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A week from surgery and very anxious A week from surgery and very anxious

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Unread 02-20-2012, 12:34 PM
A week from surgery and very anxious

My surgery is next Tuesday and after doing all the pre op I am feeling a lot of anxiety. It's been such a journey to get here and now that it's almost upon me I am feeling a million things. For the first time I said out loud that I am scared. Not just of the surgery itself but the recovery process and then if it will change everything sexually for me or how I feel as a woman. I have come to hate the saying "it will all be ok" because it seems like the only thing everyone says to you. Does anyone else feel like this?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Re: A week from surgery and very anxious

My surgery is tomorrow. I'm anxious and want to get it over with. The waiting is the hardest part (and that horrid bowel prep drink!)

People just want to be encouraging when they say it will be ok. They naturally want to lift you up and be supportive, and I don't know of any other way they can say it.

I too have more concern over how I will feel shortly after waking up from surgery. I don't believe I've ever had a high pain tolerance.
Unread 02-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Re: A week from surgery and very anxious

My surgery is next Monday, and for the first time, I too, have to admit I'm a bit scared. I have been on edge all day today......I feel like I'm biting everyone's head off. I think I just need to take a deep breath and relax. Sending positive thoughts and energy your way.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 02:26 PM
Re: A week from surgery and very anxious

I have very LOW pain tolerance and quite high pain med tolerance. I am now 6 days post-op, and can say that the recovery has not been anything near as bad as I had anticipated. The waiting was the worst of it for me.

I called about my anxiety and they gave me a Rx for Ativan that worked WONDERS. It didn't take it all away, but I was definitely more functional and not as obsessive about it. It helped me keep things in perspective.

I don't remember ANYTHING about being in the recovery room. I don't know if I had pain or not. They were very good about being on top of my pain. And, pain isn't exactly what I'd call it. For me, it was more discomfort. And I would say it was a bit worse when they started weaning me from the heavy drugs to the regular ones. I came home with percocets and ibuprofen and they have been doing a great job. So far, my recovery has been very smooth. I don't have one complaint about any of it.
Unread 02-20-2012, 03:27 PM
Re: A week from surgery and very anxious

I had my Dvh on the 17th of Feb. and I feel pretty good. It is really an awesome procedure! I'm only taking extra strength Tylenol for the pain. I think people just want to encourage us when they tell us that everything will be ok.
And that's a good thing. The more upbeat and positive we can stay, the better. I know you will have bad days when it just really gets to you, too.

I think it's really important to distract ourselves anyway we can. I watched funny movies or uplifting ones and played games with my family to try to keep my mind off of things.

Anyway, I hope the days go by quickly for you and it's over with and you can go on with your life.

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