Surgeries

I've had two pending surgeries put on hold indefinitely - one for my heart and one for a benign (90% chance, not confirmed) tumour in a tricky spot. The heart situation was a long time coming but they didn't want to operate until it was absolutely necessary, despite the decline in my quality of life. Now, I don't know when either surgery will take place and I'm scared that my heart's going to give out before the COVID situation eases up and the hospitals start re-scheduling surgeries. It's not their fault, I'm not blaming the hospitals or my surgeons at all - they're doing their best in an impossible situation and I'm so grateful for their dedication. I'm just reeling from all the anxiety; trying to keep it together for my family is taking most of my energy.

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Like my mom

Mar 24, 2020 at 9:28pm

My mother already had a heart attack and needs a new heart valve. No idea when that will happen or if she'll male it until then. I hope you hang in there.

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Hang in there

Mar 24, 2020 at 10:12pm

Have you tried meditation? It really does help with anxiety. It may take a few times before your mind settles but please give it a try. I do it often and it just helps me relax.

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That’s rough

Mar 25, 2020 at 5:50am

I feel so badly for anyone in this situation. Waiting for a necessary surgery is so hard, and having it cancelled is just awful. I’ve been in a similar situation myself and I know how your whole life basically is on hold until you have it. Hopefully you’re going to be at the top of the list when they’re back to normal again.

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