Relieving Anxiety – Routine Operation

As I’m sure most of you are aware In September 2017 I was diagnosed with gallstones. After 3 debilitating attack’s ending up with 3 visits to A&E my op to have my gallbladder removed is finally here.

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Well it’s today in fact. (Monday 29th January)

Up until last week it was at the back of my mind that I needed this operation however now I’ve had all my bloods checked and some bank blood taken I’m petrified.

My anxiety is on fire and I needed to calm down.

So I’ve been trying a few things to help bring my anxiety down.

  • Swimming. I have been swimming again after my pregnancy & complications since Early January.
  • Meditation. A few nights I have listened to a pre op meditation on YouTube. Here are a couple of them.
  • Focusing on future plans, planning treats for when I’m healed. Like a hair appointment & a holiday.
  • Spending time with the people I love.
  • Restricting my diet as much as possible so that my gallbladder isn’t inflamed when they go in. Less possibility of it being hard to get out.
  • Remembering what my cesarían hysterectomy anaesthetist said which was to breath. Take deep breaths.

Just breath.

Wish me luck.

Nina x

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