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  #11  
Unread 10-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Re: No Help in Sight!

Check with your medical insurance, you maybe able to qualify for having a few home healthcare visits until your doc can release you. I'm a single mom and was able to have a portion of it covered through my employer and HSA.
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  #12  
Unread 10-12-2011, 05:11 AM
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Thank you! I will do that! What do the home healthcare people do for you?
  #13  
Unread 10-12-2011, 07:11 AM
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see, i knew your family would not let you down. now all you have to do is do this thing and have a speedy recovery and let the family do all the rest. ain't nothing like the good support of a good family.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 01:32 PM
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Albanese and any of you ladies getting ready to go...I precooked about 1 weeks worth of meals. Easy meals that freeze well: Spaghetti, Shephards pie, squash casserole. I cooked the week before my surgery. Made it easy for my Hubby to fin for himself as he's just not a kitchen dude. If you have a Forman Grill, they are perfect for a quick hot sandwich for the kids. Stock up on soups for yourself that are easy to open and pop in microwave. I want to share my experience: Was I nervous before the surgery;YES. At the hospital getting prepped, getting IV's in place, blood drawn was I nervous; YES. When they put the feel good juice in my IV; GIDDY! You wake up and it's over...your done. EMBRACE the STAY at the Hospital, because the first 2 days are the worst and you have everything you need. I highly suggest the abdominal binder, it has been my best friend. Purchase a good grabber from walgreens/Cvs. You'll drop light items..and you'll also come to realize that your toes are quite adept at picking things up. Packing for the hospital: Don't bother with the fluff. Wear something very comfy going in and wear it going out. toothbrush, YOUR pillow. I brought some astringent and a couple pads to refresh my face. Frenchbraid your hair if it's longer. I brought my phone, but didn't want to talk to anyone and texting all drugged out was difficult. Let your Husband update people! Most importantly ladies, this is your time to heal, allow anyone and everyone who offers this or that DO IT! Let the Kids take care of the house, the pets...it's okay if it's not the way you want it. LET IT GO..whatever IT is and focus on resting, healing, walking as much as you can tolerate daily. If your good girlfriends offer to make a dish...tell them to bring it on! ASK for help, Take you pain med on schedule the first 4 days at home. (I was off mine after the 5th day except for at night) anyhoo...just a little bit of advice from my experience. Ya'll are going to be fine..and this will all be over before you know it. My final note: Surgery is easy, recovery is a process. Follow the orders: no bending and lifting the first few weeks especially!
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Unread 10-12-2011, 01:50 PM
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I just got bad news- my breast MRI came back "suspicious". So off to the gyn/oncologist tomorrow. I may need a breast biopsy. This was really NOT in my plan. I may end up postponing my hysterectomy. I'm BRCA 2 positive so I was planning on the hysterectomy in November and in December having a total mastectomy / reconstruction all in one surgery as a preventive measure. It may be now that I have to do breasts first than hysterectomy! I'll know more tomorrow.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Albanese07 View Post
Lol! I've started packing my hospital bag and getting everything I need. I'm also getting some frozen entrees for myself to heat up for a quick lunch. My daughters are on dinner duty! And now my mil says she will be able to help me- I think my husband talked to her. And he's taking a few more days off work then previously planned. I'm starting to feel better about the whole thing!
Glad things worked out. Blessing are answered and faith does see one through. Wishing you the best recovery.
  #17  
Unread 10-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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Thank you! I wish you the best as well ! I have tremendous faith that God is in control. I pray about this daily, sometimes hourly ! I'm getting calmer as I read more about everything. I consider the surgeries I'm having a blessing!
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Unread 10-12-2011, 10:42 PM
Re: No Help in Sight!

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Originally Posted by Albanese07 View Post
I just got bad news- my breast MRI came back "suspicious". So off to the gyn/oncologist tomorrow. I may need a breast biopsy. This was really NOT in my plan. I may end up postponing my hysterectomy. I'm BRCA 2 positive so I was planning on the hysterectomy in November and in December having a total mastectomy / reconstruction all in one surgery as a preventive measure. It may be now that I have to do breasts first than hysterectomy! I'll know more tomorrow.
sending good thoughts to you.
  #19  
Unread 10-15-2011, 12:55 PM
Re: No Help in Sight!

I guess I must be the exact opposite of some. I do not want help. I just told my extended family that I would be having surgery. Then to my horror, I discovered my husband told his mother and sister, with whom I am not close, that I am having a hysterectomy. This is my business and they need to know nothing. I am very angry. This is private. They will do nothing anyway, so,there was no reason to tell them.
  #20  
Unread 10-15-2011, 01:18 PM
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I can understand your need for privacy. I'm a very open person- I've told everyone! I just found out my TAH has been changed to a davinchi so I'm very releaved. Recovery should go much smoother now. I hope your surgery/ recovery goes well!
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