Sunday, December 11, 2005

Nervous Nelly

Ok, so I have to admit, I'm a little nervous about the surgery.

G and I were talking about it today and since he's been through a number of surgeries (both inpatient and outpatient) he had a lot of advice for me. But it still made me think "what am I getting myself into here??"

I know it's the best thing, and am sure I want to do it. However, I've never had any kind of surgery except wisdom teeth extraction, and so my mind is more than just a little scared.

I know this is no big deal, but part of me thinks "every surgery is a big deal". I'm more positive than I've been in months, but this is still a little intimidating.

Am I being a wimp here?? I hope not.

15 Comments:

Blogger Catherine said...

I don't really know what all is involved with this particular surgery, but I don't think you're being a wimp at all. Anytime your body isn't under your control, it's a scary experience. The only advice I can give is to keep your eye on the prize and remember that we're here thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

My verification word is drxfney. Doctors are everywhere. lol

12/11/2005 7:25 AM  
Blogger Kathy McC said...

You'll do just fine. I know it's nerve wracking...but you'll be back to normal fast. Wishing for the best for you!

12/11/2005 10:40 AM  
Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

I forget that you haven't had a D&C, which is WORSE. This will be a piece of cake, really. I felt no pain with my incisions, just a little bruising feeling. I wore loose pants (yoga pants - you can get them at Target) for several days and kept the bandages on at least three days as prescribed. The most annoying thing was that they pump you up with carbon dioxide gas and as it leaves your system it can make you ache. I ached in my shoulder, diaphragm area (I thought it was my liver till I called and asked) and general abdomen. Take the Vicodin - mostly you'll just want to sleep - and eat normally if you feel like it. Which is more than what you felt like after your wisdom teeth were out, I'm sure.

12/11/2005 11:06 AM  
Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

ps You are not being a wimp. If you'd already been through it and it was easy and you're still thinking it's going to be horrible, that's wimpy. But you don't know what it's like exactly because you haven't been through it yet. You're apprehensive, and that's totally normal. :-)

12/11/2005 11:07 AM  
Blogger Lisa P. said...

Thanks girls. :)

12/11/2005 11:21 AM  
Anonymous pixi said...

Your anxiety is natural, not wimpy. Any unknown procedure can be scary. You'll probably get through it just fine (i hope) but still, you're entitled to as much pampering and back patting as you can get! Also know that there will be many cyber-friends thinking of you and pulling for you. And praying that this is your next step toward parenthood.

12/11/2005 3:30 PM  
Anonymous thalia said...

It's ok to be scared, but honestly, this surgery is not a big deal and you will be ok. You will be ok.

12/11/2005 6:32 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

It'll be fine:) I haven't had lap surgery but I've had a couple of major abdo surgeries and it is amazing how quick you feel ok with the right care and the right drugs:) Hint: take everything you are offered!!

Just remember why you are going and it will give you all the courage you need:) Good luck!!

12/11/2005 7:42 PM  
Blogger fisher queen said...

Yes, the lap isn't that bad. You will need a few days to recover, but for me after the first two days it was mostly about processing the anesthesia. It hurts to pee for a day or two, you will be sore and your torso will be bloated. The meds are good though. It will also be good to know what's going on down there.

12/11/2005 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Steph and E said...

Lis stay strong girlfriend. Who wouldn't be afraid of major surgery. But just remember why you are doing this. So that you can hold your sweet baby in your arms one day. I will all be worth it when you have your little one.

12/12/2005 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I'm hoping that your surgery goes smoothly tomorrow and wishing you a speedy recovery. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

12/12/2005 12:22 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Sending positive thoughts your direction for tomorrow's surgery.

12/12/2005 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lis,

I don't think you are being wimpy at all! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Love,
Marcie

12/12/2005 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.

Emily

12/13/2005 1:13 AM  
Blogger cat said...

Coming in late to say hope it all went ok with the surgery. Sending you healing thoughts and good wishes.

12/13/2005 1:04 PM  

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