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Unread 05-21-2007, 08:16 PM

I'm Having A Lavh With Anterior And Posterior Repair. I'm 37 And Have Ando And Adenomyosis, Uterin Prolapse And Many Cysts On Both Ovaries. I'm Scared To Death That I'm Going To Die During Surgery.being A Nurse Is Not Really Helpful At This Time . Sometimes Ignorance Is Bliss. Any Advise Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks For Listening .............moondancer
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Unread 05-21-2007, 08:21 PM

Okay, remember that you were trained to deal with WORST CASE scenarios. YOU are not a worst-case. You are a strong woman, and you will get through this.
Unread 05-21-2007, 08:47 PM

I'm just curious...have you witnessed a lot of deaths during or after surgery?
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Unread 05-21-2007, 08:51 PM

Do we want to know that?

Okay, maybe we do--but maybe we want to only know about the hysterectomy patients. And then we want to know how many successful surgeries you've seen.

And besides, we don't know what else is involved--somebody with a bad heart or an embolism could go just as fast walking down the street or sitting up in bed watching Letterman,
Unread 05-21-2007, 08:57 PM

She's a nurse and stated she is afraid of dying during the surgery. It is not about what I want to know...but her examining why she is so fearful of dying during her surgery.

Something is at the root of her fear. In another post, moondancer stated she was so scared she was thinking of canceling her surgery. So, SOMETHING has to be igniting that kind of fear, especially since she has made a point of telling us she is a nurse.
Unread 05-21-2007, 09:33 PM

I am also a nurse and I agree that sometimes ignorance is bliss, and sometimes I wish I knew about half as much as I do, when it comes to myself, or for that matter anyone I know and love. I think that Arlynn said it best when she said that as nurses we are trained in the worst case scenario and not the everyday normal aspect of things. We will get through this and it will be okay.
Take care, and take some deep breaths and walk through doors of the castle with your head held high and a pain free future in your sights!!
Unread 05-22-2007, 04:38 AM

And pity the poor nursing staff--they won't be able to get away with a thing around you!
Unread 05-22-2007, 05:29 PM
re fear

I Have Not Seen Many Deaths'during Surgery . I Have In The Last 3yrs Taken Care Of My Step Father And Father During The Dying Of Cancer. I Know That The Fear Is Irrational But I Just Talked To My Dr Who Moved The Surgery Back To June 19, And Not Because I Asked Her To, But She Said This Is Whats Called The Nurses Curse. Having To Much Information About Risks That Can Happen To Anyone, Most Likely To Someone In Poor Health. I've Been A Nurse For 16 Years And Have Seen Some Strange Things. JUST TO SET THE RECORD I'M NOT AFRAID OF DYING BUT AFRAID OF LIVING MY KIDS WITHOUT A MOTHER THEY ARE 4 AND 8. THUS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM MAYBE KNOWING FIRST HAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOOSE A PARENT AT 37 LET ALONE 4 And 8................moondancer
Unread 05-22-2007, 06:07 PM

You know that's not going to happen to you, right? You're a nurse--you're too mean and tough to die. You scare Marines!
Unread 05-22-2007, 06:39 PM

I apologize if my post appeared uncaring. I did not misunderstand that you also have a concern about something happening and resulting in your children being left without a mother (as I read it in another post).

I guess, for me it's the reverse, I've used my children as the reason to live and come through the surgery.

You're right about knowing more than I do from a medical perspective. I have no idea what you have seen. However, I have many friends who are in the medical profession (some nurses and some doctors). But they have all been very supportive and have not given me a reason to think something could go wrong...at least not to the degree it could lead to death.

Again, I apologize if I came across lacking in understanding. It was never my intent to minimize your TRUE concern. But you did help me to have a better picture of your overall concern by sharing the fact that you cared for both your DF and SF during their struggle with cancer.

I pray your fears of leaving your children behind are indeed relieved; so, that perhaps the surgery can eradicate some (of any) health issues you are having to deal with on top of everything else. God Bless!

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