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Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time? Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

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Unread 01-18-2001, 09:27 PM
Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

OB office called and told me my TAH/BSO on Feb 5th was changed from 10am to 11:15am. (I did find out the plastic surgeon comes in at 12:45pm, so that was neat!) I'm upset; first I was scheduled for surgery on 1/29. That changed to Feb 5th, 10am.
I'm upset they'll just reschedule the day again.
Now what do you do to pass the time that day? I can't have breakfast, so I'll be crabby as can be, I'm not one to sleep in; have to get the girls to school. So from 7:30am when the girls are both off to school, till I go to the hospital, I'll be nervous enough to repaint the entire outside of the house! What do you do?

I feel I am *so* close, but more nervous each day. I think my DH is about to trade me in on a much less nervous poodle!
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Unread 01-18-2001, 09:44 PM
You could paint MY house


If your house really doesn't need painting, I have a job for you!! I think your upset over this might be in what you suggested, that they will postpone it AGAIN. Hope you can relax some and not worry about that extra hour. Good luck!

Arctic, awaiting date for TAH/BSO with bladder repair for suspected ovarian cancer
Unread 01-18-2001, 10:24 PM
Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

I go in to the castle on mon. I will not go to OR intill 300pm. I am in the same boat. I think I will stay up all night and eat right till the cut off hour. Then I will sleep in, knowing that will be the last good night sleep for a while. You see I sleep on my tummy.(yes I am getting cut)If you know you could not sleep in why not go to a movie? Or shopping for some big under wear for after the crowing.LOL Good luck hope they do not mess with your date any more Marci
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Unread 01-18-2001, 11:44 PM
thank you!

Okay..send me to the chore..I'll do it! LOL
I'm going nuts, I'm tackling every silly little chore I can, cleaning the house out, it's like pregnancy nesting the ladies keep mentioning.
Worse thing is I found a diary (BLUSH) I'm destroying tomorrow!
I sleep on my tummy too. I was thinking the body pillow (have to have the cheetah print!)will help me.
I can't be anywhere near food..(DH might look appetizing by then!) but they love me at the rubber stamp store! Hee..fuel my addiction. Thank you!!
Unread 01-19-2001, 07:50 AM
Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

I understand!My surgery was to be Jan 30 and got postponed to Feb 20 because of a low blood count.My doctor doesn't start to operate till 1pm so I will have the long morning wait also. I plan to listen to praise tapes or maybe even go have a good cry with a friend.Good luck. Just tell your doctor no more waiting games
Unread 01-19-2001, 08:32 AM
Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

Mine is a 1:00 surgery as well...Hopefully by then (March 7th) it will not be too yucky outside because my Hubby is taking the day off and we are going to go to a local park and walk around for awhile after taking the kids to school. Then home to put finishing touches on things around home and check in to Hystersisters and I hopefully will not have too much time left at home...I get REALLY grouchy when I don't eat regularly, so I really think this surgery time is cruel and unusual punishment to me and my family!
Unread 01-19-2001, 08:56 AM
I didn't realize how lucky I am...

My surgery is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. I'm glad I won't have half the day to kill like I did when i had my D and C in August. They had me be at the hosp at 11:30, surgery was supposed to be at 1:00 Didn't haul me in to the OR till well after 2:00. I was starving by that time, plus, they took my glasses away when the took me to pre op so I was blind as a bat for a long time. could not even read the HUGE clock right infront of me

Good luck ladies! I think the movie is a great idea for passing the time!
Unread 01-19-2001, 11:10 AM
To Kill Time....

Here are some suggestions to pass the time waiting - now take this with a grain of salt (ok a whole shaker) 'cause I'm not going in myself until Feb 6 and I don't know what time but here goes:
1) unpack your bag - start over again with a new list and repack the bag
2) make a list of people you want to have visit you - let your loved ones know
3) make a list of people you don't want to visit you - come up with good excuses - I'm usually in the bathroom at that time; my dogs are being over-protective and may bite you; everybody that visits has to take a turn vacuuming; oh - you want to come over? Can you just pick up a few things for me - then dictate a full shopping list.
4) uninstall the printer on your computer and then reinstall it - takes up a lot of time
5) throw one (only one) hissy fit
6) call all your friends and wake them up (you probably won't have slept all night and by this time it will only be 6:00 a.m.)
7) match up that basket of odd socks that is lurking in the laundry room (c'mon, we ALL have one)
8) smell the freshly ground coffee - you can't drink it but you might as well have some benefit
9) unpack bag again and re-pack
10) and most of all DON'T THINK ABOUT FOOD
If you still need some things to do, take all your lists and put them in alphabetical order, then in chronological order, then in order of importance - then type them up on the computer and print them out on your newly reinstalled printer.

You'll be ready!!!
Unread 01-19-2001, 11:24 AM
Truly blessed!

We are truly blessed to have this site. I laugh, and laugh some more. The colective sense of humor on this site is such a wonderful diversion from the daily waiting and worrying.

Patti - loved your list! I'm going to use it - I'm fairly sure!!

Unread 01-19-2001, 11:46 AM
Time changed on surgery, how do you pass time?

Go ahead and repaint the entire outside of the house.

My surgery was at 4 pm (had to be there at 2 pm), which was great because I'm not a morning person and the idea of having to get up at 5 am to have surgery just strikes me as mean-spirited.

I passed the day (a beautiful, sunny, dry, 80 degree day), by feeding the critters, hauling the last two trailer loads of manure out of the horse pen and dumping it in the garden, then rototilling the whole area (50x70?). I was working as hard as I could go right up to the last minute. Heck of a day to not be allowed to drink anything! At noon I ran in, showered and washed my hair, got dressed and ready to go, visited with my Hyster Sisters for last minute encouragement, and off we went.

You might not have enough time for the *whole* house... Actually, pick a project that you can stop in the middle, 'cause when it's time to go, you need to go. How about washing the baseboards? Cleaning out your car? Delivering your extra boxes of tampons to the local women's shelter?

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