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Unread 04-15-2008, 10:56 AM
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Today is one week since my TAH!! I can not believe a week has gone by already. I am doing pretty good and have not had any bleeding sice the surgery. I thought that was strange because I thought you were supposed to bleed afterwards but I;m not complaining.

I still have to take the pain meds every six hours but its getting better. I have a motion sickness patch behind my ear for any nausea and vomiting and I highly recomend that to anyone who gets sick from anethesia or pain meds.

I get my staples out Friday and I'm a little scared. Can anyone tell me what it is like to have them removed?

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Unread 04-15-2008, 11:09 AM
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I didn't have any problems or pain when it came time to have my staples out. I felt a slight tugging sensation. My incision area was numb still from surgery so that probably helped.

I hope all goes well when your staples are removed.

Unread 04-15-2008, 11:26 AM
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It isn't bad at all. Mine just like a tiny little poke on some (poke is even a strong word), and some I didn't even feel come out.

I didn't hurt.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 11:32 AM
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I was very nervous about it too - the thought of it does sound like it should be painful, doesnt it? But it's not, mine didnt hurt one bit at all. .
Unread 04-15-2008, 11:53 AM
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Not one little ouch! It was amazing. The hardest thing was getting back up from the table Don't you worry your self about it!
Unread 04-15-2008, 12:17 PM
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I'm also one week out from TAH! My doc took my staples out about 10 minutes before I left hospital last thursday, I started to pout and dr. laughed and with his russian accent said "oh don't be such big baby, it not hurt". LOL Well, he was right, didn't feel a thing even the nurses assistant that was in the room said it looked painful to watch, but I honestly can say it didn't hurt. So don't worry, believe me I'm the biggest baby and I didnt' even flinch!
Unread 04-15-2008, 12:52 PM
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Hi Soulmates,
I had about 27 staples removed from my incision (which was midline below the belly-button). it looks really bad, but I only felt a few "pinches" and before I knew it the staples were out.
unfortunately my incision did not close up all the way. I had a few open areas which were held closed with steri-strips afterwards. now don't be scared because that doesn't happen all the time. I had an old incision there that the Dr. went through to spare me another scar and that is probably why it was difficult to mend. I am slowly healing with the help of antibiotics.
just a tip: look away when the nurse removes the staples, that helped me alot. and take deep breaths. ok take care
Unread 04-15-2008, 09:20 PM
Having staples removed isn't a biggie

I had mine out at the hospital, 5 days after surgery. Couldn't feel a thing. Tummy still numb from drugs etc I'd guess.

Still is, along the incision scar and about 2" above it.

The dr. put steri strips on after that, which are little strong pieces of sticky tape. Eventually they fall off.

You won't have a bit of trouble! Be positive and keep asking questions!

Unread 04-15-2008, 10:33 PM
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I have a midline incision from bikini area to about 4 to 5 inches ABOVE my belly button, the staples were a breeze coming out a few pinches but nothing to worry about.
Unread 04-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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I had my staples removed on the 3rd day after surgery before I left the hospital. My incision was numb and I didn't feel a thing. The doctor and nurse distracted me by asking me questions.

I am 3 months post op and my incision is still numb. You probably won't feel anything .

Good luck and don't be nervous.

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