Anxious about surgery.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/12/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, resident hypochondriac here again!  tongue
I am going in for a tubal ligation this Friday.  I am not particalurly worried about the surgery itself. My doc is excellent and I have all the confidence in him.  I am more worried about the pre-op stuff.  I have to go to the doc tomorrow and have him check my lungs and heart and run a blood test.  I am worried that they just might find something out of whack in one of those tests.  Then they will refer me to another specialist and I will be subjected to more testing.  I am also worried that when the doctor performs the surgery, he is gonna see a tumor or something weird inside me.  I know that most of these fears are somewhat irrational and negative.  I have been pretty solid but I noticed my anxiety level increase more and more as the day draws near.  I just want it to be over with quick and have everything turn out fine.  I don't know if posting my fears and concerns here will help but heck it wouldn't hurt.
Thank for reading!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/12/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
It is so easy to let our minds wonder around and think of the worse.  I had a simular situation recently.  I had to have test done.  I thought I had every disease you could think of and everything came back normal.
Try to relax.  You will be relieved when you get the results and find out everything is fine!  Good luck with your test tomorrow and with your surgery on Friday.  Keep us posted!  Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 6/12/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Happypills! First of all, I can't say that I wouldn't be feeling the exact same way as you if I were in your it may not be a great idea for me to reply to your post! (I have health anxiety....BIGTIME)

At any rate, I just wanted to say to you to relax! All will be fine for you! The doctor isn't going to find anything bad inside of you during the operation, and your lungs and everything are probably just fine! So, take a deep breath, and RELAX!

Best Wishes to you!

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