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  #11  
Unread 10-27-2011, 09:13 AM
Re: questions

Looks like you got some good answers!! I was concerned about the cath as well -- I had one placed for a previous surgery but also had it removed before I woke up, so this was my first 'memorable' experience with a catheter. I remember feeling like I had to 'go' all the time, even though it was clearly doing it's job. I loved being able to drink as much as I wanted all night without having to get up to pee! Having it removed was uneventful. Some people find it uncomfortable, but I didn't. Be aware that they will probably need to measure your urine output for at least a shift or so after pulling the catheter -- but they will (or should) keep you informed of that.

I didn't mind the compression devices, either. Hardly even noticed them! The tubes connecting the sleeves to the machine are easy to snap on and off for when you want to get out of bed. And the stockings are nice, I still wear them occasionally.

Best wishes to you!!
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  #12  
Unread 10-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Re: questions

Oops! I missed your question earlier. I'm doing well. My major complaint was my own reaction to medicines. The surgery went fine. I was just left with lingering nausea. If that's my major complaint, you can tell that I'm doing great!

Best wishes to you!
  #13  
Unread 10-27-2011, 10:27 AM
Re: questions

@ Bugati, I am glad your doing fine.. hope the nausea is getting better

@ Tango, Yes def have some good answers that make me feel a lot better. Thank you
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  #14  
Unread 10-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Re: questions

@ auntsunflower- I am happy to hear your surgery using the davinci was good overall. I do stand the chance of having abdominal surgery but keeping my fingers crossed. The doctor plans on keeping one on my ovaries to avoid surgical menopause but everything else will go. Thanks for your reply

@McLila- thanks for the comment. I have had the stockings but not the massage.

@Cocoa31- I feel much better about the cath. I just hope I don't end up coming home with it, like some women on here. Thanks for the reply
  #15  
Unread 10-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Re: questions

thank you so much for all the info on the cath! For some reason, that was a big worry of mine!
  #16  
Unread 10-27-2011, 09:15 PM
Re: questions

@wdw......... I was so stressing over that one. I hate needles, pain and most of all the unexpected. My emotions are running sky high. I feel like I go from 0 to 60 in 1 second flat, lol. One minute i am crying and the next ready to go off on someone or something. I m trying to stay positive and this site is wonderful.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 06:04 AM
Re: questions

bedofroses.... I know exactly what you mean! It's the weirdest things that I'm stressing about - needles, stitches/staples, cath. This site is terrific, it has calmed a lot of my fears reading everyone's posts, I'm so glad I found it!
  #18  
Unread 10-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Re: questions

Bedofroses, I too was worried about the cath, but it eneded up not being a issue as they had it out before I was awake. One of the things that I had learn with a prevous surgery was to drink warm water with lemon juice to get my bladder working and after my surgery last Friday I drank a bottle of that and was peeing with no problem. I am 7 days post op and doing very well. Just be sure to drink lots of water and walk to get the gases moving.
Good Luck as you will be fine! Sending you lots of Hugs!
  #19  
Unread 10-28-2011, 08:34 AM
Re: questions

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Originally Posted by bedofroses View Post
Thank you Keltec....all this information is very helpful. How are you feeling post surgery?
I'm feeling better every week. It just takes so long to completely recover but I'm hanging in there
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Unread 10-28-2011, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by kubert22 View Post
Bedofroses, I too was worried about the cath, but it eneded up not being a issue as they had it out before I was awake. One of the things that I had learn with a prevous surgery was to drink warm water with lemon juice to get my bladder working and after my surgery last Friday I drank a bottle of that and was peeing with no problem. I am 7 days post op and doing very well. Just be sure to drink lots of water and walk to get the gases moving.
Good Luck as you will be fine! Sending you lots of Hugs!
Thank you for the info, I will try that! I am glad your doing well . I've heard horror stories about the gas and it seems to affect everyone differently. Thanks for Hugs, I need them. I wish you a speedy recovery
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