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Saying goodbye to my uterus ~ is there a list of do's and dont's? Saying goodbye to my uterus ~ is there a list of do's and dont's?

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Unread 02-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Re: Saying goodbye to my uterus on 13th Feb

I was in hospital for twice for brain surgery last year and I brought my laptop and cell phone. I would've gone bonkers without them. My DH held on to them until I had a room. I did not wear any jewelry; I left my wedding ring at home.

As for the needles and the IV - they put numbing cream on my skin before inserting the IVs. I felt some pressure but not pain. I look away while they do it and take deep, even breaths. I am very difficult to get IVs into because I have small veins. The anesthesiologists want to keep you comfortable and safe. They can also give you a sedative to help with anxiety before you go in to the OR. I had this for my first surgery, but did not need it the second time.

I am scheduled for a da Vinci total hyster soon. I am only expected to be in hospital for one night, but I might still bring my laptop - in case I feel well enough to email people at 3 a.m. after the nurses wake me up again to check my vitals.

Good luck with everything. I hope you can have the shortest hospital stay possible.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 02:44 PM
Re: Saying goodbye to my uterus on 13th Feb

i hate the middle of the night checks. i am the type of person that if you wake me up- thats it, im up. i dont care how much you dope me up. as far as im concerned, stick a mirror under my nose. if i am breathing then leave me be. thats why i bring so much stuff with me.

im fine with needles. i get them all the time with my blood disorder. I could hook up the IV myself ive had so many
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Re: Saying goodbye to my uterus on 13th Feb

Its just how it is over here kjday. Minimum 3 days cos we have a catheter in for 24-48hrs and we have to be functional and mobile before being discharged. I dont really know much else.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Re: Saying goodbye to my uterus on 13th Feb

I have no way of keeping my laptop or any of my possessions safe in hospital... we have wards with many patients on then..there is no privacy to speak of and when I go for surgery my stuff will be 'moved' by nurses, to the ward that I will be on to recover for a couple of days. So many hands might be messing with my overnight bag. I dont wear jewellery so no need to worry there....I may ask either my hubby, mum or daughter to bring me my phone later on the day...I dont think I am gonna be up to much facebooking before that. lol
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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Re: Saying goodbye to my uterus on 13th Feb

Glad to see that I will be in good company on the 13th! I am also having surgery that day, bright and early! Having a LAVH-BSO. Probably just bringing my Kindle Fire and iPhone. Will have family there so they can take care of my belongings until I come back to the room. The hospital I will be at has all private rooms so I am glad about that! Go to visit with my doctor on Thursday, 2/9, and will then find out how long I will be in. Expecting just an overnight stay, so we will see!
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