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  • Having my lumpectomy tomorrow

    Hope everything with the surgery goes well. I'm having my period, which is rotten timing I think.

    I'm mostly hoping my stupid veins hold up and don't blow like they usually do. That hurts! And then sometimes more than one vein blows, too. My hand veins look like good veins, but they just aren't good veins.

    Blessings,
    Lori

  • #2
    Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Will be thinking of you. Are you talking about your veins blowing when they give you IVs? They can never get mine in. Last time they hit a valve...and OUCH that hurt!!! I always try to give my veins a pep talk before, but they still don't seem to want to cooperate.

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    • #3
      Hi Lori,

      Best of luck tomorrow with the lumpectomy. I will be thinking of you and praying for you. I haven't been on the boards too much lately because I'm trying to cope with a few medical problems (which is all I need on top of the IC). Needless to say, I haven't had a good start to the New Year.

      Take care of yourself and I'll keep in touch.

      Karen

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      • #4
        Thanks, guys! Yup, I'm talking about the IV insertion. My veins just don't like to cooperate for some reason!

        Blessings,
        Lori
        P.S. Karen, I hope you will be feeling better soon and that your health problems will be under control.

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        • #5
          Try and hydrate yourself as best as you can today. Are you to stop fluids and food after midnight? If so drown yourself by 11:00 pm or so with tons of water. Dehydration is one of the worst things for getting an iv started. I have terrible veins from so many hospitalizations and IV's with lots of nasty meds like strong abx and phenergan. I'll be thinking about you and wishing you the best tomorrow.



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          • #6
            I am praying that everything will be alright.
            Sharon

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            • #7
              I'll be thinking of you and waiting to hear how it goes.

              Sending gentle hugs,
              Donna
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              • #8
                Thanks, everybody! Thanks, Sandy, for the good info - I will be drowning myself in water tonight, LOL!

                Blessings,
                Lori

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                • #9
                  Good luck tomorrow. I hate having ivs done. The needle alone hurts. I won't have them done unless they numb it first with a shot. The one doc who was to put me to sleep told me that was stupid because then I was having two shots but I told him the IV one was worse then the little numbing shot. Hope you don't float away tonight after drinking all that water.

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                  • #10
                    Hugs
                    Ronda

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                    • #11
                      Lori praying all goes well with your surgery tomorrow.

                      Sending hugs and prayers, Trishann

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                      • #12
                        Good luck Lori. I am a fellow vein blower as well. I am the one they call in the anesthesiologist or the flight team in for. Not a nurse one that will touch these crappy veins.

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                        • #13
                          Lori

                          Always thinking of you Lori! My heart and prayers are with you as you go through this.

                          Kara
                          Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

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                          • #14
                            Thank you so much, everyone! I will be thinking of you guys when I go in to the OR!

                            Blessings,
                            Lori

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                            • #15
                              'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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