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shannon1
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!
 
I just finished my preop for surgery...have surgery set for May 18th. They plan to go in through my hysterectomy scar (this will be the 5th time this scar has been used). They will be going to the top of the nerve, toward my belly rather than down where the pain is in the groin. He will cut the nerve then follow it to the inscision to release it from the inscision.  The doc has told me that i should wake up and right then have NO pain related to the nerve!!!! Im sooooo hopeful...i will be heartbroken if this does not work!  And i am not up for anymore surgery after this!!!! Since i delivered my daughter (today is her birthday!!!) two yrs ago, i have had the csection, two breast lumpectomies, the hysterectomy and now this nerve surgery!!!! IM DONE!
 
I am worried that im putting all my hope in this and will be crushed if it does not work! Anyone ever feel this way?
 
Anyways, just wanted to share that i got my surgical date, and i hope you all are doing well today!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


PAlady
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon,
That's great news! And yes, I completely understand the feeling. Of course you want to hope for the best, and we all will be rooting for you.

Don't think about anything else right now - except that whatever happens, you'll get through it and figure it out.
And we'll help!

Hugs,

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 5/12/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, thats wonderful news, yes this simply must work for you, been thru too much. Its hard not to get your hopes built up at times, thats jus the norm right? Well, at least it sounds like your dr is on the right path. And remember like you said no more surgery after this one.

Hugs, Susie


White Beard
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   Posted 5/12/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   

shannon1

I am Happy for You! :-)   Between now and the 18th just try not to think about your surgery ( I know easier said than done) But I am sending you Positive thoughts, as I am sure everyone else is, that this surgery will be successful!

I do wish you well and Monday I will say a prayer for you that everything will go right!

Good Luck to You

White Beard


  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


skeye
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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,

Best of luck with your surgery! It would be fabulous if all goes as planned and you wake up with no pain!! Although, I too tend to get my hopes up way too high & then crash when those hopes are not met. I sure hope that this doesn't happen to you! Keep us posted!

Skeye

golitho
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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Goodluck Shannon, I sure hope this doctor knows what he's doing for you and everything works out well. That came out sounding a bit strange but hopefully you know what I mean. Thinking of you, golitho

edt
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Shannon,

I always BELIEVE that staying positive is the best way to be.....sometimes its not so easy to do!  Hang on to your Hope.....we are with you and sending our love and prayers your way!

XXOO
Patti


anice
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, I too will be thinking of you on the 18th. I do hope that all goes as expected. You must think positive and do your best to push the negative thoughts back. That one is tricky as I have to fight that everyday. But please try to do this. It is more important than you think.

And about the nerve. When I had my back surgery on April 22nd(3 weeks today), it was on my back-laminectomy. Anyway it all caused so much sciatia pain, it was shear agony. The nerve pain is. I had been in constant pain every minute of every day. When I first stood up, I was amazed. For the first time in months and months, that horrible nerve pain was gone!! I remember being so happy about that. And so far, it hasn't come back. So I do feel my surgery was a success. Only time will tell. But I think if it didn't work, it would have definitely come back by now. So it does happen. I hope that your nerve pain will be resolved after your surgery too. It seems your doctor is knowledgeable about the procedure, and it does make sense. What is the name of the surgery you are having? I am interested in looking it up to learn more about it.

Hang in there. I know it has you worried and concerned. And that is completely normal and expected. But try hard to relax and think good thoughts. Know that you aren't alone and that you have everyones' support here. Seek comfort in that.
Anice

opnwhl4
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon -
Good luck Monday and I pray it is your last surgery and it stops your pain.

Bill

fatherjohn
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, I just wanted to chime in and wish the best for you. As per the hope. I have been thinking alot about that subject. All of here (at least most of us) have put our hope in a treatment, therapy, medications, surgeries etc., only to be let down after it is over. I just had my trial stim put in and I am hoping that this will work. I believe we are in a bad place when we quit hoping that something will work. But for me, something working and being pain free is not the same thing. I hope that when you wake up on Monday that the nerve pain is gone. Blessings!

shannon1
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   Posted 5/14/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so much everyone! You all are such a great support!  I am trying to reamain calm...LOL, but it's not working to much!

I know that everyone here has their own worried, pain, ect, and im so thankful that you all are so thoughtful.

Surgery is set for 7:30am w/ arrival at 6am. I am excited yet worried....it is supposed to be a outpatient surgery. I have two small kids at home who will be anxiously awaiting my arrival at home....I worry that things will go wrong (such as it not fixing, but making the nerve worse) and having to be admitted for pain control which is what happened two wks after the hysterectomy.  My poor kids have had to deal with so much w/ their mom being hospitalized so much (through my pregnancy, and the last 4 surgeries) in the last two yrs. I HATE to put them through anymore....Thankfully, my mom will be comming to take care of the kids for the day and then my husband will take over for the next two days...they are saying that i should only need about 3 days for recovery.

Anyways, good luck to Bill who is also having surgery that day and to the rest of you, i hope that everyone finds some relief today!!!! HUGS


Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Shannon good luck with your surgery and keep us updated.  I'm very interested to find out if it really works for you.

Laurie


Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD


Dagger
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   Posted 5/15/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't you wish they just put in a zipper when you had your C-Section? Then they can just unzip you and fix everything. I'm having my 4th ab surgery next month and have been wishing for an abdominal zipper.

Good Luck.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon -
Wow, I have to be at the hospital at 5:30am for a 7am surgery. Just thought it was cool our times are so close.

Only 2 more days and all will be better, hang in there!

Take care,
Bill

shannon1
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Laurie, and Dagger! LOL, i really needed a zipper! Tho, my kids might have found that a little too interesting ("mommy, can we open the zipper"?)

Bill, i got a call on friday and they want me there now at 5:30 also!!!!! Why they need us there two hrs in advance drives me nuts...the waiting in preop is the worst for me, that's when i start to get nervous! I really hope ur surgery goes well and hopefully we will both be able to report good results in a few days! I will be looking forward to hearing how it went for you! So, as we both get up in the AM, and are grumpy and tired and nerveous, we can just think of one another. HUGS Bill and my thoughts will be with you!
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


PAlady
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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon and Bill,
Just want to wish you both all the best in the morning. And yes, those earlier arrival times....well, all you can think of is it will be over sooner. If you get later day times and the doctor is running late then you wait even longer! So it sounds like you both may be first in line!

Hugs and well wishes to you both.

Write us when you're up to it and let us know how things went!

PaLady

opnwhl4
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon,
Try to get some rest tonight. Hugs and prayers back at you!

PaLady, I think I prefer first thing in the morning. They shouldn't be behind and I always think the surgeons are less tired.

take care,
Bill
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