Pre-Op Appointment Today

March 16, 2017 12:44pm CST
I have to go to the hospital today for a pre-op appointment. My gallbladder surgery is Monday morning. I'll be honest, I'm pretty scared about the surgery. So there is a huge part of me that hopes there is some reason that I have to reschedule. I'm pretty congested today... so you know, there's that.... I just know that bad stuff happens. My 13 year old son died in his sleep without warning. So yeah, bad stuff happens. And my surgery scares me regardless of how routine it is.
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
16 Mar 17
My husband gets really anxious about surgery as well. His anxiety over the surgery is usually worse than the surgery itself. I think it's best when it's an emergency and you don't have much time to dwell on it, like his appendix was. He went in for feeling sick, and left without an appendix, but the level of freaking out before the surgery, holy cow!
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16 Mar 17
exactly... if they would have just done it in the ER, it would be done now
• United States
16 Mar 17
@jillybean1222 Well, try not to think about it too much, but make sure you go and get it done. You'll feel a lot better afterwards!
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24 Mar 17
@katsmeow1213 i can't wait to actually feel better.
@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Mar 17
I can understand why you feel anxious about it and that is very understandable. I am sure everything will be just fine and you will feel better soon. They may postpone it if you are not feeling well. Keep us posted.
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16 Mar 17
thank you. my appointment made me feel slightly better about the whole thing, but yeah, still scared
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@Happy2BeMe (75440)
• Canada
16 Mar 17
@jillybean1222 it will all be over soon and then you can relax. Any type is surgery is always scary.
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24 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe yes, funny, i used to like being taken care of at the hospital.
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@LadyDuck (188337)
• Switzerland
16 Mar 17
I fully understand because there are no easy surgeries, it's always a surgery. I would not postpone if you can, once is done you will feel better.
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16 Mar 17
this will be my first time with anesthesia since i was a young kid
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@LadyDuck (188337)
• Switzerland
17 Mar 17
@jillybean1222 I have been lucky, it's a long time that I will not experience anesthesia. My husband had two years ago, it's a lot better than in the past.
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@megatron777 (3773)
• Guam
16 Mar 17
Good luck in your surgery. Take care. See you.
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16 Mar 17
thank you so much
• Guam
19 Mar 17
@jillybean1222 Your welcome.
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@NJChicaa (48516)
• United States
16 Mar 17
It will all be fine. Relax. You'll feel so much better after it is out.
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16 Mar 17
yes, i'm sure it will be
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@moffittjc (47376)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 17
Your feelings are very valid, and very understandable. I hope everything goes well with your pre-op, and with your surgery. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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24 Mar 17
thank you. everything went alright. i'm still recovering. can't wait to feel normal again.
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@1creekgirl (13024)
• United States
16 Mar 17
I can understand your fear, especially with what happened to your boy. I'll say a prayer that everything will go fine and that you'll feel much better after you recover.
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16 Mar 17
thank you for your prayers
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@andriaperry (63655)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Mar 17
A rock and a hard spot. That is what I call what you are feeling. You need it out but you`re scared. Have faith, pray and get it over with.
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16 Mar 17
thanks for the encouragement. yes, i'm just ready to be past this
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@jstory07 (72374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar 17
I hope everything will go good for you tomorrow.
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16 Mar 17
thank you so much
@GreatMartin (6546)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
19 Mar 17
You'll be fine. Don't look for any reason to delay the operation or your fears will only get worse. Be sure Monday morning to ask exactly what will happen and, just as important, what you should expect to happen the next 7 days! And be sure to get a direct number you can call 24/7 just in case. Good luck.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Mar 17
I got behind and missed this. I see you have written since the surgery.
@Tampa_girl7 (27520)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I am late at reading this. I hope that it went well.
@1hopefulman (34876)
• Canada
17 Mar 17
I have a friend that had that operation some years back and she does so much better. Hopefully all will go well! All the best!
@allknowing (73025)
• India
17 Mar 17
It is normal to feel the way you do. Just indulge in it and do not fight it as time will take care of everything.