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Unread 10-02-2002, 05:59 AM
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I'm scheduled for a TAH/BSO on October 31st. I have a 9 year old son that plays football and will most likely go to the "BIG" tournament Nov. 10th where they get to play at University of Dayton Arena (huge thing for a 9 year old!). I am planning to go, am I being overly optimisitic? I'm already missing out on Trick or Treat and doing a big birthday bash on Nov. 9th. He's my only child and it's hard on me being down for these things.


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Unread 10-02-2002, 06:21 AM
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each persons recovery is different. i see you live in dayton so this is a close trip? car rides do not feel real well on the old belly. i went out for lunch and by the office at 9 days post op (with someone else driving). i was very tired by the time i got home, but i was glad to have gotten out of the house. you should feel better by then if you don't have any complications, but sitting in the grand stands for a long period of time and the car ride there isn't going to be very comfortable. maybe you could go for part of the game and have someone video tape the other part for you? good luck
Unread 10-02-2002, 06:27 AM
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Hi Marrita,
I from just south of Dayton. Which hospital are you going to have your surgery? Which dr. are you using? I had Dr. Cly from Dayton ob/gyn and he is great!! I went to Miami Valley hospital #35 in the country for ob/gyn. The nurses were very good and always encouraging. I am 2 weeks post op, and I'm not sure if I could or would climb all those bleachers and walk the distance required to attend a football game. I had a TAH/BSO with a vertical incision. And I'm 51, so take that all into consideration. There never seems to be a completely convenient time for Moms to be out of commision. Feel free to email me at:
[email protected]
Best wishes and Good Luck to your sons football team.
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Unread 10-02-2002, 07:02 AM
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Hi Marrita, I know that it's hard to miss out on important events with families and friends , but you only get one chance to heal properly. What you can do is to discuss everything you hope to be able to do with your DR in advance. He/she will be able to tell you what you can expect and give you approval or not for certain activies. I think the video is a great idea. Take care, waiting is really the hardest. s
Unread 10-02-2002, 07:19 AM
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To tell you the truth, that would have been way too much for me. Wouldn't you have to climb lots of stairs and sit for a long period of time? If they are bleachers, lots of jarring from people jumping around, too. I vote for the video. If you go, you would almost surely be miserable.
Unread 10-02-2002, 07:45 AM
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I agree that this might be very exhausting for you after only 10 days. Short trips might be ok (a nearby restaurant for lunch) but a football game at a big arena for several hours sounds too difficult. I had a quick recovery, but a football game sounds too much for even me. You can discuss with your doctor, but remember that you are a better judge of what you can do. My doctor actually told me I was capable of going out to dinner and a movie just 3 DAYS after a TAH with major blood loss during surgery. I am so glad I didn't take his advice because I went out for a quick lunch only instead and found the sitting really uncomfortable and couldn't wait to go home.

You won't be down much longer. By Thanksgiving you should be able to fully participate in family activities (but I would use your surgery as an excuse not to host the big dinner this year!)

Your son may be disappointed but I think he'll understand. By the time the next big game comes around, all will be forgotten.
Unread 10-02-2002, 08:26 AM
Hi Marrita

I can't make your decision about whether to go to the game or not, but I do understand your feelings about it.

My surgery is the same day. I'll think good thoughts for you and say a quick prayer for you that morning before I get whisked off to the O.R.

All best wishes and a {{{hug}}},
Unread 10-02-2002, 08:40 AM
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Just a about taking a folding lawn chair to sit on while you are there? If that is possible, it would be much better than the bleachers where you have to sit up and hunched over the whole time. Perhaps you could put the chair where they let handicapped folks sit in their wheel chairs. I would call the arena to see if you could do this. I am 3 weeks post and would not want to sit on bleachers for a long time and I feel great most of the time.

Good luck!

SAH/BSO 9/9/02
Unread 10-05-2002, 10:12 AM
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I found out I needed surgery about 16 days before Parents Weekend at my freshman son's campus- a 35 minute drive. My doctor allowed me to postpone till right after that weekend and I'm so glad she did! I had surgery 9/24 and I now know I never could have held up for the walking and sitting of a football game- I would have been 10 days post op had I gone with surgery prior to this event.
Last night, 10 days post, I went to a high school football game just to show my visiting mother a TEXAS HALFTIME show (nothin' like it!)- arrived with little time left in the 1st half. I was sufferring terribly by the time halftime ended ( we were there a total of 65 minutes) and had to take my first full pain pill in a week when we got home.
Everyone does heal differently but I've found staying in any one position- especially sitting upright- is what HURTS. I need to move around, lay down, etc. My advice is (as a loving, devoted, stay at home Mom) call your doctor Monday, run the whole scenario past him or her and maybe reschedule for AFTER your son's big football weekend, if possible.
Best of luck in all aspects of your surgery! post and let us know how things go.
Unread 10-06-2002, 06:36 AM

If you could borrow a wheel chair, they would let you sit down with the handicaped folks. You would need someone to push you and do the driving. How about a van or RV to ly down in when you get tired?

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