I’ve just got home from my pre op, everything went ok apart from ECG’s. I asked for a copy of the abnormal results to give to my GP to rush my my Cardiology appointment. It’s been a whole year & I’m still waiting to see them! I’ve persevered to the point of insanity, but the nurse said I need an urgent appointment ASAP it’s a joke!
My blood pressure is high & the nurse asked me if I’ve had a diagnosis of POTS. I don’t know much about it but what I do know is when I go from sitting to standing I feel dizzy & feel like I could faint. Postural hypertension she said.
I’m booked in for Monday 12th February for impacted wisdom tooth with growth above that needs to be cut away on the day & removal/biopsies abnormal lesion/tumour & pigmentation!!
I’ve never been asked if I have a mental disorder before but I do I have PTSD. & the nurse was really lovely & said they will do everything they can to make me comfortable on the day & less anxious.
I’m dental phobic, but that’s not the reason for my PTSD. Past/present severe trauma. the dental phobia doesn’t help & causes panic attacks. That’s why I go to a phobic dentist. But she was very thoughtful & caring which is something I’m not used to. I’ve never had to declare my PTSD for any post op before but I feel better for it. It’s nice to be asked as we all have our own personal demons that haunts us.
But anyway I’m ready I’m scared but I need this done! Monday morning I get a chance to express my concerns & fears to the surgeon. Thankfully it’s a lady !!! Yay. No offence to the men out there.
I do bleed quite a lot after a normal extraction & I don’t heal well but I’m just a little worried about this.
But anyway I just thought I’d let you all know x