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  #21  
Unread 01-04-2002, 02:34 PM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

jmanduke,

I took my own pj's. I guess from working in the hospital, I'm just tired of those gowns. Plus, because of being washed & worn so much some are missing straps or snaps & are faded & ugly. It's really up to you. It just made me feel better being dressed in something pretty.
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  #22  
Unread 01-04-2002, 02:42 PM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Well my Jan 7th sisters.. we're almost there (finally)... I thank all of you for all of your advice and I have many more things to think about and do before monday. If we all hold each other's hands and hold each other tight, we'll be ok



I can't wait to hear from all of you next week.

xoxo, Molly

  #23  
Unread 01-04-2002, 06:00 PM
1/7 Sisters

Lo and behold it is almost upon us all. Yippee!!!! 5:00 couldn't come quick enough for me.

No, I haven't packed yet either. Nurse today (had to type & crossmatch my blood) told me to bring robe, house slippers, pads and panties. She said probably wouldn't need (or could wear?) pj's; so mine are staying home. She sent me home with a sheet that said to bring toiletries, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. so I will pack those as well. Buying a new front tie robe tomorrow.

I'm lucky I don't need to do any prep but are doing what I can to clean out without starving at the same time....surgery could be a little worse with the IBS....doesn't take much sometimes to upset those intestines. I too would stay away from mexican. I've done preps before, orally and the other way, and you really will feel clean inside and out. Tip......warm baths (I used aloe bubble bath) after toidy trips....really helps soothe the poor behind!

Here's a laugh for all you ladies.....since I had the bloodwork done today (only good for 3 days) they gave me a very lovely pink bracelet I get to wear all weekend! lol I told my DH I felt like I was out on a weekend pass from the insane asylum or something! lol This is so they will see it Mon and not draw again.

I'm scheduled at 9 a.m.; have to be there by 7 a.m. If I don't make it out here again before Monday you will all be in my prayers and this will be a piece of cake for us!
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  #24  
Unread 01-04-2002, 08:57 PM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

My wish for all of you LIW is for you to realize that the waiting was by far the hardest part! Even though my surgery turned out to be a lot more than I expected, I felt so good so soon that I stopped all pain meds after day one and never looked back. I was pretty afraid that I felt TOO good and something would go wrong!

It's all attitude - if it's good, your experience will probably be, too. Remember to treat your nurses like your friends and they'll really go out of their way for you!
  #25  
Unread 01-04-2002, 09:52 PM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

Hi all of you dear LIW!
You're all having your surgery on my son's 11th B-day! I feel everything you're feeling right now, for it was only 3 1/2 weeks ago I was feeling the same way. I had a TVH and my surgery was scheduled for THREE LONG MONTHS! You talk about waiting! It was definetly the hardest part. I was also very nervous about doing the fleet enema to myself, but lived through it. (Could of used Bookaholics advice about warming it though, that's very good advice). However I had a Quarter pounder w/ cheese and a large fry at lunch the day before my surgery. I new it would be a few days until I would eat normally, so I treated myself. Do get a pedicure if you can find the time. I did and was very happy I did. Leave your P.J.'s at home unless you want to wear some pretty ones home. I brought 2 pr. to the hospital and never felt like putting them on until it was time to go home. I nice tie inthe front robe, slippers and granny panties is all you really need. I do recommend bringing your own pads. Oh, and the reason you don't need your P.J's is because you'll have a cathedar for a while and your I.V. and you can't put anything over them. I'll be lifting all you January 7 ladies up in prayer. You'll do great!
s KayeKaye
The Lord is the strength of my life!!
  #26  
Unread 01-05-2002, 05:53 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

KAYEKAYE!! How could I have forgotten to mention the granny panties!!! I had to get some from the hospital--they have these weird one-size-fits-all net things which turned out to be wonderful. I am still washing and using them!

I, too, have lifted you all up in prayer. As I put in one of my other posts, I actually wrote a Bible verse on the palm of my hand before I went to the pre-op area so I could concentrate on it. And it worked BEAUTIFULLY! Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
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Unread 01-05-2002, 10:40 PM
Jan. 7th sister also!

Hey, Autumn_Mist, I too have been a cleaning machine!! Also, a eating fanatic, like the no eating after midnight is going to kill me! Simply because they say I can't! I'm nervous and have had the butterflies, the nightmares and terrible thoughts, but for some reason I'm now anxious but calm, maybe it's the calm before the storm?:cry: I wish all my Jan. 7th sisters the very best! I'm scheduled for 9:30, but must be at the hospital by 7:30,:alarm: I've ironed three weeks worth of school clothes for my son, that way things will be easier for my SO, bought plenty of fruits, veggies, and frozen dinners, but I'm not packed. I'm saving that for the last minute when it seems like I'm about to pull my hair out from waiting. All of you will be in my prayers, and we'll meet again in Post OP.
  #28  
Unread 01-06-2002, 04:46 AM
Last to go

Hi sisters!

Looks like I'll be the last to go (5PM). I'll be praying for all of you throughout the day. I'v been a cleaning machine too, but did manage to get my manicaure and pedicure yesterday (at least one part of me has to look good - I did the sam compulsive thing with each of my births, too - even stopping to get my toes painted after my water broke - came to the hospital with the toe separators still in...)

I washed my HYSTERSISTER T and my new granny pants so they'd be soft. Actually I bought the stretchy maternity unders - they have a lot of stretch in the cotton so they accomodate a range of shapes.

No solid food for me after breakfast today, and I start the beloved bowel prep this afternoo. n. I still have to pick out a book to bring to the castle - any suggestions for a good, districting but easy read?

Hugs to all - see you in post-op. Guess I'll be able to post again by around Thursday.

Dorrie
  #29  
Unread 01-06-2002, 06:21 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7 (new book)

I don't know, I could be wrong, but I certainly had no time to read a book. The meds. they give you for pain will make you not even be able to keep your eyes open. Not to mention the anasthesia takes a long time to get out of your system. I know you'll definetly want a good book for when you get home and some good magazines too! However I went into the hospital at 6:30 a.m. on a Wed. and went home that Fri. at 2:00 p.m. Your stay might be longer.

In my prayers!
KayeKaye

The Lord is the strength of my life!
  #30  
Unread 01-06-2002, 06:58 AM
Pre-op today and surgery Monday, 1/7

I picked up about 5 books to read. I was told I wouldn't be reading anything in the castle, and that I shouldn't bring anything heavy anyway. I did bring my Bible (yes, that's heavy!), two new People Magazines that I hadn't read yet, and a National Inquirer (YES, I'M SERIOUS!!--I wanted something completely ridiculous to take my mind off everything).

Well, I did read my Bible, but I didn't read any other book and didn't want to. I loved the dumb magazines. I just didn't have the concentration to read a book. Surgery was Monday at noon, and I was there until Thursday at noon. I don't remember wishing I had a book--BUT--I do remember that if I HAD wanted one, my dh could have brought it to me!

I've been on the go since I got home and STILL haven't read those five great books waiting for me, though my 17 yr old daughter has!!

BTW, if you want something to read before surgery and are a bit nervous or anxious, I highly recommend the Bible. If you don't want to do that, then I highly recommend the People Magazines!!
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