(Closed) Who here ever had surgery (or a huge stress added) 6 weeks before their wedding?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

GrassHouse:  Laparsocopic gallbladder surgery is so much better than the old open surgeries. And, it’s better to have it done now than risk a gallbladder attack at the time of your wedding or honeymoon.

The recuperation time will force you to take it easy and you’ll have time to do some DIY’s, pre-address thank-you note envelopes etc.

Post # 3
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

I swear after going for months with the gallbladder pain, i was better within 2 days after the surgery (laproscopic) and went back to work within a week. 

Just last week, my boss was going in and it ended up having complications and they had to open him up but he came back within a week as well and he’s doing great, stitches out now and he’s actually going bowling tonight. 

You will feel so much better after. 


I do know what you are getting at though. Mine is in November and I’ve had my foot bothering me and it hurts to walk only to find out I have Plantar Fasciitis and a bone spur. Not like it want to limp and hobble down the aisle! Trying to do everything in my power that I can to help it get better before hand!!

Post # 4
16 posts

You’ll be better than fine! No matter the procedure, it’s always nerve-wracking. I just had abdominal surgery 10 days ago and I’m about 5 weeks out now. Being young and healthy is a huge advantage! Plus the surgery and its accompanying diagnosis have helped me relax about the small details that probably would otherwise be stressing me out. My big focus is to get out on the dance floor. Good luck!

Post # 5
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yep, I went in for day surgery 7 weeks before my wedding! Lucky recovery was fast, however I have a follow up appointment to check on results 4 days before my wedding and I’m so nervous! I think things should be fine, but I’m panicking on the outcome of the appointment and whether that will mean further procedures. If there are further procedures, will they be able to wait until after we return from honeymoon as we leave the week after my appointment?!

I’m just focusing on staying positive, and concentrating on all the little details of the wedding! <br />Everything is coming together, and will be okay in the end!

I hope you recover as quickly as I did from your surgery, and have a very happy wedding day! 🙂

Post # 6
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

GrassHouse:  I had my gb removed laproscopically 4 weeks before my wedding. I’m glad I did! You’ll be totally fine

Post # 8
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My dentist wanted to remove my remaining three wisdom teeth nine days before my wedding.

I said hell no.

So now I have to wait until November. 

Oh, the only reason I was at the dentist two weeks before my wedding was because when I went to my doctor to get some help on the two spider bites on my right eyelid, she noticed a weird lump on my jaw and wanted me to get it checked out… Worst month ever.

Post # 9
1650 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

GrassHouse:  I had minor brain surgery 6 weeks ago! My wedding is in October 4th. I feel great though, back to normal! It can be done. 

Post # 10
272 posts
Helper bee

I feel you, I had surgery on a polinidal cyst (base of spine/top of bum)  5 weeks ago, my wedding is in just under 3 months.  It has an open healing method which leaves the wound open (was 5cmx3cm) and a nurse comes over each day to change the dressing, it’s meant to take up to 3 months to heal. I returned to work last week and on day 4 came home to find lots of blood, only to tear the wound from 2.5x2cm to 3.7×3.5cm, I work in hospitality 35 hours a week, I’m now probably going to be off work for another month, not going back until it heals completely. It’s very depressing and not easy 🙁 

Post # 11
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Emergency surgery for a burst ovarian cyst plus removal of my appendix… THREE DAYS before my wedding.

I hobbled up the aisle lol. Plus we had to postpone our honeymoon for a month.

Post # 12
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh, don’t get me started! lol. We got engaged in August 2012, and by March 2013 I couldn’t walk due to 2 herniated discs in my lower back. This added so much stress (not to mention the financial strain of Drs appts, physical therapy, and injections)!! And to make matters worse, the ENTIRE MONTH before our October 2013 wedding, I was bedridden. It got so bad I couldn’t do a thing. I was seriously concerned I wouldn’t be able to walk at my own wedding. Luckily, I had one more injection for the year, so I was able to walk…however dancing was out. Then, magically in January it got better. Thanks life. lol

I’ve had friends get their gallbladders out, though. It’s not that bad. 🙂 But I definitely hear ya on the stress part!!

Post # 14
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

GrassHouse:  Yeah good call! Six weeks give you enough time to recuperate for sure 🙂

It was definitely unexpected and stressful! However I was happy to have made it to the wedding at all, and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face the whole day. It was a great day 🙂

Post # 15
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I finally just scheduled my hip surgery for December 3rd. Granted that’s almost 2 months after the wedding, but I’m already nervous about it. 

I will be limping down the aisle, have no choice. If I had surgery now, I’d be walking down the aisle with crutches. 

JackiBean:  I had all 4 of mine removed February 17th of this year, yeah I’m glad I don’t have to go through that again. Good call on waiting till after!!!!

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