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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:20 PM
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I think I'm what they call nesting. I read an article about what animals do when they're sick ... they go to their nest to recover. I'm spring cleaning to the 10th power (and I'm not normally like that). Closets reorganized, drawers cleaned out, basement sprucing (and I'm NOT even going to be going steps). I'm single and live alone. My dad and friends will be checking in on me and helping. But it seems that I just can't sit down cause if I do, I'll flip out. I am TOTALLY freaked. I was fine a few days ago, but as it gets closer, I'm leaning more and more on this "Princess Court" for support. All of you are wonderful.


I'm going to get my TAH BSO on Wednesday. Althought not as severe as others on this site, I have a little larger than a golfball size fibroid on the outside of my uterus pressing on the nerves of the back and hip and on my bladder, a uterus that's 1.5 times normal size, endometrial polyps, and a cyst in my left ovary. I waited a year to do this because I was having the lapband done last year for weight reduction (lost 60#). In that year I came to grips with no significant other nor children and the hopes of having children gone (good grief, I am 45). I do have a wonderful niece though and that little one I'll spoil as if she were my own.

I'm an obsessive planner, so there are many lists and I just went shopping for the "castle" visit. Everyone is talking about "gifts of chocolate" for the nurses and staff. Great idea. Never even gave that a thought. I think another alternative to candy may be little creams and stuff.

Anywho ... enough babbling ... thanks to all of you for all your hints, questions, answers, prayers, and support. Good luck to all.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:27 PM
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Hi Traceydot!

I had the same operation that you are going to have, and believe me, I think you'll be happy that you did all the cleaning and organizing you did!

I'm sending positive thoughts your way for a successful surgery and uneventful recovery!

Many s to you,
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:42 PM
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Of all the things that I have gone through on this emotional rollercoaster, which only started a month ago with a basic physical, I have not caught the cleaning frenzie aspect...and BUMMER! Unfortunately the opposite is true! It is a battle to get the basics done! Now, I am trying to complete three research papers and study for tests...but I have been doing far more shopping than I have done cleaning!! I want the cleaning done, but I have no compunction to do it! I envy you and the other sisters who are organizing and painting and such...LOL...I know I will regret the choice when I am stuck here in the filthy & unorganized house!! Traceydot, you go in the day before me so you will be in my prayers and I will look for your post op report when I return a punctured princess too!
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:56 PM
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  Quote:
Originally Posted by Tracydot
I think I'm what they call nesting. I read an article about what animals do when they're sick ... they go to their nest to recover. I'm spring cleaning to the 10th power (and I'm not normally like that). Closets reorganized, drawers cleaned out, basement sprucing (and I'm NOT even going to be going steps). I'm single and live alone. My dad and friends will be checking in on me and helping. But it seems that I just can't sit down cause if I do, I'll flip out. I am TOTALLY freaked. I was fine a few days ago, but as it gets closer, I'm leaning more and more on this "Princess Court" for support. All of you are wonderful...
This post makes me smile! I was nesting before my surgery, too. In fact, I went so far as to hire a maid to come in and do a thorough spring cleaning before my hysterectomy on April 5th (8 days ago). Having someone else worry about the dust bunnies gave me extra time to go through all my junk drawers (including my Tupperware cupboard) and re-organize everything. I'm glad I did it. It has been so nice to relax in a clean house post-surgery.

By the sounds of it, my surgery was not quite as involved as yours will be; but, if it helps, I want you to know that everything went just fine for me. I'm sure yours will be fine, too.

I wish you the best of luck. Take good care of yourself. Spoil yourself. You deserve it!
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:58 PM
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  Quote:
Originally Posted by halfie
Of all the things that I have gone through on this emotional rollercoaster, which only started a month ago with a basic physical, I have not caught the cleaning frenzie aspect...and BUMMER! Unfortunately the opposite is true! It is a battle to get the basics done! Now, I am trying to complete three research papers and study for tests...but I have been doing far more shopping than I have done cleaning!! I want the cleaning done, but I have no compunction to do it! I envy you and the other sisters who are organizing and painting and such...LOL...I know I will regret the choice when I am stuck here in the filthy & unorganized house!! Traceydot, you go in the day before me so you will be in my prayers and I will look for your post op report when I return a punctured princess too!
You should totally hire a maid to help you out. I decided to spoil myself by hiring a maid and I don't regret it one bit. It wasn't all that expensive, either. Just over $100.

(Oh, and P.S. best of luck to you in your upcoming surgery. I'm sending prayers and positive energy your way.)
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Unread 04-14-2007, 05:33 AM
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A maid, huh? Hmmmmm.

Research papers and tests and schoolwork ... time is a blessing ... which I have and it sounds like you don't (except for shopping ... there's ALWAYS time for that). Be glad you're not sweating the small stuff (cleaning) ... (ha ha).

Thanks for all your support again. I'm thinkin and praying for all of you as well.
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Unread 04-14-2007, 05:39 AM
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I cleaned prior to my tah/rso and was glad I did because I had no energy to do so after. Just knowing the house was clean helped me to totally relax and take care of myself.

halfie you just aren't going to have the time to think of anything except for school. Been there. Don't feel guilty because what you are doing is just as important.
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Unread 04-14-2007, 10:45 AM
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I am going thorugh that now feel like when i was about to go in to labor. I am cleaning and organizing every thing in every room. making sure every thing is perfect , made tons of list for my husband of bills do, childs schedual, and so on . Good luck with yours prayers for you.
Lisa
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Unread 04-14-2007, 10:57 AM
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I've got the whole nesting thing going on this weekend. There are too many people who depend on me, so I'm trying to take care of everything they'll need well in advance. Sleep shouldn't be an issue for the next several days..LOL
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Unread 04-14-2007, 11:28 AM
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I also spent the morning cleaning!!! It was the most energetic cleaning I've done in years!!! Now it feels so good to sit back in a clean house and know someone else is going to have to do it next time!!!!
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