So, I'm a stomach sleeper. Some nights as I'm laying on my stomach, I can't help but think about how long I will have to sleep on my back!!! Can any of you stomach sleepers out there that have had surgery, tell me how long it took to get back to your stomach?
Last Thursday, I had a heart cath... Today, Monday, I went into Afib(which happens to be the 2nd time this year and it's only April) I'm pretty sure this is the ticket that'll get me to surgery a lot quicker than planned.. A bit anxious.. Every time my head seems to be fine with the fact that at 35, surgery is in the very near future. When Something like this happens, it takes my fear to a whole new level!! "It's Really Real!" When I'm feeling good, I tend to not believe what really exists...! And for that reason, I can feel confident about a surgery.. But when I'm feeling this disease on my valve take a turn, I feel defeated and afraid!! I've read the book. I've read a ton of posts. But the mind is a powerful tool that can play horrible games on oneself!! So here's to hoping for some positive emotions...!
Thank you to everyone that responded to my question.. It is great to have support from family and friends, but it is amazing to have support from people who understand this "little" dilemma... What a great website this is!!
I have to ask, I know surgery is near for me.. So of course there is anxiety and a bunch of other emotions flooding through my mind, but I need to know from some of you, despite the fact that there is pain among other things after surgery, what is worse. Waiting for "the" day or the first few weeks after?
This last week has been a crazy one.. went into A Fib 1 1/2 weeks ago. A week later had stroke like symptoms. MRI and ct scan came back negative on that, thank goodness!! No clue what happened.? After a five day stay in hospital because of that episode, doc says it's time to start the talk about having my valves replaced. Although I've been expecting this for 6 years, it's still not easy news to take.. my anxiety has been through the roof. Don't have a date for surgery yet. And probably won't have one set for a month or so... Would love some advise on how others prepared themselves and dealt with the anxiety of the fearful surgery.. thanks.. Cherilyn...