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I am scared to death about having surgery... I am scared to death about having surgery...

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Unread 02-03-2003, 07:51 PM
I am scared to death about having surgery...

I think the biggest thing is not being in control of everything after it is over.
The HRT is enough to bring me to tears and I really and truly don't know what to expect. I am sure my DH won't know what to do with me or even for me. I hate the thought of being in the hospital away from my family for 3 days.

is this normal?

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Unread 02-03-2003, 08:54 PM
Yes, it is normal!!

Hi Sherri: You are perfectly normal to be scared. I really was scared till about a week before my surgery. Then I really don't know what happened but I decided that I was doing the right thing for my physical and mental health by having this surgery. I am 3 months post op and am doing wonderful. I am on an estrogen patch and there's not been a hot flash yet, lol. I decided to make some major changes in my life. First I quit smoking a week before surgery, then surgery, then I quit my job that put me under so much stress. Now my next challenge is to lose some weight. I feel 100% better since my hyster and am looking forward to a healthier me in 2003. You will be in my prayers for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery.

Unread 02-03-2003, 09:21 PM
Hi Sherry

Hi Sherry. I am 4 days post op and feeling wonderful. I'm very tired and weak, but other than that am doing fine. I went through the same feelings as you. I was so happy when my kids came home yesterday! But the time in hosp gave me that extra down time I needed, forcing me to not worry about laundry, dishes or meals. My DH has been home with me and plans on being here another week or so. I'm not totally out of it. I'm still able to cuddle with the kids, help them with their homework, and be involved. I'm just doing it from the comfort from a recliner in the living room or the bed we set up in the office. Just start now preparing your house. Stock up the fridge. Set up your recovery room where you'll spend most of your time. I have discovered that I wasted many weeks totally freaking out for nothing. I was miserable and made everybody around me miserable. Nobody has looked in any closets that I had to make sure were perfect. Nobody has opened up any cabinets to see how organized they are. The house hasn't burned down and my kids aren't deathly ill. I totally freaked for nothing. I really regret all that I put them through before my surgery. I was so convinced I would die on the table, or I would be so sick afterwards they would be terribly sad. It's NOTHING like I imagined. I've been involved in them getting up & ready for school, and have been on the porch when they get off the bus. We eat together, laugh together and life goes on. I'm just a little slower and dad has to do most of my usual stuff for a while. You will do great. Enjoy the pampering you'll receive. Take care - Michele
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Unread 02-03-2003, 09:47 PM

Luckily I haven't had alot of time to dwell on the surgery. I went to the dr. 1/31 and he scheduled me for 2/11. If he wasn't on vacation this week I am sure I would already be in the hospital.

I lost my left ovary in august 2001 due to endometriosis but now my organs are plaqued with endometriomas. Lupron wasn't even an option for me. My dr. was afraid that if I didn't have surgery soon that the endo would hinder my bladder and bowel functions. The pain is terrible and I don't know how to describe it so that my DH can understand.

Thanks for the reassurances.
Unread 02-04-2003, 05:16 AM
Know the feeling

I went to the Dr.'s yesterday 2/3/03 and was told I would be in the hospital next Tues. 2/11/03 have surgry. I am scared to death and don't know what to expect. I am 43 years old and have no friends that have gone through this. Any advice would be greatly appricated. Thanks to all.

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