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Unread 06-15-2002, 04:41 PM
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Hi sisters,

I have my bedroom and shower upstairs. Today, my husband and I were talking and decided to put a twin size in the living room so I won't have to climb the stairs when I get home.

Do you think this is a wise move? This way I can get myself water and talk to (monitor) the kids, and it will be easier taking the short walks during the day.

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Unread 06-15-2002, 04:49 PM
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Sounds good to me! My bedroom is upstairs also, but I'm planning on camping out in the recliner downstairs for the first few days!
Unread 06-15-2002, 05:53 PM

I am 9 days post-op. My Dr. told me to "limit" stairs. On the first day home I walked up the stairs to our house (about 5 feet). I went slow and did not have any problems.

All the rest of the house is on one floor, so moving around was not a problem, however, I know how much time I spent lying down (still am! LOL), so if you intend to do all the lying down in your bedroom, you will have problems being around the kids.

Actually, even though my bedroom is on the same floor, I spent most of my time on the sofa in front of the t.v. So I suggest either a bed downstairs, or a sleeping bag and lots of big pillows for the sofa. That way you are lying down, but still in the center of things.
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Unread 06-15-2002, 06:03 PM
4 days post op

I am now 4 days post op and my bathroom is upstairs...everything else like my room and kitchen , living room are down stairs...I had TVH and must take the venture upstairs about 5 to 10 times a day (i piddle alot) they really have not been my biggest challenge.the ride home was!!.I have a couch with recliners on each end so thats where I have been planted (we have a waterbed full motion..the ride home was movement enough) Honestly I feel that the stairs will keep me more in shape....My dr didnt frown on the stairs he said do what ever I feel up to with in cleaning and that sort...Guess it depends on you and the dr....good luck to you........
Unread 06-15-2002, 09:19 PM
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I had a TVH, too, and had no problem with stairs. I don't if it's different for a TAH - it may be. You might ask your doctor about the stairs.
Unread 06-16-2002, 04:56 AM
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Hi hotlady,

Good for you planning ahead!

I have an old 2 story home with 15 steep steps to the 2nd floor. I was told that I would be in the castle for 3-5 days since my surgery lasted for so long (I was under for 5 hours). However, 48 hours post-op, I was doing well enough that I was able to come home...could have stayed at least another day but accepted the offer to go home when I did.

I went right to the couch when I came home. The first night it was too painful for me to go upstairs to our bedroom, so I stayed on the couch. I should mention that I also had a supra-pubic catheter which was a little painful. Had lots of pillows and a tray table with everything I could possibly need. Also, had a walkie-talkie and my DH had the other so I could call if I needed.

After that first night, I went to my bed each night and came down in the morning. Did this before my DH went to work in the morning as I was unsteady on the steps. However, for me, I really liked going upstairs for the night. It can be a bit boring being in the same place for recovery and I found that going to my bedroom at night made me feel better. It took me about a week before I was steady enough to venture the staircase on my own, and I continued to limit my trips up and down until around 2 weeks post-op; though even at that point I wasn't exactly ready to run up and down

Best wishes and s
Unread 06-16-2002, 05:38 AM
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Every DR has different post op instructions. I went home with NO restrictions on stairs. But the first few times up or down I had my DH on the down side just in case since I was still kind of wobbley from the anesthesia and pain meds. I took it V E R Y S L O W L Y and held on to the bannister. I didn't have any trouble.

My bedroom is upstairs, we have a bathroom on both floors. I slept in my bed, went downstairs in the morning and camped out on the couch, then went back upstairs to bed in the evening.

I tried to use my recliner, but even though there is a handle it still requires some pushing with the legs to get it unreclined. The first time I tried it really hurt my abdomen, so I stayed out of it for a few weeks.

Best wishes!

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