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Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :( Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

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Unread 11-05-2011, 02:32 PM
Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Hello to you all I'm new here!! I'm 31, have a 10 yr old daughter! I have a 12 week size preggo uterus and fibroids! I am having hysterectomy nov 16th and I'm so scared as I've never had surgery before never been put to sleep any advise how to try and calm my nerves?
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Unread 11-05-2011, 03:28 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

It is normal to be scared and anxious about surgery. It is hard to turn yourself over to a group of people like this. They will take very good care of you - they don't want anything to happen to you either. The doctors and nurses know you are nervous, and will help you through this. They are trained in anesthesiology, and know what they are doing.

You can talk to them during pre-op meeting and ask them to give you something for your nerves.

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Unread 11-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Thanks!! I'm a nurse myself lol but still scared and nervous!! I have found lots of help just by reading the diff stories and questions on here so glad I found this site!!
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Unread 11-05-2011, 06:12 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Hi Lpn..what helped me to be less nervous was to identify what I was worried about...ask any questions to my doctor pre surg
accept help when offered and be part of the Hyster sis support network..being part of the forum will help you work it out!! Best of luck with your surgery...and after! I look forward to reading how things go after your surgery! (Hugs) KJK
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Unread 11-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

It is perfectly normal to have some anxiety facing surgery and I was no different. I had a dear friend take me for mine and she stayed with me until they wheeled me in and we spent those couple of hours before the surgery talking and laughing and just catching up. I remember the anesthesiologist coming in and saying "I am going to give you a little cocktail now" and my response was "I don't think it is a good idea to give me a cocktail on an empty stomach" and the next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery. There is a lot of great information and support on this site.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 07:17 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Hi, I like you was terrified of being put out. Its honestly very easy. You don't even know its happeing. They usually give you something beforehand thru your IV. It calms you. I am not scared of it anymore. Dont worry it is soooooo easy.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Dittos from me on being put under anesthesia. I was very afraid of it, having never had any kind of surgery before, except wisdom teeth removal, for which I was awake. Everyone assured me it would be fine, and deep down inside, I knew it would be too, but there is always that niggling little "what if . . . ".

In short, your feelings are normal. I think we all have worries and fears. This site made all the difference in the world to me, just talking to women who had been through it before me. You've come to the right place!
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Unread 11-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Ask your anestesiologist for the same "cocktail" mine gave me......LOL
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Unread 11-05-2011, 07:39 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

Hi Lpn,

It is normal to feel scared before surgery. I am scheduled on the 16th as well. I have a fibroid the size of a mid term pregnancy as well. I am nervous as well but I have faith that everything will be just fine. I have an 11 and a 16 y/o so am blessed. I already have what I need for the hospital and for the bowel prep including baby wipes and A&D ointment. LOL, I am also doing lots of stuff around the house that I will not be able to later. I am doing all that I can to keep my mind of of the surgery so I wont get too stressed. I am in constant pain but I refuse to let it get me down.

You will be just fine!!! This site has been a blessing to me. I'm sure it will be to you too. Good luck & God bless!!!
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Unread 11-05-2011, 07:45 PM
Re: Hyst sched for nov 16, scared :(

I was having surgery for the second time - I was your age when I did the first and for some reason I was so relaxed probably just knowing I would be away from work.:-) However, even thinking of that this time around I was still a bit nervous but on the day of the surgery my anestesist was really the one who made me feel so relaxed for the surgery. Of course so many were praying as well and we will be praying for you.

Relli I like your spirit, you are so positive - you certainly will be okay. Please take it easy as you also need to have some rest prior to surgery. I was doing the same so when I told my Doc that I was working right up to 2 days prior to surgery she advised against it - I was disobedient; I still worked right up. :-) I had only the weekend and did surgery the Monday. All will be well for both of you....God is in control!!
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