Our expert says:
I know how it feels to wait for surgery. It would have been wise to consider starting again on your meds well before surgery, and to have discussed this with your shrink, but of course this is a little late to start that process. Mention this anxiety on admission, so they can give you some tranqullizer on admission, as well as perhaps giving you some pre-op meds a little early. Try to focus on less miserable and frightening images. THink of how relieved you will fel to wake up and find the op is over. Stop imagining that lifeless body --- you'll be no more lifeless than while you sleep at night, and the alternative ( being awake during surgery ) is much less pleasant ! You're perhaps fortunate not to have had fractures of stitches so far in your life, but you'll soon be one of the stitched and able to re-assure others that its really not bad at all. Again, on admission, tell them of your previous bad experience --- if, for instance, you're a bit more sensitive than others to the potential for some meds to make one nauseous, they can give you something for that, and choose a more suitable med.
Try to be calm, and look forward to being cystless soon. And do come back onbnthe forum and let us know how it all went.
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