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My pre-op was so easy My pre-op was so easy

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Unread 07-17-2001, 12:47 PM
My pre-op was so easy

All they did today for my pre-op was to draw 5 vials of blood and a big vial. I asked if I was going to talk with the anestigiologist and they said no.. That they go over all your paperwork and bloodwork and know all about you before they meet you. Which I thought was cool... No stupid questions and there mind is fresh from what I just told them.. Instead of a few days before and they may have forgotten something.

I also have NO BOWEL PREP.. hehehe God this is easy... I am limiting what I eat for today and tommorrow per the sister's advice.

While waiting for them to call me I saw people being wheeled past. There relative's comming in with sad worried faces. My hubby and kids will be there with me and I thought of myself on Thursday doing the same thing. I just pray I awake in the recovery room in NO PAIN! I told hubby last night.. If you do anything when I get into my room.... If I am sleep put some chapstick on my lips!! hehehe

Well there is so much more that needs to be done... Oh my doctor is having me come into his office tommorrow at 11:00am... He is upset that I was so upset with everything that happened. I already signed the paper for the TAH/BSO... But you know what? After all of this.. I am still second guessing myself??? Is this the right thing to do? I fought for it and got my way... Is it the right thing? Oh well in my heart I feel it is what I should do...


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Unread 07-17-2001, 01:03 PM
My pre-op was so easy

Hi Michelle

You have been a posting machine lately

I am really glad that your pre-op went okay.How come no bowel Prep? You are going to do great! Do not second guess yourself. If you are, you should look back through all your other posts because they are pretty strong on how you feel about you ovaries.

Can I ask why your kids are going to be there at the hospital? I know that I am going to be out of it afterward so I really do not want them there. I think I would scare them and I do not want to have to pretend everything is okay. I do not have the highest tolerance for pain. We are not sure if they will come at all while I am in the hopital. My G.P said sometimes it can be really hard for them especially seeing you right after the surgery. They are used to not being with me all the time.Hubby is a shift worker so on his days off he takes them to his parents. Also my mom has them alot over the summer at her place. I am just really afraid that they would be scared to see me. Especially the older one she is such an old sole . She is so kind and emotional that if she starts to cry so would I. Anyway each family and child is different.

Have a great evening

Unread 07-17-2001, 01:16 PM
I agree with Cath,

And of course, as she said, every child is different, but I would keep them home. Heck, I even told my friends not to visit me! (I don't like people around me when I'm not well). Understand, the recovery room nurse will take good care of you when you wake up and start the morphine, but you still may not be in the mood for "entertaining" and pretending everything is honkey dorey for the sake of your kids. You'll need to concentrate on YOU. My dh came to the room right after they settled me in and I really just wanted a few moments to get oriented (and request a shot of Toradol).

Of course, it's entirely up to you and your DH, but please remember, you'll need rest

Best of luck to you!
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Unread 07-17-2001, 02:20 PM
I agree...

Hi Michelle , I gotta' say I agree with Cath and Sheila. My 23 yr. old daughter wanted to fly in from Minneapolis to be with me during my surgery. Even though she's also a very old soul, I wanted to have her there with me... somehow I wanted to comfort HER and let her see that everything was alright. But my husband really got nervous when he heard she may be coming. He was so worried about me that he didn't want to have to comfort HER also. It's really a hard call to make. Your children are a bit younger than mine, but I think a call to them after you wake up a bit may be a better choice. That way they won't see mom all drugged up and really NOT herself. You'll make the right choice for your family I'm sure!!!
Unread 07-17-2001, 05:19 PM
Thank you all.. :)

Well the reason I have decided to take the kids along is because I have noone to watch them. My sister and parents moved to Florida and I do not trust babysitters. I would not be totally comfortable at the hospital wondering what was going on at a babysitters..

My husband want's to be there every step of the way.. We have talked about him taking me there and comming back home with the kids.. He says, No Way what if something happens? I really want him there when I get back to my room also..

We are going to have a BIG TALK with the kids about what could happen.. Mommy could be crying, throwing up, or just sleeping the whole time. We have explained the procedure to them and they know what this is all about. They have seen me crying and upset.. Especially this week.. hehe

As long as my family is there I will feel so much better. They will be told things about not jumping on Mommy's bed or even bumping the bed.. hehehe

I bought them alot of coloring books, new markers, new pens, writing tablets. Plus they are taking there games from home and some books that they did not get to read yet. The elderly women who was in the surgery waiting room and over looks everything gave the kids soda, milk, oj, apple juice, graham crackers. They will be well taken care of.. I even tried to tell hubby that while I am in surgery and the recovery room, they should go out and do something nice. Hubby said no... He will wait there the whole time for me. God I love these guys so much!


Unread 07-17-2001, 08:16 PM
My pre-op was so easy

Someone had asked why no bowel prep. I also didn't have to do anything for bowel prep, or no dietary restrictions the night before surgery. The only instruction was nothing to eat or drink after midnight. The admit nurse did ask if I had had a bowel movement that day, but that was it.

I also second guessed my decision right up to the OR door, but I have to say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made - should have done it sooner.

Hang in there - you will be fine!
Unread 07-18-2001, 07:55 AM
My pre-op was so easy


Well tomorrow is the big day where has the time gone? I wish you all the best. Email me when you are able to.I am glad that hubby is being so supportive, that always helps. My girls will be in school when I go for surgery. My mom is postponing her return to Mexico until I have been home for a month which is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep yourself busy. I hope that the day passes by quickly for you and you do not worry to much. I will check in again later to see if you have posted.

Take Care of yourself

Unread 07-18-2001, 08:18 AM
My pre-op was so easy

Good luck to you, Michelle, I am sure everything is going to go very smoothly for you!
I didn't have to have any bowel prep, either, which was a very nice thing.
How old are your kids again? I don't think it is such a bad thing for them to see you-- maybe it will make them see that you need to really REST when you get home. Might also make them feel like they have been a part of this whole surgery thing, instead of not having a clue.
Take good care of yourself!
Love from Les
Unread 07-18-2001, 09:02 AM
My pre-op was so easy

My PreOp is today and I'm praying there will be no bowel prep. I'm scheduled for surgery Monday and my youngest daughter is being baptized Sunday night. If I have to have a bowel prep, I'm in trouble!!! Actually, I live next door to the church, so I'll just have someone run over to get me just before the baptism if I have to do the bowel prep. I'm very nervous about this afternoon and will feel better once I've talked to the dr. about everything.
Unread 07-18-2001, 10:37 AM
My pre-op was so easy

Thank you janies! My doctor never told me why no bowel prep. I guess because I am not having any bowel work done? Not really sure.

Today is the very last before the surgery... So far I am holding up well. Have shopping and clothes to clean still.. hehehe I hope I get it all done..



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