vix Posted September 1, 2008 Report Share Posted September 1, 2008 Hey everyone! You were all right! Everyone was absolutely fantastic and the entire trip from start to finish has been just fabulous! The hotel was beautiful and relaxing and the experience at the OCC was even beyond what you all had said! The only slightly discouraging thing about the entire experience was that I was with a group of about 7 or 8 of us who all had the surgery last Friday and I was the dead last of the bunch to get in. It was a bit of a wait, but it was ok because the people who had the surgery the day before were coming out into the room we were all sitting in and we could ask them questions and they all looked great! I got in about 2:30 for my surgery (having been waiting since 7) and the surgery only took about 20 minutes. By 5:30 I was doing so well that they let me return to the hotel with my husband. I had a wonderful nights sleep in the hotel and then the next day got up and went to the mall and walked for 6 hours. I will admit that I had some discomfort today (probably from so much walking yesterday) and being in an airplane for 3 1/2 hours, but overall the experience was far FAR better and beyond what I ever imagined! I came back across the border with a couple from Orlando and she was there for her first fill. She gave me a lot of little tips that I will pass on to everyone as I remember them (my mind is still a bit fuzzy....I still feel like I am in a dream)...but one of the things she told me about was using a warm compress or heating pad on the abdominal area where the port is. On our way home from the airport, my husband and I stopped at Target and bought a heating pad and I am using it on the low setting right now and it's just SOOOO wonderful...it feels fantastic! I will write more tomorrow, but wanted to tell everyone how wonderful my experience has been and again, how much I appreciate everyone. My husband actually ended up LOVING the trip and he has been such a sweetheart to me...waiting on me hand and foot and supporting me...truly...it's all been such a beautiful experience! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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