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Unread 07-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Weird question - Facebook?

So my best friend knows about my surgery, and the key people I work with (of course) as well as my brother & sisters... did you share your surgery plans or recovery with your Facebook friends? I've set up my privacy settings so that's not my concern. It's more what to say and if I should say anything

I'd like to post something tomorrow (surgery is Wednesday) mostly to ask for prayers but I feel weird asking for prayers for me? Also I'm going to be on leave from work and hanging out in bed with my laptop, so it would be easier if my close FB friends knew.

Suggestions on posting (or not)?
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Unread 07-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

I didn't post mine on there. Only a select few even knew what was going on. I just posted, thanks for the prayers, calls, and texts.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

It's really about what you want need. I decided to post about mine, both in terms of a need for political support and as a political act. People post things about pregnancy, childbirth, etc. ALL the time. Why shouldn't it be okay for us to post about our bodies in other situations?

I frequently see people posting things asking for prayers, healing thoughts, etc. when going through a medical challenge.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:54 PM
Weird question - Facebook?

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It's really about what you want need. I decided to post about mine, both in terms of a need for political support and as a political act. People post things about pregnancy, childbirth, etc. ALL the time. Why shouldn't it be okay for us to post about our bodies in other situations?
That really resonates with me; lately I've been overwhelmed with a FB feed full of "family" stuff, kid quotes, pregnancy and baby photos, etc. Hysterectomy can be shocking, uncomfortable for some people to hear about, and I am personally torn between keeping private and letting everyone know, right now (surgery in two weeks).

Close, local friends I've emailed or contacted individually, and others... I don't know. In a way I am really feeling my mortality lately and almost want to make an announcement just to reconnect with folks, let them know that I consider them important in my life.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Juju27 View Post
I'd like to post something tomorrow (surgery is Wednesday) mostly to ask for prayers but I feel weird asking for prayers for me?


(((Juju27)))

We have a dedicated Prayer Requests For HysterSisters forum where you're more than welcome to ask for prayers.

We're sending best wishes and positive thoughts!

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Unread 07-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

Thanks all! I'm not sure what to say on FB, but I think I will say a little something. I just feel like I need a little prayer warrior support. Oh, and I posted on the prayer request board - thanks for the suggestion :-)
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Unread 07-29-2014, 09:25 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

I posted a status saying I'm scheduled to have mine done.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

You can always send a group IM to those you want to know or ask for prayer. That way no one else will know.
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Unread 08-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

For some reason, I felt compelled to post the following on Facebook, today, in lieu of doing individual emails/messages. What do you think about something like this?:

"Hi, friends and family!

I'm going to be having (major) surgery on Tuesday, and wanted to let, you know, 150 of my closest contacts know.

I will be very limited on activity (no bending, lifting, driving) during my recovery, which will take at least six weeks, so am trying to prepare a "nest" at home with everything I might need to prevent myself from getting bored. Any hints for me?

Also, if you're in Portland I'd really love an in-person visit during my "convalescence". I'll only be in the hospital for one night (hopefully), but am sure I'll be interested in having visitors after a few days by myself at home.

If you're far away, well, there's Facebook video chat, FaceTime (my address here), Google Hangouts (my address here), and Skype (my ID here).

Wish me luck! "
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Unread 08-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Re: Weird question - Facebook?

I like poisdeneige's idea that sounds good.
I didn't posted mine on Facebook. I have the phylisophy that if my friends find out about important things in my life through Faceboo, are we really that close?
I think my real friends and people who cares about me finds out things like a surgery from me by phone or text. But that's just me.
Just do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
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