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Unread 09-24-2001, 01:07 PM
Surgery Preparation

I have a consultation to talk with my gyno in a couple of weeks about my hyster. I am understanding that there is a 7 week preparation time. What takes 7 weeks to prepare for??

One more thing, not related to surgery, how are you adding the characters to your messages??
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Unread 09-24-2001, 01:21 PM
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I'm not sure what the 7 week pre time is for either. I had to meet with the doctor. See a video he had describing the procedure I was going to have (nothing graphic thank goodness). I had to do a pre-op appointment with the hospital to fill out paperwork and get blood tests and stuff out of the way. But I don't know what the 7 weeks worth is unless you doctor wants you to do something to get healthier or stronger for surgery.
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Good luck with your upcoming surgery.
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Unread 09-24-2001, 01:23 PM
Surgery Preparation

Hi there

Not sure why the 7 week wait.....I know my TAH was scheduled about 10 days after I made the decision to do it. Could have been done even a few days earlier, but I had some things to do at work, etc.

Good luck to you !! The waiting REALLY is the worst part !!!

Lori
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Unread 09-24-2001, 01:33 PM
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I'm not sure about the 7 weeks time frame either. I only had to wait 6 days for mine. Maybe your doctor meant to say that there's a 7 week's waiting period for elective surgery. It may take that long before he can book the OR.

Actually, my physical preparation took place the day before my surgery. I had to be on a liquid diet the day before, and he ordered a bowel prep (which you should only do on your doctor's orders).
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Unread 09-24-2001, 02:05 PM
Surgery Preparation

Hi,

The 7 weeks could be that the DR is booked up in surgery scheduling for that long. I had a appt with my DR on Thurs and he had a cancellation for a surgery the following Monday. We had just came home from 2 weeks in Florida and I could not see any way I could get done everything at home that I wanted to before surgery, so I asked for the next available date. My orig DR visit was 8/7 and the next available date was 9/17. I thought that would be better, but during the 6 weeks of waiting there were several times I wished that I had done it right away. The waiting is really the hardest part.

Hang in there, and good luck on your surgery and recovery
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Unread 09-24-2001, 03:03 PM
my wait

Deb.
I don't know why your doc wants you to wait but mine wanted to make sure my blood iron was up ...before he did surgery..
I'm having a TAH in a week from tomorrow and believe me i'm scared to death right now... I've got that dreaded teenage breakout from stress. trying to get all the housework done so i don't go crazy. we have a busy family life here and i know things with get out of hand here.Use your time wisely get things done that you want so it doesn't drive you crazy.. I have two dd's 13 and 16 both are very busy with school, soccer..don't always have time to help mom. but BOY are they in for a SHOCKER when they have no clean clothes...
well back to work i go.. I love coming on here every once in awhile and checking all the new post... HAve a good day!!
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