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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:00 PM
Upcoming Surgery 4/10

Well my total abdominal hysterectomy is scheduled for April 10th. Now that it is official, I am really scared and nervous. Not about not waking up or something going wrong, but about the pain physically and mentally afterwards. I have had surgeries in the past, but nothing this severe. I am starting to do everything to prepare as much as possible including with work, home, etc, but still can't keep my mind off of it and seems like it is taking forever for the day to get here. I had my blood work done, ultrasound and everything came back normal. Did my pre-op appointment. Now all that's left is the waiting and then easter weekend I have my 72 hour blood work and then bowel cleanse the 9th, and then surgery the 10th. I have an embarassing question, never done a bowel cleanse before. Is it absolutely horrible?
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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:47 PM
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I had to do one prior to surgery last September. Its not great but not awful either. I thought I was going to hate it, but it wasnt bad.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:52 PM
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good, they way they described it, doesnt sound fun at all lol, not looking forward to it.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by iwillsurvive View Post
good, they way they described it, doesnt sound fun at all lol, not looking forward to it.
I will say that several times I thought I was going to poo myself but never did. You will be a tad gassy with the bowel prep
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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:59 PM
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Im feelingn same way. My surgery its om the 10th. And preop/blood work on the 9th. So far they have not told me if I need to do the bowe prep. I had to do one last week for a colom surgery amd it was not so bad, i just had to drink MoM. Im glad lot of us are going in on the 10 so we can share storeis.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 01:29 PM
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i will definently share with you how the surgery goes. will be nice to have someone to talk to. what time is yours the 10th? mines at 2pm, central standard time, (Wisconsin). im really nervous but also anxious for it to happen. isnt coming soon enough
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Unread 03-23-2012, 01:57 PM
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They have not told me the time yet. My preop its at 230 on the 10th. Hospital will call me today or monday to confirme the time.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 02:44 PM
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you have preop on the same day as your surgery? i just did mine yesterday. keep me posted on the time, maybe we will have them close to each other, i am supposed to be there at noon and then surgery is around 2pm
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Unread 03-23-2012, 04:16 PM
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I meant on the 9th.. I know its a little wired since most of
Adies on here have the preop few days before surgery, but mine its a day before.. I guess I will know for sure when hospital calles me they may change the preop date.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 05:06 PM
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i see, all hospitals are different. good luck at your preop. mine went great and fast. just basic ears, nose and throat and questions about your medical history. really simple. received letter from hospital today about bowel cleansing, i start it at 4pm & 6pm on the 9th. to top it all off, all day/night the 9th i am stuck to clear liquid diet and then no food the day of surgery with surgery not till 2pm, ugh not fun
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