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Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June

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Unread 05-09-2002, 02:16 PM
Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June

I am deathly afraid of what to expect and what I will feel after the surgery. I hope someone can calm my nerves. I am sure all will be okay, but I am afraid of surgery.
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Unread 05-09-2002, 02:30 PM
Hi Emeup,

Welcome to Hystersisters.

You are not alone in your fears. I have never had major surgery before either and was deathly afraid when I first found this site back in March. But I've learned so much from Hystersisters, and am no longer so afraid.

Most fear stems from facing the unknown. I would encourage you to read and learn as much as you can about your condition, about the surgery you will be having, and about the recovery period. The more knowledge you have, the less fear you will have. This is an excellent website for finding that information, and even better, for finding the support you need during this time. The ladies here are wonderful, and all are in or have been in your shoes, so they know what you are going through.

We're here for you any time, day or night. Just hang in there. You'll make it.

s to you!

Lisa

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Unread 05-09-2002, 03:00 PM
knowledge is calming

Before I found this site I was nervous. The unknown is scary my surgery is Monday and I'm a little anxious but not nervous because now I know what to expect. From what to take to the hospital to different anesthetics to what to tell my children everything is hear for you to learn. You have til June so keep reading this site it will calm your fears!
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Unread 05-09-2002, 03:56 PM
Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June

I am 4 weeks post op and , let yourself know your feelings are oh so natural. but I must admit the pain was not as bad as I thought and I did not feel as bad as I thought I woould either. I used guided imagery before my surgery and went on the Prevention web site for pre-surgery vitamins and swear it all made a huge difference. Just make sure to surround yourself with happy and uplifting before and after the surgery and you will be fine
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Unread 05-09-2002, 05:00 PM
Hi and welcome to the best site on the web

Well I am 17 days post op from TAH/BSO with extensive endo, adeno and adhesion removal. I had a big lengthy surgery and I am here to tell you it will be ok. There is some pain after the surgery but they keep you well medicated and you can handle it. Day one is the worst and each day afterwards gets better. I am feeling better all the time, in fact I am bored already The sisters here will tell you waiting is the hardest part, and it is. I have to say there are some days that are better then others but all have been better than the anxiety I felt before the surgery was done.
I thought I would lnever see my kids again, never go on vacation again, never see my parents.....etc. Oh boy do I remember all the fears. But they are just fears.....you can do this and we can help you through it. Remember we are here to hold your hand and send you hugs.......

Soon you will be on the road to recovery and a better life!!!

Cindy

HUGS HUGS HUGS

God Bless
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Unread 05-10-2002, 08:25 AM
Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June



just a little something from someone who had waaaaay too much time on their hands (freaked about everything & couldn't seem to concentrate on anything for a few days)

& I apologize if this is plagarism....not intentional....came out of me head...........

Knowledge is power:
& where there's power,
fear cannot survive.

emeup, you'll be okay. We're all here at HysterSisters to help you - lean , lean on us whenever you need to. & empower yourself with knowledge!!!! No question is stupid - so ask away!

& be sure to discuss your fears with your doctor! SO IMPORTANT!

s
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Unread 05-10-2002, 08:41 AM
not so bad

I have had other surgeries including belly button surgery for tubal ligation 10 years ago, but I was afraid of this one, my first major surgery, especially after the hospital gave me the living will and durable power of attorney for health care forms on the day of my pre-op tests. I was figuring I would at least have a white light, out of body experience, and the worse case scenario that I imagined would have had me making the rounds of the talk shows. Nothing like that happened. I have no memory of the surgery, but I think it took about 1/3 of the time I put into preparing the living will and power of attorney and copying them and sending out the copies. I had some pain in the first half hour after I woke up, and there were a few hours in the second or third day when I was pushing the button on the morphine pump more often than it would respond, but mostly the pain and the restrictions on my activities that I have experienced were very little compared to my fears.
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Unread 05-10-2002, 10:24 AM
Nervous

I can honestly say I felt exactly the same way as you. Then I found this site and read and read because I had NO IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT. I truly believe that's what scared me. Not knowing. In the beginning of reading these messages, sometimes I was overwhelmed and walked away from the computer with hives.

After staying on the site and reading, I became calm and reassured. Keep reading. I'll bet the same thing will happen to you. These people on this site are the greatest and kindness people I have come across in quite awhile.

Hang in there and read. Best of luck to you.

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Unread 05-10-2002, 11:00 AM
Iam nervous about my pending surgery in June

I know how you feel! I have my moments where I feel like I totally freaking out, and then I'm ok. Then there are times when I feel like I talking about somebody else. As my date comes closer I know I'll feel worse. This website has really been great. All those things you feel, and are thinking about, you're not alone.
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Unread 05-10-2002, 11:56 AM
Welcome!

Hi, emeup! Welcome to HysterSisters--best site for support and comfort and info! The other hystersisters are right in that the more knowledge you have about your surgery, and the more you know what to expect, the better you will feel. Click on the 3 princesses at the top of the page and scroll down to find the pull-down menus for Ladies in Waiting. You'll find lots of stories and hints from previous princesses. This site was so comforting to me, to find that so many women have gone through this before I did and were now feeling so much better and healthier. I feel great, too, 10 months after my hyst. Your doctors' and nurses' goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, and they will help you to keep your pain under control. Most of us were able to go to pain pills the next day after surgery, and then to over-the-counter pills (like Advil) after a week or two. Read as much as you can here, and feel free to ask any questions you have. We'll try to answer, and we'll be here to support you on this journey. s and best wishes!
Ruthie
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