Jules: Bank a few pints before surgery!!

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   Posted 3/8/2005 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Jules:  I wanted you to read this because you replied to my other post and may not go back to it for my response.  They just gave me a depo-lupron shot, that's supposed to put me in menopause.  Both the obgyn and the onc approved of it.  I'm on it with the tamoxifen.  I'm going to get the hyster and oopher after my hemocrits recover and AFTER I can safely bank a few pints of blood.  Seems it's a bloody procedure and I just had to have two units transfused last night and today, for another gyn procedure that caused me to loose a lot of blood.  It's quite scary, seeing someone else's blood going in, painful too, because it's thick.  I suggest you consider banking your own before going through surgery, if your onc approves, of course. 

RE: the endrometrial biopsy:  Please consider having the doc drug you for it.  I had it done all of a sudden, without drugs, in the office, and it was quite painful and traumatic for me.  Considering everything else that doc put me through, it's another example of what to watch out for... "Don't worry, you're definately in menopause" and "We can do that right here, now." 

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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   Posted 3/9/2005 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
OH Ellen how are you doing? I have been thinking about you and hoping all is going well. You had to have two pints of blood? I banked blood before my reconstruction surgery and they used it, too. Certainly does give you a degree of satisfaction that it is ok. Hugs MK

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   Posted 3/9/2005 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
{{Ellen}} I have been thinking about you and watching for a post. Hope you are doing OK. Hang in there and let us know how things are going for you.

Sara Dearing
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