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Unread 10-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Help!

I'm one week away from my tvh and I'm going crazy with mood swings and panic! I've been working extra training my coverage at work and getting things ready and trying to prep my house and now my daughter and husband are getting overwhelmed with me! I'm scared. Anyone else go through this? Thought? My date is october 13. The day before my birthday.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Re: Help!

You're definitely not alone! I go from one mood to the other quicker than you can say boo! Plus I am way overwhelmed trying to get everything in order and ready to go so there will be some organization to this house, kids and commitments before I go "horizontal" as my husband likes to put it. To make matters worse, we ripped apart all 3 kids bedrooms right before I found out I had to have a hyst & rectocele repair. We still have one bedroom to paint, all 3 finally have their new flooring (carpet or wood), but no ones room is put together yet! Hoping to have their rooms back together by Monday, and Tuesday my room gets new wood... we'll put off painting until after I recover. It's too much going on and I am freaking out about getting it all done in time by the 19th! The hubs and I have definitely been butting heads and that's making things worse too. We will get through this though! I've decided the world won't stop spinning if things aren't perfect by the time I'd like them to be. Hang in there... I'm right there with you!
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Unread 10-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Re: Help!

I went though the exact same thing! I'm four weeks post op and I can easily say that those weeks pre-op were crazier than these weeks post-op. I was nesting like crazy and moody and stressed and excited and all over the place emotionally. It was literally all I could think about.

Don't worry, you are almost past that part and on to the part filled with resting, watching movies you love, reading, napping and breathing. Hang in there!
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Unread 10-07-2011, 07:01 AM
Re:calm the nerves

I was wondering would the doc give me something to calm me before the op or am I just really nervous, I hear how others are freaking out one week before surgery, mines not till Nov 28th and I'm already a bundle of nerves, I told my DH how am I going to get to the hospital? He said I'm driving you, I told him I know that but whose gonna DRAG me to the car, I may be too scared to go, seriously. Never had surgery before and at night I dream or maybe I should say think because it's not my kind of dream, I'm in the hospital being wheeled down a longggggg hall with bright lights then nothing, I'm out. Sounds ok now that I'm writing it down but I'm scared now. I can't eat much and I'm not a water drinker, guess that's gonna have to change huh! How can I relax NOW,
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Unread 10-07-2011, 07:05 AM
Re: Help!

My doc gave me alprazolam....aka xanax. It makes me very sleepy so for daytime he gave klonopin...aka clenazepam. These are benzos so they require attention not to allow addiction....but OMG how they help. I still have 20 days til surgery and losing my mind with anxiety daily. Talk to your doc...they should help. Good luck.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Re: calm the nerves

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Originally Posted by Cat1357 View Post
I was wondering would the doc give me something to calm me before the op or am I just really nervous, I hear how others are freaking out one week before surgery, mines not till Nov 28th and I'm already a bundle of nerves, I told my DH how am I going to get to the hospital? He said I'm driving you, I told him I know that but whose gonna DRAG me to the car, I may be too scared to go, seriously. Never had surgery before and at night I dream or maybe I should say think because it's not my kind of dream, I'm in the hospital being wheeled down a longggggg hall with bright lights then nothing, I'm out. Sounds ok now that I'm writing it down but I'm scared now. I can't eat much and I'm not a water drinker, guess that's gonna have to change huh! How can I relax NOW,
I know how you feel. My date is 3rd Nov and i am in such a state! It doesn't help that I am a nurse working in the operating room, everyone seems to think that I am fine as I know all about it....but I'm not! i am so worried, will I be the same, will i be in pain, ( i don't do pain) will my husband still want me...will I want him...will I get fat??? Will I wake up??? which my years of working in the recovery room tell me yes I will... but I am not thinking straight........
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Unread 10-07-2011, 07:23 AM
Re: Help!

My doctor let me take a xanax four hours before the surgery. It made all the difference. I was fine when I went in. I thought I'd be a basket case, but my husband and I had a nice time waiting together.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 08:20 AM
Re: Help!

This website is great, full of knowledge and wonderful ladies! I'm glad I'm not the only one going through these things. So it's normal. I just gotta br brave and "hang in there" I'm breathing.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Re: Help!

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Originally Posted by Inlash2 View Post
I'm one week away from my tvh and I'm going crazy with mood swings and panic! I've been working extra training my coverage at work and getting things ready and trying to prep my house and now my daughter and husband are getting overwhelmed with me! I'm scared. Anyone else go through this? Thought? My date is october 13. The day before my birthday.
What you are feeling is entirely normal - I think everyone of us have had this happen to us in some form or fashion.

So - my thoughts to you are: do what you can - prep as best as you can (because it keeps you busy). Come here often and vent - we all get it and we are all here to be that sounding board. Also I found so much information here - some scary some reassuring, but lots of information and support.

You are not alone. Hugs.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 01:14 PM
Re: Help!

Thank you for the reasurance! It's good to talk to people that are in the same boat!! Now I just have to get ahold of my anxiety.
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