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by Katherine62 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 08:15 PM
Later this month I will need to be having a second surgery. It will be to fix a partial obstruction in intestines. I didn't know what to expect prior to first surgery for total gastrectomy. Now I know and, frankly, I am very hesitant. I know it is my only hope but the idea of the pain and recovery is daughting. I find I am having some anxiety related issues when I think about it - shaking, rapid heart rate, sweating, etc.
Anyone else encounter something similar? Any advice beside the usual "calm down"? I am a licensed professional counselor so I know all the "coping skills mumbo-jumbo"; I am looking for more concrete advice.
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