It's stress/nerves. Drink some chamomile tea and try to relax. *hugs*
Thinking of you!!
Thanks. I keep trying to relax, but even that's hard. :( Too bad they won't let me take my valium NOW.
Is there a reason you can't? Maybe if you call them and tell them you're feeling VERY anxious and suffering physical affects from said anxiety? :)
I think I should call them and tell them I'm freaking out bad. Seriously. What if I panic on the way there? I'm way more anxious about this surgery than any other before it. I think partly because we are doing vertical incision too. It's just SO MUCH at once.
I think that's a good plan. The worst thing that could happen is they say no and you're exactly where you are now.
Good luck tomorrow, I'll keep good juju pointed your way. *hug*
They said I should take one before bed, then wake up and get there and they are going to give me IV meds once I'm in the surgery center. Thanks! *hugs*
This is th emost pre-surgery panic I've ever had.
I hope they give you Versed. That's good stuff.
It's going to be here SO SOON!
It is a stress reaction. What works for me is to distract myself with things that calm me down, such as petting the hell out of my cat while watching a favorite movie, or thinking about how I feel when I'm being cuddled and hugged just right.
It's your brain making it twitch, so the nice part is that you're brain can make it stop, too.
I did cuddle midnight! It helped, but when I stopped it started twitching again.
Light a candle and meditate. You'll have a harder time of it because you are so stressed, but it's a step in the right direction.
I did light candles, but Craig blew the out. *sigh*
Give him the glare of death and light them again. :D
I get that eyebrow twitch when I get overly stressed too. My only suggestion is deep meditative breathing. It will hopefully help you relax some and if nothing else put more oxygen in your bloodstream which is good for healing.
It does stop if I can distract myself or concentrate on relaxing, but as soon as I do other stuff it comes back.
I was wondering that too actually, but didn't say anything. It makes perfect sense actually, minus the no access to iv pain drugs. Maybe keep reminding yourself that they never have lost a patient. And really...how much worse can the pain from this be than the pain you already deal with? Maybe it won't be that bad in comparison.
I don't blame you for being nervous though. I would be too. I will be thinking about you during the next few days.
2008-06-25 03:38 pm (UTC)
I don't like that they're not keeping you overnight, but what can you do. Right now you're in surgery and I can't stop thinking about you! I'm at work but very distracted til I hear from Sheila...