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I am getting pretty nervous... I am getting pretty nervous...

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Unread 10-14-2011, 10:56 AM
I am getting pretty nervous...

Hi. I'm getting nervous for my surgery. First, I'm nervous because I want to make sure that I have everything together that I will need for the hospital as well as everything that I will need at my home post-op. On the surgery side, I have all of those fears of dying and blot clots going to brain - crazy stuff like that. Ugh. I guess I just want it over. The recovery time seems so different for everyone it is hard to picture what I will be dealing with. Anyway, just wanted to share.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 11:41 AM
Re: I am getting pretty nervous...

Hi, I can understand your nervousness and will tell you that every time I felt nervous, I prayed that God would take away any anxiousness and keep me calm thru the surgery. It was a breeze. I had enough time to wrap my head around the fact that I was having surgery and that helped me too. Stay off of caffeine and sugar before hand - these two can raise your anxiousness about anything. Will you have someone with you after the surgery? Having someone to cook for you, clean up after you and get you out of the house is great. If you stay in the hospital make sure they wrap those vibrating things around your legs to help with the blood flow and make sure you walk when you get home. Short trips thru the neighborhood and increase by a little each day. I also hired a cleaning service to clean during my entire recovery period. It was well worth it. As far as recovery time goes, everyone is different but I will tell you that the average time seems to be around 4-6 week. Both my GYN and my surgeon said 2 weeks - I still wonder what they were thinking. My 4 week visit was just 4 days ago and I was released from all restrictions however I am still taking it easy until 6 weeks. I will be going back to work at my 5 week anniversary which is in 5 days. Read the weekly checkpoints under the Post-Op icon at the top of this page. They have been pretty accurate for me. Good luck - you'll come out of this in 1 piece.....
Unread 10-14-2011, 09:25 PM
Re: I am getting pretty nervous...

Being nervous is normal - this is MAJOR SURGERY. It is upsetting having a major organ removed. The doctors and nurses will take good care of you. They will see you through this.

Yes, the recovery time is different for everyone, and there is no way to predict what it will be like for you. BUT, you found this site - a site that is full of wonderful and supportive, strong women. Many women on this site were once where you are now. We will help you through this.

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Unread 10-15-2011, 12:11 PM
Re: I am getting pretty nervous...

Thank you so much for your replies. I do feel blessed to have found this website. It is a huge source of support for me during this confusing and anxiety provoking time. It is comforting to know how many here have made it through successfully and are here to help us newbies stay grounded. Thank you again.

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