surgery is soon ,yet the pain is so unbarable and I'm tired of laying around

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   Posted 9/11/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
 There are so many things I want to get done before Igo for surgery on sept26,yet I'm not sure Iwill get much done at all,even if I hire someone else to do them.At least Iwill get a hair cut and shop for new stuff to take to hospital ,the hospital is about a2hr drive. I'm restless yet so sore ,Iam only able to lay around like a slug in pain ,not sure why the pain level has spiked so much?sure hope in the next few days it eases up so Ican get more accomplished,I know when Ican get out Ifeel so much better ,yet with pain like this Idon't want to do anything but sleep and that Ican't do so well at this time!Ican only say Iam so lucky to get the surgery so soon !Ineed rest now! take care everyone ,wish you all a low painday  from michele

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   Posted 9/11/2011 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele I'm sorry you're in so much pain. I know the 26th can't get here soon enough. I sure hope your pain quiets down so you can do some of the things that you want to do. I wish low pain for you. Take care.

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   Posted 9/14/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele, how have you been feeling the last couple days? It won't be much longer before your surgery now.

Rest as much as you can. i know it's hard when you want to do so much before your surgery but i think you

being rested physically and mentally is important right now. Do you live alone? do you have a good support system

or some friends to help you? Where do you live in Canada? I am in Ontario.

Take care

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 9/14/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6) sorry to hear that you hurt so much. Can you order online the items to take with you to the hospital and have them shipped to your house? I did that last week and my items came today to my door. I cut off the tags and washed everything. I got nighties,underwear,socks,robe,shorts,tops,slippers,sneakers etc.

I was on sites like walmart,sears, jcpenney.

Look at movies or read a book to pass time until your surgery. I will pray for you.

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   Posted 9/14/2011 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele, how are things going for you? I hope that things are smoothing out some and that your pain is lessening. Don't stess yourself out too much, I am sure that what needs to get done before surgery will get done.

I did the same thing...I stressed out so much before surgery last Wed. that I really made myself sick. So glad its over and done with now.

Keep us posted and I hope you are having a low pain week! Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

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