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I’ve recently left comments about my diverticulitis situation, which has resulted in my upcoming surgery on 3/22 to have the infected portion removed. I’ve never had surgery of this nature before and although I’m a 43 year old male, I’m absolutely terrified as it’s fast approaching. I’m making myself sick by thinking about all the tubes I may have to deal with. This includes the possibility of having a catheter inserted... mind is racing wondering if I will have one and if so will they insert it after I’m under or before...will it be there when I wake up afterward or removed before and if afterward, does the removal hurt. What about this ng tube thing that may be inserted in my nose down the back of my throat. Is this always done, do they do it when I’m under, will it be there when I wake up. Are there any other tubes I need to worry about. The goal is to use the robot for my surgery, but I’m still terrified...I’m afraid of how much pain I will be in when I wake up from surgery along with what I already mentioned. I try to think of the things I would tell my boy, but of course it’s not the same when it’s happening to you. Hoping they can reconnect everything so I don’t need a temp bag, which the dr said there is always that possibility, but thinks I will be okay. I’m rambling right now, but if anyone has any experience with a recent surgery similar to my upcoming one, any words of wisdom, or responses to anything I mentioned or didn’t mention that you know of will be appreciated. I can’t even sleep at night right now since I’m so nervous. The stress is causing more stomach issues as I’m having problems even going to the bathroom again with major stomach bloating and strange pressure soreness, but not so much sharp pains like before, at least not yet. Im trying to be calm, but it’s very hard right now. Would love to hear from anyone about what to expect etc. Thank you
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