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Hi @MissAlexandra! Are you in surgery today too? This is such a good place for reassurance! Hearing that folks are managing, even in the early stages just after surgery, and how they’ve benefited in the long run has been really helpful in calming my fear.


This part, the waiting, is scary. I’ve been doing some mindfulness stuff where I ask myself *what* I’m feeling, and then use a “making space” technique. Where I notice and the ask myself if I can make space for the feeling to be there, (even if I don’t like it!).
Sometimes I will say what I’m feeling afraid of *specifically* out loud. And see if it feels true or rational? But try and accept it either way.

Apologies for unsolicited advice! And I hope good things and calm feelings for you!

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Thank you everyone so much for the positive messages and wishes! The first 24 hours were honestly kind of brutal. I was incredibly nauseous and just kept dry heaving and throwing up. I was afraid I was going to injure my sites or my stomach. The hospital staff was incredible though and tried all sorts of different medicines to help me out.
I came home the next day and was dry heaving once, but I haven’t again. I’ve been doing my best to get in all of my Water, I’ve been walking a few times a day and doing the breathing exercises.
The only issue I have now is I’m nervous to move onto drinking broth or Protein water as I’m worried that the bold flavors might make me nauseous again... I think I just need to get over the fear of that happening again. Other than that, my biggest incision site is kind of sore, but I have just been icing it. Hopefully the worst is past me, and I’m still so grateful to have done it!

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@missalexandra I hope that things went well for you and you are also recovering nicely!

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38 minutes ago, newyorklady20 said:

Thank you everyone so much for the positive messages and wishes! The first 24 hours were honestly kind of brutal. I was incredibly nauseous and just kept dry heaving and throwing up. I was afraid I was going to injure my sites or my stomach. The hospital staff was incredible though and tried all sorts of different medicines to help me out.
I came home the next day and was dry heaving once, but I haven’t again. I’ve been doing my best to get in all of my Water, I’ve been walking a few times a day and doing the breathing exercises.
The only issue I have now is I’m nervous to move onto drinking broth or Protein Water as I’m worried that the bold flavors might make me nauseous again... I think I just need to get over the fear of that happening again. Other than that, my biggest incision site is kind of sore, but I have just been icing it. Hopefully the worst is past me, and I’m still so grateful to have done it!

Everyday is easier than the one before. Just remember that the end justifies it. You got this!!

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you got yours done a day before me! its awesome to feel part of a group here! to know I am not alone going through this situation. let us know how it went with your surgery!

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Best of luck to you!!

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