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  • #30357
    Anonymous
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    Just opening up a new thread. If there’s a question you would like to ask other members about any of the operations/procedures/diets etc…post here.

    #39059
    Donna O
    Member

    I have a question regarding the operation i know its a silly one lol ,when you have the operation are you allowed to wear underwear if not how soon are you allowed to get dressed ?

    #39051
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Donna, this isn’t a silly question at all!

    Most people are dressed the day after undies-wise. It all depends on each individual rate of recovery. I had a bypass (and gallbladder removal) three years ago with a 10cm open scar and was still up, showered & dressed and raring to go within 36 hours!

    Don’t worry about your modesty – the staff are absolutely wonderful wherever you go. They will make sure you remain ‘decent’ at all times. By the way, I see you are from Southampton. You are very local to me, so if you want to meet up for a chat, send me your details ok?

    Love Doodah x

    #39056
    kathc
    Member

    Not silly at all . I went to theatre just Pliny hosp gown and slippers . I was out of bed few hours after op but stayed in hosp gown . The morning after I dressed and washed in pj’s . Then 2 nd day I dressed in normal clothes to go home . Because my son is so young and I’m not long out of b feeding I’m still in soft bras and they were ok some ladies with wires found them uncomfortable. But just take loose comfy clothing . Oh and a pillow from sofa for the car ride home it helps to put on your tummy between seatbelt helps the bumps !!

    When you in ?

    K
    X x

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    #39055
    kathc
    Member

    Silly predictive text not quite sure what that word was !! Think I meant I only went to theatre in …. Woops !!

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    #39057
    Summer
    Member

    Not silly I’ve been worried about that too, and don’t worry Donna I will be flashing my bits the day before you then they really would have seen it all lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Summer xxx (7 days till op) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #39058
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Due to some medical issues, I requested prior to op and again notified staff on op day, that I could change into clean cotton pants and liner just before going into theatre, which was agreed to.

    #39054
    kathc
    Member

    Yes one lady at the time I went in needed to wear knickers as it was that time and they gave her disposable knickers to wear .

    K

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    #39050
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    See Donna! Not a silly question at all xx

    #39060

    what happens after you come out of theatre and the recovery room?

    and

    what pain relief can you have?

    #39052
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    After the recovery room you will be taken to your hospital room to rest up after the op. You will probably have a self-administering morphine line that you can press when/if it hurts (I didn’t used mine after the first few hours and I had an open bypass with a 10cm scar and my gall bladder removed at the same time) There is no fear of overdose as the button you press to administer it is timed so that even if you press it 20 times in a row, you will only get one dose until the next one is available.

    If you are having a bypass, you will need to stay in a bit longer but you will be encouraged to get up and about as quickly as possible to avoid the threat of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) whichever surgery you have.

    Hope this helps. Oh, and you will be in an almost ‘sitting’ position right from recovery in a special bed. You will be treated with respect and dignity at all times, no matter which hospital you are in, either NHS or private, it makes no difference.

    Please ask anything else you need to know and don’t worry, I’m sure some the other fab people on here will remember other important things and will let you know.

    Doodah x

    #39061
    MissJones86
    Member

    Hi i have found out today (by phone) that my funding for bypass has been approved yay ๐Ÿ™‚ but im desprate to know what happens next and the time span of things. I’m planning on having op at st richards, chichester.

    Victoria x

    #39062
    RaeRae
    Member

    Hi Victoria
    Huge Congratulations on securing funding, I am now 3 weeks post op, I know each service differs in timescale, so I can only go on my personal expeirence, I received the funding end of July and had my bypass September 25th. So it all moved quite quickly for me, I had mine at The Clemantine Churchill. I really look forward to seeing your journey unfold
    Much Love
    Rae xxxxx

    #39053
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @MissJones86 25933 wrote:

    Hi i have found out today (by phone) that my funding for bypass has been approved yay ๐Ÿ™‚ but im desprate to know what happens next and the time span of things. I’m planning on having op at st richards, chichester.

    Victoria x

    Why not give them a ring and ask them to explain it to you? Mine was done and dusted within a month once I had secured funding but I was a very poorly lady so don’t take my word for it!

    Doodah x

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