Operation on Tuesday

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I have my open operation on Tuesday, they taking cyst, ovary and maybe tube.

I'll be on a PCA machine and top up meds to. I'm so nervous and scared! 

I'm so so scared about being put to sleep. 

My support worker was suppose to be there before and after but he is off sick and I don't think he will be back next week. Any advice on how to deal with the operation and being put to sleep the morning of the operation?? 

And if Anyone has any advice about open surgary then I'd be grateful. 

I have been told it's major surgary which freaks me out more 

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    Don't worry about things you cannot control. Easier said than done, I know. I had open surgery in December.

    Just think about how many operations are done around the world each day and how many people are put under. It's normal for surgery. I was worked up as well but honestly it was a waste of energy - it's going to happen regardless.

    Once I actually got the hospital the day off I became much calmer. All the nurses and staff were so friendly and "in control". When the anesthesiologist comes to talk with you before, that really made me feel good - they know what they are doing and he was very reassuring. All went well! Being put under was the easy part. 

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    That’s the easiest part. Hospital staff are amazing they will put you at ease. You don’t even notice it. One minute you’ll be talking to then the next you’ll wake up later. You won’t be in pain as they have you well medicated. You’ll just be very tired and want to sleep x
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    Hey holly!

    It's OK to feel scared and nervous. It is the unknown isn't it. But you know doctors nurses other hospital staff know that patients are nervous. And they will do there best to support you and keep you calm. That sucks you might not have you support worker with you. But just thin of everyone around you on Tuesday morning as your support.

    As for getting put to sleep. It's not scary. I've had many surgeries and actually it's my favourite part 😂 like other people have said its the easy part. They'll tell you that you'll feel sleepy maybe warm and fuzzy and before you know it you'll be away in noddy land 😂 when you wake up of course you will feel sore. And you'll feel pretty out of it. Never be afraid to ask questions while your there. Fear can only be settled with answers. I had open hysterectomy. So I do understand how you're feeling and what you will feel. So I'll be on the look out for you. As hard as it may feel just trust the doctors. You are one surgery in hundreds for them. And once you've recovered hope you can feel better and get back to feeling normal. smile

    Sending hugs - be thinking of you x 😘


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      Thank you for your reply!

      I have had operations in the past but I'm worried more about this one - I think it's because it's open maybe I don't know. 

      Thank you! I'm also not good at staying in hosptail ether 


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    Hi holly, you won't actually notice or realise you've gone to sleep, it happens very quickly and the next minute you'll be waking up. It's natural to be nervous but as everyone else has said, they do this every day and will make you feel at ease. You'll get some oxygen and it'll feel like you're having a really strong drink then you're off. 

    I had keyhole surgery in March, right ovary and tube removed and haven't had any side effects luckily. No hormonal ups and downs ect and got my period a couple weeks later.

    You will need time to recover and mostly things will just seem uncomfortable rather than painful. Once it's over you'll feel much better though, there is a big sense of relief once everything is out. Don't stress, your Doctor should speak to you after your operation and your cyst / ovary & tube will be sent off for biopsy. They have a pretty good idea what they are dealing with once they're inside so should be able to tell you more afterwards. You may be waiting a few weeks for your results though, I had mine done on the 12th of Feb and haven't received the results yet. 

    I wish you the best of luck with your operation and speedy recovery. I'm sure everything will turn out benign. 

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      Thank you for your reply.

      It's so hard not to worry! I've had operations in the past.  I got to stay in hosptail for a few days and I'm rubbish at doing that. 

      Yeah I was told it would be two weeks after my op I would get the results of what it is. 

      Thank you 

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