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Melliebean
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Remember when I was all freaked out because I thought two months was to long to wait for surgery. I just looked at the calender and realized now it is only two weeks out.  Haven't heard a peep out of the doctors office.  They said the hospital would call to schedule pre-op I am waiting to hear from them.  

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icemantoo
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No resson to worry yet, but if it makes you feel better call each of them.

 

Icemantoo

aamdsi
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There should be a "flurry" of calls coming soon to schedule everything in for the week before.  In the meantime, enjoy your summer and try try try to relax. 

But as Iceman said, call them if you have ANY questions or concerns.

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Melliebean
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I did they said they said they would call me next week most likely.  Which thy have to since surgery is the following Monday.

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Melliebean
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So now it's even closer let's see 5 more days till Monday.  Pre-op is tomorrow. Time did move incredibly fast!

aamdsi
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Of questions.  Tell them any concerns or fears.  Make sure you understand everything and everyone....then go home and start stacking books, dvring tv shows, stock fridge, and relax (as best you can).  Sooner than you think you will be on the "otherside" and recovery begins 8-)

i think the worse part of the prep for me was Sunday...having to not being able to eat and taking the "system cleaner-outer". Yuck.   8-p. I mentioned to the nurse that if I don't eat I have been known to be a real...*****... He just laughed and said that's why they'll put me to sleep!  Funny man 8-/

thoughts and relaxing wishes to you for the weekend

Laurie

Karen0074
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Good luck mellie, just a few more days and you will be on the road to recovery. Make sure you rest up after op and no heavy lifting.

 

Karen x

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Melliebean
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Okay well that was stressful.  I go to pre-op this morning to get ready for my surgery and I find out some things I find alarming.  One they have it in the paper work I am having a partial when he told me it was a full. Actually it reads partial vs. radical, so they have no idea what they are doing until they OPEN me up.  Yep it's open.  Not laparoscopic like I was hoping for.  I need to woosa, woosa.

I have all my instructions I know what I need to do now I just have to report Monday morning at 5:30 AM.
 
Pre-op consisted of a urinalysis, blood work, blood pressure, EKG, chest X-ray.  Lots of information and questions. 
 
Now I have my handy cleaner.  Waiting on a call from the Doctor to straighten out what exactly he's doing.  He had first said partial, then said full when he called me back.  Now it says both.  Stumped.
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Melliebean
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Thanks!  I will.  I will be scared to move.  Last surgery I opened  so very careful.

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Melliebean
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I asked lots and stressed my health background. I've chose Lemon flavor for Sunday. Blech.

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icemantoo
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Mellie,

 

Sometimes its a game day decision which can change in the middle of the game.

 

Icemantoo

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Mellie,

     Hoping your surgery goes without any problems and that your recovery will be quick and easy!

                                                              Prayers for good health,

                                                               Brenda

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Phredswife
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 Mellie,wishing you well for your op on Monday. I will be praying for you.

  Hugs Melissa xoxSmile

aamdsi
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Mellie...my forms said both because he said he wouldn't know for sure until was in there.  As for open vs robot, i had an open partail and it went well.  was back to running, swimming and such 2 months after ...BUT only walked and did no lifting for those 2 months after (tough with a granddaughter to hug).

Breath deep, try to relax, and know when you wake up Monday you will be ready to get on with your life.

We are all here for you.

Hugs, 

Laurie

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Melliebean
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Thank you guys.. i suppose I will talk to you all on the other side of my surgery now.  Gonna spend the day with family and enjoy my liquid diet and lemon flavored drink.  Think of me tomorrow!  Thanks for the help in this and previous threads!

JoanneNH
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We will be thinking of you tomorrow.   Make sure you have a pillow to hold to your abdominal area if you need to cough or sneeze.  I also used it when I first started walking in the hospital.  Walk as much as you can in the hospital; it will make you stronger.   Tell friends and relatives NOT to make you laugh!

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GSRon
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I think you will be amazed at how easy it is...  a bit of pain the first day or two.. then it gets better and better.  Hopefully they will pack you in pillows.. Just be careful of that motorized bed.. fast movements can give an extra shot of pain... take the pain meds.. you will only need them for a short while..  Then heal up and think of moving forward.. all the way home again..!

Hear from you after....

Ron

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Wishing you the best and hope it all goes well and you'll be on the road to recovery in no time. My open partial wasn't awful either; not too much pain and I was up and walking the same night (well, not by choice, they kicked me out of bed, lol.) Try to do the same. The sooner you're walking the sooner you'll be out of there. Plus it helps keep your lungs clear and clots from forming.

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Have been thinking about you this past couple of days. Would love to hear an update when you're able to. I know I didn't get online for a couple of days after getting home. Rest. Relax. Then drop us a note. Full? Partial? Partial full? Full partial? What did he do? :)

Speedy recovery.

Todd

aamdsi
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On that "tasty" drink (blech)

Will be thinking of you tomorrow.  All will be fine and soon lfe will begin again, isnce in many ways the hard part will be over.

I second the pilloow (or teddy bear) idea.  NO funny movies for awhile 8-)

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icemantoo
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Mellie,

 

May the surgery go well without any complications. The next few days are not going to be fun. Gradually things should get better each day. By next summer you should be able to show those surgical dimples off at the beach.

 

 

Icemantoo

 

a_oaklee
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Good luck Mellie.  I will be thinking of you, and looking forward to hearing from you that it was all a breeze!

Annie

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Melliebean
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Made it through surgery.  I didn't come home till Friday and Sunday and Monday I slept so much.  Been pretty sore.  The surgery went good.  I had a very painful day last Monday.  I wound up with a radical nephrectomy.  Friday I got my path results all the tissue tested other than the tumor was negative.  So no other treatment needed is what was said other than follow-ups.   Thats scans and such right?  I will find out more about that later.  Now I'm working on the healing up part.  Thank you everyone, sorry it took me so long to get back.

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icemantoo
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Millie,

 

That wasn't so bad, was it? OK it was not the most fun in the world.

 

Icemantoo

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Melliebean
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Not to bad.  Having trouble getting comfortable after a while here at home. Mhaving to sleep in my chair just yet because of soreness.

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