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Unread 04-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Re: Last period ever!

Originally Posted by SaraBradburn View Post
I am wondering that, too! Good question.
I haven't needed anything at all, other than some discharge at 3 days while using the bathroom.

I kept the leftover few from Flo's last visit.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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I've used 4 pads total. No bleeding, just discharge a bit. I use panty liners now. I have read posts from others that bleed a bit and some that bleed a lot. I stocked up just in case, figured it never hurts to have pads in the house in case a guest needs them in the future.
Unread 04-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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My surgery is 4/17. I don't know how heavy I will bleed after surgery but I am packing my pads that I used for my heaviest days. I don't know if I will need that much but I am a firm believer in "better safe than sorry". good luck everyone.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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That is what I am doing too
Unread 04-12-2012, 10:44 AM
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I will bring some overnights (they are the Always in the purple packs - I have been needing those for my periods during the day for the past 6 months! They are 15 inches long!!!) and I will bring regulars and panty shields. Three different strengths.
Unread 04-12-2012, 10:58 AM
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I had TAH. I took some thick pads with me. The hospital provided their own and they were thin and long maxi pads. I only spotted enough for a liner and that lasted a few days, not even a whole week. But other ladies have had more bleeding. I wonder if it is the doctor's way of doing things, like his own surgery technique? That may be a silly thought, I don't know! So, maybe ask your doctor?
Unread 04-12-2012, 11:10 AM
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Probably has to do with technique, like you said. I have my biopsy tomorrow, hopefully it won't be as bad as the MRI was. I wasn't expecting the MRI to be bad at all, it was 2 days ago and I am still hurting everywhere! I want this over with!
Unread 04-12-2012, 12:42 PM
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I started yeasterday! Im so glad to see flo go. She has been a unwelcome guest in my life for many years. I have 3 boys great kids. I had my tubes tied 3 years ago and have had major issues since then. A prolapse and then theres the nonstop bleeding. I have to say if I didnt feel like someone was burning my insides out I woud be in party mode. Good luck to all who are going thorugh the surgery and God bless us all.
Unread 04-12-2012, 01:08 PM
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I too started my last period 5 days before surgery. I still marked day 1 in my calendar. The day of surgery there was stuff on a pad, the day after surgery NOTHING

I feel liberated and never realized how nervous I felt every day of the month.

I cannot wait to go through my panty drawer and get rid of all the old period panties.

Good luck with your surgeries!!
Unread 04-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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Rest assured sisters - they do not cancel or postpone surgery due to a visit from aunt flo, not even a yuk one Also, I wouldn't worry too much about packing pads for the hospital - they provide everything that you need, unless you just want your own. I only had light discharge, never any blood (had DVH) but the hospital gave me a whole pack of pads - the nurse had them in the bathroom waiting for me the very first time I got up and went in there I wanted to pack very lightly because I knew I wouldn't be staying long (just overnight) so I didn't take any pads at all.

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