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  #11  
Unread 03-25-2006, 08:19 PM
I freaked over THIS?

Thanks for such helpful information. My surgery is scheduled for Wed. April 12th at noon. I want to put together an Easter basket for the nursing staff, but not sure what to include. When and who do I give the basket to? Any ideas out there???? One big basket or several small ones????
Linda
TAH due to enlarged uterus, fibroids, anemia
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Unread 03-25-2006, 08:42 PM
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I love it!! ...... PFP ... I will have to remember that!

Teresa
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Unread 03-25-2006, 10:34 PM
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Oooops! I may have been a bit confusing in explaining the PFP (Prime Farting Position)!

The official PCP is to lie with your left side down, right side up, keeping the bed as flat as possible.

You do not need to lie on the right side first. The shoulder pain I referred to in the original post was on the right side. The doctor told me it is very common to experience right shoulder pain after an abdominal surgery due a gas bubble under the right side of the diaphragm. To rid that pain, I was told to lie on the right side. Once that pain was gone, which was within minutes, I was told to lie in the PFP from then on. I didn't know about the PFP until after the shoulder pain.

I didn't want all the postop ladies to be doing flips in their beds unnecessarily! It helps to have a small pillow under your tummy for support while in the PFP.

Every time I sat up in bed, whether to eat, to visit with people, etc, the gas pains would come. As soon as I'd go back to the PFP, the pains would subside and eventually the gas was able to be passed effortlessly.

Please ladies, ettiquette goes out the window with this surgery. Don't feel you need to sit up to greet and entertain any visitors you may have if you are having gas problems. Do what you need to do to feel better. I was taking extra pain meds specifically for the gas pain. I sat up for over an hour while I had visitors and the resultant gas pains were awful. The nurses and the doctor told me walking, walking and more walking as well as lying in the PFP was the key to the gas problems. Of note, I was on symethecone, or Gas-X, 2 x day while in the hospital. Didn't seem to do a thing for me.

I wish you all a gas-free postop!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 01:10 AM
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Thanks for the wonderful story.

Ahhh... Maine. I dream of living there one day.
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Unread 03-26-2006, 01:50 AM
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Resa, just a quickie to wish you a speedy op and recovery. I'm scheduled for 26 April and it cannot come quick enough. You are in my prayers. BTW, 27 March is my older bro's bday! He's finally older than me for yet almost another year LOL! I'm a short distance from you up here in Scottsburg, IN. So maybe we can be Hyster-Buddies or something. ?
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Unread 03-26-2006, 02:29 AM
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Thanks so much, now that I know how to fart properly.........my life is complete!!!....DF will be so excited also!

That gas pain is the worst!

Welcome Home!!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 02:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing your story about the castle i really like to read these stories of people who have already had there hysterectomy's and what they have experience i am getting nervous but also getting relieved that soon i will be pain free.
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Unread 03-26-2006, 07:55 AM
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What a great story, and thanks so much for sharing. I'm sure you have made a lot of people feel better today.

As for the , just let it rip! Everyone in my house is used to it now, and they just ignore me.

Glad you are doing so well. rememeber to rest and .
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Unread 03-26-2006, 07:58 AM
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NellieNel
Thanks for the post and the rest of you too. I hope I can remember all of this. I have sticky notes galore. I hope that everyone's visit to the castle is like yours. Now take care & will talk with you soon.
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Unread 03-26-2006, 08:29 AM
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mopar33,
Thanks for the prayers! I'll need them today as I get myself ready for tomorrows trip to the castle. Not knowing what it may look like in there(uterus and stuff) and whether my ovaries will stay or go makes me a nervous wreck. I will write as soon as I am able and tell my story and share anything of importance that may help the other ladies in waiting. So from one hyster buddy to another I wish you well and look forward to talking to you soon.
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