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This clear liquid is not great. Nothing after midnight tonight and surgery isn't until 2:15 pm. Crazy but I'm pushing thru. I've done so much laundry. Netflix is my friend. I need to try and sleep to make the time pass

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Good luck. I am tomorrow too. Not sure of the time, just I am second up for the day

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All will be fine , first day will suck but get better quickly thereafter

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4 hours ago, Ellens531 said:

This clear liquid is not great. Nothing after midnight tonight and surgery isn't until 2:15 pm. Crazy but I'm pushing thru. I've done so much laundry. Netflix is my friend. I need to try and sleep to make the time pass

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Humor is a good friend to take with you before, during and after your surgery. My surgery ended up being around 5pm. The patient before me had unexpected complications and her surgery lasted 6 hours instead of 2.

At least your laundry will be done when you get back home. And Netflix will be waiting too. Isn't it amazing how a good (or even a not so good) movie can help you cope with nervous tension?

I don't know you, but I'll be wishing you... and the other poster on this thread... the very best tomorrow. Promise to update us as soon as you feel able. OK?

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Good luck y'all! You'll do great and be so glad you did this in about a week.

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Thanks for the well wishes. I am sitting in hospital at pre op doing nothing but waiting for a needle to go into my belly before I can go home. Hate needles at the best of times but why in the belly....????

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1 hour ago, NZR said:

Thanks for the well wishes. I am sitting in hospital at pre op doing nothing but waiting for a needle to go into my belly before I can go home. Hate needles at the best of times but why in the belly....????

An injection in your belly is absorbed more slowly than if it was injected into a vein.

Also, some medications can’t be given by mouth because the acid and enzymes in your stomach would destroy them.

The shot you were given was probably an enoxaparin shot to prevent blood clots. The needles are very slender so it was probably just the idea of the shot that bothered you, since it's a very quick and painless injection. I remember giving a few of the shots to myself (once I got home). I even let my youngest son, who was born with neuropathies in both hands, give me a shot. Little things like that can be a confidence booster for someone with serious fine motor skill deficits.

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Thanks. I agree it was the thought of it however it Stung like a bee for about 5 mins.

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👍💉😝

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I did this quicker recovery thing before surgery. Had to drink Gatorade the day before and the morning of surgery. Felt great right after. Day two was rough but I think it really helped so I didn’t feel like crap afterwards

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Good luck on everyone’s upcoming surgerys ! You’ll be so happy with the results. 😄

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Good luck! Thinking of you both.........

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Good luck Just the starting of a great journey

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