How do you stop being nervous about a Hysterectomy

@icyorchid (2566)
United States
September 7, 2010 7:46am CST
Ok I don't usually talk about myself personal issues to strangers, but I'm nervous and I hope to get some info. I need a hysterectomy and I've never had surgery except to have my tonsils removed and I was 7 or 8 when that happened, so I'm nervous. My husband depends on me for a lot of things and my daughter has already said she won't get married if anything happens to me! How do I deal with the thought of being afraid that I may not come out of the surgery?! I'm scared to death of that! I need help removing that thought from my head! If I don't have surgery, I'll deal with pain for the next 5-8 yrs and I can barely deal with the pain now! Thanks!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
7 Sep 10
hi, i had one about 6 years ago and a friend suggested i check out hystersisters.com. if you check out this website, it may help give you some relief. really the operation isnt that big of a deal. if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
@icyorchid (2566)
• United States
7 Sep 10
Thanks for the link. I really appreciate it.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
15 Sep 10
It's not easy, that's for sure. I was terrified of having my gallbladder out. I don't like being under the knife at all. Check on your surgeon. Talk to others who've had that person. Find out their success rate. Find out as much about that surgeon as you can. Knowing how well they've done is enormously soothing. I've always been a believer in Murphy's Law. If you plan on something going wrong, it won't. So I had my will made out and made plans on dying on the table. It made me feel better, and kept my mind occupied with getting things done instead of worrying about what was going to happen. I wasn't worried about dying, but I was worried about them doing something awful that I would have to live with the rest of my life. Like being paralyzed or forgetting something inside me. Spend a lot of time with your family. Don't talk about what's coming up, just spend each day playing, enjoying what you have. Just think about NOW, not what's coming. It's not easy but you'll be thankful you tried.