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Unread 04-19-2012, 09:16 AM
Ready or not, the date is set

I have a date. may 22. It will be hear before I know it, which brings a mix of feelings. More later.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:33 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

Good luck and welcome! I just got my date yesterday. Mine is May 3rd. Doing fine right now but the closer it gets the more I know I will be nervous.
Unread 04-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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I've been both nervous for the surgery and excited to get rid of all this pain. I'm less than two weeks away. Believe me, you'll have a WIDE range of emotions. Lean on those you love.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:10 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

My surgery is May 22 also. It 4 weeks away but I know it will be here before I know it. I can't wait to be off work. There's so much junior high drama right now that surgery will be a welcome difference.
Unread 04-19-2012, 08:57 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

The weeks before surgery can be stressful and emotional. It's a good time to clean the house, freeze lots of meals, and spend quality time with family. You will have restrictions post op that will prevent you from doing any housework until your doctor clears you (6-8 weeks). I found cooking very difficult for the first 4-5 weeks and was glad to have easy meals to heat up. And you may get bored of the same four walls inside your house while recovering. Now is a good time to get outside!

Also try to set up a support system of people to help around the house, with your family, to bring meals or just to listen and be supportive.

Explore this site and ask lots of questions of your doctors. Sometimes they don't tell us things unless we specifically ask.
Unread 04-19-2012, 11:03 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

I felt that if I did not set a date I would just keep putting it off and I did not want to be laid up all summer. I suspect that I have adenomyosis. My pain is not as bad as many here but I don't want to what until it get unbearable. On my good days I wonder if I should just tough it out. I am anemic and I am tired of being tired. Now I feel like I have so much to do! I do most everything around the house. Maybe i should start making a list of things that will need doing.
Unread 04-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

I have a date of July 10. Had to do it when I have a. Vacation planned too but that is not until 5 weeks. I have had numerous knee surgery so I have been there done that. Plus I am a nurse too.
Unread 04-19-2012, 11:29 PM
Re: Ready or not, the date is set

Lita39- yes, lists are a HUGE help (thank you sisters who told me to get going on writing them ). It feels great to get things checked off. Some of my lists have gotten a little "out of order" as I tried to plan certain things on certain days. Just be sure to listen to your body & try not to stress too much abt all of it getting done this minute. You have some time, so make sure to take care of YOU too & not just everything & everyone else!
Best wishes. Sure I'll see you 'round the site or on the "other side" (my surgery is May 9th).

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