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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
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What about for us lowrise jean wearing people? I'm afraid mine will end up right under my belt line. Surgeon gave me the option of putting it above my cheek, in my lower back. Anyone have theirs there?
I'm a low-rider too . It poses no problem for me. It sits deep enuf within the pocket the surgeon made for it and I'm used to it being there by now. I do remember this being a concern for me as well. It all turned out just fine. The doctor understands this concern and pretty much 'knows' what seems to work best via his past patients.

I wouldn't recommend it in the back. Like Mark says, no fleshy meat, and mostly muscle...It might be more painful to cut around muscle, not to mention awkward to charge back there. But hey, maybe someone will respond to your querry if they have successfully done it this way.

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I'll have a lump anywhere I go with it because I'm quite thin. I guess I can show my doc where I wear my pants and we can go from there.
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What about for us lowrise jean wearing people? I'm afraid mine will end up right under my belt line. Surgeon gave me the option of putting it above my cheek, in my lower back. Anyone have theirs there?
Mine is in my r cheek, middle...doctor sugested there as I like to sleep on my L side. It was higher up until all the swelling went down and it settled in.
If I put on lo risers the waist band touches the top edge of the battery. I wear my sweat pants low also and they hit same low so I can't pull the lace too tight.
In the overlook of the entire process...after the pain relief...
I am the happiest about my battery placement. It is also very easy to reach when putting on the scar cream and charging.
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Unread 11-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #14
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I was being damn awkward when my surgeon came and told me it was cancelled .. i just KNEW ... as soon as I saw that I had to be at TAU (Theatre Admissions Unit) at 10.30 I said ... it wont go ahead.

The I learned I was second on the afternoon list .. I thought, no chance, and nearly went home. A lovely Nurse asked me to stay till at least three ..but even that was cutting it fine as I know the theatres close at 6 unless it's an emergency.

Sure enough, Mr. Yiannis came in at 3.30 .. I looked at him and said, "It's bad news isn't it?"

I totally ripped the theatre gown off me and got dressed and stomped as much as I could, out of the unit, leaving Mike to collect my "dangerous drugs" ... I saw the Nurse and she was totally shocked ... I said .. "told you do" ..

So now I have another appointment ... have to be there at 7am on the 11th. So, it's going to go ahead.

But I really could have done without this stress .. I'd not eaten since Monday because of upset at home and with no drinking, I was furious.

I appreciate it couldn't be helped, but that's twice this year now.

Have spent two days in bed totally doping myself up with amytryptilline, diazepam and Tamazepam aswell as my Zomporph .. and now I've got myself up.

Mum is taking me out for a bit.

I've even managed to order myself some more big knickers for Hospital .. and a couple of presents for my Mum.

Ah well .. I just hope the person who was in theatre from morning which held my operation up, is ok.

Love you all x x x
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Unread 11-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #15
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Oh Saffy....DEEP breath in....hold...now breath OUT all that toxic residue left over from that experience.

Great Job of getting those feelings onto paper.....I do know you are still shaking your head tho over "it" and moving on....I could hear that in your last sentence.

I do doubt they will cancel on you again (unless they really liked the "angry dance" you did)....so new focus....7am...11 Dec. Trust your journey.
One day God will let you see the reason for it all...Dear Saffy...at the end of that entire day you were concern and compassion for the previous patient.
now just tell me...How can miracles NOT happen for you?

Miracles are SUPPOSED to happen everyday!
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Aww Karen, to have another theatre use go long postponing your help feels awful. I can surely understand the anger you feel, while also feeling gratified you reach out in understanding love which embraces the patient whose surgery went LONG.

A friend of mine whose liver became riddled with metastatic cancer was in surgery far longer than she had been told would be the case as portions of that organ were removed, and it has worked to have been positive for her to date. Thus, with you, I feel hope for the individual whose surgery went long that they will be OK. We just never know, do we?

My love crosses the Pond for you as well. Lord knows you need that spirit of being hugged by all of us right now. I pray your time out with Mum was both time well spent and calming.
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Thank You both ... in fact, thank you all who have felt my disappointment. I know that the next operation will go ahead as I believe I am first on his list so I will be whipped into TAU and it will be a case of stocking on, undressed, umpteen toilet visits, despite my not having had anything to drink and I should begoing down t theatre around 8.45am. ish.

Hey, tomorrow is the 1st December, so not far to go.

Today is the first day have got out of bed. My mum came over and we went and did a little shopping. She bought me a lovely necklace which is silver with a little "cage" type thing .. and on the other side of the box there is a shell, with a pearl in in.

I chose SPIRITUALITY : There are always three things that remain until the end - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love. Paul, Corinthians 13.13

It also says inside..

May God bless you and keep you.His light be always with you. May he keep you safe from harm and shield you from all wrong. May he grant you peace. May he guide you on your way and bring you joy with each new day.
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Ok .. I have now been told it's NOT the 30th November ... gnash !!
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Ok .. I have now been told it's NOT the 30th November ... gnash !!
Your attitude sounds bright, and the new necklace JUST WHAT YOUR MUM ORDERED. Very nice, very nice indeed.
Love across the Pond,
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Karen,
I LOVE the necklace, and the beautiful scriptures! Yes, keep these things near to your heart and your frustrations will fade into the background.
Your day will be here, and as it draws near, continue reminding yourself of the people who truly care, your Mum being there by your side.....and of course this basket of friends right HERE in this screen!! , amonst others......and by golly, I'll bet the medical staff treats you with much respect, especially after having your dates messed up and the disappointment this has brought upon you.

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