I am obsessing over complications, help
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|Fri, 01-30-2009 - 9:00am|
I have never posted on this board but lurk frequently.
I am having my 3rd csec in about 3 months and I am getting terrified. My first two kids are older so it has been a loooong time since I have had this procedure. I had no complications with the first two. I am more worried this time. I started having major anxiety disorder about 5 yrs ago, mainly my anxiety lies with fear of death.
The more I think about potential, yet very unlikely, complications the more I freak out. Some days I regret even getting prego, just because of the birth. Mainly my csec fears center around infections, blood clots, too much blood loss......you get the idea. All major complications with bad outcomes.
Ugg....I have an appointment in a couple of weeks to schedule the date, so that has me freakin. I want to go over all my fears with the doc then, but I am afraid my emotions will go over board and I will sound like a crying idiot. Is it out of line for me to ask him to (if these things aren't automatic now since my last csecs) give me antibiotics before surgery? I would also like those stockings on my legs, that most people have anyway after other major surgery, that help prevent bloodclots? Due to the blood clot fear, I plan to get up by that same night, because I read that helps prevent them. Will he just think I'm crazy? Anything else I should ask for?
I do realize that severe complications are rare, but......if you have ever suffered from anxiety you know that reality doesn't always do enough to comfort us. So...not really sure what I'm asking you ladies to say that will make me feel better....guess just any suggestions would be helpful, and knowing I am not alone.