HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Pre-Op Hysterectomy Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


Waiting for Hysterectomy Surgery | Anxiety

From the Pre-Op Hysterectomy Articles List

Anxiety waiting for hysterectomyI have never felt so afraid and anxious. Are these feelings normal? Has everyone who have had surgery felt this way, and is anyone going through the same anxiety and fears?

Most women have gone through all of these feelings of worry and anxiety while anticipating their surgery. You are not alone!

First off, take a few deep breaths and realize that being afraid is normal, but you do not have to let it rule your life.

Here are some things you can do to help ease the anxiety:
  • Take care of yourself. This is your time to be pampered. Take a long bath and cry it out. Sometimes we bottle our fears, and and it helps to let it all out.
  • Make sure you get some sleep. Hard I know, but the more sleep you have, the better things will seem.
  • Take a few moments to take in some long cleansing breaths. Think positive thoughts. Pray and ask God to help you get through it, and He will.
  • Prepare so when you get home you can rest and relax and heal. Clean your house and prepare some make ahead meals.
  • Go on family and friend outings. You won't be up for doing much for a while post op.
  • Be kind to yourself. This is a stressful time.

Be sure and talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your anxiety.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

03-10-2012 - 12:03 PM


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.

HysterSisters Articles

Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor

Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
515 S Kings Ave
Brandon FL 33511
Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Suite 100
Naperville IL 60540
Susan D. Hunter, M.D.
626 Ed Carey Dr
Harlingen TX 78550
Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
7217 Telecom Parkway #290
Garland TX 75044
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845


Hysterectomy News

August 3,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing