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Don't click if afraid of hospitals and surgeries

Kelculator

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So I've just found out about anesthesia awareness and how common it is. Now I'm freaking out about the what ifs and I'm going down this spiral of anxiety and predictions. I have a test tomorrow... Bad timing. Send help.
 

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So I've just found out about anesthesia awareness and how common it is. Now I'm freaking out about the what ifs and I'm going down this spiral of anxiety and predictions. I have a test tomorrow... Bad timing. Send help.
Anesthesia awareness is VERY rare on a percentage basis. Are they putting you under for your procedure?
 

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Anesthesia awareness is VERY rare on a percentage basis. Are they putting you under for your procedure?
Not really, just a "what if?" that popped up in my brain. I'm not actually undergoing surgery anytime soon. But just the idea of this was horrifying.
 

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Oh girl, this is REALLY REALLY REALLY rare. Not something you should ever worry about. I have a horrible fear of hospitals and anesthesia (so of COURSE I clicked on this thread - ha!), but I have been put under anesthesia many times and never actually had a problem with it at all. I am have ng surgery Monday, and I'm terrified, but I feel confident that when I'm out I'll be OUT.
 

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Having said that...I know our fears aren't always rational right? It probably does not help to say 'don't worry about that.' ;) I have to tell myself that my fears are OKAY, they are part of me, accept then, and not let them run my life. I will show up Monday, for example. I might pass out before I make it in there, but that's ok.

Side note - ever seen the old movie What About Bob? :) There is a scene where a little boy is terrified of death, so Bob gives him something new to be afraid of instead - Tourrettes Syndrome. (probably spelling that wrong) Maybe we need a new thread where we all post new things to be afraid of things that are REALLY unlikely, to get our mind off our obsessive thinking. Like...a rare spider sound only in a certain part of the world. I could handle that fear! Lol
 

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Oh girl, this is REALLY REALLY REALLY rare. Not something you should ever worry about. I have a horrible fear of hospitals and anesthesia (so of COURSE I clicked on this thread - ha!), but I have been put under anesthesia many times and never actually had a problem with it at all. I am have ng surgery Monday, and I'm terrified, but I feel confident that when I'm out I'll be OUT.
Hi Hurt. How'd you get to have the surgery scheduled so soon? I bet you're both elated and scared to the max. Keep in touch as you handle the anxiety over the weekend and Monday morning. Heck, let us know how the surgery is going if get amnesia awareness. Just kidding Kelculator, that won't happen because it's truly, truly rare. Probably more rare than winning a lottery jackpot, absolutely more rare than getting struck by lightening. But, if Hurt&Hopeful is that unlucky, posting us will take her mind off of the situation. So hide your phone under that sexy surgical gown just in case.
 

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Hi Hurt. How'd you get to have the surgery scheduled so soon? I bet you're both elated and scared to the max. Keep in touch as you handle the anxiety over the weekend and Monday morning. Heck, let us know how the surgery is going if get amnesia awareness. Just kidding Kelculator, that won't happen because it's truly, truly rare. Probably more rare than winning a lottery jackpot, absolutely more rare than getting struck by lightening. But, if Hurt&Hopeful is that unlucky, posting us will take her mind off of the situation. So hide your phone under that sexy surgical gown just in case.
STAAAAAAHHHHP! o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O hahahahaha Oh man, the surgical gowns. Blech.

I would honestly much rather be awake than asleep, to be honest - it's the lack of control that I hate. Waking up disoriented. But it's safe and this should be quick. It's outpatient, so I expect to be able to fill you in later Monday....

The scheduling was just the way it worked out - long story. I could keep researching, or go with what I knew and was local. So hope I made the right decision. I think I did.
 

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So I've just found out about anesthesia awareness and how common it is. Now I'm freaking out about the what ifs and I'm going down this spiral of anxiety and predictions. I have a test tomorrow... Bad timing. Send help.
@Kelculator - another thing. Sometimes I hate the internet - don't read this stuff!!!! Lol If you have a test tomorrow, is it possible that you're actually nervous or stressed about that, and your brain is redirecting to THIS because it's more manageable? Like, less likely to actually be a problem? That's perfectly natural if it is. Take a break from studying and have a cup of tea, maybe do some stretches, get your body out of whatever clenched position it's probably in ... Before wrecking my leg, I was (badly) doing some at-home yoga in the evenings just to get some of the toxic tension out. It makes me feel SO much better. I'm 40 and overweight, and still able to do most parts - I skip what I can't and just breathe. Have you ever tried something like that? To slow your mind down? Actually, if you go on YouTube and search for 'Yoga for Panic Attacks', you'll find some good guided stuff to just bring you DOWN a bit from that panic place. I did that a while back when I went on a trip and was unable to leave my room - it got me up, dressed, and out the door. Not miraculously calm, but better. :)

Good luck on your test.
 

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Oh girl, this is REALLY REALLY REALLY rare. Not something you should ever worry about. I have a horrible fear of hospitals and anesthesia (so of COURSE I clicked on this thread - ha!), but I have been put under anesthesia many times and never actually had a problem with it at all. I am have ng surgery Monday, and I'm terrified, but I feel confident that when I'm out I'll be OUT.
What kind of surgery? What for
 
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