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Hi All,

I finally got the letter of confirmation from Q.E hospital - date I have been dreading and looking forward to received. My surgery wil be on the 16th of May nd my pre op. is on two weeks before....I was the end of my tether then..I have been crying last week as this aining in my head is just getting stronger and stronger and my balance is just keep getting there anyone can advice me..what should I bring..what should I do prepare for this operation..I am glad I finally get the date...on the other hand I am also scare to death not knowing what to expect...???? Thank you in dvance for your advice

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    So pleased you have your date now. As you know from people on here it isn't a pleasant experience. But after your operation rest and drinking plenty liquid.. Button up pajamas are best so your not having to pull anything over head. I didn't have good recovery, it took months of antisickness tablets and I still use them after 18mths, but some have been fine after a few wks. Everyone is different. My speech was effected but came back as the nerves healed.its good to talk to people on here who know what your going through. My hair grew over the scar in no time, but I made sure I had photos to show off my scar, Lol
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      I can only say my experience was about that%, but I have more nausea and dizziness that has subsided over the yr but I'm working part time which I didn't expect to be able to do. It's light domestic work in a hospital. I can't do curtains as get dizzy. But that is me and not everyone gets that. The one thing I will say is look at what people's experiences have been on here. I didn't know about this site and it would have prepared me when I lost my speech for a while and the nausea, as I was scared it hadn't worked. . But as said before everyone is different before and after surgery. Im sure you will be nervous but think how much this operation is needed to stop things getting worse. X
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    I don't think u need anything with u but strength and patients I don't remember my 9 days in the hospital so I guess i hope yours goes the same it's better not to remember ....
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    Try if you can & see the positive in it all that you can have this op with the hope of stopping all these nasty symptoms you are having!

    It is a tough recovery, but, each day after the op is one day closer to feeling well again.

    Things to take to hospital...

    plenty of positivity.....

    Also, as previously mentioned, button up pyjamas, take several lots.

    Dressing gown & slippers that allow you to put your feet in without bending down to do it!

    Bring a bottle of squash so you can make the hospital water taste better!

    wipes to freshen up with when you don't want to get out of bed!

    headphones for music to block out noise on the ward.

    Laxatives!! Your anti sick pills & pain relief WILL make you constipated, be forewarned! Not what you want! 

    Positivity....lots of it! We are all here if you need us, let us know how you get on.

    Sending lots of speedy recovery vibes your way- take care x


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      Dear Hayleybell, thank you - you all always been so supportive, I will put every thing ready, I just so scare...but I definately keep you all least the waiting is now done...just like you said an ample of positive attitude...just pray for me on the 16th operation will be a successful one..
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    Things you will really be thankful for while in the hospital that helped me had a lot to do with comfort.

    -Clothes that you DON'T have to pull over your head. Loose button up shirts, or zip up jackets. You have no idea how much this will help. Loose pants also, you're going to have a catheter and want thin loose pants or sweat pants.

    -Courage to tell people "hey, I'm in pain. I just had freakin brain surgery. Please give me space but thank you for supporting me"

    -Don't be afraid to ask for extra days at the hospital. You won't have the constant help at home like you do at the hospital no matter who is there.

    -Mouth wash, trust me.

    I hope this helped. I had my surgery two years ago now. You learn as you go.

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      thank you, I add this mouthwash on my list , I have three sets of front fastening pijamas , I think that would be enough won't it? so after a do you feel now, I know I keep asking people this..just to re-assurance for my self..are you still on you enjoy the quality of life to the full now?
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