Re: Questions about post-surgery

From: cathy:- (
Fri Feb 7 17:54:52 2003

Actually what I've heard is that you should move around as much as possible. If the abdominal structures are kept constantly moving then they can't heal stuck together. But I've also heard that this is basically futile and it doesn't really matter...

At Fri, 7 Feb 2003, winged phantom wrote: >
>The date is coming up, and I'm scurrying around, trying to get
>everything done so my husband will have it easier.... just earning that
>paycheck, you know. ;) But I have two main questions right now:
>1) To try to prevent, or at least to discourage more adhesion formation
>(and with the use of Seprafilm), should I try to, what... move as
>little as possible for 1 week? 2 weeks? Any ideas on this anybody?
>2) For those of you who use your computer in bed, are you just sitting
>up and using a laptop? Or do you put your knees up and balance it on
>your legs? Any thoughts as to when I can get back to the computer?
>I want to do this from the adhesion-discouraging perspective. Right
>now, I find myself gorging on fast food as if I'll never get to eat it
>again. This is disgusting! lol But the colonoscopy went well yesterday;
>I don't think the GI guy saw anything unusual from the inside. The best
>part was waking up and feeling no pressure on my abdomen. I cried, it
>felt so good. I had visions of putting my slacks on and having them
>fall down around my ankles! But it was only temporary; maybe it was just
>the anesthetic. They used diprovan, which is used on babies, and is
>stronger than versed; it puts you down deeper so you don't feel the
>pressure when trying to navigate the adhesions.
>Gotta run for now...

cathy :-)

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