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Unread 11-17-2007, 05:19 PM
Surgery preparation

Okay, only 2 days to go and all sorts of questions are starting to fill my mind...
Do they shave you before or after anesthesia? Truly, how many embarrassing moments can I expect during this hospital stay? Please be frank, don't hold back now - we're all practically related.
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Unread 11-17-2007, 05:24 PM
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I'm sorry for laughing at your question but I asked the same thing! In fact, I panicked when I first saw someone mention shaving! I hadn't given it a thought!

I didn't know they had shaved me until I got home and looked at my incision with a mirror. Then I laughed out loud. They obviously did it after I was put under. Thank goodness!

This is an excellent question to ask. Don't worry about a thing!

PS. It was only a little bit "across the top". Now it's growing back and a bit itchy.
Unread 11-17-2007, 05:49 PM
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Mine was done beforehand, in my room, but the nurse was so nice and matter-of-fact about it that there was no need to feel embarassed. I could have been having a haircut the way she was chatting away while she did it!

Don't be embarassed about anything during your castle visit - just think that these people are professionals and do this every day of the week, you're not the first they've ever seen and you won't be the last! It's all very discreet and polite.

And once you're on the pain meds, lets face it, they could do anything and you'll go along with it!!

Good luck and see you on the other side
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Unread 11-17-2007, 05:53 PM
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Unread 11-17-2007, 05:54 PM
blushing right with you!

Ok, yes days before hand & the questions are multiplying...

shaving, now don't crack up too much here but....

I do a little trimming regularly, nothing major but let's just say I keep it 'trimmed' and neat. Should I let it go for a few weeks (three left to wait) or will it even matter having a SAH? I already shave ''the top'' so to speak, is that pretty much all they'll do as well? I could save them the trouble......

I find it truly a humbling experience being here and being able to be so frank about so many personal things, and my DH thanks you all too for it saves him from hearing it and giving me the 'uh I don't know" responce!!!
Unread 11-17-2007, 06:21 PM
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I don't think I was shaved as I to trimmed before hand. My embarrassing thing was them putting in cath I didn't want to know about them being there LOL.
They started right as I drifted off cause I said your not doing that now and heard you won't feel a thing and that is all I remember
Unread 11-17-2007, 06:25 PM
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Hi Ladies, I just joined and this is my very first post. Reading this post, I was surprised no one mentioned waxing. I have been treated for adenomyosis, endometriosis and IC since about 14 years old (I'm 32 now) and have had many, many GYN surgeries as well as 2 emerg c-sections. Unfortunately I work for the hospital that my surgeon practices and I also work closely with the OR staff so it's not the best place for me to have surgery! The first time I woke up to find that the nurse shaved me, I freaked out. 10 cent disp razor left razor I was embarrassed that I was shaved without knowing. I started going for a wax about 1 week prior to surgeries. I'm scheduled for a supracervical hyst w/rt salpingo-oopherectomy on 12/4 and going for my wax on 11/30.

Sorry so long...been awhile sinced I've been on any message boards =-)

Unread 11-17-2007, 06:33 PM
I'll keep it trimmed

I'd like to avoid razor burn if possible, I use an electric shaver there and well, if I use a blade now it's caused me a great deal of razor burn...hope they leave it alone!!

Originally Posted by jjcj_98
I don't think I was shaved as I to trimmed before hand. My embarrassing thing was them putting in cath I didn't want to know about them being there LOL.
They started right as I drifted off cause I said your not doing that now and heard you won't feel a thing and that is all I remember
Unread 11-17-2007, 06:34 PM
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Just a word of caution... follow your doc's instructions with regard to tidying up "down there."

I didn't ask the question and it wasn't mentioned in my pre-op instructions. I didn't think much about it -- just did as I usually do - I keep things "trimmed up" on a regular basis.

BUT, more than one sister has posted that she shaved right before surgery, and her procedure ended up getting postponed due to risk of infection.

I can't imagine getting myself all geared up, getting to the castle, and having them send me home with a new surgery date because of that!! Ack!
Unread 11-17-2007, 06:39 PM
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holy crud bat man, I didn't think that would be a concern! Ok, my last tidy day will be days before just to make sure but do you know if you can request how it's done if needed. I use an electric razor, a HUGE difference to a blade and I did try a blade ONCE, caused me a great deal of pain and a burn that didn't heal for a week! I don't need that pain on top of the recovery....

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