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The clock is ticking The clock is ticking

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Unread 10-18-2009, 09:25 AM
The clock is ticking

Hello all, my day is getting closer, and the waiting is driving me bananas. My thing is wondering how am Im gonna feel once it's all over and I wake up. That is what scares me the most.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 11:47 AM
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The waiting is the worst part! I'm not sure what kind of surgery you are having, I had a RALH so I only have the 5 small incisions. When I came out of surgery, I had a pain pump with Dialaudin (sp?), so my pain was pretty much under control. The worst for me was the pain from the gas, have Gasex or something like it for when you come home. My doctor gave me Percocet to use at home and I have only needed a few at bedtime. You can also check the post-op forum to read other people's recovery details. Good luck!
Unread 10-18-2009, 01:17 PM
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Hello Try! I am having a TLH Da Vinci assisted hyst. I have been reading a lot of the post, and now I am really considering the epidual. I have a fear of pain, and if this extra pre-caution will help manage it, I'm all for it! There is a cancer concern, because my CA 125 test was a lil higher than the norm. From what I understand the fibroid can give a false reading for that test also, and that's what I'm relying on, as well as GOD. I'm not claiming that sickness, because I know GOD is a healer, and he will take care of me. Thanks for sharing, and feel free to share any other info you may have that will help. Luv ya!
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Unread 10-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Re: The clock is ticking

Yes, the waiting is hard! I will be quite honest, I thought I would feel a lot worse than I did. The pain medicine made me a bit loopy and I kept getting out of my hospital bed to change my sheets??! This made me more sore than the pain from my abdominal incision. Just listen to your body, take it slow and do what your doctor tells you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Unread 10-18-2009, 05:41 PM
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Hello Ed, so you didn't have an laproscopic hyst and the pain wasn't so bad? That's good news. I will defineitly listen to my body and my specialist and make a sound decidsion. I'm just ready to be on the other side of the castle...wink.
Unread 10-18-2009, 05:58 PM
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Ok, so you are having the same thing I had. I am on post op day 9 and I am in very little pain. I only needed the Percocet the first fewnights before bed. The worst part of the frst day was the gas pains and was so tired from the pain meds I would just fall asleep while talking to my husband. I still think it was the best decision I ever made, even during recovery I feel better than I did before! I do have some bruising and a little swelling. My procedure took 6 hours b/c my doctor found some adhesions and was looking for endometreosis. Let me know if tere is anything else you want to know, I would be happy to tell you anything I experienced. Good luck and God bless!
Unread 10-18-2009, 09:02 PM
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It will be what it is. that's what my husband told me. It's true. Frustrating but true. Trying to see into the future is frustrating cause...well, we suck at it. lol I tried to use all that anxiety energy and turn it towards getting everything done I could to make it better for me afterwards. I tried to get a lot of food shopping done, organized even drawers and closets, making and freezing meals ahead of time (which I had never done.) It helped a lot, plus it wore me out, taking away some of that nervous energy.

Unread 10-18-2009, 09:47 PM
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Hi innerbeauty,

I had a TLH almost 5 wks ago. When I first woke up in recovery I was in a lot of pain but as soon as they moved me to my room and hooked up my morphine pump my pain was in control within 30 minutes! The pain then was comparable to monthly cramping. After coming home the next day my dr prescribed toradol to be taken every 6 hrs for 3-4 days which controlled the pain very well. I also had a Rx for darvocet but never needed it!

Best wishes on a successful surgery. The waiting, stress and nerves before my surgery was the worst part!

Hugs and Prayers!
Unread 10-18-2009, 09:53 PM
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That's a good point about darvocet. It is generally weaker than percocet, etc. It was stronger than advil for me, but didn't make me as nauseous as percocet. If you ask your doc., he can give you a scrip that you can fill beforehand and even have at home waiting for you.
Unread 10-18-2009, 10:14 PM
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Thanks dolls, you guys are the best! I am really copeing a whole lot better with all the support that's on this fantastic site with all of you fantastic sisters that's always willing to share info & encourage. (((Huggs 4 all)))

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