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I am so so so so so so so so so scared! I might have an anxiety attack before the surgery. Anyone get some medicine to calm them through the IV? Does it work?

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36 minutes ago, jultrim18 said:

I am so so so so so so so so so scared! I might have an anxiety attack before the surgery. Anyone get some medicine to calm them through the IV? Does it work?

I was nervous as heck, on the verge of panic crying, so I can definitely relate to what you are going through! They did give me some IV meds before they took me back, it took the meds probably less than a minute to kick in and suddenly everything was fine. It all felt a little surreal, and I was no longer ready to panic cry, I think I even felt a little silly.

The waiting to go to the surgery room after getting into my gown was definitely the worst part. Just be sure to tell them how freaked out you are and ask for something to calm you down. They wont give it till after you've signed the consents and gone over everything with the doc's, but once its on board you'll be fine.

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I've had a few surgeries and I'm always sooooo nervous. I've been given something to calm me down in the past and it knocks me out (I'm a true light weight). I'll for sure be asking for something before my surgery. I don't think we would be normal if we all weren't a little nervous.

Let us all know how it goes for you!

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I was very nervous and felt like running out of the hospital when I was getting prepped. They gave me something for anxiety when I was on my way back to the or and I was fine. You will do great. Try to relax and deep breathe.

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Well I am atypical. You see this is the University I yearned to attend. Money, life and,my family got,in the way. If I could,be back, I would still go, work out funding as I went, not care that my parents,and later, my husband didn't approve and I buckled under, shelved my hopes and that. future died for,my. Still I had my middle child in that hospital, and, cornu as it sounds, I feel like I have come home after a LONG TIME away! Perhaps this is why I feel no anxiety about the surgery upcoming, I feel warm , sheltered and safe there.

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The meds calm you anyway. I was nervous, so nervous, I prayed before surgery with my Rabbi then talked a bit the surgeon, got the meds felt loopy was rolled into the OR to the sound of applause and cheers , I felt like a star, then out like a light.

CONGRATS!!!

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I was definitely very nervous. The wait really is the worst. Too much time for your imagination to run wild. At one point my husband asked me what I was looking for and I told him "The exit!". Needless to say, the staff will take good care of you. Like @Tahoegirl said, we wouldn't be normal if we weren't nervous,

Best of luck to you!! Keep us posted!

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i havent gotten to my surgery and im nervous (in a happy way and like omg this is happening) but you will do great! Im super happy for you! good luck! keep us all updated!!!!

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Congrats on reaching your day. Best of luck to you getting over your nerves. Whether you get meds to calm you or not there really is no need to be nervous. Everything will be fine and you'll wonder why you were so nervous to begin with.

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Congratulations!! I understand the nerves. I feel them now reading your post lol. Although I was just submitted to insurance today and still a ways off from my surgery I am nervous 😬 like J San said though everything will be fine and you will wonder why you were so nervous. Good luck!!

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