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Old 23-10-2014, 06:46 PM
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Default Pre-Op nerves

My daughter is having surgery in 2 weeks.
I am feeling such a range of emotions from fear to relief, from joy to despair, from certainty to confusion. I suppose these are normal feelings, but it is a hard time.
I hope we will be writing positive posts afterwards! It has been helpful to read some of the posts from others who have been through it all, so thank you.
This time leading up to surgery is pretty intense isn't it?
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Old 24-10-2014, 11:48 AM
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The lead up to surgery was the hardest bit. Fear of the unknown. I felt ok on the actual day, mainly because my daughter was so calm. She was cracking jones as they put her to sleep in the operating theatre!
My only advice would be to try to think about the end result. It really is incredible what they can achieve in this surgery. 18 months on, we have absolutely no regrets. Good luck and best wishes.
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Old 24-10-2014, 05:54 PM
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Thanks Shan,
that is very good advice and great to hear that your daughter is doing so well 18 months on.
Cheers
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Old 24-10-2014, 07:36 PM
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Hi,my daughter is having surgery in 1week.I am feeling the same and feel like I am on a emotional roller coaster!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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Hope surgery all goes well! I am due to have surgery on 25/11 and I am so ridiculously nervous. Let me know how the post-op recovery period goes?
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:28 PM
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We're on the other side of surgery now - hooray!
I think the build up to surgery is always going to be stressful and I don't know if there is much that can help with that feeling apart from remembering that others have been through it all, you are not alone and that a good outcome is likely.
My daughter came home today after her 6 days in hospital. It is wonderful to see the progress over the past few days - I am so proud of her. She has been walking, climbing stairs and is independent in getting on and off the bed / chair etc. Her pain is well managed and she is comfortable and happy.
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