(Closed) Surgery in less than 8 hours…can’t sleep.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Pre-Surgery, did you sleep well? Or were you a weirdo like me? ;-)
    I slept fine, stop being weird. : (12 votes)
    34 %
    I didn't sleep, I was freaked out. : (12 votes)
    34 %
    I've never had surgery, but I imagine I'd be fine. : (0 votes)
    I've never had surgery, but I imagine I'd be stressed. : (11 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @AmeliaBedelia:My Dear..I am up too!  I am in my 3rd cycle of ttc…and at the age 0f 36 it is scary.  I will be thinking of you today!! Do you mind sharing what kind of surgery you are going through today…

    Post # 4
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Ugh, I’m an anxious insomniac in general too.  Anything remotely worriesome, I can wager I won’t be sleeping.  I was put completely under once for dental surgery, and lived to tell the tale πŸ™‚  I’m sure you’ll have a great outcome too!

    Post # 5
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    aw, hugs! have you ever had surgery before? you might be surprised to find it’s not as bad as you fear.  

    I’ve had three surgeries where I had to be put under. I can tell you that they were never as bad as I feared.  the last one was for a cyst (I don’t want to say where, it’s TMI). I didn’t have problems sleeping the night before, but I do have to admit I cried a little bit when I was changing into my gown. I hated that, it made me feel like such a baby.

    one thing to know though– once you get into the surgery room, they sedate you so fast you barely have time to even think about it. I’m sure they do that on purpose!

    well, can I say that the one positive thing (besides the fact that the surgery worked) is how loopy I felt after. I went home and took the best nap of my entire life! and then I had five days off to rest. I watched movies and ate comfort food, and my SO waited on me hand and foot. so it might help you to focus on the small, good things? 

    Post # 8
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    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I voted that I didn’t sleep, however I did, just NOT very well.  I wouldn’t say I was totally freaking out, but I definitely was worried and tossed and turned all night, both times!  The one good thing is, you’ll sleep at the hospital. 

    I’ve had that exact surgery twice…you’ll do just fine! Good luck πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    maybe what you need right now is to pile your pillow and blankets on your couch, turn off all the lights, and watch the most indulgent movies or TV shows you can think of! 

    or, at least that’s what I would do!

    or maybe put on headphones and listen to music. for me, there’s something about headphones that make it harder to think, compared to just listening to music through speakers. 

    Post # 10
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @janie-janie:good advice!

    hope you get SOME rest, even if you dont the plus side will be you will knock right out as soon as hey try to put you under, at least thats what happens to me when Im tired and have had to be put under.

    Post # 11
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    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    By The Way – the incisions are really tiny, I can hardly see them anymore – and they put them at your bikini/pubic hair line so that they can’t be seen unless you’re butt nekkid!  The other hole is through the belly button.  Take it easy for a while after, since they do still go kinda through your abs so its tender inside, even if you only have a few stitches on the outside. 

    The benefits of having all that obnoxious endometriosis removed are phenomenal.  Unfortunately I have had to have it done twice, but the pain goes away for quite some time, and it is incredibly worth the surgery.  One (sort of) positive thing, I found that the pain you endure from the endo was similar to contractions, so you’ll be a little more prepared than most when you do have a little one.

    Post # 12
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    No experience with that kind of surgery (I’ve never had anything done before, YET) but wanted to chime in and send some support and wish you well! x

    Post # 15
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    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @AmeliaBedelia: It took me 11 months to conceive.  I don’t know how old you are, but I was only 22 when I had her so I felt at the time like that was an insane amount of time to wait when I was supposed to be “young and fertile”!!

    I haven’t tried, nor will I πŸ˜‰ to have another since, so I have no idea if I could pull it off again.  I had both surgeries after I had her, but knew that I had the endometriosis before I tried to conceive.

    The pain has made me double over and cry out, spill my coffee etc. It’s sometimes quite embarrassing.  Some days you can get by with a grimace and no one notices, other days it isn’t so easy to hide. People don’t have a clue how it feels like your insides are being cut open!  I feel your pain for sure.

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