Unexpected Emotion

jk1952
jk1952 Member Posts: 613
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I had a D&C and hysteroscopy yesterday to remove polyps and to assure the gynecologist that there weren't any other problems. The surgery was less than an hour, and I was home about three hours after the procedure started. I had the same procedure a few years ago and knew that it was a piece of cake, especially compared to all the procedures and treatments related to breast cancer. I wasn't even going to have general anesthesia, since I really don't like it.

You can imagine my surprise when I was in the pre-op staging area and it sort of freaked me out. I hadn't even had these emotions when I had my bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction earlier this year. Part of it was that there was a lot of bustling around other people, but I was alone with no distractions (they wouldn't let my husband go into this area). For most other procedures that I've had, I've been given a sedative and am in la-la land before my husband has to say goodby.

This really reinforced to me that emotions can be very unpredictable, and it's often the little stuff that has the biggest impact.

Joyce

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  • brenda247
    brenda247 Member Posts: 124
    sorry to hear that!!!
    good morning hope you doing good after your surgery.. just wanted to wish you the best and take care of yourself my prayers are with you !!! let us know how you doing

    huggggsss!!!
    brenda

    p.s. i had a mastectomy on april 20 2009 just got done with my treatments on oct 1 2009..
    havent got my reconstruction done yet which i was told by people here and my onocolgy i need to give myself some time.. so i guess I DO!!

    hope you feeling better soon!!!!!!!!!
  • DebbyM
    DebbyM Member Posts: 3,289 Member
    So sorry Joyce. Like
    So sorry Joyce. Like someone said, with bc, our emotions are a roller coaster ride.

    Hope you are doing better now!
  • jk1952
    jk1952 Member Posts: 613
    DebbyM said:

    So sorry Joyce. Like
    So sorry Joyce. Like someone said, with bc, our emotions are a roller coaster ride.

    Hope you are doing better now!

    Thanks, Brenda and Debby.

    Thanks, Brenda and Debby. I'm fine today. It was just such a surprise to have anxiety over something that really wasn't that serious.

    Joyce
  • BELIEVEx3
    BELIEVEx3 Member Posts: 24
    Emotions
    I think sometimes that it is the potential of the big C lurking in any cell that we have in our body and ultimately the reason for our tests and procedures that can appear in the most unexpected places and ways. Sorta like post traumatic stress syndrome. So no matter how minor something may seem, to us it really is all about our life. And to be in the holding area or anywhere in the hospital by yourself can be very lonely and frightening. Please ask for your husband to be able to stay with you next time, if there is one. Hopefully not!
  • jk1952
    jk1952 Member Posts: 613
    BELIEVEx3 said:

    Emotions
    I think sometimes that it is the potential of the big C lurking in any cell that we have in our body and ultimately the reason for our tests and procedures that can appear in the most unexpected places and ways. Sorta like post traumatic stress syndrome. So no matter how minor something may seem, to us it really is all about our life. And to be in the holding area or anywhere in the hospital by yourself can be very lonely and frightening. Please ask for your husband to be able to stay with you next time, if there is one. Hopefully not!

    Thanks for giving me the

    Thanks for giving me the comparison to post traumatic stress syndrome. That really helps to put things in perspective!

    Joyce
  • ppurdin
    ppurdin Member Posts: 1,181
    emotions
    I have had this happen.And we really don,t have control of when it happens.Good luck to you.I hope you are feeling better soon.Love and prayers(Pat).
  • pitt
    pitt Member Posts: 387
    Joyce, thanks for posting
    Joyce, thanks for posting this. I'm having one of those days where I'm just ready to scream at the world!!! My head is full of red pimply bumps, my transmission blew so I can't get to the doctor so they can see me before writing out a prescription for said pimples, and I'm home frustrated to death treating with Neutrogena acne cream hoping for the best!!! And all I want to do is cry because my stupid oncologist won't trust that what I'm seeing are in fact pimples and should be treated with a prescription acne cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know if I weren't dealing with the stress of cancer and chemo, i would be much more rational and see it from the doctor's point of view. But as it stands I think the doctor should be trying to work with me here. I could even take a picture and email it for god's sake! So I'm going to bury my head in a good book and I may just cry a little too. thanks for letting me vent!!!!! Pitt
  • CypressCynthia
    CypressCynthia Member Posts: 4,014 Member
    Were you given any preop
    Were you given any preop meds before this happened? I had the same thing happen once with a phenergan preop cocktail. My other opinion, I believe we are all now like Pavlov's dogs. We have been conditioned, after all we have gone through, to become anxious, freaked out before and during tests, procedures, etc. A kind of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). If you tolerate sedatives or anti-anxiety drugs, ask for them as you may need more help than soemone who has not been through what you have been through.