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Unread 03-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Very nervous

Hi ladies, I am scheduled to have a total hysterectomy, bladder tuck and gallbladder removed on 04/05/12. I am VERY nervous. I have never had anesthesia. I'm also debating whether or not to take HRT. I'm only 36, but I have fibrocystic breast disease. I have a family history of Ovarian CA ( my Mother passed away a little over a yr ago from it) and my CA 125 levels have been elevated. No mass or Tumors, but the Dr recommended a total hysterectomy and I agree. Just wish I wasn't so anxious/ nervous.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Re: Very nervous

I remember first time i was put under I was so scared. And now it does not bother me at all. This is 10th time I will be under general anesthesia with in 5 yrs.. I know its normal to worry and be nervouse but you will be fine.. It will be over before you know it...
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Unread 03-27-2012, 09:03 PM
Re: Very nervous

Hey, sweetie. Like vb82 said it is normal to be nervous for surgery. My hysterectomy was my 4th surgery, but was my first major surgery. Know that there will be a whole group of doctors and nurses there just for you, to take care of you, and to see you through this. The nurses will help you feel comfortable as soon as you are in pre-op.

Regarding HRT, you really need to ask your doctor about that one. Whether it is appropriate for you is dependent on many things including your health, family health history, your age, and many other factors. Your doctor can help you sort it all out.

We are here for you, and will help support you. Remember many of us were where you are now. We understand what you are going through.

(((Hugs)))
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Unread 03-31-2012, 07:59 PM
Re: Very nervous

Thanks for the support ladies. I'm scheduled for Thurs coming. I'm having a total (davinci), bladder tuck, hernia repair and gallbladder surgery. Both gym and general surgery. I'm still nervous, but excited to feel better.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Re: Very nervous

Hi Kmc - I agree, just let the nurses know - and the anethesiologist will come talk to you when you're being prepped for surgery or in the "pre-surgery" room - let them all know you are nervous about it and they will definitely reassure you, talk to you and tell you everything that you need to know in order to be comfortable with them putting you under anesthesia. I've had a few minor surgeries, but like marestail, I consider this one my first major one - and you know what? I think that the "nap" I get after anesthesia is the best sleep, I even joked with my DH that I was looking forward to the anesthesia sleep, haha! This is also the most simple and easiest recovery I've ever had! What a shock! Something so major and yet, I'm so comfortable and everything is going great! I'm sure it will for you too! I'm sure it will be over before you know it! Best wishes to you!! Can't wait to hear how you like the sleepiness, just enjoy the restful time you will have Also, one hint - a few times I've experience some nausea after anesthesia. It wouldn't hurt if you mentioned that you fear being nauseated afterwards. That way the docs will have the nausea meds prescribed ahead of time if you should need them - and if you don't, then no worries!
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Unread 03-31-2012, 08:50 PM
Re: Very nervous

I am sure you will do well. I have read posts from women with similar circumstances and they are very happy they had the surgery.

This is a difficult surgery to wrap your brain around. It is okay to be nervous and frightened - I think all of us were! I guess the "good" news is that you are getting all of this done at once, so they don't have to open you up again.

We are here for you, sweetie. Keep getting on the site and post your feelings, emotions, fears, questions, etc. It really does help. I found much healing here among this group of strong women. I hope you will too.

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Unread 04-01-2012, 12:34 AM
Re: Very nervous

to you. It's normal to be frightened and stressed pre op. we are always scared of the unknown. I cried so much pre op I'm surprised I didn't float away! Before you even realize you're being put asleep you will be waking up and it's all over. The surgery and the time in hospital were easier than I expected. Please post all your questions and fears so we can reassure you. We understand what you're going through and we are here for you.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 12:59 AM
Re: Very nervous

Kmc,

I am scheduled for my surgery on 4/2/12 LAVH/BSO. This will make the 5th surgery in 14 months...I understand you are scared as are we all of the unknown, but please try to be positive. It will help in all aspects of the experience. That's my belief anyhow. I will be doing HRT as I feel to young at 44 to lose all of my hormones. Maybe I'm grasping at my fleeting youth but I'm gonna fight the abrupt menopause that is coming with everything in my doctor's arsenal! Keep your chin up and try to talk as much as you can. This website has helped me relax a bit about my procedure and I hope it does the same for you!
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Unread 04-01-2012, 08:53 PM
Re: Very nervous

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Originally Posted by MizzMonroe View Post
Kmc,

I am scheduled for my surgery on 4/2/12 LAVH/BSO. This will make the 5th surgery in 14 months...I understand you are scared as are we all of the unknown, but please try to be positive. It will help in all aspects of the experience. That's my belief anyhow. I will be doing HRT as I feel to young at 44 to lose all of my hormones. Maybe I'm grasping at my fleeting youth but I'm gonna fight the abrupt menopause that is coming with everything in my doctor's arsenal! Keep your chin up and try to talk as much as you can. This website has helped me relax a bit about my procedure and I hope it does the same for you!
I will be praying for you tomorrow. Pray that you peace and a great recovery.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Re: Very nervous

Thank you. I'm a little calmer now, just ready for it to be done. Waiting is driving me nuts.
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