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what is the best advice you can provide regarding a procedure you went through?

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    • catie5

      639d

      @Spuddy ✋ 🙌

    • lexzeepoo

      642d

      I also had a very painful COVID vaccination last year. The injection stung so bad! The crazy thing is 2 of my doctor's and my pharmacist have no idea why it happened. I did file a claim with the Phizer company to let them know of a possible rare adverse reaction.

    • lexzeepoo

      642d

      Hi I'm 48 years old and when I was 26 I had an emergency c section. The infection became severely infected. Had wound care for 3 months it was probably the most physically and emotionally painful event I endured.

    • DariaFae

      643d

      How badly do you think you need it? I had surgery to fix my breathing and it still hasn't changed. I still can't breathe right. Just know the outcome can be much different than expected. Noone knows everything.

    • Scullyitsme

      643d

      Make sure you are completely clear of poo before you’re going into your colonoscopy. I woke up with poo in my bed afterwards lmao

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      643d

      Do not get a colonoscopy the day after a deratio. I'm getting rolled into the room and the staff are talking about how the OR lights are flickering and the hospital is low on generators.... Not fun 🙄 all turned out good and nothing happened but still.

    • TexAss

      643d

      Also, chew on peppermint in between pain regiments for naturalistic pain relief.

    • TexAss

      645d

      My best advice, if you're going through a surgical procedure and you will lose blood, is... the days after surgery eat red meat. The red meat helps fuel our body best in replenishing red blood cells. I always feel nauseous and sickly until I get a cheeseburger or something with beef. Chicken might sound good or better in the moment, but it will not give you the same effect.

    • Fibrogal

      647d

      I’m an RN with 38 years experience ! I’m also married to a Primary Care Doctor! If you are not happy with your doctor, go elsewhere. I have changed doctors many times because they treat me different when they know I’m a nurse!!! I hate that.

    • liz3898

      647d

      Be true to others and listen to ur body

    • CaptainHolmes

      647d

      remember* not engender lol

    • CaptainHolmes

      647d

      Listen to the limitations the doctor gives you! I had scoliosis surgery, after which I was not allowed to bend, twist, or lift for several months. It was so important for my healing. Also listen to the limits your body tells you and be gentle with yourself. Even once you start getting bored or antsy, engender your body is working hard to heal and you don't need to over work it and risk having to redo the surgery. My dad has done that more than once by going back to work too soon after surgeries.

    • Blithesome

      649d

      👍

    • Spuddy

      650d

      Breathe in, Breathe out, Pray 💕 🙏

    • EmmaWai

      650d

      C section - It goes so fast! I had a scheduled c section for my twins (I know this is different from an emergency one..) and when they gave me the epidural, I had an anxiety attack. It's scary to think they are going to cut you open! But it was so so fast and completely painless. I guess with anything, just remember it will pass and you will be ok

    • indigokid

      650d

      DON'T let them sedate you with Benadryl for a endoscopy/colonoscopy. 0/10 would not recommend

    • Wiley

      650d

      i had my bartholins gland marsupialized a few days ago and am in recovery. the best thing to do for preparation for a procedure of that kind is really make sure you have a comfortable space to come home to. make sure you have the ability to lay down for a few days on end, and meditate/self care before hand. it’s emotionally taxing (just like any other procedure). it was my first ever surgery/time going under and i am transmasc, so i has a lot of anxiety going into the operation. it’s something that needed to be done though, and its always good to remember that it’ll be a lot more beneficial in the future for comfort and health.

    • jdog54321

      650d

      Don't get a spinal tap unless you absolutely have to. And if you do, get a blood patch afterwards so that you don't get headaches all the time.

      • Msgicheyaya

        649d

        @jdog54321 i had one bc they thought I had Lyme meningitis. To this day most painful thing I’ve had done and I’ve had alot of procedure and surgeries.

        • jdog54321

          639d

          @Msgicheyaya yeah it's awful! I had to go to the ER after day two because the pain was just too much, so that's when they did a blood patch which helped a lot.

    • Purplefilth

      650d

      Doctors aren’t omnipotent; they’re just workers who have studied text books and maybe they have had as little success with your condition as you have. Don’t feel like their frustration or indifference means you’re beyond help or undeserving of it. Look inward for the most pervasive insight.

    • Ezra02

      650d

      Give yourself plenty of time off afterwards and make sure you’ll have someone with you. My biggest mistake was not staying with my parents after a surgery and having to call them the next morning crying because I was in so much pain I couldn’t move. You might not think you need someone, but you do

    • Starlightie

      650d

      Colonoscopy: Get gentle aloe wipes and invest in a bidet.

      • BettaG

        650d

        @Starlightie agreed! Personally I felt like colonoscopy prep was the worst thing ever but once it was over I was so relieved.

    • lynnymarie

      653d

      God bless you I worked on an open heart floor I know what you went through and you should be so proud of yourself you come out on the other side so God bless you

    • davan

      654d

      I have had 3 open heart surgerys and 2 Cath procedures and all of my doctors are so nice and always make sure I'm aware of any complications that may arise so my advice is make sure you have doctors that you are comfortable with and always make sure they tell you what's going on

    • Soskae

      655d

      If you’re like me and your one thing is being tough and being able to take pain and stuff don’t be a hero and do major procedures without nerve blocks. Getting nerve blocks when I got surgery on my femurs kept me sane.

    • Donut

      655d

      Do your own research before agreeing to or going into your procedures. SO many doctors these days do not talk through the pro’s and con’s of procedures. And there are always, always trade offs, even if they choose not to tell you. I made a mistake of going in for a surgery I was told would have a 3 day recovery period. It took me over a month to even think about doing work again. I later did more research and found out most people are in recovery for 2-5 weeks. Very different from what my doctor said in our rushed 20 min appointment.

      • JoyfulOne

        655d

        @Donut agreed! Had I known the potential side effects for a procedure I had done years ago (the effects of which I'm still dealing with today), I'd have investigated alternative options. Many years later, I had the same issue recur and successfully treated it with diet/lifestyle changes and a handful of supplements. I wish I'd have known that was an option the first time.

        • Irenebeth

          650d

          @JoyfulOne ❤️ ❤️ I’ve only had doctors ever mention diet if I showed slow pregnancy one the very few nutrients they actually test for. Sometimes the answer is “drink more water” and they won’t ever tell you that

    • Ter

      656d

      If you know your anesthesia limit, let the doctor know. They gave me too much anesthesia for my endoscopy and I was out for 2 days!

      • Donut

        655d

        @Ter +1 to this! I had a reaction to anesthesia that added 5 days to my recovery time. It’s no joke! Even if you don’t have technical details, explaining everything about your past experience is really important. Including if you have vasovagal syncope (meaning you blackout/pass out when people put in an IV).

    • Sparkle_Lion

      656d

      DON'T have the anesthesia IV be put in your hand instead of your arm. Your arm has larger veins and it can feel like burning in your hand. I had ECT treatments and they only did that to me once before I started saying something for myself.

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