Feeling Scared, Unprepared and Ready to Cancel
By GW8772 on 09 Jan 2013
I'm having a freak out day today. My surgery is on 1/22 and I feel like I haven't gotten much if any information from the Doctors, even when I call. I'm getting a ventral hernia repaired, a full tummy tuck (including muscle tightening) and lipo in my upper stomach, waist, hips and back. I'm currently 230 lbs and the plastic surgeon was ok with that because he said I was extremely active and had hit a plateau as far as weight loss. My ventral hernia will be repaired first, then the other surgeries. But nobody has called me to give me anymore info. I called today and was informed that my pre-op was a telephone interview and my bloodwork and labs will be done the day of the surgery or the day before. How do they know I'm healthy? When will I be informed about supplies and prescriptions I might need? How do they know that 230 lbs is ok to operate on and I don't have any underlying problems like heart problems or diabetes that maybe I'm not even aware of? I haven't had a physical and they don't require one. I'm kind of freaking out. I feel like this is all last minute stuff and am feeling unprepared. Today I feel like I want to cancel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm scared!