2nd surgery - anyone?

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2nd surgery - anyone?

by Katherine62 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 08:15 PM

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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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