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Intestinal bug

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by turtleyhip, May 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM.

  1. turtleyhip

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    Well, as the life of a mother with young kids goes, my preschooler brought home an intestinal bug and now I'm worried that I'll have to cancel surgery because of it. It started out with her vomiting, but she pretty much bounced back within 24 hours. Then one of my boys got it and he had vomiting and diarrhea. I myself have had diarrhea, light nausea, and no appetite for several days now. I had to call off work last Friday because there was no way I was leaving the house. I thought I was getting better, but now, Wednesday, I'm right back to square one. Surgery is six days away. Do I call the doctor's office and ask their policy? Should I give it a few more days? Would calling them with that type of concern raise flags for them and force me to cancel regardless? Ugh, I'm sick of feeling sick. Any advice?
     
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    I'd call your regular Dr. to start with. Have you had your pre-op exam from him yet?
     
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    Call your GP by all means but you must call the hospital too because they have other patients to worry about. Such infections spread rapidly in a hospital and some of the patients might be frail and vulnerable. That's your first concern.
     
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    Thank goodness I am feeling better these last couple of days. Ironically, it's just in time to start taking the pre-op stool softener that is recommended. :sad:
     
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    Lol....timing is everything :heehee: glad you're feeling better @turtleyhip, and hope you have a quiet and worry-free last few days before your op
     
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    :wave:@turtleyhip
    When is your surgery?
    Hope there was no delay.
     
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    @Mojo333 No delay, thankfully. Surgery tomorrow. Should get the call sometime today as to what time to be there. So nervous.
     
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    I know. Believe me I remember how anxious I was.
    Good thing is.. bye hip pain..:egypdance:
    You've got this...
    Wishing you all the best!
     
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    Good luck @turtleyhip ........all the best for a speedy recovery :flwrysmile:
     
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    Just breathe and know that this will be a beginning...one that you deserve!
    Thinking of you tonight...
    And will be happy for you to be through tomorrow:friends:
     
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