What Would You Have On Your Pre-Op To Do List?

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Jackielou
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What Would You Have On Your Pre-Op To Do List?

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Okay, just in case I forget something, or other that needs to be done, or you all have something you would add here is my list. I probably will have a recovery period of about 6 weeks (according to all I have researched and those who have been through the surgery tell me, though all were much younger when they had it done). These things I think need to be done to give me time to recover and recover well.

1. Basement cleaned (floors swept, washed, carpet vacuumed).

2. Ready made foods brought upstairs and put into fridge freezer. Some easily prepared foods as well (chicken breasts, roast, pork chops, sausage).

3. Bread made and frozen for use during recovery time.

4. One more shopping trip to pick up extra pain relief pills (I do not use the pain relief pills the doctors like to hand out for very long if at all), heavy fiber fruits and veggies, extra milk, and some special snacks as I am going to feel sorry for myself once this is all over. ;)

5. Bedding stripped and washed.

6. Usual household tasks done by Wednesday.

7. Books collected from the downstairs shelves to read, knitting all in a bag by my chair.

8. Phone, ereader, tablet, all charged up and ready to be used starting Thursday.

9. Phone to reserve hotel room (I have a feeling not totally necessary, but I will do so).

10. Relax, don't worry.

floridacatlover
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Re: What Would You Have On Your Pre-Op To Do List?

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Jackie, I would just say don’t exhaust yourself getting ready for the surgery. If some things don’t get cleaned or ready meals made, it will all work out. Now is the time to splurge on takeout (takeaway) meals. Pamper yourself as much as possible before and after your surgery.

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I would not obsess about anything except for having food you like on hand and meds. Relax before the surgery as well.
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HappyDaze
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Re: What Would You Have On Your Pre-Op To Do List?

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Probably due to my lack of attentiveness, I didn't realize you were having surgery, my friend. If it were me, I would make a little "care box" for myself ahead of time to keep by my chair. I would put in things like lip balm, hand cream, tissues, mints, a pad of paper and pencil, gum, comb and hair ties, hand sanitizer, a couple of magazines, bottled water, nail file and clippers, fuzzy socks,magnifying glass, flashlight, heating pad, all kinds of treats, a crossword puzzle book, any other creature comforts I could think of that I might want nearby.

Sending love and wishing you a safe and speedy recovery!

clemencia2us
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floridacatlover wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:11 am
Jackie, I would just say don’t exhaust yourself getting ready for the surgery. If some things don’t get cleaned or ready meals made, it will all work out. Now is the time to splurge on takeout (takeaway) meals. Pamper yourself as much as possible before and after your surgery.
Agree so much!!!

ChristmasTrees
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I agree with Florida...don't stress! You have waited so long for this surgery. I know you like your house a certain way...I am the same....but if everything doesn't get done..it will get done eventually.
The more rested you are..the better you will heal.
Books! Magazines! ALL your favorite snacks.
I would add...baby wipes nearby. Easy clean up for hands.

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