Teresa is home & happy but puzzled.

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What can I say ladies but I feel fantastic !

Came out of hospital 6.00 last night.Discharged at 11.45 am but you must be prepared for a long wait for your discharge letter,medication etc.It was probably worse for me coming out on a Fri as they try and get as many patients out by the weekend.We have a patient lounge in our hospital which is nearer the entrance which is then easier for whoever picks you up.I asked to be transferred there in the afternoon.They took me down at 3pm but everything was completed at 5.30pm but it was easier for my Dad to collect me at 6pm.It was about a minutes walk to the entrance which I did ok.A nurse was going to help me with bags but she was so busy talking that I asked the receptionist to keep an eye on the bags and I would get my Dad to run back in for them.Luckily as I got to the entrance he turned up,pulled up and run in quick.Our hospital entrance is normally really bad but he picked a good time.

It wasn't too bad getting in the car.I couldn't reach to open or close the door once seated and the tip about the cushion under the seat belt is good especially when my Dad always finds the bumps and swings me round the roundabouts.Drove past work on the way so stopped by to drop off my certificate.I even got out of the car to personally take it in.They were surprised to see me,wished me well and asked me to give them a weekly call as at the moment I have been signed off for 8 weeks.I was in bed at 9pm and went to sleep quick.Woke up a couple of times in the night and got up to have a stretch.This was a struggle as unfortunately I don't have the luxury of raising the top of the bed like in hospital.I need to work on my pillows better tonight.A pillow across your stomach is great when you are trying to get up.I have come up with a good ideas for the settee and that is I have laid a garden chair mattress across it with a large cushion on top to make it higher.My Dad has moved a low heavy coffee table over and put a higher fold up table instead which is easier.I have dropped many things on the floor so far and he has run round behind me picking it all up.I have received lots of lovely cards and I had a lovely bouquet from a work colleague delivered.

I cannot really describe how I feel but a little slow,bloated,windy but no pain.I thought I would be washed out and still in bed but completely opposite.Fair enough I'm not dressed but who cares.i have written out a daily pill checklist to make sure that I take them at the right time each day.I have come away with16 tablets to take a day.i am hungry and can't wait for my fish and chips dinner.(the food in hospital was horrible)The reason that I am puzzled is that if they have removed a 2.8kg fibroid why do I not weigh any less? I was excited to get on the scales this morning but I soon got upset when I saw that I weighed the same.I joked with my Dad that they took it out,weighed it and put it back again or replaced it with something else.By the way I had staples(not sure how many) but I have to see a nurse at my surgery on Weds to have them removed but the funny thing is that there have given me a pair of staple removers to take these with me as doctor surgeries don't have these.I will have a outpatients follow up appointment between 6-8weeks.

I just hope that all you ladies due to have the same op as me can have a happy and pleasant experience like I have had so far.I know that I will probably get bad days aswell but I really thought the first week would be the worst and have no energy and be in agony.Even the stairs is a doddle.Don't worry I know what I can do and I will behave.It is so nice to feel like this,relax while the sun is shining and not worry about anything especially the thought of going back to work yet.Sorry I have gabbled on a bit but I am so pleased to share my experience and I look forward to any questions I can answer.

Take care and thanks again for all your support.





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    Hi Teresa

    So glad you are home and feeling well.  Isn't it great to be so mobile, I was extremely surprised to be able to do so much.  

    I had the terrible wait for the medication etc.  4 hours as the pharmacy was only standed by one person as it was Easter.  Trouble is once they say you can go, you just want to go!  

    Take care and make sure you rest.


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      Thanks Jacqueline for your wishes.i just need to keep taking the pills and get my bowels working properly and then I will hopefully feel less windy.The funny thing is as everyone has said before it is the wind that you suffer with quite bad.


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