Waiting for surgery: How to manage the pain while I wait?

Posted by lilypaws @lilypaws, May 5 8:01am

Since the Covid-19 I have to wait for Mayo Clinic to open up for elective surgeries. I have a lot of pain. I know I have sent the reason why before. Just can hardly wait I have so much pain.

@lilypaws

@lioness Thank you for responding. I do read all that is sent to me. My surgery is June 9th. On May 18th I have a whole bunch of tests. You name them and I'm having them. Thank you for your good thoughts, all will go well. Blessings

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@lilypaws I had the date wrong June 9th will put this on my calendar Good luck lots of prep I hear that will be one step closer to your big day .

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@lilypaws I had the date wrong June 9th will put this on my calendar Good luck lots of prep I hear that will be one step closer to your big day .

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@lioness You are so special to me. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts on my surgery day. The next day I get rest! Yea. But they might have to go in again on the 11th. All the tests I'm doing will help them make that decision. It's still down for them to go into the front on the 9th and my back on the 11th. Jeanie

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@lilypaws

@lioness You are so special to me. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts on my surgery day. The next day I get rest! Yea. But they might have to go in again on the 11th. All the tests I'm doing will help them make that decision. It's still down for them to go into the front on the 9th and my back on the 11th. Jeanie

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@lilypaws . I missed the type of surgery you are having . What is it again?

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@lilypaws . I missed the type of surgery you are having . What is it again?

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@lioness I'm having a fusion done on my lower back from T-10 to pelvis. It's a big surgery. They might have to do both sides, depending on what my tests show. So on June 9th, then a day to rest and then the 11th if they need to. Thanks for asking. Jeanie

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@lilypaws

@lioness I'm having a fusion done on my lower back from T-10 to pelvis. It's a big surgery. They might have to do both sides, depending on what my tests show. So on June 9th, then a day to rest and then the 11th if they need to. Thanks for asking. Jeanie

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@lilypaws that is a big surgery . I use to work in the O.R. back then we didnt do anything like this . I can understand why your looking forward to it finally . Best of luck but you wont need it faith is the important thing in you Dr,s and self.

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@lioness

@lilypaws that is a big surgery . I use to work in the O.R. back then we didnt do anything like this . I can understand why your looking forward to it finally . Best of luck but you wont need it faith is the important thing in you Dr,s and self.

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@lioness You sweet girl. I do have faith, I'm a christian, My Dr. I have full confidence in him, he has every qualification I need for the surgery. Jeanie

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@lilypaws thanks for the girl I,m 78

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@lilypaws thanks for the girl I,m 78

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@lioness I don't care, you are a girl to me. I am 68. I just love your attitude and wit. Love you girl. Jeanie

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To all my friends at Mayo Connect. I will be at Mayo On May 17, 18th, & 19th. Please do not send any posts to me on those days. My surgery is scheduled for the 9th, but I will be at May on the 7th through Monday the 15th of June Please do not send any posts to me on those dates. I do not want to come home and go through a lot of posts. I know you all are so kind and want to know how things go for me and I will let you know when I feel up to getting posts again and give you all the information. It will be quite an experience for me, I will be on 3 meds for my pain, so not sure how I will do once I get home, but will take the time to post you if I can. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I love and pray for all of you. @lilypaws

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To all my friends at Mayo connect. Amanda Burnett encouraged me to get posts while I'm at surgery and the test on May 17, 18, and 19th. She said there might be some well wishes that I can read when I get home, so that would make me feel good. I am getting scared about coming home and seeing how my husband handles everything. He does a lot for me now, but I still do the laundry and take care of myself. He works full-time at home doing Cyber Security for Wells Fargo. We are going to be going to a class at Mayo that will help him find out how to take care of me. I don't know if you knew That I had to give up my very healthy 14 year old dog. I e-mailed the owner of where we boarded her when we were gone. She e-mailed me back and said, "Can we please have Lily we love her." I got to where I couldn't take care of her and she had became very anxious protecting me. She knew something was up. She has been with them now for over a month and doing great. Much better than here. She now owns her and took her to get groomed and going to take her to her Vet. They really do love her. They tell me she follows them all around and they always kept her in their office when she was boarded. Tells me she doing great. It has been hard on me. I miss her so much. They send me pictures so I can see she is very happy. I can't visit her yet, because it might confuse her, but maybe after I heal from the surgery enough to ride in a car. Sending my love to all. So go ahead and post if you feel like you want to. For those who pray, prayers would be great on the 9th and 11th of June. @lilypaws

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@lilypaws

To all my friends at Mayo connect. Amanda Burnett encouraged me to get posts while I'm at surgery and the test on May 17, 18, and 19th. She said there might be some well wishes that I can read when I get home, so that would make me feel good. I am getting scared about coming home and seeing how my husband handles everything. He does a lot for me now, but I still do the laundry and take care of myself. He works full-time at home doing Cyber Security for Wells Fargo. We are going to be going to a class at Mayo that will help him find out how to take care of me. I don't know if you knew That I had to give up my very healthy 14 year old dog. I e-mailed the owner of where we boarded her when we were gone. She e-mailed me back and said, "Can we please have Lily we love her." I got to where I couldn't take care of her and she had became very anxious protecting me. She knew something was up. She has been with them now for over a month and doing great. Much better than here. She now owns her and took her to get groomed and going to take her to her Vet. They really do love her. They tell me she follows them all around and they always kept her in their office when she was boarded. Tells me she doing great. It has been hard on me. I miss her so much. They send me pictures so I can see she is very happy. I can't visit her yet, because it might confuse her, but maybe after I heal from the surgery enough to ride in a car. Sending my love to all. So go ahead and post if you feel like you want to. For those who pray, prayers would be great on the 9th and 11th of June. @lilypaws

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@lilypaws My thoughts and prayers are with you starting then and I will put you on my prayer partners list if you want . Everything will go well you have the faith keep looking up

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@lioness I would love for you to put me on your prayer list. Thanks for the encouragement and I will keep looking up. I know all will be fine. Just have to keep my husband under control. He is so scared I'm going to get the Covid-19. I just tell him "Have faith."

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@lilypaws

To all my friends at Mayo connect. Amanda Burnett encouraged me to get posts while I'm at surgery and the test on May 17, 18, and 19th. She said there might be some well wishes that I can read when I get home, so that would make me feel good. I am getting scared about coming home and seeing how my husband handles everything. He does a lot for me now, but I still do the laundry and take care of myself. He works full-time at home doing Cyber Security for Wells Fargo. We are going to be going to a class at Mayo that will help him find out how to take care of me. I don't know if you knew That I had to give up my very healthy 14 year old dog. I e-mailed the owner of where we boarded her when we were gone. She e-mailed me back and said, "Can we please have Lily we love her." I got to where I couldn't take care of her and she had became very anxious protecting me. She knew something was up. She has been with them now for over a month and doing great. Much better than here. She now owns her and took her to get groomed and going to take her to her Vet. They really do love her. They tell me she follows them all around and they always kept her in their office when she was boarded. Tells me she doing great. It has been hard on me. I miss her so much. They send me pictures so I can see she is very happy. I can't visit her yet, because it might confuse her, but maybe after I heal from the surgery enough to ride in a car. Sending my love to all. So go ahead and post if you feel like you want to. For those who pray, prayers would be great on the 9th and 11th of June. @lilypaws

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@lioness You are so special to me. That was a long post! Jeanie

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@lioness

@lilypaws My thoughts and prayers are with you starting then and I will put you on my prayer partners list if you want . Everything will go well you have the faith keep looking up

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@lioness You are my saint. You have communicated with me the most. Some people don't know to put the @name in front of a post. I will be thinking of you doing my test and surgery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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@lilypaws

@lioness You are my saint. You have communicated with me the most. Some people don't know to put the @name in front of a post. I will be thinking of you doing my test and surgery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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@lilypaws Ah thanks lilypaws . Im thinking of you also and hope your test go alright in the outcome. Monday will be the start of them Now since you said you have test on 17,18,and19 are these all in one place or do you have to travel to get them all done? Why cant they do them all the same day . Well whatever the reason you have to travel to other places Im guessing be safe in the process. You are on my prayer change which is in USA ,Peru and Belgium. So take care for now and keep posting when you can Best to you always.

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