Tomorrow's the big day!

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couchtater
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, tomorrow is the big day. [img]/community/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
I get to meet my surgeon face to face instead of talking to him by emails and phone calls.

We'll be driving for about 5 hours to get to his office. I hate long drives, but I'm hoping it will be worth it.

I will have my pre-op tests at 2:00. Then Wednesday morning at 8:00 I have my EGD.

I hope my HH is small enough to have the EsophyX done. (crossed fingers)



I don't relish the IVs they'll put in. I've only had two in my life and both hurt! [img]/community/emoticons/shocked.gif[/img] At least they'll knock me out not long after they put it in.

I'm kinda wondering what the pre-op involves. I asked the nurse, but she said, "we'll ask some questions and such". What's the "such"? [img]/community/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I asked about the EKG and she said we don't do that.

The tech from the hospital called me today and asked me a slew of questions about my various illnesses, medications, and allergies. After I finished talking to her, I said, "I'm a mess, everytime I turn around the doctor says I've got a new condition". She just laughed.



Well, I'll be out of touch until Thursday. I hope everybody has a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't eat too much turkey or pumpkin pie. [img]/community/emoticons/turn.gif[/img]





Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Joy,

Your cheering squad will all be right here waiting for your return. The question asking is all very normal and I always forget to mention something so I am sure you did well. Not big deal..............you can always amend you comments.



Make a list of your pre op questions and do not let anyone rush you when your looking for information. Be your own best advocate as this is your body they are going to be messing with. :)



You will be missed while you are gone as you have become a huge asset to this forum so know we care and our prayers are with you.



Gentle hugs as off you go.



Kitt

oakley
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   

hi Joy ! I will be thinking of you and praying for you as you journey down this road to GOOD health !

Will you be home for Thanksgiving ?

I love you my friend and thank you for always being here for me.

All my best to you...Anne   

 

 


Alcie
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes Joy. We'll be anxiously waiting for your next post.

Make sure you've told them all your conditions and take a written list of your drug allergies.
Alcie
 
 


couchtater
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks ya'll. You make me feel loved. :)
I'll try to post on Thursday between all the cooking and family visits. My brother and two of his kids are dropping in. I don't know about my other brothers they live far away. My sister and her husband may drop by, they're not sure if they can make it. They live in the next state.

Hugs to all. :)

Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 11/23/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hugs right back at you and Happy Turkey Day !!!!

mookiemoomoo
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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck joy will be following your progress and happy thanksgiving to all my friends over the water

mookie

pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/25/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
((((((((((Joy))))))))))) You are loved here! I hope every thing went well with your appointment. I'm with you on the IV thing. I hate them. I can't tell you how many I have had over the years. Have a great Thanksgiving! Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy

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