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Unread 04-10-2008, 02:06 PM
reading my surgical report

reading my sugical report and pathologists reports that I picked up today was REALLY amazing.First they say everything they did to prep you after they knock you out and then tell ALL about how the surgery was done,what they took out etc....I found it really interesting and now have to look up alot of words.As much as I think my doc is great there was alot in there I was not told,details maybe but still details of my parts be they good or bad.I read about sizes,colors,and textures.I wish my doc had the time to go over and explain every word every stitch and every body part with me.I am determined to translate it though one way or another.Did anybody else get a photo of what they took out?I did,it all lying there on my stomach with their hands on it which gives it perpective.I made enlargments for me and my doc because it was such an unusual specimen,she got her copy with my thank-you note.So many of you have writen to me and I want to write back but I can't seem to do it.I am sure it is easy,but how???
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Unread 04-10-2008, 03:26 PM
reading my surgical report

a sister after my own heart. i am 2 1/2 wks post op. I work for a Dr, not the one who did my surgery. As soon as I get back to work I am going to get my records faxed to me. I can't wait to read it !!! not sure about photos though, that may be scary
If you're not sure how to get back to your sisters just start a new thred like you did here, saying thanks to all you sisters, or something like that...then if you want to thank special people you can list names, etc...believe me..everyone will read and your friends will know how much you appreciate them keep up the good healing!
Unread 04-10-2008, 03:40 PM
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The doctor gave pictures to my hubby after my surgery. My uterus and cervix were pictured next to a scalpel. And at my two week checkup today, he showed me the picture of it that's in my chart. He said my pathology was "fine". I'm a nurse, too, and I'm not quite ready to dive into all the big words, but will want to when I'm strong enough to get back to work.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 03:55 PM
reading my surgical report

As soon as I got my surgical report, I was on the internet looking up the positions I was put into, details on the procedures done to me, terms they used to describe the ovarian cysts, and also checking out the pictures of the instruments used for my lavh. I just had to make sure that the folder in which I stored my pictures was removed so that they wouldn't come up as a "slide show" on the computer monitor!

Unread 04-10-2008, 04:45 PM
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I asked about pics and my doc said there weren't any... Is it standard procedure to take them? I feel left out... I would have loved to have a video of the op... Am I crazy..?? This sort of stuff fascinates me.
Unread 04-10-2008, 07:23 PM
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Yes, you are crazy. No, just kidding. I had heard about the positioning and didn't want to know, so I asked the anesthesia lady to knock me out before even leaving the holding area and she did. And I didn't ask for the pictures--evidently the doc was fascinated enough with the size that he took the pictures. hehe. He had a picture of my uterus AND my cervix. It was kind of gross, really, and I usually really like that kind of stuff. I'm a trauma junkie--I'm also a Paramedic and now that I'm a nurse, I don't go on the ambulance anymore and I really miss car wrecks the most!!
Unread 04-10-2008, 07:34 PM
reading my surgical report

I have pictures of both of my colonscopies - now that is a vision.
Unread 04-10-2008, 07:39 PM
reading my surgical report

That's just gross!!! lol
Unread 04-10-2008, 09:57 PM
reading my surgical report

how do i get a copy of my surgical report - do i just ask?
Unread 04-11-2008, 04:29 AM
reading my surgical report

At my hospital, I have to go to the medical records department during normal business hours and sign a paper, I think. I'm not sure if they can get me a copy right away or if it takes a couple of days. I suppose it depends partly on how long ago the surgery was and if the paperwork has gone through the system completely. You might give your hospital's medical records department a call. Maybe they could have it ready if you call ahead then sign when you get there. Sometimes there's a charge per page copied.

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