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I am the same. I keep going back and forth. Should i....shouldn't I?? Deep down I know I am making the right choice for me.

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I'm scheduled for the 17th - but came down with a cold on Saturday. Had my pre-op yesterday and they said if it's gone on my chest they won't operate. Am gutted. Came home from work today because felt so crap and hoping against hope that a day and half in bed will mean I'm ok by Saturday morning. Keep saying to myself, come on, it'll be 8 days since the cold 'came out' I HAVE to be better. Can't tell you how frustrated and sick I feel. I'd arranged it for the Christmas break to avoid taking time off work and they will be really funny about me rescheduling it in term time, but I can't wait til Easter!

So, some positive vibes sent on the ether to make those cold germs do one would be appreciated!!!!

So near and yet so far...

Also thinking, should I write a will... but really, should I?

Agghhh. perhaps some last minute nerves... not sure what worries me most having it or not having it

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I had mine on the 13th December. I'm doing well. I came home last night (14th) felt groggy but ok. Uncomfortable with wind pain but honestly so far so good and no regrets!

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Myfanwymoi, sorry to hear you've got a cold, I honestly believe the old remedies are the best, like honey & Water or lemon/ginger & water. I'm two days post op and I honestly believe the hardest bit so far is going through with it and the wind pain! I hope that helps

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Thanks joules - a littl bit better today, just hate uncertainty!!! Will go to work tomorrow, hydrated and vitamined to hell and hope for the best

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I'm scheduled for December 27th. I have my pre-op on the 21st. I have no support right now or after the surgery. Do you like this site?

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Hi peteandsummer123, I find this site very helpful especially leading up to my op and now starting a new day 3 days post op! Good luck & best wishes for yours, it really will be worth it and a great gift to give yourself!

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Well cold is under control and all set for seven am arrival at hospital tomorrow. Kinda terrified and excited all mixed together. Shopped for last meal and got steak medallions - nice n small, broccoli spears, squash, and this kale quinoa and edamame bean mix. That's the naughty one as contains butter. But, all things considered it will be small portions and the end of an era for me.

Here's to change.

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Hey joules - hoe did you find your first days - am struggling to know what to do with myself?

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Hi myfanwymoi, did you manage to have the surgery on the 17th then? It will be a week tomorrow for me! I'm still doing what I have since 1st day post op by making sure I have a Protein (30mg) shake (330mls) in the morning, blended Soup with some marvel (skimmed milk powder) added for more Protein and another Protein Shake later in the afternoon. They take me forever to drink but I keep sipping all day. I am glad to say the wind pain has gone!!! but I still find it difficult to breathe in as my left side has an uncomfortable feeling but at least it's not painful! 4 out of the 5 wounds are healing ok, just keeping any eye on the 5th one, hoping it doesn't get affected! I'm taking all my soluble Vitamins as advised, plus I'm taking lactose to prevent constipation!!! I hope this isn't too much inside info for you...how are you doing?

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Hi joules... could rename yourself 'killer joules' when you are done losin'!!!

I'm good. Lying awake now waiting for valerian tea to cool. Only issues now are my very own storm Barbara blowing the winds in every direction, and sleeping on back.

Have decided to see it as an opportunity to retrain self to back sleeping but it is weird hard. It makes me cross not being able to flip to my tummy but also aware how badly this and side sleeping kill my back. Doc has said at least one more week till tummy so am challenging myself to be a back sleeper by then!!!!

Wounds are fine, weight is dropping and I'm eating tasty broths cooked by partner as well as Protein drinks, peppermint cordial (for Barbara!) and bovril. Not struggling with volume which worries me but then am not having more than a small cup at a time.

So all good.

Nice to hear from someone in similar place... xxx

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