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Lap & hysteroscopy TOMORROW 😯

Paigelouisex
Paigelouisex

Hi All...

My lap & hysteroscopy is tomorrow and scared is a understatement😩.. I have the biggest fear of needles and not sure how I’m going to cope with the cannula ( i had a blood test at my pre op and fainted 3 times!!)... Any tips on how to stay calm throughout the whole process 😩

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They can give you a sedative hun. Have someone with you to keep mind off things whilst you wait. They didn’t cannula me till the last minute which defo helped. Good luck!

Paigelouisex
Paigelouisex
in reply to hb2594

Hey, I asked for the gas before the cannula because of my phobia and they have refused😒 & They won’t let anyone with me because i’m over 18 😩... Thank you though xx

hb2594
hb2594
in reply to Paigelouisex

They should still let someone sit with you before you go in for surgery & wait till after. I’m 2 weeks away from 25 and I had my best friend with me the whole time

Paigelouisex
Paigelouisex
in reply to hb2594

oh really! they’ve told me my mum can come and take me but then i’ll be taken to the ward and she isn’t allowed to come then they will ring her when i’m ready to go home 😒

hb2594
hb2594
in reply to Paigelouisex

She should be allowed to wait in the ward, most likely they’ll tell you there and then that she can come with.

I have mine in a week and I am so so scared and anxious! Talk to your doctor and anesthetist tomorrow about your fears...I have been told I can take Valium and have a pre op med if needed. Let them know about your fear and they will help you...they deal with anxious people and phobias a lot...they can use a numbing cream which helps a lot...I do IVF and don’t have a needle phobia and still using numbing cream as it helps! Also wiggle your toes as they are doing it...lying down and wiggling your toes you shouldn’t pass out and it gives you something else to focus on

Yeah I will try my best to get the gas if not then i’ll try the toes haha! thank you xxx

Hope it goes well! I am really scared for mine so you will have to let me know how you go!

I will defo! They’ve signed me off of work for 2 weeks so i’m guessing i’ll be in pain 😩

I have two weeks as well but hoping for just one! I am pretty good with pain as long as I don’t feel sick...I have a phobia of vomiting! I am most worried about the unknown in terms of the recovery...not knowing how much pain I will be in or how I will feel...

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