Nervous about surgery, anyone else?

posted 8 months ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
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nykkee :  

Yup. Surgeons are used to this. They often ask at the pre op consultation if you will need something for anxiety on the day of and will offer a script for one of the benzos, eg Xanax, Ativan, etc, typically just one pill.

OP, please give your surgeon’ office a call. What you’re going through is completely normal.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

I’m not a doc or an ENT specialist so your doctor will be able to better advise you than I can. But yes, hemorrhaging or bleeding out quickly becomes life-threatening, especially because after a tonsillectomy, if you have large clots forming in your throat, it can become an airway emergency in addition to losing a lot of blood. Your doctor probably was filling you in on the risks of that happening so you’re aware of what to watch out for.

If the scab comes off too early and it starts bleeding a bit that may not be life-threatening but you would also want to let your surgeon know. And if you see any other signs that something isn’t right, don’t hesitate to get it checked out.  

I hope this clarifies things a bit!  otterbee :  

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