By shannonlynn Latest Reply 2009-01-25 22:20:38 -0600
Started 2009-01-24 17:52:46 -0600

Good Evening. Monday Jan. 26 is the day I have surgery on my breast. I have to have a cyst removed and a biopsy to test the tissue and see if it is cancerous.
I am scared, nervous, and very emotional. I know that there are many people that has gone through much more. It really did not bother me. Now that the time is so near I feel like I am going to pieces. I am not scared of the fact that I have to have some of my breast tissue removed, but I am afraid of the anesthetic, and going to sleep. I have had surgery before for gallstones. I have had surgey for a tubal. Both times it was the same way. I cried for two days. I am afraid of the anesthetic. I am 38. I have two children. Taylor 13 and Kaitlynn 3.
I have a lot of support from my family but I hold everything in Because I do not want them to worry. I do not tell them I am afraid.

22 replies

Avera 2009-01-25 21:11:54 -0600 Report

Just wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you tomorrow. Please don't forget to let us know how everything went. You will surely be in many people's prayers.


dodo - 26123
dodo - 26123 2009-01-25 15:47:06 -0600 Report

I'd worry if you weren't scared…we're human. But I have to say, talk to your family, they are probably worried that you're not showing more emotion. You'll feel a lot better after letting it all out!
I'm rooting for you! It'll be OK! ; )

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-01-25 07:19:48 -0600 Report

Shannon I have started to pray for you and your family. You really must open up to the adults in your life and let them support you with your fears. Sometimes we have to let others support us and that's hard for those of us who spend our lives giving comfort and support to others. Now it is your turn to be on the receiving end of all of the love and support you have given. You are a blessed woman Shannon and God loves you.

treesgirl 2009-01-25 00:47:43 -0600 Report

Shannon, I had the same thing a few years ago. Everything went so smoothly I was surprised when it was done and I could go home. Very little pain, no cancer. Blessings.

teddybearcub1960 2009-01-24 23:25:18 -0600 Report

I'll say a prayer for you too

2catty 2009-01-24 23:46:37 -0600 Report

I will pray that the universe keeps you safe and healthy. I know no matter what you will be scared, but it is ok that is only normal. I always get scared of surgeries or procedures. Normal human reaction. I have a 3 year old also. So I know how you worry. It will be ok though. I have faith.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-24 19:20:42 -0600 Report

i pray that the LORD brings you peace at this time. i have been through five operations, several procedures, and more to come. the prayers of the faithful were a huge comfort to me, as i pray they are for you.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-24 18:22:17 -0600 Report

My heart goes out to you. This has to be frightening to you. I'm adding you to my prayer list and will be hoping and praying that those doctors and nurses allow God to work His wonders on you through them. As for the anesthetic, be happy to get it! They have such skilled people and so much in the way of improved technology these days that I personally would let that be my least fear. It's admirable that you're holding it all in right now, but not good for you physically and emotionally. I hope you will confide in family members and friends and let them comfort and support you, as I'm sure they're already doing. There's nothing wrong with being fearful of something like this, and certainly nothing wrong with needed comfort and support from those around you. Be brave for the children, but let others hold on to you and help you through this. I know I won't be the only one holding you up in prayer. We'll be waiting to hear how you come out!


2009-01-24 18:21:24 -0600 Report

I am sympathic to your fear of the anesthetic, but rest assured, you will be fine. I have had to be put out on a couple of times, and even though I was somewhat worried, things turned out fine. We will be thinking of you. And another thing, don't hold things in. It only makes things worse. Talk to your family about your fears, it will definately help. Your family will be worried and concerned no matter what.

shannonlynn 2009-01-24 19:48:55 -0600 Report

THANK you all for your concern and prayers, I believe God works miracles everyday. I will definately let everyone know the outcome. I will try to be more open about my feelings. I usually am but thi is one of those times thats very hard to be. Thanks again

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