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Snapple122 02-17-2009 11:13 PM

So scared!
Hey guys

I am getting surgery tomorrow, just for something minor and I am terrified. I have had surgery so many times in my life, but everytime I panic. I hate getting put to sleep.
Any words of wisdom for me?

thanks guys!!

Dressage10135 02-18-2009 12:01 AM

I have had a couple surgeries myself and I always get this way too. The best words of wisdom I could give you are to try and stay relaxed! :-) I had shoulder surgery in December and right before they put me to sleep my heart rate went up and all the machines started beeping lol. My best advice would be to think of something else and how much better you will feel when you wake up. Good luck and let me know how it went! :-)

Snapple122 02-18-2009 12:11 AM

thank you Dressage! I really appreciate your support! I hope your shoulder surgery went well!

I will definitely update you on how it went when I get home tomorrow! thank you so much!

Dressage10135 02-18-2009 12:16 AM

Anytime! :-)

My surgery went better than expected and I should have complete recovery after 3 months instead of 6, so I'm happy! :-) lol

TaMMa89 02-18-2009 02:50 PM

I haven't almost any words of wisdom but I want to wish a good luck to you! Try to think that it's over in the day after tomorrow.

RusticWildFire 02-18-2009 03:00 PM

I've had 2 major surgeries that I really remember. I had both of my ACL's reconstructed and then when I was young I had tubes put in my ears but I don't remember a whole lot about that..just a little.. For the 2 knee surgeries I was in my teens and I was absolutely terrified the first time. I had heard so many stories about things going wrong and people actually being awake when they thought they were asleep and so on and so forth (Total load of bull I'm sure, but I was pretty young..early teens..and I didn't know any better). I almost didn't have the surgery..the doctor had to give us a couple of days to think it over. I cried and cried and cried. In the end I had it done and everything went fine. Then two years later I blew out the other ACL and had to go back in! It was much less terrifying then because I knew things would go smoothly and I would make it out perfectly fine in the end.

My best advice is to try not to think about it for now. Think about other things. Keep yourself busy cleaning while listening to your favorite music, watching movies or surfing the horse forum ;)! lol. Just relax and focus on what is ahead. You will make a great recovery and then it will all be behind you!

Snapple122 02-18-2009 10:38 PM

thanks everyone, for the kind words! I really appreciated it.

The surgery went well, it only took half an hour and then another 15-20 minutes for me to wake up, but everything went well. The worst part was having to wait for 2 hours before my surgery started, I was so anxious.

thank you all again!

RusticWildFire 02-18-2009 10:56 PM

aww I'm sorry I guess I didn't really realize I was too late!

I'm glad to hear everything went well though!

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