I was told Jan 7 this yer I am T2. Still adjusting but my last A1c was 5.5. My FP and Eye Dr. both happy with that number.
Aug 2 I am sechudled for total Abdominal Hysterectomy. Am wondering how being Diabetic will affect recovery?
I have had 2 leg surgeries, one 5/14 and one 6/24. The Vascular Surgeon has been pleased with my recovery. He also felt it was best to get my veins working better before the TAH.
Both surgeries were outpatient. My BS was 86 before the 5/16 one and 84 after. BS was 123 before the 6/24 then 88 will in pre op. Don't know what it was after, husband took my meter home on his way to work and I went to my Mom's since they didn't want me to be alone for 24 hrs.
Will be in the hosp. for 1-2 days this next time. My question are:
1. Will a TAH be more stressful to my system physically and cause BS to go up? The vein abalation is probably less traumtic than organ removal to the body.
2. I am a little more stressed over the TAH than the vein surgery. Will this apossibly make the BS levels rise? All my Drs. agree that the pevic mass could be causing problems with my veins. Thus I am having the TAH.
3. Will there possibly be any long term changes after the surgery to my diabetes? I don't know if lyphm nodes might be removed or damaged?
4. I am worried about how to manage BS levels for the first week post surgery. Many women seem to have a lack of appetite and or nausea for a while after. I have only had a very mild (10-15 min.) feeling of nausea after the two leg surgeries and was under General Anesthesia for them. The first time I took 2 Ultrams post op and think it may have caused the nausea because I needed no pain meds the second time and had less nausea. I take 500mg Metformin twice a day and that has kept my BS under crontrol. I was diagnosed T2 while in the hosp. with cellulites and MRSA. During my 5-6 week stay I received insulin 10-15 times. I have had none since. Diet and the Metformin have kept me under control. Before both leg surgeies I had nothing by mouth from midnight until after the surgery with no problems. The day before my colonoscopy I had a liquid diet then nothing by mouth after midnight. My BS was 105 before the procedure.
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