Trust me, I am a real nervous nelly type. My whole life (I am 51), I have had anxiety. (chronic nail biter....just started back doing that a couple of months ago...lovely). Its a miracle I am not addicted to Valium or Xanax. I have them hanging around, but I am well aware of what taking them long term can do to a person. I just had a Dr. (the surgeon, actually)...prescribe 5 mg. of Valium everynight for 40 days. Forget it, I am not going to do it. I will just take them if the spasms get bad. Luckily they are really improving alot. When I go to NYC and DC next month, that will be a big test to see how those spasms do. Remember, I had those for 5yrs. before my surgery, so I am a hard core spasm case.
Give the surgeon's office a call and tell them you have the sniffles. I dont know what they will do, but DEFINITELY
call them as soon as possible. And then if they say they want to go thru with the surgery...ask them for some Valium to get you thru till then!!!!!!! It wont hurt you and it will relax you alot. I have to do that everytime I get an MRI and man they are great. LOL.
I reread your posts. You really will be better from the surgery. It sounds like a 1 level, which everyone says is pretty darn easy. Mine was a 2 level. (and I didnt find it that bad, really).
You never told me your age. I would bet you are younger than me cos you have a small daughter, right? My kids are all in their 20s. (2 bio, and 2 step).
They dont allow us to give out phone numbers on this board, even privately. So I cant email you privately or call or anything. Otherwise I would call! Anyway, keep posting when you have to...nobody is judging you around here. I will keep checking the board.
From one Neurotic (a Jewish one. haha) to another,