Tomorrow's the big day (OT)

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Tomorrow's the big day (OT)

I'm having my thyroid surgery tomorrow. Getting the whole thing taken out. I'm nervous about it, even though I know it will be fine. I'm dreading the recovery - I can't drive for a week or pick up Jack for 10 days. My parents are coming to help the first couple of days, since DH will be at the hospital with me (almost 2 hours away).

If you could send fast recovery thoughts and prayers my way, that would be great. I need them.

thanks!

I hope to be able to post when I'm home taking it easy. I'm hoping DH doesn't give me a hard time for being on the computer. But I was told specifically to take the break from housework while I heal and I'm worried he'll give me grief for being on the computer during my rest time. But the computer IS my rest time sometimes ..

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I will definitely be keeping you in my thoughts.

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Lots of T&Ps for you tomorrow and throughout your recovery. It may be a relatively routine procedure but it is still scary. I'm sure it will be hard to not be allowed to do everything you normally do while recovering (you being supermom and all) but try your best to take it easy even when you start feeling a little better. Everything needs to heal properly and you'll be back to normal in no time.

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Prayers sent for an easy and successful surgery. And lots of prayers that you'll recover quickly! Be sure to take it easy and follow the doctor's orders!

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Glad it will be done soon. Don't let DH give you a hard time. Be sure to ask the doctor in front of him what you are allowed to do specifically so DH hears it from someone else other than you. Wink

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Good luck Gwen! My mom had her thyroid out about 8 years ago. (Her's was for cancer). I think the worst parts for her were the radiation and just getting acclimated to the medicine/finding the right dose. She was in for a couple days. Is yours out patient?

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I'll be thinking and praying for you tomorrow! Hoping you have a speedy recovery. Hope your DH doesn't give you any grief.

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"Avalon321" wrote:

Good luck Gwen! My mom had her thyroid out about 8 years ago. (Her's was for cancer). I think the worst parts for her were the radiation and just getting acclimated to the medicine/finding the right dose. She was in for a couple days. Is yours out patient?

it is outpatient but I do have the spend the night. if I'm there more than 23 hours, they have to admit me (and then we have to pay a lot more money). so I don't know if it's 23 hours after I get there or 23 hours after surgery starts. craziness.

thanks for the T&P!

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Gwen I will pray for a successful surgery and a speedy, uncomplicated recovery.

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Good luck, Gwen! I hope you have a quick recovery!!!

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hope all goes perfectly well for you Gwen. I'll be praying

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You'll be in my thoughts! Wishes for a speedy recovery coming your way!

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Good luck Gwen! I'll be thinking of you. I hope you havea speedy recovery.

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I said a prayer right now and will pray for you all day friend! I hope your recovery is not bad. :bigarmhug:

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I too will have you in my thoughts and prayers Gwen! Hope you recover quicker than you even hope for girl. :hugs:

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Prayers sent for you this morning!

KUP when you have the chance!

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I'm thinking about you Gwen. I hope everything goes smoothly!! Here's to a speedy recovery!!

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Praying for you Gwen! Hope you recover fast!

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Just wanted to update (for those not on FB :lol:)
Still at hospitalbwaiying to be discharged. All went well, I am just sore and tired.

As I was typing my discharge papers came in. Yippee!!!

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Yay for discharge papers! Hoping you recover super fast! Miss you around here!

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Oh, good! I'm glad everything went well. I was thinking of you yesterday!

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Was thinking about you all day Gwen. Glad all went well!