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Nervous


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

As my surgery date approaches, I find myself getting more and more nervous. I really don't know why. I have had several surgeries. 2 c-sections and my gall bladder removed. I guess I am just nervous because I am unsure of the amount of pain I will be in. I am nervous because it is so close to christmas and we always end up with some last minute shopping to do. Will I feel up to shopping? Can I trust my hubby to do everything that I would normally do if I wasn't recovering from surgery? It is not that I think he can't do it, but that it is hard for me to give up control of what I consider my job. He works and I stay home with the kids. I have decided that I am going to blog any time I feel anxcious so, over the next few weeks there may be ALOT of posts. Some may not make a whole lot of sense and for that I will apologize in advance. My plan is to keep blogging so that I can be held accountable for every feeling that I may have.
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CHYNNA81 11/15/2012 11:35AM

    I can totally understand how you feel. Try to prepare and do what you can before hand.
Week 1 you need to rest.
Week two you feel better.
You will feel up to shopping because you will need to walk so you don't get clots. I wouldn't suggest you go alone. Bring snacks and your water with you. Sit when you need to rest.

No one will do the things you do like you do but you will be happy to know someone is there to help you do what you do. Trust me on that!

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SUSANBEAMON 11/15/2012 12:55AM

  maybe with your surgery, you can get the "i gotta be in charge/control" muscle removed too. there comes a moment when we have to step back and let other people do stuff. very hard to do, yes, but necessary.

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IRISHGIRL3 11/14/2012 11:03PM

    It's understandable to be nervous - it's a busy time of year and it's a big step. Can you do a lot of shopping via internet? Can you order dry/canned food over the internet? You and your husband could make a plan ahead of time of what how to split chores (i.e. you fold laundry, he actually puts laundry in washing machine, what can you order online vs what errands he may need to run if you can't drive, etc). Even if you don't end up needing to follow it b/c you feel better, it might help if you write down your idea of a division of duties.

Don't feel bad about doing something that you and your doctors and your family have decided is right for you.

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