TT Aug. 5th, need help preparing

  • Ariel99
  • mcallen
  • 3 years ago

Any suggestions on what to do to prepare for TT, i.e post-surgery recommendations. Thank

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without a doubt...a recliner to sleep in. you can rent them for about 100. a week, or buy one on craigslist.com, and re-sell it. That's what i did.
Keep us updated!
Love,
Sue
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I didn't have one so I used a bosu ball which is a piece of excercise equipment to keep them propped but wedge pillows can be ordered or probably found at certain stores but I wouldnt imagine them being more too expensive.
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Your right, I did get nausea meds. Where did u purchase ur wedge pillow?
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Yea I def was nervous too, I would ask if they give you nausea meds, mine did, which helped a lot those first few days. Yea def stay on the clock with pain pills, you def want to stay ahead of pain and take it really easy. It gets better each day. Oh the pain pills will work, im down to using 2 a day now and not 6-8 like the first 3 days. Plus you have a good amount of time to get ready, I did all my planning in about a 4 days and feel I did a good job prepping.
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I do hope the pain pills work, they are also giving me muscle relaxers. I plan to take them around the clock, just worried i will get nauseas with them. Happy early birthday. i am getting pretty excited. i just have been pretty nervous : S
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I hope they give you something strong then because my pain pump came in handy but the tubes had folded over themselves on the first or second day and I didn't get them working until the 3rd or 4th day but the meds were enough while taking them around the clock to keep me relaxed.

Shower rack that you place on the shower neck/head worked best for me. 10 days out from tomrrow and I think I may get my drains out by tuesday, def getting better each day. Also just to mention my b-day is on the 5th :)

Looks like you got plenty of time to get ready, hope your excited.
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I have a certification to study for, so that should help. I am not having a pain pump...it seems to be very common from what i understand. But do need something to hang my drains from.
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You're welcome, I would also recommend things to keep you busy like keeping a log of things to do on schedule when your not to noodly from the meds, something to read or listen to to pass some time.
Ive been keeping myself busy with a daily log and music to ward off the restlessness because I was so active before the OP.
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Thank u, this helps a lot : ) luv this site
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Cough drops (to ease coughing), wedge pillows, a chair with wheels helped me, low sodium, high protein food, large bottles of water, tongs to reach for stuff above or below you, something to hook your drains and pain pump to in the shower, someone who you know will be there for when you need them that first week, stuff that wont make you laugh ( it hurts to do it), Ice packs...etc. Hope it helps, pretty sure there are plenty of more things you can think of as well.
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