Going Nuts | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply
  #1  
Unread 07-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Going Nuts

This not eating before tomorrw's surgery is already driving me crazy. I had such a busy mornign this morning getting one child ready to go to church with her granma and the other child ready for a birthday party that all I had time to eat before noon was 1/2 a sandwich. How is it that I am now supposed to go until after my surgery before eating again. AAAHHH.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 07-03-2005, 06:12 PM
Going Nuts

I was told no eating after midnight and I was the first surgery scheduled that morning for my DR at 8am. I don't understand why you can't have anything to eat after noon!!!!

Good Luck and sending lots and lots of 'S your way,
Shan
  #3  
Unread 07-03-2005, 06:15 PM
Going Nuts

You should be able to eat and drink light foods until midnight tonight.

I would avoid dairy and fried foods though, and anything that causes gas - but you certainly can eat and drink until midnight.

What did your doctor say?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 07-03-2005, 07:50 PM
Going Nuts

For Heaven's sake, do what your doc said not what others think you should or shouldn't be able to do.

I was not to eat the entire day before my surgery- not even before noon. But, no matter, follow the instructions your doctor gave you!

Something to think about: some women may or may not have suspected bowel involvement going in. It's not all that uncommon to have endo or fibroids sticking the uterus to other organs, including the bowel. And, even if that's not the case, my surgical report said that my surgeon had my bowel on packs outside my body while she worked to unstick a large dermoid tumor from my uterus. You don't want a surgeon handling your bowel if it's got something in it. Really.

So, just hang in there with the liquids. Follow the orders. It's very important.
  #5  
Unread 07-03-2005, 09:44 PM
Going Nuts

I've heard everything from "don't eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery" (which is what the docs told me) to two full days of clear liquids only before surgery.....

It all depends on your doctor's and hospital's practices. Some do bowel preps, others do not. In my case, I had no bowel prep, but I did two enemas the morning of surgery at the hospital.

Please -- do exactly as you were directed to do. You risk having your surgery cancelled if you have food in your system when they aren't expecting you to have it in there, because your anaesthesia is planned for a "clean" GI tract.

Best wishes to you! My surgery wasn't until the afternoon. I was worried about being famished and thirsty, but I was really OK.

Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
4 Replies, Last Reply 10-07-2008, Started By justmylife
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-06-2007, Started By tsr1216
27 Replies, Last Reply 05-05-2005, Started By Dancehall
7 Replies, Last Reply 07-07-2004, Started By 7kcks
6 Replies, Last Reply 12-10-2003, Started By texgal54
11 Replies, Last Reply 07-08-2003, Started By rierie
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-15-2003, Started By Godsmusak
2 Replies, Last Reply 06-09-2003, Started By dmdv99
11 Replies, Last Reply 04-24-2002, Started By Shashi
9 Replies, Last Reply 04-18-2002, Started By Selina
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
7 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
7 Replies, Aching Hearts
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
10 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
2 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
11 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
8 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

December 6,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement