sandie003

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 4 days ago

    Hi everyone

    Emma so sorry to hear you have had a tummy bug, I wish you a speedy recovery. I kept two of my daughter’s at arms length as they had a bit of a cold and swollen glands, I didn’t want that as well. I have found recovery challenging enough mentally and physically never mind dealing with anything else. Recovery is going well, yes…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 5 days, 21 hours ago

    Best wishes for Jacqueline today – hope she is comfortable on the done couch x

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week ago

    That’s a good point Emma, some hospitals do a patient transport scheme. Bev its definitely worth asking your GP about this – I’m sure your GP will suggest this if he/she thinks it’s too early for you to drive. All I know regarding getting back behind the wheel is – its got to be in agreement with your insurance company and GP – you have got to be…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week, 1 day ago

    Hi Bev

    So sorry to hear your news, it’s a lot to get your head round and process. Sounds like they are acting promptly, and they have put support in place for you, which is important. How is your recovery going, you have been doing really well, so sorry you are now facing this. We are all here for you and thinking of you.

    Sandie xx

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week, 3 days ago

    Hi Louby

    Know what you mean about worrying about the blood on the dressing. I think I pulled too much last week – just like you getting up and down. I ended up at the out of hours doctor at the hospital Saturday night because of BM, and asked him if he could change my dressing and check all was ok – as I was there. He said no he couldn’t,…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Everyone – Bev, hope all goes well with your appointment today.

    Emma
    The nurse in the hospital said I should wear them for Six weeks, she put a clean pair on me and gave me another pair when I got discharged. They are a nightmare to get on aren’t they, the bag method is brilliant. My husband makes a note of pain relief times, because we keep…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi Michelle

    I found peppermint tea good for the wind and walking around

    Sand xx

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi Heather

    Hope everyone is doing well and comfortable, was thinking of Michelle yesterday.

    I stayed in bed yesterday/today, I’m finding it a lot easier getting up/down and overall more comfortable. Drinking loads and doing leg exercises. Husband is outside building his garage so we have walkie talkies on the go. Pain is a lot better than I…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 2 weeks ago

    Hi Louby, yes I’m sleeping in bed, I’m more uncomfortable sitting for too long, very swollen and bloated. I pulled my belly today trying to get up. Its hard to know what to do for the best, pain is ok though. I’ve struggled more with being light-headed today, think my blood pressure has dropped again. I hope you’re ok and comfortable and also Bev…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thinking of you today Emma, good luck – see you on the done couch xxx

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi all

    Good luck Emma for tomorrow, waiting is definitely worse, Louise glad to hear you are comfortable now, how’s the trapped wind?

    I found my PMA on Saturday, after talking to my mum, I went in on Monday really calm, my husband and kids (youngest 23) all said how calm I was, I think this really helped. They all said I was a chatter box when I…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi everyone

    Louise hope the pain is sorted out soon and you can start to feel better.

    I went down just gone 11 and came back from recovery about 3. the anaesthetist gave me a epidural when they put me under,never had one before, he said it will give pain relief for longer. Operation went really well, consultant said Floyd was still large but the…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi everyone thank you

    Left home at 5.30 this morning, had to be at the hospital by 7am. I have seen the consultant, anaesthetist and the pharmacist – I’ve got my sexy spongebob Square pants disposable knickers and surgical socks on, looking good.

    Feeling calm, don’t know how because the journey here was like being in Lewis Hamilton’s car – we…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 3 weeks ago

    Hi all

    Michelle that is how I was feeling – I finished the Esmya in May, I have not had a period since or the pain. I feel uncomfortable as Floyd was/is the size of 26 gestation. Apart from having loads of hot flushes for the last month I don’t feel too bad, so I keep thinking – should I be doing this. Every now and then I get a sharp pain for a…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic fibroid newbie in the forum Fibroids 3 weeks ago

    Hi Clare

    Thanks for your advice and support, I have joined the July group and I will read through the other groups as well.

    I have got the peppermint tea ready, not looking forward to the dreaded wind.

    Sandie x

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Emma

    I have been taking Esmya, to shrink it. Started taking it in February, when they diagnosed the fibroid
    I finished the 3 month course in May. It did stop my periods and like you my iron levels were low.

    I think the operation, recovery and the consequences are all bothering me. I had two C-Sections, but they were horizontal incisions this…[Read more]

  • sandie003 replied to the topic July 2017 in the forum July 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi

    I’m Sandie, I’m new to the forum. My SAH is booked for 10/07/2017 – I have a 14cm Fibroid

    I’m trying to be positive about the operation, but I’m not getting very far.

    Sandie x

  • sandie003 replied to the topic fibroid newbie in the forum Fibroids 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Claire, thank you for your reply

    Sorry I’ve not replied sooner, I’ve had trouble getting back onto the forums.

    My operation is this Monday 10/07/2017 and I’m trying very hard to have a Positive Mental Attitude.

    How was the pain after a vertical incision?

    Sandie