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Unread 10-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Surgery is October 12

I have loaded up on all the things on the pre op list however I was wondering if any of you have used maternity belly bands and if they helped.

My date is getting closer and I am nervous and unsettled. I have no children the emotional aspect of no children has been really hard for me the past few weeks.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 02:02 PM
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our date is the same day Oct the 12th, wishing you the best of luck .also i was wondering the same on the belly band.. if we don't have an abdominal surgery will a band still help, do you know?
Unread 10-09-2011, 04:15 PM
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That makes three of us for the 12th. Are any of you really getting nervous? I know that I am. I am sure that I'm forgetting something that should be ready.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by leecat View Post
That makes three of us for the 12th. Are any of you really getting nervous? I know that I am. I am sure that I'm forgetting something that should be ready.
Very nervous I have packed my bag all but my tooth paste and D.O..
I have to be there at 4:30am for a 6:30 time..r y'all doing your toes nails so you don't have to right afterwords. I went ahead and did mine ..
Unread 10-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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I'm on TuesdaY also! I'm getting my toes done tomorrow after prep blood work. Trying to stay calm but so worried about my recovery with 3 kids! Best wishes to us all!
Unread 10-09-2011, 09:29 PM
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Good luck and best wishes to all you ladies for a successful surgery and recovery!
Unread 10-09-2011, 09:40 PM
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I have preop tomorrow am and doing a spa date with my mom afterwards for a massage and pedicure. I have been very stressed with getting things tied up for work.
I have detached from many of my girlfriends and that has been the hardest. I don't think people understand what I am and have always been going through. I just feel like the constant advice giving and telling me "you can always adopt" stuff is making things worse for me.

My surgery is scheduled for noon on wednesday! I hate that it is mid day because it is expected to last at least 4 hours. Since I have severe endo and several surgeries with severe scar tissue looks like I may have to get a traditional hysterectomy. I will know for sure tomorrow but my doc was afraid based on my last doctors notes that a lypo assisted surgery would cause damage to other organs. This makes me the most nervous. But I am ready to live a normal life and feel better again.

I will keep everyone updated on my progress. Good luck ladies!
Unread 10-10-2011, 08:47 AM
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My DR said that I couldn't have my toes or fingernails painted. but I guess I can live with that. I have to be there at 6:00 for an 8:00 surgery. I'm glad that I don't have to wait for later in the day. My heart goes out to you. Good luck and prayers to all the ladies in waiting for the 12th!!

I don't have anything packed!! I'm going to do that as soon as I get home tonight! That will take one thing off of me.
Unread 10-10-2011, 10:33 AM
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Hi Princesses
My surgery was 9 weeks ago. TAH/BSO. I was told not to paint my fingers or toes cause they want to look and see if they are the normal colour or are turning purple! Also I was told that if you don't shave or do some kind of hair removal they will be it at the hospital. I went ahead and did it myself as one of my friends had the humiliation of having a male nurse do it at the pre op area. I used a pregnancy binder that I got on line. A friend had used the same kind post C section. It worked well for the first week. You will all do fine. The waiting is the worst. Try to get things sorted at home, a place you can rest during the day, easy drinks, snacks etc. I found that as I got closer to surgery and also post op I just started to take things hour by hour. If I could get throughnone hour, I got through the next. I needed very little pain support after the first few days. Oh yes, I forgot..... Get some Granny panties it is easier to deal with the abdominal pressure if you don't have anything tight.
Be well
Unread 10-10-2011, 03:32 PM
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im going to shave myself i thinks its better if i do .i dont want razor rash if ya know what i mean .. i already did my toes but i left my fingers alone do you think that will be ok i did my toes white with ghost since its oct ..
Just 2 more days Oct 12 ladies ...

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