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Tomorrow is the big day! cheers!

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Glidergal365
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thank you so much everyone for your support, answering my questions, and sharing your experience. I feel less anxious than I thought I would (will likely change by morning), and I'm so hungry! Today was a beautiful spring day in Oregon and I appreciated being able to feel the sun on my face. It's supposed to be warm tomorrow so my goal is to walk to a window and watch the sunset. I'll post when I feel up to it post recovery :)

Shecka1121
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you got this. I was not nervous either. I think we wait for this day and know that it is something we have to do and then we can mentally move on.  

Cancer 0 - Gildergal 1

 

You won already

 

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steelr66
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Very inspiring with your outlook. You got this, piece of cake. Smile

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icemantoo
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--sounds better than kidney pie.

 

icemantoo

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yellow lotus
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Have been following your posts. Prayers for a rapid, uneventful recovery...you have a great positive attitude!

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Supersum
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Bless you Glidergal you've got this under control just set your mind on your recovery you will be out before you know it with a smile on your face Smile

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Steve.Adam
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Good luck Glider, I'll be thinking of you (if I can figure out your tomorrow in local time :)).

Steve.

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Tapman63
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You're going to do great - best wishes for a speedy recovery

 

Jim

Brock1969
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After a few groggy days, keep us updated. Everything will be fine 

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foroughsh
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Good luck Glider

 

Cybball
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Good luck today.  You will do great and will get that phase over with!  

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Steph85
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Everything will be ok! It was a beautiful day in Oregon yesterday. I live in eugene and it was a perfect day to go to the park with the kids. Anyway, keep us posted on how everything goes!

 

Take care, 

Steph

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Glidergal365
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I could see outside but I wish I could have felt it! Woolsey with Oregon Urology did my surgery. thanks for the good wishes!

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APny
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All the best to you. Thinking of you!

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daisybud
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You a quick recovery!

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stub1969
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I hope all is well and you get to watch the sunset:)

Stub

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foxhd
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tell who the adults are. You accept this well. Let the pros do what they do. Make it a learning experience. You have generated a wonderful karma supporting you. Everything improves post op.

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Max57
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Good luck 

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Glidergal365
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surgery went well. IV pre-op did not. Got poked 7 times. after 3 nurses tried the anesthesiologist was able to get one. They were so nice. I was able to sit and stand for A bit but walking will be tomorrow. We’ve struggled with pain control. On Oxy and morphine. I feel really clear headed though. Not groggy like I expected. Will be happy in the am when the cath is removed! My doctor let me know he won’t make me wait until post op for my path results. I can call him. I’ve kept an ice pack on my incision and that has helped a ton. Thanks again everyone for your kind words!

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Mighty Frog
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Wish you speedy recovery and rest well....

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Tapman63
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I'm glad everything went well with your surgery.  The first week is the most interesting, after that  you'll feel better every day!  Rest up and soon you'll be back to yourself!

Cybball
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Really happy for you that it's done.  My pre-op IV's went well, but a few days in at the hospital, they had to replace them and I had the same thing happen.  Lots of pokes until they finally got it.  Heal and rest.  Try to walk a lot if you can.  It helps.

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APny
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So glad it's over. Speedy recovery!

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Glidergal365
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I've been up walking, peeing just fine after catheter removed, but that gas they pump in you is awful. Then I've blown through every IV. I've been stuck ten times and they've given up. I'm on oral oxycodone 10mg to try and calm down the gas spasms and incisional pain. I knew it would hurt, but I wasn't expecting the excruciating pain in my shoulder and across my chest. Hope tomorrow is better :(

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Supersum
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Yes it's a terrible pain I had no idea what was causing it until a nurse came on shift and told me. I thought at the time how terrible it must be for little children to experience it.

Try massaging the area it might give you some brief relief. When you start walking it should dissipate.

Bad news about the IVs. Are you keeping well hydrated? Make sure you are drinkng plenty of water I suppose you are already being supervised with this but it might help the IVs as well.

If you are still in pain when you read this I think you should ask if you can add some paracetamol / acetaminophen (not sure what it is called where you are, it is probably acetaminophen). 

You can have 4gm paracetamol / acetaminophen per day, there is none in the oxycodone tablets is that right? So you can have 2 x 500mg tablets 4 times per day.

From my perspective it would be better if you shifted the focus of your pain relief to the 4gm of paracetamol / acetaminophen per day and used the oxycodone as a boost (they work well together).

This makes it easier to taper off your pain medications as you get better because cutting down the amount of paracetamol / acetaminophen you take each day is easier than stopping using oxycodone. It also means you have some medication for lighter pain while also having a tactic to deal with stronger pain if it arises.

Constant use of paracetamol / acetaminophen can cause liver damage over time but if you don't have anything wrong with your liver then it will be fine for a few weeks. 

Also, make sure you don't take paracetamol / acetaminophen along with any other medication which contains paracetamol / acetaminophen as this might mean you are exceeding the recommeded daily maximum.

Physically you are healing and getting better but the CO2 is playing tricks with your nerves making you feel this pain. It will start to ease off soon if it hasn't already.

Keep your positive attitude you will be up and firing soon.

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Go Ducks!

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