I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!

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Offline CUSO

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I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:34:37 PM »
I have thal minor, but I am posting here because most minors don't get splenectomy. It is too big for them to do it laparoscopically. They are also removing gallbladder also. I am afraid I won't wake up. I am afraid it is so big that it may cause problems. I am scared of the big incision. I dred the 5 days in the hospital.  I dred looking at my belly and seeing staples sticking out. Any experience or encouragement would help. Thanks

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Offline Sharmin

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Re: I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 09:40:41 PM »
Wishing you all the best - please keep us posted on your recovery,

Sharmin
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Re: I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 05:27:50 PM »
No worries.. :smiley

I had my spleen removed 2 yrs ago.. They said its size as a rugby ball n the incision was abt 15cm.

Anyway, it only took 2 weeks...1 day prep, 1 day surgery, 2 dys icu, and 10 dys hospital bedrest.. Just prepare a stock of good books, movies, also games in ur tablet besides upcoming laugh n reunion from families & friends :smiley

Then probably few more days at home before going back to ur routines..

 :goodluck

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Offline Dharmesh

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Re: I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 08:39:42 AM »
ALL THE BEST
Start listening your body, it always gives signs

Re: I am having an open splenectomy in 4 days, I am scared!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 06:01:51 PM »
I had my spleen removed when I was 7. It's a big event but you will be back to yourself in a few weeks and it's probably better for your health in the long run.
I hope everything went well please update us with your recovery!

 

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