I'm sorry that you are feeling that way right now BethEllen, but both opps are really not that bad for the doc to do and before you now it you will be fine and you may what to talk with your doc for something for your anxiety so you can relax and take sometime and do so deep breathing and just tell your body to relax and clear your mind but do talk with your doc about your anxiety I know surgery can be scary but when your anxiety gets the better of you it just seems so unreal take care
Just thinking out loud here - you say the sore throat continues.......yes sometimes the ABs don't work and they need to try others but...........if you've been sobbing often I will tell you this (I am not saying this is THE cause , so please still get checked out) when I cry a lot I can get a very sore throat , badly pulled muscles round my neck and a feeling of swollen glands or my adams apple pushing into my throat making me feel sick.
As I say - just a thought.
Freezing has some good advice there - talk to your doc about the anx , the more they know , the more they will be able to help you.
I wish you well ,
No , you're certainly not alone Beth......you have a whole family here waiting to support you no matter what.
I know it's hard to keep things in perspective at times like this but you WILL come through this - I promise you.
Hi BethEllen, you've recieved so much great advice here so I won't say too much and bore you!!! I Know that when I get sick EVERYTHING is magnified: pain, sorrow, anxiety, fear etc...I'm sure after five months of tests and waiting you must have a really high level of anxiety so try and keep your anxiety/depression in perspective (easier said than done I know!). Last year I was booked in for a surgery only to have it cancelled the day before because a medical emergency came up. Boy was I anxious over that!! (and annoyed)
As everyone else has said, try and breath deeply and remind yourself that this is temporary, as with all things in life...it will pass, have faith my friend