Post # 1
Hi lovely people.
I am in my mid 20s and today have confirmed a surgery for October. I recently have had so many health issues that emotionally i am struggling to cope. Especially as i mobed to a new country to be with my Boyfriend or Best Friend and homesickness is a real thing. I will be visiting home the weekend before my surgery but until then does anyone have any tips on getting out of this “emotional rut” so I can start being positive about the future?!
Post # 2
Well, it’s not of much comfort probably since I don’t know what specific surgery you’re having or the risks and severity of it,…however, if it’s of slight comfort, I have been through many surgeries so I can sympathize with the anxiety that can come with it.
It’s absolutely normal to have fear and stress surrounding any major medical procedure. However, I always try to focus just on the positives of the procedure and the necessity of them. It also helped me feel more control and security with knowing I had a good after care plan or setup once I was home (from clothes easy to wear to meals to where to be to get around easy once I could and etc).
For me, researching any surgery and watching medical videos of the surgery helped me feel more comfortable and in control. However, for many that can cause more anxiety so I don’t suggest it unless you know you prefer that.
My best advice is just be patient with yourself whether with the homesickness or the surgery fear. Allow yourself to process, to go through whatever range of emotions come, but also try to do things that make you feel good. Whether it’s jsut treating yourself to a favorite food, getting out somewhere scenic for fresh air if you can, arranging FaceTime with family, working on a project of interest.
Post # 3
think about the benefits and the reason you are having the surgery.
can you get a special pair of socks/slippers/pjs/etc to wear during surgery or during recovery to help you think positive thoughts?
good luck and hugs to you!
Post # 4
Also just a suggestion, maybe your family can send something along that you can have in your room when you go for surgery and come out (a blanket, cards, etc).