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BabyCoach
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Finally the day is here. Be at the hospital 5:45 in the morning. I've twiced watched the entire diVinci hysterectomy on you tube and read all the advice from you sisters. I'm ready but now I'm wondering if I have underestimated the recovery and am unprepared for that. No special pre prep from my doc other than eat lightly today and nothing after midnight. 

B R E A T H E !

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EZLiving66
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My doctor had me do that same easy prep.  My surgery was the third one he was doing that day and was scheduled for 11:00 a.m.  I think it was finally started around one.  By six that night I was sipping ice chips and by midnight eating applesauce.  By 11:00 a.m. I was back home resting comfortably.  I really had no pain or bleeding.  We own our business so my husband was able to cut back his hours to stay home with me but really, I didn't even need his help.

Please keep us updated how it goes. I'm sending you all my positive thoughts and good vibrations (((BabyCoach)))

Love,

Eldri

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Good luck tomorrow Baby Coach. You will do great!

Please let us know how you are doing when you are up and around.

Remember to walk and rest!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Editgrl
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You are as well-prepared as you can be.  I can only echo what others have said here.  The surgery and recovery was not that bad.  You'll do great!

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending positive thoughts and energy.

Chris

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Lou Ann M
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Hugs and prayers for you tomorrow. Hoping everything goes well and you have a quick recovery.  You are as prepared as you can get.  Take a deep breath.  Lou Ann

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Good Luck with your surgery tomorrow Baby!  We'll all be thinking of you and sending positive vibes.  Please let us know how it goes.  Be sure to have a pillow in the car for when you come home to put under the seat belt. 

AnnNYC
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Best of luck tomorrow!  I hope you will go in tomorrow with strength of mind and determination.  I'm saying a prayer and am happy for you that you will be ridding your body of these cells.  You can do this!!

 

 

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daylady
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I had the DaVinci as well.  Recovered well.  Be patient with yourself.  You won't be running races for a little while, but recovery is much easier than with traditional surgery.  Loving thoughts, healing prayers.  - Helen  

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Soup52
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Good luck tomorrow! As others have said, it will be fine. Prayers for a good outcome.

Gardena
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BabyCoach,  you will be surprised how fast healing is w this surgery. Follow your doctor's post op instructions and you'll be up and walking right away.  Will be thinking of you tomorrow and sending lots of positive thoughts your way~ 

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Kaleena
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Sending you hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery!

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BabyCoach
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For all the support. Hanging out with grandkids the best pre-op! I'm taking you all with me and I'll see you on the other side!

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CheeseQueen57
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As I anticipated surgery, a dear friend told me to keep repeating these words to myself as they were preparing me for surgery. It really helped me. I hope it will help you too:

I am safe
I am protected
I am strong
I am surrounded by love

Best wishes!

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BabyCoach
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Tonight At bedtime my 8 yr old grandson asked his Daddy some questions about my surgery. tomorrrow morning. He asked if I have a girl doctor or boy doctor. Dad told him I have a girl doctor and a boy doctor. He then asked if the boy doctor would be doing the surgery "down there?"  And Dad explained about all doctors learning about all bodies - girl, boy, and otherwise. Etc. etc. etc. After a minute in thought Gavin let out a long sigh and said "Well, that's going to be awkward!"

Indeed!

Good night. 

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BabyCoach
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I need to, but don't want to go to bed.  I think I'll stay up until the 4:00 alarm rings. I want this whole night. Its not that I'm afraid of the surgery. I don't really fear possible death.  I DONT WANT TO BE A CANCER PATIENT. I've been with many friends with Cancer and it seems once Cancer patient becomes your identity then all activities, all conversations, all of life is accompanied by the Spector of cancer. I like my life. I don't want the Cancer life!  So I'm keeping this whole night for me. I'll be "asleep" most of tomorrow anyway!

Mary Ann

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Virgil90012
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I am wishing you a good and quick recovery tomorrow.  Keep positive and visualize the cancer being out of your body after tomorrow.  

Cathy

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EZLiving66
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You're exactly right!!  Once we become a cancer patient, it never goes away as long as we live.  Our daughter had cancer 23 years ago and she says it's never that far from her mind asking "Is it back?"  

I know you're probably in surgery right now but I'm sending you all the positive throughts and good vibrations I can muster.

Love,

Eldri

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Hi Mary Ann, I am hoping that the surgery is going well for you today and that you can begin to heal and get stronger quickly.

Regarding your comment about the cancer life, I read a blog post recently from someone who decided not to "own" her cancer diagnosis. She would never referred to "having" cancer. Rather, she would refer to battling or fighting it. She decided to treat it as an outside force that was trying to kill her - maybe like someone breaking into a home and trying to murder the occupants - those poor souls would certainly never take ownership of the killer.

She said that creating that distance allows her to insulate her "regular" life from the times when she is battling this monster. Ever since I read that blog I have been trying to replicate her approach. It's not easy but it seems to be allowing me to look forward to a time when the battle is over and I am just me again - happily living my regular life.

I hope that you, too, have many, many years of happily living your regular life!

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BabyCoach
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Back home now and doing well. Until the pathology report in 10 days I'll be working to recover. Appreciating all the good medical personal I encountered and the support of sisters also walking this path. 

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CheeseQueen57
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So glad you're home Baby. Just concentrate on recovery and try not to worry about that old path report. It will come soon enough. 

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EZLiving66
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Thanks for checking in!!  I was wondering how you were doing.  The waiting is the pits but take this time to take good care of yourself.  Keep us updated!

Love,

Eldri

cindy0519
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Glad your home and thing appear to be on track.  It important to not overdue it for the next 6 weeks (hard to do with a little one sometimes I know).  Listen to your body - if something seems off or different - your probably doing to much! Rest and allow yourself time to recovery.

Sending you prayers and good thoughts for the best pathology possible!

cindy0519
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Glad your home and thing appear to be on track.  It important to not overdue it for the next 6 weeks (hard to do with a little one sometimes I know).  Listen to your body - if something seems off or different - your probably doing to much! Rest and allow yourself time to recovery.

Sending you prayers and good thoughts for the best pathology possible!

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