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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:24 PM
Greetings from the Castle!

Hello future princesses. I am 10 hours post op and pleased to report I am doing well. I had robotic-assisted laproscopic surgery this morning and am resting comfortably.
I haven't talked to my doctor myself or if I did, I don't remember it. Mom said they had to clean up some adhesions before they could do anything else (I thought they'd find some.) was in surgery just about 3 hours, spent an hour in recovery, and moved to my room about 11:30. Our hospital dietary is setup like Room service, they gave me a menu and said I could have whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it.
I havent had any issues with pain management. Nurse said to let her know when my pain got to a 3 or 4 and have had a pain pill as needed, with a toredol booster every other time. Staff has been great, and I got a very quiet room. I love the compression cuffs on my legs. They are like mini massagers and don't bother me a bit.
I hope everyone else is doing well today.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:28 PM
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Compression cuffs? Is that normal? Im really glad your doing so well. I have the same surgery in 4 weeks! Happy recovery
Unread 11-29-2011, 07:37 PM
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So glad you are doing so well...I can only hope I will do as well...whoo have your crown!!!
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Unread 11-29-2011, 08:12 PM
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Arawyn Welcome to the other side! I am glad your surgery went well. Make sure you become a pampered so you can heal right.

Jowens As far as I understand, compression cuffs are normal. I also had them from the time I got out of surgery to the time I went home (3 1/2 days). They are wrapped around your legs and gently squeeze and release. They help prevent blood clots from forming, which is a risk during surgery and hospitalization. I also liked mine - they felt pretty good. I was to wear them any time I was in bed. I only took them off when I walked.

Shanwool - Good luck with your surgery.

Hugs to all...
Unread 11-29-2011, 08:18 PM
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congratulations! mission accomplished! hope the pain stays at bay.
Unread 11-29-2011, 08:45 PM
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Arawyn -

I also wanted to invite you to join your surgery recovery group so you can compare notes with and get support from women in the same stage of recovery as you.

Unread 11-29-2011, 08:46 PM
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The compression cuffs are to prevent blood clots. I've had 4knee surgeries and foot issues, and the cuffs reallly make me feel good.I've heard ladies say they were annoying so I wanted to make sure to let folk know they can be comforting. Makes me think my kitty is on the bed and is snuggling with me. She's usually on my feet at home.

I have been very pampered. My family brought me roses and a balloon and i have the lights dimmed, soft music and lots of water.

Thanks to everyone who have helped me get to this point in my journey.
Unread 11-29-2011, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by marestail View Post
Arawyn -

I also wanted to invite you to join your surgery recovery group so you can compare notes with and get support from women in the same stage of recovery as you.

Thanks. I'm on it.
Unread 11-29-2011, 10:58 PM
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Arawyn - so happy things went well! Please go into the post-op forum & read some of the messages so you will have an idea of things to expect during recovery. Gas pains will be an issue that you will notice very soon but thankfully seem to ease up between days 6&10. The forums of those who are recovering a week or so ahead of you will really help. Best of luck!
Unread 11-30-2011, 01:57 AM
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Hey Arawyn!

Glad to see you on here so soon. Sounds like you are doing really well - Yea!
Looking forward to seeing you on the post-op forum.

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