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My endo surgery is in 3 days. How did you manage the nerves prior? I can't sleep. Anything super important I should know before?

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    • Snoopy92

      425d

      I listened to books on tape pre surgery and during recovery at night while falling asleep. Helps to distract your thoughts!

    • Snoopy92

      425d

      I listened to books on tape pre surgery and during recovery at night while falling asleep. Helps to distract your thoughts!

    • QueenOfPlants

      427d

      I hope your surgery went well. I've had 2 myself and I know that the recovery can be draining but doing light exercise to help rebuild your abdominal muscles can really help, I do Pilates and after my second surgery I had 2 weeks to allow the stitches to go and i rebuilt my abdominals in a few months and felt really good as a result. I know everyone is different but small things like walking are ab exercises and getting the strength back makes the progress feel more for me so hopefully you can get your life back. Stay strong, message me if you ever want to talk about anything

    • MarinaV

      432d

      I’ve had four endo surgeries and each time, I have been anxious for all of them. if you have a support circle, I would confide in them or you can even journal your emotions and feelings that you have about surgery. nothing much helped my anxiety (it has no chill.) but think of if they remove endo, you’ll probably be with less pain. I’m not sure if you’re worried they won’t find endo but those feelings are valid and it’s normal to feel that way. it’s absolutely normal to feel anxious or nervous. I’m not sure if you’re a “need to be distracted” type person but I do things that usually make me feel calm. games on my phones, writing, reading, even some coloring. I hope everything goes well during your surgery and find some rest and relief!!!!

    • Blue_Penguin

      433d

      🤗 You'll get through it. It seems a scary thing, especially if it's the first of any kind of surgery for you. If you've had endo pain, then the pain after surgery will be minimal by comparison. My friend recently had major endo surgery with no prior pain and had built up in her head it would be bad after (I did too for mine). Now she believes me it was fine and she was up the next day and took it easy for a while to heal. Everyone's different. You'll be ok. 🤗

      • Birdies

        433d

        @Blue_Penguin thank you!

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To manage nerves before surgery, try envisioning the best possible outcome and focus on positive stories from people who have had the surgery. You can also practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation. Make sure to follow your doctor's pre-surgery instructions and ask any questions you may have.

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