Another surgery in 5 days

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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby thefer74 » 16 Mar 2013, 13:26

Hi
Saw family dr this morning. They think it is croup or possibly broncholitis. Lungs are clear. They did a breathing treatent. They are doing a chest x-ray since I have surgery in a couple days. They did put me on a low dose steriod and cough medicine. Hopefully, once that kicks in tomorrow, I should be over the worst of it. The good thing is that I can now breathe thru the nose. If it is croup, the steriods will kick in and I should feel better. It is not the first time, I had croup. It is more likely my 3rd time.
I am a teacher so the next option for surgery is this summer, which means that I will be having surgery a couple weeks before a cruise that I booked almost 2 yrs ago.
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby jr2 » 18 Mar 2013, 19:49

Hi Jennifer,
Is your surgery still a go? If so, I just wanted to wish you the best of everything with your surgery tomorrow, and your recovery.
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby thefer74 » 18 Mar 2013, 20:01

Hi
Surgery is a go. I still have a little cough but no fever. Family dr called and said that my chest x-rays were clear. I talked to the surgeon office this morning and they said that as long as I don't have a fever, I am good to go. They want me to bring my inhaler and cough medicine in case I go into a coughing fit before surgery.
I suspected that it was croup because less than 48 hrs after taking predisone, I have my voice back and I am not coughing like a seal.
I am way more nervous with this surgery. Having gone through the first surgery, I know that the pain is going to be bad. I cried with my first BM. The thought of going through this again is scary. I hope that this is the last time. I am also anxious about going into surgery aware of everything. With the last surgery, I was about ready to jump off the table when they were started to prep me. I ended up telling the anesthesilogist that I am about ready to freak out. She put something in my IV and that was the last that I remember. I hate that feeling. I am hoping they can knock me out or at least give me something before we hit the surgery room.
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby jr2 » 18 Mar 2013, 20:28

Be really open with them when you arrive about how anxious you are feeling. They can usually get some Valium (or something like it) started to help you feel a little more at ease.
As you feel up to it, please keep us posted on how things go.
Sending you hopeful, peaceful, healing thoughts.
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby richibeno » 18 Mar 2013, 21:18

Good luck
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby owmybum » 19 Mar 2013, 03:55

Good luck Jen. Let us know how it all goes.
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Re: Another surgery in 5 days

Postby Rachael 1984 » 19 Mar 2013, 05:27

Good luck, prayers are with you xx
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