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Unread 09-27-2011, 09:23 AM
Pre-op jitters

Hey all.. I just wanted to share my anxiety and see if anyone had any good advice to help alleviate it(other than prayerful obedience and thankfulness.) My family is totally supportive, which I consider a grand blessing! Over the past 15 years I've had irregular periods, horrible abdominal cramping and pain, and in August, I ended up in the hospital (after 3 trips to ER in 2 days.) I was seen by surgical team, obstetrics team and urology while at a major teaching hospital in Lubbock. Had 2 abdom ct's within a 3 day period of time, numerous x-rays, abdominal US and a transvag US. Went to see a GYN for the first time since the birth of my youngest son in 2006 (boy did I get lambasted for not having a Pap or Mammogram since I happen to be 45 years old and have had previous "female" issues.) The CT's showed numerous septated ovarian cysts, both on right and left ovaries with one being almost 4cm, and another that had ruptured. Also showed that my uterus was swolen (??) and fibroidous. I am hopeful that this surgery will help me to become more active and rejuvenate my sense of overwhelming exhaustion and pain. Any words of advise and assurance are greatly welcomed! G~
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Unread 09-27-2011, 08:20 PM
Re: Pre-op jitters

I also had surgery for a large ovarian cyst (12 x 9 x 11 cm) on my left ovary and uterine fibroids.

This is major surgery, and recovery from it will be a while. I don't want to scare you, but you will probably not feel better right away. I have been told that complete recovery takes 6 to 9 months - or even longer. But, there are many women on this site who are now in full recovery, and are happy they had the surgery.

Good luck to you.

Unread 09-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Re: Pre-op jitters

I also have a fibroid and am scheduled for surgery on Oct 7. I too had anxiety, depression, sadness. THis site has helped me greatly. I now have switched my focus to the positives instead of the negatives. The pain and problems will finally be gone. I get a day of pampering in the hospital. A rare event in my house. I may get a bouquet or two, I get some time at home, no work just rest and hobbies..whoo-hoo. You just have to get to acceptance and move on. FInd some positives...try to focus on the bright side. It may seem difficult, I know I was there just a week or two ago, but it will be so much easier if you let go and try to find some positive. Oh..and there's shopping! A new robe, new nightgowns..
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Unread 09-28-2011, 08:06 AM
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Thanks ladies for your insight...hopefully I'll be reading positive input on other threads and I won't be so terrified!
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