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Hi All. I posted a while back and have just got home from op! I had to stay in 2 extra days/nights partly as I wasn't emptying bladder well but also because tramadol (which they gave as I didn't want co-codamol or codeine as know it makes me constipated) which I think was what made me horribly nauseous! Was badly sick and couldnt eat a thing. Apart from that things seem ok. I'm still catheterised which is a pain but it's a 'flip and flow' short tube rather a leg bag or carry bag. Soooo much better. I've also got a long catheter and stand for nights if i want so will see how it goes. First poo (day 2) was a bit painful even though had been drinking prune juice and eating lots of veg before op. Also I had not been able to eat fibre or otherwise as so sick but did drink lots of water. I'm home now so I will drink prune juice and take stool softener and hope for an easier time! I'm vegetarian too so that should help. I have a couple of good books by an aussi & US physios. Not to hand atm but will post later. Glad I opted for no hysterectomy i was advised to as I had fibroids and on hrt which can make them grow so have come off hrt and hope I can bear the flushes! Oh yes - i wasnt told when I said I wanted a cancellation that I had to come off hrt 6 weeks before op! Very happy with Taunton hospital - they got my a date 10 days after I'd been off it for 6 weeks and ward staf were all very good for my visit 😊
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