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@kellyb 33966 wrote:

Thank you Doodah x

I had my pre op that went well , my lungs are healthy , my BP the best it’s ever been, when it came to the blood tests I felt dizzy ! They couldn’t find a vein ! I thought it was a fat thing , she asked if I’d drank water I’d had 1 1/2 litres ! She asked if I’d eaten and I told her I was on the milk diet ! She said that’s why they couldn’t find a vein and took it from my hand !

Im a bit nervous about the op , how they get you from operating table to bed ? And how embarrest I’ll feel !

Are people in pain for long after the op ?

Are there any support groups near Portsmouth ?

Kelly x

Hi Kelly

They will probably ask you to walk to the theatre as it get the blood flowing, heart pumping and lungs working. As for pain, it will be very well controlled in the early stages so don’t worry about that. Your blood tests show how important it is to stay hydrated all the time. I have ‘baby’ veins so always drink at least a pint of water before having a blood test (and even then they have to resort to getting it out of my hands or feet.)

I run a support group in Gunwharf Quays, every third Thursday in the Holiday Inn Express – The Nelson Room on the ground floor by the lift. Please be assured of a very big welcome both from me and the other members should you wish to come along. It’s fully accessible now that the lift is working again!

Think the first link might be playing hide and seek today so have put two links 🙂

The next ones are on these dates:

Thursday 16 July
Thursday 20 August
Thursday 17 September
Thursday 22 October
Thursday 19 November
Thursday 17 December

All start at 19:30 until 21:30

Hope this is helpful!

Doodah x

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