Surgery Anxiety

by adustyframe ~ October 9th, 2015

On my post updating you on my surgery, Lisa Beth asked how I overcame my anxiety over the surgery.

 

I asked several friends to pray for me and I’m certain that helped.

Right before the surgery, I was in considerable pain and  that also helped because it was my only option. It would have never healed on it’s own and I was down on the couch several days a week. Something had to change so I had to suck it up and have surgery!

I also told myself that if God chose for something to go wrong, then I wasn’t going to stop it by being upset and worried about it.

I quoted a verse I’ve taught baby Nathan.

Psalms 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.

Two things that helped on the morning of my surgery:

1. They gave me a shot that relaxed me and I started laughing. Lee was cracking up at me because everything made me giggle. Nothing like the big guns to make me relax!

2. The doctor came in and I mentioned something the OB had told me about a serious difficulty they had with me during my Csection with Nathan. Because the OB told me they had big problems during the Csection, I was worried about another surgery.

Imagine my surprise when the doctor opened my records and read that they had absolutely no difficulties during my Csection and everything was easy.

Needless to say I was (and am) angry  about being lied to.

So, that helped to0!

Thank you for praying for me. I’m feeling better. I was really exhausted this week and still in a tiny bit of pain. Most of the pain has eased up and a little of the exhaustion.

I’m still under order for no lifting, pushing, or pulling for a few more weeks and I’m also supposed to take it very easy.

I’m still not back on my feet but thankfully, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Lizzie

2 Thoughts Shared to Surgery Anxiety

  1. Pam

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Lisa Beth W.

    Thanks for sharing that with us, Lizzie, and I am glad that God used various thoughts and ways to help you on that day! I hope your recovery continues to progress and that you will soon be able to take up your regular tasks with ease. 🙂

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