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Unread 02-08-2012, 03:22 PM
5 more days, pre op appt today

I had alot of questions today that I got answered. Will you be taking out my cervix? yes but only if it is not a gigantic mess inside. If things look ok he will take it out and cauterize really well so I will not bleed. Possibly appendix as well, but he won't know till he gets it there and takes a good look around.

I'm having an intrathecal epidural as well to help with pain control, but he said unlike when they give you one for a c section I probobly won't remember it cause they can give you A 6 pack before they do it... lol I thoght that was funny.

He said this is going to be worse than my laporotomy or either of my c sections so to prepare myself, but He is writing me for plenty of IV meds before they wean me to pills. I will be in jail for 3 days, but seeing as thogh I have 4 kids at home, I'm kinda sorta looking forward to 3 days away as sick as that may seem!

I also got out of any major bowel prep! YAY! I'm just doing a liquid diet on Sunday with 2 laxatives 6 hours apart. WHEW!!!
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Unread 02-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Re: 5 more days, pre op appt today

Sounds like you got some good information to help you prepare for the surgery. I had a TAH, and while it was not a walk in the park, it was also not nearly as painful as I had thought it would be. Take good care of yourself. I suspect that if you feel as well as I did, there will be a lot of expectations at home about returning to your normal routines. You will need to rest a lot and follow your doctor's orders so that you heal well.

Take care!
Unread 02-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Re: 5 more days, pre op appt today

Good luck to you with your surgery. I also had a TAH BSO. My biggest surprise for me was the level of fatigue. It was exhausting just taking a shower and getting to the couch. Pain levels were moderate to severe, but were controllable with narcotics and Motrin the first week and just motrin after that. Recovery took a while, and I was out of work for 3 weeks (desk job). I then did the next 4 weeks part time before returning to full time. You will need help with the household (cooking, dishes, shopping, etc.) for several weeks, and don't plan on cleaning the house for 8 weeks. Keep meals simple and easy to make. Keep in mind that it can take one year to heal 100%.

(((Hugs))) to you..

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