Re: Surgery and very scared
I think Marian is right on track with the relaxation tape idea, anti-anxiety meds if OK with doctor and trying to stay in the moment. I have had presurgery anxiety and it is truly needless suffering so I have decided that the next time I have to go for surgery I will do hypnosis first - they make you a tape (all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis) that you use for a week before surgery and according to people I have spoken to who have done this it is very effective. This is sort of an extension of the relaxation tape idea. Find a good hypnotherapist who has experience with presurgery anxiety and I know it will make a big difference. And you have time to work with this!
I have very positive feelings about this and your successful surgery treatment.
Healing thoughts and prayers go out to you. I know what you are going through - please follow up on this - I've heard such good things about it.
Last edited by Andrea84; 06-05-2007 at 10:00 PM.