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Unread 06-26-2008, 07:55 PM
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I was at work today and the hospital called to go through the routine questions before surgery July 10. As I went through and answered all of a sudden I started crying and could not stop. Two more weeks to go and I just am not sure if I can do it. I come home and hubby says oh just the way she asked. I explained no, I am scared. Oh you'll be fine. Sure I will be fine but right now I am so scared and I'll be fine but not a couple of days after surgery.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 07:59 PM
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I know how you are feeling. I was the same way. The night before my surgery I cried til I fell asleep then the next morning it started as soon as I had to hug my kids goodbye. You read a lot of woman on here say the waiting for the surgery was the worse part. It truly is.

Its completely normal to be emotional right now. This is a hard thing to deal with.
Unread 06-26-2008, 08:08 PM
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Waiting is hard, and that's why I'm staying busy right up to the day before. I'm at peace with my decision and surgery, but wouldn't be human if there wasn't some thread of trepidation, the "what if........'s" that hit everyone the closer we get to our trip to the castle. It's a big surgery and even though it is for our greater good, it's still scary. You have a lot of support and hugs here from us all.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 10:42 PM
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Hi tavsgram,

WE are hystertwins, my surgery is the same date as yours. I too have been very anxious abouth the upcoming surgery, especially my pre-op on the 30th. I asked my primary for some anxiety medication and she gave it to me. Maybe you could get something as well. It really does work when I have needed it. Good luck to you, see you on the other side.
Unread 06-27-2008, 08:51 AM
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It is normal to be scared and have anxiety about this type of surgery or any surgery for that matter. This one though on a women is a big toll! Mine is 7 days after yours and I am scared to death, nervious, and ready to just get past it.

Juat hang in there - we are always here to listen if you need us!
Unread 06-27-2008, 11:09 AM
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I tried to do things that required concentration, like playing games and singing to the radio to keep my mind occupied before my surgery. It worked too because I never did freak out.....lol. In the pre-op, I was a little nervous but I tried to joke and cut up with the nurses and dr to make them smile and it helped me not think about my anxiety.
Unread 06-27-2008, 03:32 PM
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I was soooo scared up 'tll a week before surgery and I'll let you know what REALLY ended up helping me.
A few days before surgery I got a hold of a book and tape that was HUGE in calming me down and helping me. It's called "Prepare for Surgery-Heal Faster" by Peggy Huddleston. I think it could have saved me TONS of anxiety if I'd had it a week or 2 before- but even a few days made a big difference. It's really about allowing your body a chance to relax and get out of the cycle of intense fear. It's something you can DO to make a difference- I really think it's still helping me, even after the surgery.
Keep up with hystersisters- we're all in this together.
Unread 06-27-2008, 04:50 PM
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I'm another one who was really helped by Peggy Huddleston's book. It made me feel like I had some control over the process, and wasn't just a victim of what was happening to me.

I also really believe that the healing statements have helped me heal faster. I had my surgeon tell me that I would be thirsty, hungry for chicken broth and that I would enjoy walking. I was asking for broth almost as soon as I regained consciousness, and shortly after I got settled in my room, I was paging the nurse for someone who could come and help me walk.
Unread 06-27-2008, 06:10 PM
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It is such a roller coaster of feelings before surgery. The waiting really is the hardest part but you will feel so much better soon! Keeping you in my thoughts!
Unread 06-27-2008, 07:59 PM
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I have that book too and it's very helpful.

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