NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 12-17-2013, 10:14 AM
NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM

Hello,

I'm scheduled to have my da vinci LSH tomorrow (12/18 at 11 am in MD) and I was just told by my gyn that the surgery may be postponed as my potassium levels are low (3 is my number; 3.5 is normal). My pre op was 12/16 which is why we're just now finding out.

Has anyone else been in similar shoes? If so, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Kimberly
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 12-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Re: NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM

I'm not sure why they can't give you potassium pills to bring up your level? My mom has had low potassium and was given pills, she was told her level should come up right away. Would that not be an option for you? I would ask your Dr, as my understanding is that is an easy situation to fix. Best wishes all goes on schedule.
  #3  
Unread 12-17-2013, 11:55 AM
Re: NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM

Yes, ask for pills. They decided my potassium was low while I was in overnight post-op and added it to my IV. It was excruciating, the only truly painful part of this whole adventure. Thought my arm was on fire. The nurse said, "this might sting a little".
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 12-17-2013, 12:27 PM
Re: NEED ADVICE! 12/18 da vinci LSH MIGHT BE CANCELLED B/C LOW POTASSIUM

Many thanks for the helpful replies! I just spoke with my gyn and she said to take 6 over the counter protein supplements today (2 per each meal) and I should be fine for the morning! I appreciate your help and will hope for the best. Happy holidays!
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
22 Replies, Last Reply 11-23-2013, Started By PennyBlue
5 Replies, Last Reply 10-23-2012, Started By cam87
5 Replies, Last Reply 12-12-2011, Started By Iridessa
5 Replies, Last Reply 05-23-2011, Started By Cammy11
8 Replies, Last Reply 02-10-2010, Started By Gray27
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-28-2008, Started By Tank777
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-03-2007, Started By Diane99
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-30-2004, Started By preciouspearl
3 Replies, Last Reply 06-11-2004, Started By m5trent
10 Replies, Last Reply 09-14-2001, Started By squid56
0 Reply, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
7 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
11 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
1 Reply, Cancer Concerns - GYN
1 Reply, Hysteritaville General Discussions
6 Replies, Hysteritaville General Discussions
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
1 Reply, Hysteritaville General Discussions
4 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

March 8,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement