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What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned) What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

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Unread 07-16-2008, 02:32 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

I will be having my vaginal hysterectomy (uterus & cervics removed) on the 24th. I am trying to prepare myself and house to make it easy on myself and family. My family is very supportive and ready to help me every way they can. My daughters are (almost) 13 and (almost) 10. They were there for me during my laproscopic exploratory surgery and helped me out a lot.
My question is, Should I set up my bedroom? My bed is set up kind of high and I think getting in & out of it might be difficult. It was with my laproscopic surgery. Plus the movement from my husband might be painful. My other option is the family room downstairs. We have a sectional couch with 2 recliners right infront of the TV. It is, however separate from the rest of the main living area. But, I will not have to worry about stairs, unless I need to come upstairs for some reason. Their is a full bathroom down there, fridge in the garage, guest bedroom if I want to get into a bed etc. Just not sure, Any ideas??
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Unread 07-16-2008, 03:05 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

I am having the same problem (question) about where to set up. My bedroom is upstairs, and the stairs are steep. Plus I have a waterbed and that will be a great big NO, in getting in and out of after surgery. My only option right now is the family room on the main floor. Will have to bring DS's bed down to sleep in though.

I would maybe stay in guest room, if it is convenient. That way it would be quiet for when you want to sleep. I won't have that luxury being that I will be on the main floor.

Good Luck
Unread 07-16-2008, 05:03 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

Hi ton! It sounds like a no-brainer to me. Personally I would stay in the guest room, glad to be away from it all, plus with everything right there for your every whim. I sure wouldn't want to get in and out of a high bed, and I wouldn't want my husband turning over in bed with me in it either. This may sound silly, but my husband got me one of those tricycle "bulbs" that you honk with, that way I could beacon him without yelling. It was actually quite fun, he always asked what he could do for his princess and I loved being waited on and babied and especially the "happy to see you smiles".bonniebolander60
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Unread 07-16-2008, 07:02 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

When I had my hyst, we lived in a five-level house. (I know, I know -- believe me, we've sold it since then!) DH pretty much stayed in his "dungeon" (the lowest level) and I stayed in the living room for the first several weeks after surgery. To make things easier, we used a set of short-wave walkie-talkies we had lying around. It worked like a charm! I didn't feel smothered (I just hate someone hovering over me when I am not feeling well) and he could go on with his life for the most part.

My answer to where you should be is, which is most convenient? For me, the living room was best. It was tough for me to get in and out of our (also very high) bed, and the living room was close to the kitchen and to a bathroom. All I had to do was venture upstairs for my showers and the computer.

You might find the family room best in your case.

Hope this helps.
Unread 07-16-2008, 08:13 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

You might actually enjoy being away from the "main" living area, so you can have some peace and quiet. I would vote for the family room and guest bedroom situation. As you start to miss the main living area, you may be ready to move back to your own bed.... good luck with your surgery.

Unread 07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

I am four weeks post op and tried to stay in my room when arriving home, but with feeling isolated, high bed and restless husband - that did not work well. I ended up spending the first three weeks in the recliner/sofa in the living room and we used walkie talkies too. Being close to bathroom and kitchen was also a plus and I was able to sleep better without fearing that DH would roll over on me.

Best wishes!!
Unread 07-16-2008, 09:37 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

Hi Tonia! I was also in the process of choosing where to stay. I have a 2 level house, but I am not lucky enough to have a bedroom downstairs. I do recommend staying in the guestroom till you are more capable to go up the stairs. It will be more convenient for you to move around more, bathroom, living room, kitchen, etc. Having a tall bed can be a little painful for you when it comes to get in and out. Good Luck!
Unread 07-16-2008, 10:32 AM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Our house is a mid entry so just the thought of going up the stairs as soon as I arrive home, does not sound appealing. I can just enter throught the garage and go straight into the family room without using the stairs. Our phones have intercom on them, so if I need anything, I can just intercom someone. Although, I LOVE Bonniebolander's tricycle bulb idea!! Any other suggestions and ideas and greatly appreciated.
Unread 07-16-2008, 01:56 PM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

Justy wanted to say good luck and that we have the same date at the castle. I am having a TAH though. ANd then I saw where you were from and one of my best friends lives right around there . Good luck on the surgery and recovery.
I am staying downstairs in the family room because everything i need is on that floor and like others said my stairs are kinda steep. I would much rather be in my bed though than down here

Unread 07-16-2008, 02:06 PM
What part of the house should I stay in? (Children mentioned)

Guest room for sure. Believe me, you will want to sleep alone - you don't want to worry about DH flinging an arm your way in his sleep. Sleep can be restless sometimes anyway and you will feel better knowing that DH is getting some uninterrupted sleep, given he will be stressed out too.

My bed is high also, and I had a choice of low bed upstairs or high bed on main level. I chose the latter. Stairs can be quite hard to navigate. I didn't try going upstairs for two weeks.

You learn to use your arms to push yourself and navigate the bed. Builds muscles!

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