After a few years of off and on stomach pain I finally had an ultrasound that reveals gallstones. I have a consultation with a surgeon and I am freaking out. I know that this surgery is pretty common but I am someone with high anxiety and occasional panic attacks, I've never had surgery and this is a huge step for me. The thought of being in the room just waiting to go back into surgery scares me the most. I feel like I will lose my breath and freak out. I'm looking for anyone who has been thru this surgery and felt similiar feelings to share their experience. I need some positivity and to know that I can do this because I'm fighting the urge to cancel the consult and just deal with the pain.
Thank you in advance.