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Unread 11-12-2006, 03:17 PM
Finally Nesting

Well, I finally started getting things in order in my house. I kinda started yesterday, but not with as much momentum as I should have.

Today, I'm finishing up laundry and I think I have more laundry done right now than I've had at one time in a long time. I'm running out of hangers!!

I'm also tackeling the hardest part... the master bedroom. Dh and I are switching sides. His side is closer to the b-room door and to the master bath.

I hope I don't spend too much time in there after my first week home, but it is where the DVR is and I plan to watch some serious TV and dvd's. I can watch the dvd's in the living room too as long as the kids are at school.

Oh, and the best part of MY nesting today... DH is cleaning the masterbath for me! woo hoo!

Good luck to those of you going in this coming week.
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Unread 11-12-2006, 03:32 PM
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That's great hubby is doing the of the chores I absolutely loath. I don't mind the sink and toilet so much as doing the tub is so hard to reach and scrub. I've often ended up in the tub doing it, but now my DS does it for me.

I'm hoping to start getting at the room where I put everything I don't know where to put this week. UGH, paper clutter galore, and I've been putting it off, but now that I have my date, I know I'd better get with it and do it before DH decides to do it for me. LOL!

Best of luck with your surgery!
Unread 11-12-2006, 03:44 PM
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I baked muffins and cookies -- lots of them yesterday and today.
Did some laundry. I'll finish that Tuesday.
I will start cleaning tomorrow. I want to make sure the BIG jobs are done - fridge, floors, stove, etc.
Did my 1st foot soak today -- probably again each day until I go because it will be awhile before I can.
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Unread 11-12-2006, 07:35 PM
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Just got home from the store...
Bought a pretty pink robe, pretty pink fluffy socks, pretty pink slippers, a bed tray, maxi pads (the thick ones), 12 iodine douches (ick), granny panties, enema, puzzle book, and that is all I can think of right now.

When I had my c-section they put a maxi pad across my incision inside my panties and I remember liking that. It kept my panties from rubbing on my incision/staples.

Now, tomorrow I have to work, then go to my pre-op appt/informed conscent appt, finish up my cleaning and rest.

I work Tuesday also. Then Tuesday night will be the most stressful yet. I'll have to do my bowel prep, douche, and TRY to sleep so I can be at the hospital bright and early Wednesday morning to get all of this over with.
Unread 11-12-2006, 07:52 PM
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I am very fortunate and do not have to do any bowel prep. The pre-op nurse and I discussed that I could take a stool softener Tues morning and night to make sure everything "goes OK".
I need to find my puzzle book I bought
I have electronic Yahtzee I'm taking. I'm taking socks with grips on the bottoms and an old pair of slippers I'll just throw out on my way home. New ones and new jammies are here waiting for me
Unread 11-12-2006, 08:41 PM
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My mother has one of those electronic Yahtzee games... I really like that addictive little thing! I'll have to get me one of those (or borrow hers)! Thanks for the
Unread 11-12-2006, 10:45 PM
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If you're inclined, take a composition style notebook. Doc often visited and would tell me things. I'd write them down because I was still a bit loopy and would forget exactly what he said later. I also had a list of phone numbers to friends and family that came in handy once or twice on the inside cover of the notebook. The notebook served as an interesting journal I think I'll keep.

Unread 11-13-2006, 06:35 AM
Finally Nesting

thanks for the ideas. They are great!
Unread 11-13-2006, 06:54 AM
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Should I take my hystersisters night shirt or wear the hospital issued gown?

I really need to go to work, but as you can see, I have my mind on OTHER things this morning! I don't know how I'll ever make it at work tomorrow!
Unread 11-13-2006, 07:47 AM
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I personally got out of that hospital gown as soon as they took out my IV and freed me of the cables. (Catheter was okay.) Wearing my pretty nightshirts and robes helped my self-esteem and made me feel good about myself. Even a bit of nose powder and colored lip gloss gave me a boost. If nothing else, take a robe you won't be ashamed to be seen in for your walks.

Remember the song from "Hello Dolly" called, "Put on your Sunday Clothes"? It's true. "Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out...'Cause there's no Blue Monday in your Sunday clothes..." Really, since we have to walk a great deal, I'd rather strut about in a pretty robe than shuffle around wondering if my butt is showing out the back of the hospital gown.

If you sew, I highly recommend one of the kimono patterns. They are lined, can be made from a variety of fabrics, and the deep sleeves act as a discreet pocket. Just use a set of snaps, hooks, ties, or a belt instead of the obi. Who can't feel better with that sort of luxury?


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