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Unread 01-04-2002, 07:33 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Mollie--waiting is HORRIBLE. I found out 12 days ahead of time about my surprise hysterectomy (I hadn't been in pain and had no clue I'd be having one). As far as I'm concerned, I wish I'd found out 12 HOURS ahead of time!!

Enjoy your stay at the castle!
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Unread 01-04-2002, 07:40 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

hi all
this is karen , iam having surgury monday and i am sooo scared!
i even picked a fight with dh last night hoping to find reson to cancel surgury monday, but iam trapped in a box so to speak and just have to buck up and do it!! will it hurt? will i die? am just sick and can not get my mind off all my fears, needless to say i will be reading all weekend !!
sorry to seem so crazy!!
Unread 01-04-2002, 08:21 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Looks like Jan. 7th is going to be a busy day at the castle. I am having my TVH w/anterior and possibly posterior repair then as well.

I have been a cleaning machine. We have had snow the last couple of days and they are calling for freezing rain Sunday. I have to be at the castle by 6:00 Monday. I am my DR's first surgery of the day. I like that!!! I have to do an enama at home the night before, and I have never had to do one. I think that will be the hardest thing I'll have to do.

Waiting has been very difficult. I have known for about seven weeks. I appreciate the advice about the pillow. I have also made plans to keep my laptop close to the couch to keep in touch.
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Unread 01-04-2002, 09:30 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Hello Catwalk...

Don't feel bad I will have to do the enema thing too. I have never done that before either. It will be a new experience for the both of us. EWW!

I am having the LAVH. My surgery is scheduled for 9:30 but I need to be there at 7:30. I feel bad for our Sister that has to wait until 5:00 that evening! My trip to the castle is 80 miles away from home. So, DH & myself are leaving Sunday afternoon and will stay in a hotel near the hospital. I am sure I will be posting up until I walk out the door.

Has anyone packed yet? I haven't gotten that far, that is on the agenda for today.

Take Care Sisters!

BIG ,s!!!
Unread 01-04-2002, 09:41 AM

My doc is making me do a full bowel prep - liquids only begining Saturday night, clear liquids all day Sunday with a bowel prep potion in the afternoon and an enema before I go to bed. YUK!!!

A girlfriend of mine said maybe I'd lose some weight (always trying for those last 10). I said yeah, but it seems as though I'll be getting a swelly belly too....

Today's my last day in the office - I'm shutting down and clearing out. I want to buy myself a new cosmetics bag this afternoon, and get some of that salt-scrub. I don't think I want everyone looking at my flaky winter legs. I want a pedicure too.

I feel I'm just getting really silly. Earlier this week I was worried about pain and hormones and real stuff. Now I just want to look good in my Hystersister night shirt (yes I bought one - don't think I have the nerve to wear a crown in the castle, though)

Best wishes to us!! Champagne this time next week!!

Unread 01-04-2002, 10:50 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Are you doing a Fleet enema? If so, it is a piece of cake. NOTHING to it. However, don't let it get too cold (we live in Northern MN and keep our house at 62). Warm it up a bit with warm water. When you put it in, the cold Fleet liquid will feel really weird. If it's warm, it won't. TRUST ME--the Fleet enema is NO BIGGIE.

As for the full bowel prep, I've done those at least three times for a barium enema, and actually--I felt really cleansed afterwards (and lost weight ). The worst is not eating anything but a liquid diet. The actual prep itself is not bad at all--just somewhat tedious.

KAREN--as far as finding a reason to have to cancel your surgery--I thought of that as well, but then I realized I'd just be POSTPONING it, which would actually make it worse. Imagine having to wait LONGER!!! YECH!
Unread 01-04-2002, 11:11 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Hi Bookoholic!

Thanks for the tip on the Fleets Enema. I will make sure to warm that puppy up. I wasn't put on a liquid diet, like some of the other sisters. I will be sure not to over do it though. DH was talking about dining at a buffet or Mexican food...sounds painful to me. I was thinking more along the lines of soup and crackers.

Have a great day!
Unread 01-04-2002, 11:32 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Autumn_Mist...stick to your plan instead of dh's & your tummy will thank you for it the next day.
Unread 01-04-2002, 11:47 AM
Fleet Enema

Hi. I have to do one, too. My mother said to do two. I guess to make sure you're really cleaned out. I was reading a post just now that talked about wearing pjs in the hospital. I wasn't planning on brining any. I figured they would want me in the "hospital gown". Is this a mistake? Am I going to want my own pajamas or gown? I just figured when it came time to walk that I would put on a robe and slippers and take off.

Good luck to all my Jan. 7th sisters. You will certainly be in my prayers...

Unread 01-04-2002, 01:27 PM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Be sure you don't warm up the Fleet too much! I doubt you could, however.

I brought my own jammies and robe and never used them. I'm glad I didn't--I just used theirs instead. MUCH easier. Keep your nice things for at home! (Just my opinion!) Do bring slippers (they gave me some, but they were a joke).

As for dinner on Sunday--well, I took the advice of someone on this forum and ATE LIGHTLY ALL DAY. In fact, I stopped eating much around late afternoon. I highly recommend that. Don't be starving, but I really think that helped with the after-surgery nausea. I did NOT throw up or get the dry heaves. My surgery was around noon on Monday and I didn't eat much after 3 pm on Sunday. Prior to that I kept it light with foods I enjoy (peanut butter sandwich, soup, etc.).

I'd give the thumbs down on a big Mexican dinner unless you have a cast iron stomach.

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