Question about drive-thru Mastectomies

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/5/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I happen to see this in my womens studies class and wondered if this was legitimate?
 

Trixy's Got Butt Trouble
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   Posted 7/17/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe it is. I just signed the petition and was coming over here to see if I should post the link to get more signatures.
Best Wishes,
Trixy (39)
symptoms began July 2000, dx Feb 2001 with UC & IBS
12 Asacol a day
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission
Nexium & 1 Probiotic in the morning
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  Remission since May 26, 2007


gma
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   Posted 7/17/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I think it is, also, but I am amazed by the number of women who WANT to go home asap. Rest is one of the best healing factors there is and why anyone is anxious to rush home to all the work and kids when they need to heal is beyond me. I believe most surgeons will keep you in the hospital a couple of days. I think I was there for four eleven years ago. The real chuckle is that my first biopsy done in 1967 kept me in the hospital for 5 days and now it is out patient surgery. The anesthesia is as bad as the surgery.
MK


Lmmackey
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   Posted 7/18/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess for many women, we feel we can get more rest AT home. The hospital is noisy, is filled with nasty germs, and induces stress. That's not necessarily the place for optimal healing. It was my personal choice to go home after bilateral mastectomies, despite many admonishments from the board. I had my mother and my husband to take care of everything. I rested in my own quiet bed, ate food that was palatable and of my choosing, got to see and be with my pets and children - all positive things that helped me heal faster.

I'm all for choice, but those of us who do choose to go home immediately should be supported, not made to feel like we're ruining ourselves and causing problems for those who choose to stay in hospital. Just my two cents after having been there, done that.

Laure

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/18/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I absolutely agree Laure, I just don't think people should be forced to go home. I live alone and so this is not a good situation for me.

gma
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Laure, I certainly did not intend to make you feel like you were ruining yourself. My daughter went home immediately, too, to three and seven year olds, all the household chores, and even went to work on the computer. She worked out of her home as a contract employee and she didn't want the companies she worked for to know she had breast cancer for fear they would give her work to someone else. She would not even let me keep the kids because she wanted them at home. I guess that is why I feel so strongly that staying a day or two in the hospital is more beneficial. So you are exactly right, choice is the important thing, but you were right to have help at home, also. You are probably wondering why I didn't go help her at her house. I have physical problems that prevent that, I could have managed the kids in my house where I am set up to sit while I cook, etc. I can not be on my feet for long, so there is no way I could have taken care of her, even if she let me, which she wouldn't. Right now she is going through treatment for recurrence and once again she is in there working as hard as anyone. They are making hay on their ranch and she is lifting bales, etc. Wonder woman she is! Hugs MK

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