I had my pre-op appointment today. The surgery will be at 12:45pm on Wednesday, and they expect that I'll be released from hospital around 5:30 or 6pm that day. I have to be there by 10:45am. I can't have any food after midnight tomorrow, but I can have clear fluids (including coffee, if I wanted it) up until 6:45am.
I had my young women's support group today. A couple of women there have had an oophorectomy, which is quite helpful for me. Healing times vary amongst these women; one went back to work within a few days while another one took a couple of weeks to heal. Most women talk about the hot flashes that they experience, but they don't mention any other symptoms. So hopefully it won't be too bad for me. I actually think that I have hot flashes now - there are times where I can feel a buildup of heat, and I start to feel really hot. Then I start to actually sweat. After a while, the heat and sweat diminishes. So maybe these hot flashy things will just continue (possibly more frequently).