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Surgery tomorrow - scared
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:47:12 PM »
Tomorrow's the big day. I'm having my first major surgery - gallbladder removal.
I know the risks, side-effects, and a basic recovery timeline, but theory and practice are 2 different beasts - I'm afraid of the point from when I leave for the hospital, to about 3 weeks post-op...

Prayers, happy thoughts, well-wishes, and encouragement will be eagerly accepted!
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 01:41:55 AM »
Hi, i had the same surgery 3 years ago,
Also was anxious about it, but i tell you
from experience, this will be a walk in the
park ;), sending good vibes and prayers.
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 11:59:09 AM »
Good luck, everything will be fine! my mom had a few months ago and it wasn't a big deal. Prayers and good energy going on your way!  :action-smiley-065:
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Going thru a rough patch! Praying for peace of mind and happiness!!!!

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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 03:15:20 PM »
Very best of luck and a speedy recovery to you!!!  It may help if you ask the anesthesiologist for one of those "I don't care" shots or pills while you are in the holding area prior to going to surgery.....usually helps get rid of pre-surgery anxiety.  Nowadays the surgery is a quick, simpler procedure than it was years ago and a lot quicker recovery.  You'll do fine!!  Let us know how you are feeling when it's over.
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 04:25:47 AM »
A few friends of mine have had that surgery and it went just fine.  I'm sure yours will too!
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 02:47:05 AM »
Well, got 'er dun. The pre-op was a breeze. I got Versed for anxiety. I remember being wheeled in bed into the OR, being asked to put my hair in a cap... and that's it. I woke up in recovery, lucid-dreaming that I was dying, being in so much pain. I remember yelling 'help!' with every frantic breath I was taking in. I got double-dosed on pain meds, after telling the nurse truthfully that it was the worst pain I ever felt. They had me laying on my left side. The sore right side was being gravity'd to death. Finally, they gave me more Versed, to shut me up. It worked. I woke up at home, with a bottle of oxycodone pills at arm's length. It's been a rough weekend. Those of you who swear by Ativan, I have no idea how you do it. 1/8 of a 1 mg pill and I feel like I'm going into respiratory arrest. So, other then the pain pills, I have no relief from anxiety. My abdomen is sore and I feel kind of sick. I hope I'm healing... it just feels like I'm laying on a couch, sick. Took 2 full days to pass gas even. Things are supposed to start getting rapidly better in about 2 days, if I can get there. Everyone who's had this done -- you are super troopers. Thanks everyone for the support. I 'preciate it! :-)
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 03:29:54 AM »
Hang in there!  You'll feel better soon!
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Re: Surgery tomorrow - scared
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 07:03:33 AM »
Keep us posted on your progress! You'll feel a lot better in a few days!!
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