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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Irrational Fears

My TVH is scheduled for March 8. I wanted to wait a few weeks to give me time to get things lined up at work but the waiting is going to kill me.

I hate hospitals and the idea of anesthesia scares me. On top of that I have the additional risk factors of diabetes (well controlled with diet), obesity and high blood pressure (well controlled except when I'm in a medical setting).

So, here's what kept me awake the other night. My surgery is scheduled between my two son's birthdays. I realized the other night that my younger son is turning 23, which is the age I was when my mother died, a few days after her surgery. In my head, I realize that her surgery was much more complicated than mine - they removed 8 pounds of ovarian tumor. But the coincidence just had my hear racing.

I will be so glad when this is all over.

Karen
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:39 AM
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Awww...hugs to you my friend. I had a TVH on Dec 12. It is perfectly normal to have fear before surgery. I don't have the same circumstances as you, but it did cross my mind "what if I don't wake up". I did perfectly fine and I'm so thankful that I had the surgery! I wish you well on your surgery..and recovery.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 10:00 AM
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Klmac.....sorry you are having such a rough time. My hyster is scheduled in 6 days. There is always a little fear when you have surgery. Just remember that modern medicine has come along way since your mothers time. I will say a prayer for you to help you thru this rough time. ((HUGS))
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:19 AM
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I'm type 2 diabetic. Since you are well controlled it shouldn't be a big deal. While I was in the hospital they had me on insulin. Back home I used my metformin. My blood sugars are mildly elevated and I think it has slowed down my recovery a bit but not seriously.

I think most of us have fears about not waking up. I made sure all my paperwork was updated. I logically knew that it was unlikely that something would go that wrong but it made me feel better to know it was done.

They can give you stuff to help calm you down and hopefully keep your bp under control.

Yes, the waiting is the worst part. And it gives you time to fret over things. I'm sorry you're stressing so much. I think we all understand how psychologically difficult this surgery is.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:48 PM
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Wow, that is a great fear. But I feel like God is trying to heal you from that pass. The devil is using this to scare you, his job is to kill, steal and destroy. I don't know what your faith is, but, mine is that God is in control and he just wants you to trust him, no matter what. The bible says fear not 365 times, there are 365 days in a year!! Every time I start to fear and become upset, i have to ask myself, do I trust God? Has he ever let me down? The answer is always no! I will pray for you and your sons, but I just encourage you to look the devil in the face , every time you are in fear or doubt, and tell him who you trust, and remind him where he can go!
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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:50 PM
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Yes I trust God, no he has never let me down!! I read that and had to fix it!!!!
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:08 PM
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The fear and anxiety pre op are very difficult. We all go through this and add our own little twist to it based on our past experiences. I was worried about not waking up too. Trust in your doctor and try to keep busy so you don't worry too much. You may also ask your doctor for a sedative or muscle relaxant to help you sleep and make it through these last days before your surgery. Breathe deep, you will be fine. We will see you on the other side.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:55 PM
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I agree with sugarandspice is right. Ask your doctor for something to help you relax. To fear the unknown is completely normal. And remember, modern medicine is light years away from where it was even 10 years ago, you are in the best possible hands to take care of your hyster. Big hugs and lots of positive thoughts sent your way!!!
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