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Offline rayy25

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Anyone ever had surgery?
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:31:39 PM »
I have always suffered from severe health anxiety as long as I can remember. Well a couple months ago my doctor found a mass on my ovaries. It is very complex and has more than one side so they don't think its a cyst. I am having surgery in the morning to have it and most likely my left ovary removed. I am TERRIFIED to say the very least. I have fully convinced myself that I am not going to wake up from the general anesthesia and if that doesn't happen that I will definitely wake up during the surgery unable to move. I have actually convinced myself so much that I am going to die during surgery that all I have been doing is crying. I literally feel like I am living the last night of my life right now.

My question is, has anyone gone through surgery and felt this scared and convinced that they wouldn't wake up? I know I cannot be the only one.

Thank you all for reading and in advance for any advice/kind words!

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Re: Anyone ever had surgery?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 07:35:40 AM »
Hi,
I am hoping your surgery is going well or over.  I have never had surgery other than dental work but I am facing a hysterectomy (due to large fibroids) and I am scared to death.  Like you I am afraid of the anesthesia more than the surgery.

If anyone can give us some insight it would be so helpful.

I hope you come back on and let us know how it went...especially me.

Ivy
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Re: Anyone ever had surgery?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 09:50:37 AM »
i had all the same worries when i haf my gall bladder out at age 62.  i was shaking when i went in.  it went fine and all is well.  relax you are having a common surgery that theyve done a million times.
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Re: Anyone ever had surgery?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 10:22:58 AM »
having a cyst removed from your ovaries isn't a complex surgery.

you're going to be fine.

i am right there with you, though. if someone told me i had to have surgery, i would say no. lol
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