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Unread 08-30-2006, 02:44 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

I was scheduled for a complete hysterectomy in Nov. I got a call this morning that they had a cancellation for this Friday (yes 3 long days from now) and exactly 60 seconds to decide. I said yes but now I am in shock as I only learned I would need this surgery a week ago. I had so many plans for getting in shape,(my doctor warned me to lose any unwanted weight before because after it is really really hard to lose) getting my work organized with a well trained replacement and getting my household in order (my family needs MapQuest to get around the kitchen). Since I am up in the middle of the night making lists, I guess I am feeling overwhelmed. This surgery is very important and may well be life saving but YIKES! Any calming advice gladly received
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Unread 08-30-2006, 03:01 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

Well, getting it done sooner than later is a good thing... get it over with! You will be more healed by around holiday time, and for some that would be a big relief. If you are dealing with any risk factors like anemia from bleeding or a type of cancer, then yes it would be all the much better reason for you to take care of it as soon as possible. Sounds like you are ready for it, although down the road. For may gals, the agony is the waiting time, or so I have read. If I remember correctly I had less than 2 weeks notice from my dx to my operation, so I didn't have to wait very long either. Good luck to you! Be Well!
Unread 08-30-2006, 06:31 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

This could be a blessing in disguise! Like Folky said, everyone here says the waiting is the hardest part.

I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Unread 08-30-2006, 06:55 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

Dear Ranchwood,

You never know, right? Here you had great plans in place for Nov and then the hospital calls you with a date on Friday. It could be for better OR for naught, but one thing is for sure -- you need to do what is best for you and not what is most expedient for the hospital.

Last fall I didn't have months ahead to get ready, but, like most people, I had lots of plans of what to do in that last ten days. But then Hurricane Wilma arrived and everything went out the window (literally!). So instead of having a romantic dinner in a fine restaurant my husband and I cooked canned foods over a campstove and looked for people to come over and help us dig out of our mess.

The moral of that story, I guess, is that waiting may not get you what you want. On the other hand, hey, it sure would have been a good thing to take off a few pounds before the surgery. There are many layers to the healing process and I'm pretty sure most of them are impacted by fitness/fatness. If this is what you need to get motivated for that, then it's a plus, right? And after the hyster it gets MUCH harder to lose weight.

Just remember to prioritize yourself and do what is best for you. And don't forget to get your family those gps devices!!
Unread 08-30-2006, 07:04 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

Most of us find the waiting very difficult. I did, and I had less than three weeks to get ready. My biggest goal was getting some food made so I'd have comfort food ready for me when I got home. If you are facing complications related to a cancer diagnosis, as I was and evidently as some here were or are, you are very smart to go ahead with the surgery right now. If it's possible, try to worry about what will make your life better when you get out. The other things somehow manage to take care of themselves. It's your time for you, just now. Best wishes with the surgery.
Unread 08-30-2006, 07:48 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

I think personally that things happen for a reason. And just think, you won't have all those extra months to worry....you know how when you plan a vacation, and the next thing you know its here? Well, same thing here, sometimes we just have to go with the flow. Yes, it would have been great to lose weight, but....who knows what would have happened during the next several months. I think if your workplace and your family support it, and you are ok with it, then perhaps it was meant to be. Trust your instinct. Listen to your inner voice and take its advice. Women have great intuition.
Unread 08-30-2006, 07:56 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

This is definitely a blessing in disguise. Now you won't have to sit around and wait and fret over this. Two months was a long time to wait. Now you can get it over with in a couple days and be all healed and ready to enjoy the Holiday season, which is fast approaching.

You gave me a chuckle when I read your family needs mapquest to get around in the kitchen I needed a smile this morning ..thanks lol.

So, go Friday and have that surgery and be glad you can get it over with and not worry about for another couple months. Call work and just tell them you have to go Friday...they'll manage ok.

Good luck to you!!!
Unread 08-30-2006, 08:00 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

yes if i was you take the early appointment,get it done and over with,i had 2 1/2 weeks to plan for mine,plus the holidays are comming,go for it we will all be here for you good luck
Unread 08-30-2006, 09:01 AM
Yikes! Cancellation Frenzie

I saw a specialist the 25th and he said he could get me in Sept 1st. Like you, it's a whirl wind of things to get done, but the great side is not having too much time to fret and get all nerved up.
Unread 08-30-2006, 09:34 AM

OK ladies, i think we just figured out how to make a million. Do you think mapquest would work for underware?? If it does we are in the money!!! I think you'll do great doing it now. Who know's maybe they will really understand what all you do at work!!! Just line up some girlfriends to help out the first few days and you'll do ok. Mine are getting lined out as we speak. I've got one ready to be a grandma in the later part of Sept so she's on first..
BIG and allow yourself a little time for a freakout, you deserve it.
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