oh my God, i am going in tomorrow at 5:00am to the hospital for my laprascopy.i am supposed to start drinking this drink to empty my stomache for today. my surgery is at 7:30a.m and the doctor said it will only take thirty minutes then i can come home after two to three hours. i am scared of two things. one is the damn iv. and one is making me fall asleep. the process of falling asleep will give me like a heart attack i am soo scared of it. other than that, i am ok. i have never had any surgeries done besides a c-section two years ago which i ended up passing out during surgery from all the medication they gave me during it. so i was asleep for that. any words of comfort or advice on what i have to do and eat today? my doctor didnt really prepare me on what i have to eat or how to get ready today. and also anything on what tehy will do step by step tomorrow will help . thank you guys.
Hello. Wow..if you have had a c section...scopy is a breeze i'm sure. I have had my tubes tied years ago via scopy and then had gallblader (gallbladder) removed scopy a few years back. I too will be going under again for cyst removal this month. I have never had to take the stuff to clean out before....but I think it's great to do. Nothing is worse than being constipated after surg.....at least you will start clean. When you get to the hospital..ask if they can go ahead and give you something so you will relax while you wait to go in to surg. Ask them what it is they will give you and make sure to tell them if this might be something you have had reaction to before. The stuff the can give you will take the edge off of nerves and make it much better waiting. As far as going to sleep... you will welcome it and you can even intoduce yourself to the folks in the O.R. including anest and tell them to take good care of you. It made me feel good to have them talk to me and know my name before the doc came in. You will be awake and being asked to cough before you know it.. Then you will be sipping sprite and maybe nibble a cracker..then dressed and in the car before you know what is what. Good luck and speedy recovery... I know you will do just fine. We are women after all...
Glad your surgery date has been set up and you will be fine. Call the doctor today and tell him/her about your anxiety. A Valium would work well for you and take away all that anxiety. They may give it to you at home or to take when you get to the hospital. The IV is not a thing to be frightened of, it will do several things for you during and after surgery. They can give your medications through it, it helps hydrate you, will make you be able to urinate after, if you are nauseated they can give you anti nausea meds through it. Please calm down, stress causes the muscles and nerves to bunch up, you need to be relaxed and it will go so much smoother for you. Anxiety can cause the BP to raise, the drink you have is to clean out the bowels as much as possible. A scope is easier to heal on the outside, but still will have the inside to heal. Go home and relax, Normal healing time for a scope is 2-4 weeks and sometimes a little longer, depending on what was surgically removed, plus the air you will have in the abdominal cavity will cause some distress, most get fair relief with GasX. Good Luck dear and as I always told my patients, you are not alone in there, the doctors, nurses and God are with you all the way.
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