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Unread 03-26-2006, 09:57 AM
Question about getting released from hospital

Keep in mind I had a tiara on the whole time I was in the hospital... so my nurses knew to expect just about anything from me!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 09:59 AM
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Oh dear, a Tiara...hahaha..........You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 10:06 AM
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I did check to be sure that there was not a psyc ward first... nurses do like patients that show some moxie... and I was full of that!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Question about getting released from hospital

LMAO!!! I never thought of positioning the call button. I rather like my idea of walking by so that I can leave the "essence" behind.
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Unread 03-26-2006, 12:58 PM
Question about getting released from hospital

Just toooooo funny and I haven't even finnished reading all the reply's yet.
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Unread 03-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Question about getting released from hospital

You guys are the best.....really needed a laugh right now!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 03:39 PM
Question about getting released from hospital

I am sooooooo glad to learn that others tell litle white lies now and then in the 'castle'. My surgery was done March 15th. My original surgery date was Feb 22nd, but the doctor stopped after an hour due to complications that were found; fortunately I ended up with TWO great surgeons and I'm on my way to healing. My surgery was on a Wednesday afternoon...and my nurse decided that mid-Thursday morning, it was time to 'pull out the cath." They sent me to the bathroom several times to go on my own...but nuttin' would happen. The shower was turned on, I found myself massaging body parts that I hadn't personally done in quite sometime...I listened to soothing music, used warm water to run down my belly....but I still could go those first few times. By noon, I filled up the 'catching mit' maybe to 25....then awhile later got to 100. Big Bertha, my nurse, said I need to be releasing fluid to the 400 mark! 400? I'm squeezing everything out of me I can to get to where I am now!!! So I got THE major threat - "WE'LL HAVE TO REINSERT THE CATH IF YOU DON'T START MOVING WATER WITHIN THE NEXT 2 HOURS!" While I'm awake? I asked...and she replied yet....it won't take long but might be a tad uncomfortable! OK - I had a 2 hour time span to come up with something. They gave me lasix (sp?) thru the IV...and all that fluid from the IV was going into my body on a regular time frame. In fact, I had gained almost 15 pounds in two days. I have always had this problem of retaining water...but fortunately, the lasix did help....just couldn't squeeze out anything past 300 UNTIL I got the idea of...OK - there's NO way Big Bertha is inserting that cath back in me...I just HAVE to do something!" My light bulb went off when I was sitting there and heard the 'shower'.....YES.... just ADD a little water to MY mixture and wallah.....I HIT THE MARK! Did it 2 or 3 times and no one knew my secret, but I sat and smiled and Bertha was extremely proud! (She almost clapped!!!!) I felt a tad bit guilty and it's a scary feeling when nothing really does come out of significance, but by the time I was released, I was going on a normal basis again. OK - I'm still laughing thinking about sharing this news and I still hurt too much to make my swelly belly move too much. Back to reading your stories...thanks so much for this site....it helps in sooooooo many ways!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 05:51 PM
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This future princess is storing all of the above information..."just in case." LOL you are all just great!
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Unread 03-26-2006, 10:22 PM
Question about getting released from hospital

Okay, I'll tell you guys what I did when I was in last fall for my mastectomies. They told me that I could only get solid food when I passed gas. I tried all night long that first night. I could feel it there but it just wouldn't pass. At around 5:00 AM that morning following my surgery, I finally managed to fart. I called up the nurse's station. Here is how the conversation went:

Nurse: "Yes, Mrs. ~~~~?"
Me: "Just wanted to let you guys know that I faaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrted!"
Nurse: (Stifled giggles in the background) "I'll be sure to make a note on your chart.

The next milestone was having a BM. That took a bit longer. And when I did, I buzzed them and let them know that "I went poooooooopy!"

I'm hoping that I wind up on the same floor when I go in for the hyst. Those gals were the best!

CD
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Unread 03-27-2006, 03:48 AM
Question about getting released from hospital

Just have to say this has been the most "informative" thread that I have read so far, and definitely the most "gloom-lifiting" that I have read. I almost can't type this for the tears from laughing. Praying for all you post-op princesses.
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