Re: bowel cleanse before hysterectomy? is it needed?
I thank you both for you input on this.
do you think there's really any difference in the type of cleanser I use?
what's the difference between a fleet enema and drinking the fleet phospho soda?
they both clean out your system.
I will take your advice also on having a liquid diet all day tomorrow and not to forget to drink plenty of water. especially after the cleansing process.
I remember the day of my colonoscopy.
my blood pressure was so low due to the dehydration process.
it's such a salty substance that fleet phospho and makes one extemely thirsty. especially the morning of the surgery.
I'd really do anything not to have to go thru the discomfort of having sluggish bowels after surgery.
thanks again ladies.
my boss wants me to go into work tomorrow in the morning to train the temp who's taking my place temporarily.
I was going to go to work originally but one of the girls there said it wasn't necessary to come in and already assumed I wouldn't come in the day before surgery. I guess she thought i wanted to get things organized at home before the surgery.
I'm not making a big deal out of the surgery.
I'm not worried in the least.
as a matter of fact, the least amount of things I bring with me to the hospital the better.
I am bringing alittle fluffly down feather pillow to hold against my stomach if I cough. and I will bring my own sleeping pillow since the hospitals is so hard from the plastic or rubber covering they put over the pillow to protect it from fluids.
My significant other suprised me the other night when he got home from food shopping because he made a stop at the clothing store to suprise me with a brand new thick pink robe, fuzzy maroon colored slippers that's like putting my feet into a cloud, and a pair of lounging pants with draw string, and a night shirt that says' " he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me"
he even picked up a package with new underpanties which I needed desperatly.
he really suprised me because I thought we both agreed that I'd just use the hospital gown they give you and even the sock slippers they give you while in the hospital. I have to save every penny to go towards the bills.
but he suprised me.
he really made me feel loved and thought enough about me about what I'd feel like with new things to wear at the hospital.
he's the best.
my children are already stating how much they are going to miss me while I'm sleeping there for the few days. I told her she, (alicia, age 21) can call me anytime she wants.
she can even visit.
it's only 3 days, not a week.
she even said she'd do the cooking for the family.
she was so sweet to say that.
my son even asked me today if I was going to go out today to enjoy the outdoors before the surgery being that I'm going to be on bed rest for awhile when I get home. he's 23 yrs. old
they have no idea what surgery is like. I'll be up and about and doing my normal things before you know it.
My 16 yr. old is talking much about it. she seemed alittle worried that I needed the surgery but I told her it's nothing.
my 19 yr.old son who lives with his dad just found out the other day that I'd be having the surgery and he got nervous there for a second and didn't know what a hysterectomy was.
we were eating dinner at the time so I told him I'd explain it later and that there's nothing to worrry about.
kids are amazing for sure.
I love each one. each one is so different than the other. it amazes me.
thanks for chatting with me ladies.
and for making me feel comfortable.