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Surgery in the morning

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Lothose
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I go for my surgery in the morning.  We have to leave the house at 4am so we can arrive for my 530am check in.  Surgery begins at 8am.  I am just hoping that all the bowel prep stuff is settled by the time we have to get in the car. LOL.  I am taking my kindle with me so that I can let people know how I am doing ASAP after I come to.  Please keep me in your prayers.

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ConnieSW
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I hope things go off without a hitch tomorrow.  I'll be thinking about you.

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txtrisha55
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Praying for a good outcome.  Keep us posted. trish

Ann55
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Good luck,you can ace this!

janh_in_ontario
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Rest well and get walking as soon as u r able!

janh

 

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tattooedtxgirl
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Dana,

keep us posted. I've not been on in a while... Sorry I missed this until now!!

Hope everything went well and you are doing good!

 

Thinking of you

<3

 

Crystal

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Double Whammy
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It's Saturday so your surgery is behind you.  Now it's time for healing.  I hope your pathology results don't yield any surprises and you can move on to the next step.  Please let us know how you are.

Suzanne

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Lothose
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Thanks for the support ladies.  Surgery is done.  I went in on Thursday around 730am.  I got out on Saturday afternoon.  My blood sugar levels were a little high and I had some difficulty with breathing after surgery.  Not that I wasn't breathing - just not deep enough to keep my oxygen levels where they wanted it to be.  So I was there an extra day.  Didn't really matter to me since I pretty much slept through the first three days anyways.  Then I started waking up a bit.  I feel like I did a few too many sit ups which is pretty much what I expected.  What I didn't expect were the pains in random other places.  When I first woke up they kept asking if I wanted pain medication and I kept saying I just want a throat lozenge.  My throat hurt from the intubation.  That hurt worse than anything else heheh

SUNGRANNY
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Glad your surgery went well. Hope recup is going well for you.  I had great advice from this board to walk every day after surgery, even if it hurt.  It was great advice.

Cyberhugs,

Sungranny

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Lothose
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Just talked to the nurse that works with my doctor about some side effects of the surgery. She mentioned the pathology report and I was like, "It's back already?" She told me the results.   Being the nurse she can't guarantee anything (only the doctor can when I see him next week), but she said based on her experience with the doctor - given my results I will not likely need any further treatment.  There was less than 50% invasion into the myometrium and there was no lymph node involvement.

 

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Ro10
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I hope the doctor gives you the same answer that you will not need any further treatment.  That would be great news.  Remember you had major surgery and do N't over do it.  Take it one day at a time.  

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Lothose
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Thanks for the reminder that I just had surgery... I really do need to remind myself of that some days.  My family is in the midst of moving and I get antsy not being able to pick up the heavy stuff and help them load the moving truck.  The other day someone was moving a shelf and I saw it starting to fall and I rushed to catch it NOT thinking about that fact.  I immediately got yelled at of course and was told that I should have let it fall rather than risking my well-being.  I am not used to just sitting there while everyone around me works.  Its a learning process hehe.

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tattooedtxgirl
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D,

That was a hard thing for me, and still is since I'm not at work just yet.

Even after a month I was tender.. but so antsy and bored that I wanted to do everything...

I knew better, as a lot of the ladies here warned me that I would feel good on the outside. And boy did I.

I swung a golf club last week...still not a good idea. lol! ready for a lil fun

Take care of yourself

Crystal

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Sandy3185
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I will behaving my surgery dec. 5th. I hope my results are that fantastic! So glad everything is going so well. Sandy

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Lothose
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Sandy - I hope it goes as well for you.  I had the robotic surgery and my mother had it the old fashioned way.  She said she is jealous of how easy I have had it in terms of the scars and the pain.  I was a bit loopy for the first three days - I don't do well with drugs in my system so the effects of the meds they gave me for the surgery lasted a bit in my system (I can get drowsy from taking motrin lol).  After that I was a little sore, like I did too many sit ups for ... oh maybe two or three more days and then I didn't really have anymore pain.  They gave me pain pills when I left the hospital and the script said to take 2 tabs every 4 hrs as needed.  I took a half a tab during my sore days and 1 the first time I rode in a car after I came home from hospital.  The rest are being disposed of.  I get a stitch in my side every now and then but it doesn't last.  Hopefully that is how it will go for you.

Crystal - Isn't feeling helpless or useless just the worst?  I am the caretaker of the people in my life.  I am always the one that if they need a hand I am the first to volunteer.  Sitting on the sidelines while they pack up the house and load the trucks for the move is driving me batty.  The other day it bugged me so much I locked myself in my room with headphones on so I couldn't see or hear them working because I was feeling so guilty about not helping.

For everyone - I did get my pathology report back.  I officially was stage 1a.  No lymph node involvement. Less than 50% into the myometrium.  No chemo/radiation needed.  My cancer doctor said "You have a 5% chance of reoccurance.  And when a cancer doc says that - that is REALLY good!"  My mom is a nurse and said that him saying it's 5% is almost like him saying no chance, because he has to say there is some chance or I could sue him later if it came back - but that he didn't really think it was a chance at all.  It was enough to make her cry happy tears when he said it - so I will take it!!! That was one of the worst parts about all this was seeing the fear in her eyes - so to finally see relief in them made me very happy.

I know this is going to sound really stupid and hopefully doesn't offend anyone... but my mom made a comment about how she was proud of me for fighting the cancer and winning.  Without even thinking before speaking, (which usually means its something that has been on my mind subconciously) I said - "I don't feel like I fought.  I had a surgery. Poof! All done!  I almost wish I had to have chemo and/or radiation so that people realize that this was serious.  That it was a big deal.  Now that the surgery is done and the cancer is gone - people aren't going to get it that this was big for me." 

I see all of these stories on here of women that fought and fought hard!  And I am so proud of all of them.  Me however - I feel like I just laid back - spread my legs and poof it was all over.  I am not saying that I am sad about not getting to go through the torture that is chemo/radiation... but I just feel like the people around me will look back on it and think it was no worse than getting my gall bladder taken out.  The truth is - the cancer was a very big deal.  The cancer stole the one thing I wanted most in the world from me - the possibility of kids.  THAT is HUGE to ME!  Even when I mentioned that before my surgery the comments from my family and friends were always "Yeah, but you weren't dating anyone or married so how likely was it anyways?" or "Financially your not at a place where having kids was a good idea."  And both were technically true... but it was the possibility of it maybe happening for me .. someday.  And now that is gone.  I know you guys will say "you can adopt" or something like that but I can't.  I am bipolar and have been in the hospital for suicide attempts.  They won't let you adopt with that kind of mental history- they are afraid you would do it again or hurt the kids.  The only chance I would have at being a mother is if I was with someone who had kids and even then they have a mother... I would be the step parent which isn't the same.  I just feel like I rolled over and handed away the most important thing to me - but I DON'T feel like I fought anything.

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tattooedtxgirl
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It does not matter that you do not have chemo or radiation coming your way (THANK GOODNESS) 

The diagnosis of cancer is just that, you felt everything anyone of us feels, regardless of stage or anything, you were given that diagnosis.. you cried, you worried, you got mad,you HAD cancer, all of that and much more.

and I believe that you fought..you fought to be strong for your mom, for yourself. I believe that you are still fighting.

I'm glad that you mom has some relief now. That's wonderful news. 

 

Hugs and best wishes

Crystal

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