feeling anxious about surgery on monday!

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   Posted 9/22/2011 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
 I have been hurting so much ,so happy the surgery is happening but Iam very anxious and a bit crabby,I think very one  is a little stressed before surgery ,I have so many thoughts going thur my mind ,so I try not to think about it ,the pain is so bad today ,Ican't do much else,even reading is hard ,I'm so uncomfortable its hard to stay still  long enough to read one page.I have to pack my stuff for tomorrow ,yet the stuff I ordered on line has not arrived yet? I will be a 4day hospital stay ,if all goes well! Ithink I'll try to sleep early tonight ,Iwake up so many times at night its hard to sleep8hrs .take care From Michele 

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   Posted 9/23/2011 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Michele, I know how anxious and stressed you must be. I was a basketcase before my procedure and it wasn't near as serious as yours is. I truly hope you can get some rest this weekend (I know it's next to impossible) The lack of sleep seems to intensify the nervousness and such.

Please keep us posted and you are in my thoughts and prayers for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery! Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 9/23/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sore42long I wish you all the best for the surgery and that you recover well.

Take care

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   Posted 9/23/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele, this is nini/Kathy, there is really not much you can do about the before surgery jitters, and I dont mean to make it sound not serious, it is.  Try to get as much rest as you can, you know everybody will be praying for you, and count me amoung them.
My prayers will be with you, I pray you will feel better after you recover from your surgery, I pray it makes a very positive difference in your life.
Take care,
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   Posted 9/23/2011 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele,
I can understand how you would be anxious about your surgery...and we tend to always think the worse. I truly hope you have a speedy recovery and everything goes well for you. Keep us posted and come back here when you can.

Gentle Hugs....
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   Posted 9/25/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to send you some good vibes for your surgery tomorrow Sore. I hope your weekend has been ok for you.

What time is your surgery at and how long will it be? I sure hope you get good care at the hospital, esp. in regards to

pain control.

Take care of you.
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