and welcome to HealingWell and the A & P forum.
Your right Phaeochromocytoma promotes great anxiety problems as it is truly a frigthening dx.
I think Gail thought perhaps you were looking for support re surgery. You posted " I have never felt so unwell, with the Ileostomoy included."
We do have an Ostomies Forum as well. If anxiety is where you want to be you are sure welcome here.
We have many wonderful members who have anxiety and they are always willing to share their issues and what they do to help themselves through difficult times.
I don't believe we have ever had anyone with Phaeochromocytoma but no matter what is causing your anxiety to be a problem we are here to support you.
Have you talked with a therapist yet as you have a lot on your plate?
Also wondering how old your boys are?
Re your surgery, the best preparation for you is knowledge...ask your doctor to explain the procedure, and what happens after. Also perhaps you would benefit from a medication that would help you feel less anxious.
I understand the "fear factor"; do whatever you can to distract yourself, read, watch a movie, clean out a closet. I know you may have some limitations due to your first surgery but do try to keep busy and do not try to guess what is going to happen in the future, stay in the moment.
Never lose hope in dealing with your fears and anxiety. Notice your feelings, figure out what's real, ask 'so what?, make it bigger than life and walk through it.
Count on us to help you through and know we do care for all of our great members.
I wish you peace,
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