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Surgery Postponed - Have Upper Respiratory Infection!

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Well I previously wrote about being panicked at my upcoming 5/2 surgery for LB; however, since then, I developed a wicked upper respiratory infection and they have postponed my surgery. I'm a little depressed and not sure when I will be well enough to reschedule. After getting all excited about it and now having to wait. I had even made all my travel arrangements (hoping I can get my tickets - flying to Detroit - changed over or refunded) and now am having to try and figure out how to get all that moved to a future date.

 

Just wanted to tell someone. I don't have much of a close support group and this forum has been so inspiring to me. I'm a little concerned because I've already had to miss work several days due to running a fever and basically feeling like crap all week. Now I will end up having to miss even more work when I do get the surgery rescheduled. Oh well, stuff happens and I just have to go on faith that God is in control and He will take care of me. Thanks for letting me vent!

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Uggg, sorry, Pitter!

 

I hope you start feeling better soon and get everything rescheduled.

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Thanks Christine. Looks like your surgery is coming up very soon - I hope all goes well for you. Take care.

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A similar thing happened to me. I didn't have an infection however. It was just my allergies acting way up. I was blowing clear (I know that's gross) so it wasn't an issue. At the same time, they had me taking anti-biotics so I didn't develop a secondary infection. However, I was out of work for 2 days due to the illness, went back Wednesday for 1/2 day because I had to have a last minute echo wed afternoon and then had sugery yesterday. I am planning to be out all next week too. Oh well. It is what it is, I guess.

 

I am sure it's hard to make travel arrangements, etc when you are not sure exactly when you are scheduled. I hope all works out and good luck with everything.

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COSkinnygirl, thanks for the reply. I am waiting on hearing from Continental about a refund or changing the flight dates - had to send an email as you can't get through on the phone!!

 

By the way, though I haven't had my LB surgery yet, I have had many laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis and my gallbladder. If it is anything like those, I know what you mean about the gas pain. I faithfully took my pain meds and kept a heating pad on my upper back (that's where I felt it) - and you will need a week to get over that! Good luck to you and I hope you feel yourself again soon!! Thanks again for your response. You guys keep my spirits up!

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