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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:02 PM
introducing myself, asking questions

Hi, with my TAH a little over two months away and this being my first major surgery, I have a few questions. I'm hoping those of you in recovery, or who have recovered can offer some input.

I'm prone to keloids. Do any of you share this issue? If so, how did it affect your recovery?

I live in a two-story house with all bedrooms upstairs. I have very close friends who will be here to help me in any way as I recover. Of course, I feel that I will be most comfortable in my own home. Is there any way I'll be able to be gotten upstairs in my house after I'm released from the hospital? Once I'm up there, I'll have no need to go down the stairs until I've healed enough.

Looking forward to learning from your experience.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:32 PM
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As long as you don't have to go up and down several times a day, one trip up should be fine. Make sure you have everything that you did within reach, or if you are left alone for a little while. You won't feel much like getting out of bed for the first few days anyway except to use the bathroom. The pain meds will keep you comfortable and tired. If you find you need to go down please make sure you have someone with you the first couple times. Good luck with your upcoming surgery.

Tracy
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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:41 PM
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Thanks, Traci. If that "one trip up" is okay after a TAH, I'll be very happy!

Jill

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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:51 PM
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Im prone to keloids also. Its been 3 weeks now and so far no keloids yea! I too think you can make it upstairs ok. Just have everything that you will need up there to last you a few days. The anticipation is worse than the reality of the surgery. I have negative zero pain tolerance and yes it hurt but it was no way near as bad as i had anticipated. Good luck
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Unread 09-29-2011, 07:58 PM
introducing myself, asking questions

Thanks. I've been concerned about internal keloids at the sites of the various stitches, only because I've heard they can cause trouble with other organs. I'll surely hope to be as blessed as you are--keloid-free.
Really, really happy to know that I can plan to come up to my own bed after the hospital stay!
Jill

QUOTE=Bufomorr;3586750]Im prone to keloids also. Its been 3 weeks now and so far no keloids yea! I too think you can make it upstairs ok. Just have everything that you will need up there to last you a few days. The anticipation is worse than the reality of the surgery. I have negative zero pain tolerance and yes it hurt but it was no way near as bad as i had anticipated. Good luck[/quote]
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