Hi everyone. I have my pre opp appointment next week. Of course, now I’m starting to have doubts. Do I really need this? My symptoms are fairly well controlled with the medications, but when I’m not on them I feel pretty bad. Definitely having way more neck stiffness and headaches and I’ve only been off of them for three days. (I’ve stopped both flexeril and plavix this week since I am out of refills and need to stop before surgery anyway.)
Is this kind of doubt normal? I feel like it’s just my anxieties surrounding all medical procedures etc.m, trying to talk myself out of it. I’ve never been under general anesthesia but somehow, this scares me less than the angiogram I had about a year ago. I won’t be awake for this at least. I’m mainly worried about recovery and potentially making the problem worse somehow. I’m also superficially now more worried about scarring or nerve damage and looking “ugly.” I know, kinda petty.
Does anyone have any advice or a pep talk? Any advice for things I can do pre surgery to get in the right mindset and prepare my body? I’m just struggling with the doubts. I hope I can discuss my hesitations at the pre op appointment?