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My Gall Bladder surgery is monday

post #1 of 24
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I have to be there at 11 and the surgery is at 1.
I hope my old cat gets all her meds.
They are very important.
post #2 of 24
Good for you Jacky, that everything goes well. I'm glad you are having the surgery so soon, it will help your pain.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks,
I just hope I do not get that pain before Monday.
I hate the pain meds the Dr gave me.
post #4 of 24
Hi Jacky - for you my friend.... You are such an amazing kitty mommy, thinking of Coco more than your own... She is very lucky to have you!
How's she doing, anyways? are her numbers better?
How long do you need to sty in the hospital? Are you going under general anesthesia, or it's local?
post #5 of 24
Many for safe surgery. I hope everything goes well and your recovery is smooth and easy. for Coco also!
post #6 of 24
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Many for safe surgery. I hope everything goes well and your recovery is smooth and easy. for Coco also!
Jacky, I couldn't have said it better.
post #7 of 24
Good luck with the surgery, I hope it all goes well!

Where are you having it done?
post #8 of 24
So soon, already! Good luck!
I hope they can find some pain medication that works well for you. You'll probably want something that first day.

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How long do you need to sty in the hospital? Are you going under general anesthesia, or it's local?
It's under general. I'm hoping that we hear back from her the same day that all went well!
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks Everyone,
It is at the new Kaiser here in Modesto.
It is General.
The hospital stay can be between 1-4 days or I can go home the same day.
The plan is for it to be a lapo but things can go wrong.
Coco is the same right now.
I always put my cats first before me.
post #10 of 24
Many healing vibes coming your way!

post #11 of 24
Vibes that all goes well. It is relatively simple surgery these days - 3 small holes and presto!
post #12 of 24
Best of luck for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery! Hope you're not in pain anymore!!
post #13 of 24
Good luck for the surgery and recovery, Jacky!
post #14 of 24
My daughter felt a lot better after hers. Just remember, even if you feel fine, follow the doctors instructons regarding lifting and activity afterwards, she and an elderly man I know both felt so good that they went back to normal too soon and wound up with incision site hernias that needed repair later.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks
The surgeon said it will be 4 holes if there are no complications.
I have been told not to lift anything for 3 weeks.
post #16 of 24
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Thanks,
I just hope I do not get that pain before Monday.
I hate the pain meds the Dr gave me.
Lots of vibes for you Jacky.
post #17 of 24
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The surgeon said it will be 4 holes if there are no complications.
I have been told not to lift anything for 3 weeks.
I was scratching my head earlier - I had 4 holes.. and have 4 scars.
I was told only two weeks, and that's as long as I was given leave from work.

Don't be too worried if you see new bruises show up 3-4 after the surgery. Hopefully you won't be glued to your gown like I was!
post #18 of 24
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Strange wings,
What did you do when you got there before the surgery?
I ahve to be there 2 hours before.
post #19 of 24
Lots of vibes coming your way for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
post #20 of 24
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Strange wings,
What did you do when you got there before the surgery?
I ahve to be there 2 hours before.
Showed up early, waited in admissions until the person had a free moment. Filled in all information needed, signed everything that needed to be signed, got my bracelet with my info on it. (same procedure as for any other time you're admitted to the hospital)
Went to my room, was given a hospital gown, my IV was put in after I changed, and I was given a cup to pee in so they could go test my urine.
The cup was for them to be certain I wasn't pregnant Since I was pretty much dehydrated from not being allowed anything to drink since the night before, they had to wait and threatened to cath me. During the wait an RN in also came in to take down any extra medical info such as drug sensitivities.

After that, I was wheeled down to the OR waiting area, there I was started on IV fluids (I hope your's are warmer than mine were!).
Waited a while for everyone to get there and together and for them to check my urine.
Wheeled into the OR, put on the table, they started the general. I wasn't ask to count backwards and was actually out very quickly.

I woke up as they were wheeling me down the hall back to my room... and hitting every bump along the way!
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
They say I have to have the urine test also.
I told them there is no way I am preg but they said I still have to take it.
I wanted kids but it never happened.
I doubt I can pee after have nothing all night.
They told me not to even use mouth wash.
post #22 of 24
I've always had to be there 2 hours for surgery - whether it was a 9 hour open heart surgery, or a 1/2 hour scar treatment.

They will get you to fill in forms, do the hospital admission stuff, do the pee test, then a nurse will take you back where a nurse will talk to you and go through your history, allergies etc. Then you will most likely have someone from the surgery team see you and check things over with you. Lastly, an anesthesiologist will come and go through your history again, and place an IV. They always give me a local anesthetic first which is a tiny sting, then you can't even feel them placing the IV which is good - makes it nice and easy. Once the IV is done, they'll start a mild sedation and take you back. That whole process takes about 2 hours, so they should have you wheeled in to the OR by about the surgery time they gave you.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sarah,
They did say to remind them that I am allergic to so amny things.
I am allergic to latex and the tape they use for blood tests.
I get instand hives and rashes.
post #24 of 24
Having had surgery myself now makes me very sympathetic to the critters I bring in for spaying. Poor things are hungry, thirsty and they don't understand why their routine has been so disturbed.
On the plus side, they don't know what's going to happen and don't have that nagging little "What if something goes wrong" that we can't help but have.
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