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Argh [Jun. 24th, 2008|10:02 am]
Lanette
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UPDATE: I called them and they said to take a valium before bed tonight. I also asked them WHY no hospital overnight stay. They said it's for many reasons, first being tough love. Yes it hurts, but they have NEVER lost a patient or had any blood clots and they believe this is why. This is also why they have a way better than average rate of infection and diseases because you aren't around all of the ill people as those who go to the hospital. I know there is a good reason, me just be scared.


My eyebrow won't stop twitching. It did this all day yesterday too. I think it's pre-surgery jitters gone wild.

Any ideas how to stop it? It's like my eyeball is a bad flickering florescent light. I want to botox that eyebrow into submission.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-06-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
It's stress/nerves. Drink some chamomile tea and try to relax. *hugs*

Thinking of you!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I keep trying to relax, but even that's hard. :( Too bad they won't let me take my valium NOW.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-06-24 05:17 pm (UTC)
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? :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 05:18 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: tigrrlily
2008-06-24 05:45 pm (UTC)
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*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 05:46 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: tigrrlily
2008-06-24 07:44 pm (UTC)
I hope they give you Versed. That's good stuff.

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 07:51 pm (UTC)
It's going to be here SO SOON!
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2008-06-24 06:47 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 07:12 pm (UTC)
I did cuddle midnight! It helped, but when I stopped it started twitching again.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2008-06-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 07:12 pm (UTC)
I did light candles, but Craig blew the out. *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2008-06-25 02:32 am (UTC)
Give him the glare of death and light them again. :D
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-06-24 06:54 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-24 07:13 pm (UTC)
It does stop if I can distract myself or concentrate on relaxing, but as soon as I do other stuff it comes back.
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-06-25 04:06 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: dove
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...
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