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Unread 10-28-2011, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Keltec View Post
I'm feeling better every week. It just takes so long to completely recover but I'm hanging in there
I am happy your doing well. It really takes a lot out of you from what I have been reading. I feel like I am running around like crazy before my surgery on Wednesday. This is a big reality check for myself and my family. Have a great day
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Unread 10-28-2011, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by wdw View Post
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!
wdw- I have always stressed about things I am not in control of. Honestly my 13 yr old daughter is way better than me giving blood, IV's, ect. I will get myself so worked up. I have been experiencing a lot of anxiety lately and with this surgery coming up in such a short notice, I am finding some days are very difficult. Think positive I say!! lol Enjoy your day.
Unread 10-28-2011, 12:21 PM
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I loved the compression device! I wished I could have one at home. I thought it was very soothing. I think it helped me relax enough to sleep a little bit while I was at the hospital.

The catheter was no big deal. I'm kind of a wimp, but seriously, it was about like taking off a bandaid. I was surprised.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 12:31 PM
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Ok great nice to hear that @ hikerme. I am a side sleeper and I guess with the devices i will be restricted to being on my back right?
Unread 10-28-2011, 06:00 PM
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I usually sleep on my side, too, but I can't right now. The only comfortable position is on my back, supported on both sides of my hips & back with pillows. That takes the most pressure off my belly. The middle incision, the one that the camera went through, hurts a bit more than the others. I have to try to keep even the blanket off of it to get comfortable.
Unread 10-28-2011, 07:07 PM
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The compression devices just wrap around each lower leg. You can still move your legs about. In other words, they won't be what keeps you from laying on your side.
Unread 10-28-2011, 10:28 PM

Originally Posted by Bugati View Post
The compression devices just wrap around each lower leg. You can still move your legs about. In other words, they won't be what keeps you from laying on your side.
thanks, I was thinking the same thing after I wrote that post.
Unread 10-29-2011, 04:19 AM
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@ bedofroses, Thanks for asking the question about the catheters cause my surgeon told me that I will be having one in during surgery. Mine is Friday. 2 days after yours. I am getting a full Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy done. Good luck with your surgery! I will be praying for you. Also thaks to all the other people who commemted on this. It was very helpful.
Unread 10-29-2011, 07:42 AM
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Thank you @ snuggle bunny I am having the Davinci as well. I will keep u posted on my post op as soon as I can. I'm focusing on last minute things this weekend around the house. Grocery shopping is done. I set up a table next to my bed with everything I need. I will keep u in my thoughts & prayers . I'll keep in touch.

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