so if the smoking is bad I just have to deal I guess, I did cut WAY back today and wont smoke after I wake up in the morning prob. not much help!!!

still have to pack & do my enema & douche tonight but am just sitting here thinking bad thoughts, I just want to be done with this & back at home in my own bed I see how they leave you in recovery till your pain is under control, I wonder if you are doign really good will they let you go home the same night? my surgery is at 9 am.

Also wondnering this......... the Doctor told me he sees no reason he cant do this vag. but there is always the chance he will have to "cut" me any one know hat the chances of that are? tho it prob depends on the lady & the Doctor

thank you for listening to me ramble on!
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Unread 08-05-2004, 09:24 PM

Hi Scrapper,

Just wanted to give you a big and let you know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I too was terrified before my surgery, especially of the anesthesia. I'd never had surgery before and I was so scared. But you know what? I got through it fine. One minute, I was looking up at a nurse who was wearing these funky cateye glasses in the OR, next minute, I was looking up at the same nurse in the recovery room. It literally seemed to take just a second.

As for going home the same night, it's best that you stay until you're ready to go. That way any problems can be taken care of immediately. You'll probably be kind of out of it the first night anyway.

Just hang in there, you're almost there. Soon, you'll be a bored Princess, looking back on this all in relief.

s and prayers,

Unread 08-05-2004, 09:26 PM

Oh, hon.. you are having the normal night before jitters... I think most of us have had them... Try to relax, (easier said than done) and think positive thoughts... If your doctor feared that your smoking or health was enough of an issue that you wouldn't wake up, he wouldn't be doing the surgery. The anesthesiologist will be monitering you through the whole thing and even for some time afterwards... I have a problem where my blood pressure plumets when I am sick or exhausted, or whatever.. this happened during surgery, and they handled it, no big deal... Make sure in the morning, you talk to your doc and everyone envolved in your surgery about how you feel, etc.. .they will help make you feel better, and SAFE...

Think happy thoughts, and remember you will be a PRINCESS soon!!! Good luck dear and I will be praying for you... Diana
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Unread 08-05-2004, 09:40 PM

Hi Scrapperr,

I'm sorry that you are so terrified. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers tonight and tomorrow.

Yes, there is the possibility that you could be home in your own bed tomorrow night if all goes well.

I had a LAVH/LSO 10 days ago at 7 am. My catheter was removed at 1 pm. I have some bladder problems in the late afternoon and thought that I might have to stay the night. However, these cleared up about 8:30 to 9 pm. A little after 9 pm, I was walking by the nurse's station when the phone rang and it was my doc checking on me. The nurse handed me the phone and I told him that I was feeling much better. He asked if I wanted to go home and I said yes. He came over and discharged me. I was out of there and on my way home at 10:10 pm.

This is not how it works for everyone, but I was pleased to be at home in my own bed.

Hope this helps reassure you some.

Best wishes,

Unread 08-06-2004, 04:12 PM

i was terrified before my surgery also. would joke with friends about not waking up from anesthesia but deep down was scared to death. once i got to the hospital i was amazingly calm. the pre-op nurse told me that if there were any problems before hand or even before surgery started that the doctors would handle them. luckily for me i had a cousin and a good friend who are both nurses at the hospital and they, along with my dh, helped me through those initial jitters. once they gave me valium i really relaxed and before i knew it i was in my room and it was all over. think positive thoughts. my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Unread 08-06-2004, 06:11 PM

Scrapper, as an old surgical technitian I can tell you that I never saw anybody die of a hysterectomy, EVER!!!As far a smoking goes I know how you feel, used to smoke, but it would be such a help to your body and lungs if you could refrain at least the night before, kinda like not eating. You would be amazed at how complex God has created the human body and how much abuse it can take, God Bless you and try very hard to think positive thoughts everytime a negative one comes, it works!!!!!!!!Hugs, Denna
Unread 08-06-2004, 07:06 PM

first of all, I wish you a fast and safe recovery. I just had my surgery 12 days ago and doing great. I was put to sleep and didnt even know it. I remeber telling the doc and nurse to have a grill steak and pot ready for me, and then i remeber waking up. The best 3 hours and half sleep I had ever had. Everything went better than ok, thanks to the lord. Just start walking and drink alot of liquid. god bless you and good luck with everything.

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