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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Today is almost a week before my Di Venci, and I met with My Doctor for fulling out all the hospital paperwork, my medical history ans last moment questions. I asked about take home medication for possible bladder spasam, and he gave me a transdermal patch of Oxytol, or Oxybutynin Transdemeral System. These are to be put on the morning of the operation, and last 31/2 days each! I had not seen this on this site before, so I tought I would bring it up as a good preventative step to avoid pain post surgury
PSA 10 June 28, 2007

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   Posted 10/6/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Good thread... Beachbum!!


Here's what was prescribed for us: 


Excerpt taken from "Our Journey"... listed in our signature line below.


(D)  Preparations before surgery: 


v      Get your prescriptions filled before your surgery date so you don't have to get it on the way home..!!! 



(E) Bladder Spasms: Suppositories were given in the hospital and a prescription (Hyoscyamine) had been given to us prior to surgery which we started once we got home.  This obviously was the right formula because Buddy did not experience any spasms.


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


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James C.
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   Posted 10/7/2007 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   

I was prescribed the same Oxybutynin 5 mg. tablet 3 times a day as needed for my possible bladder spasms.  I didn't take many of them, but they really did help the first couple days, so the 3 or 4 day life of the patch seems normal. My pills would make me drowsy though, and I napped more than usual but you need to do that anyway.

No one has directly mentioned this lately, but I found it to be true:  Get up and walk as often as possible, then get back in the recliner or whatever and rest.  Short walks to start, several times a day, increasing in length as you are able.  If you aren't walking, then you need to be down and resting.  Naps morning and afternoon are good and will really hasten the healing and recovery.  You are allowed to be really lazy for the first week or two.  If possible, take the full 2 weeks to walk, rest and rest some more. Getting back onto your regular diet will give you a return to full strength tooo.  I found I couldn't gain much on sick-bed food.   LOL


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   Posted 10/7/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi suys. I filled my prescription of the spasm pills but have never needed them and I didn't fill the script for pain meds and haven't needed them either. Good luck.

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