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  #11  
Unread 10-22-2011, 07:13 PM
Re: I'm New! Looking for others with a similar procedure

I will be having da vinci on nov 28th (if I get my way) A pillow pet what a good idea. I see someone is trying to start a pillow pet club LOL. What a great way to lighten the mood on this site good luck to all my sisters!
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Unread 10-22-2011, 09:17 PM
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I'm on board with the Pillow Pet!
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Unread 10-23-2011, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by nsbelady View Post
Thanks ladies!

@buddygal - a catheter at home for a week? So sorry...that sounds horrible.
@friends1970 - glad your checkup went well.

A friend of mine suggested that I increase my vitamins A, C & E to help me heal more quickly. I'm also trying to tone up & get as healthy as I can over the next 6 weeks. I'll be shopping for a big stuffed animal (in lieu of a pillow) next week.

@arawyn - keep us posted! :-)
I bought probiotics and also a good multivitamin. I think it's good to take these to help us heal.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 07:44 AM
Vitamin E and major surgery

Vitamin E is a blood thinner. PLEASE check with your Dr. Ask him about vit. E andis maybe starting CoQ 10 before surgery. I wish you the best
  #15  
Unread 10-23-2011, 11:54 PM
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My doctor said no vitamins, esp. Vitamin e. and no weight loss drugs, etc. No ibuprophen or naproxon... only tylenol prior to surgery. I agree with you Sherri.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:56 AM
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Thanks for the vitamin info! I will stay away from vitamin E.
  #17  
Unread 10-24-2011, 07:10 AM
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Great idea. Always check with YOUR Dr. We are your sisters. NOT your Dr's
Regards
Sherri
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Unread 10-24-2011, 03:06 PM
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Had a total lap hysterectomy with cervix removal on October 17. I'm 32 with severe endometriosis and andenmyosis. The procedure itself was quick, only a little over two hours. The first few days I slept quite a bit. At a week post op I'm having some hormonal symptoms but it is nothing major. I suffered much worse when I was on Lupron a few months ago. There is something more normal about the hormanal experience this time around. I did start on a low dose of Estrogen in recovery and have been on it ever since. Just give yourself time to heal If you get bad gas pain walk alot and make sure to stay on top of your pain with the prescribed medication. I made a mistake a few times and let my pain get ahead of me. I wish you the best. Gentle hugs!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 03:29 PM
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I am going tomorrow to talk to a specialist regarding the DaVinci procedure. I had my right ovary and tubes removed almost 5 mths ago, but my Dr. discovered a lot of endo in there. He was not trained for the DiVinci, so he did the first one laparoscopic.

I am still having a lot of pain, so he is sending me to a specialist on Wed. to discuss taking out the rest using the DiVinci.

I have to be honest....I am very nervous, but coming to this site is helping me a lot. I have no idea what or how the specialist will move from here. I guess I will find out Wed.

Trying to decide if I should leave the cervix or uterus or not..?? So many questions.

Hang in there...We will make it together

Lynn
  #20  
Unread 10-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: I'm New! Looking for others with a similar procedure

Had it done last week... kept Ovaries so not sure about that part.

I took my own pillow to the hospital. I did not buy one just for the stay but took my down one. Glad I did.... Having the pillow I always sleep with was wonderful for me.

I too had a little more pain then I expected but my surgeon had to rebuild my bladder and remove tons of scar tissue. Everything was fused to other things... I have had very little if any pain from the incision sites. A little bruising but not too bad...

My Hospital was very strict with what vitamins I could take so make sure you talk to your surgeon about that...

Best wishes for you....
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