I am two days out from my procedures at Emory and I was totally fine and prepared for it until I woke up this morning in a panic. I know the procedure will be fine, I am just getting overly stressed because my brain likes to play tricks on me. I am set to have SLNB in my groin and WLE of my thigh on 12/18. I know that I have the best doctors available to me at Emory Winship, but I still just can’t get it out of my head that this just going to be terrible! I can’t get the “inevitable impending doom” out of my thoughts. I think is probably due to other things that are not normal going on with my body, like excessive bleeding when using the restroom. I had a colonoscopy about three years ago where they removed several “precancerous” polyps. I just don’t want to tackle more doctors appointments right now until I have gotten through the ones I already have in place with my melanoma/atypical spitzoid stuff.
Anyways, not sure why I am posting. I guess maybe I just needed somewhere to vent and freak out a little bit without it being directed to my family, they have all be super supportive but I just feel like I bog them down when I talk about anything that’s going on with me that is health related.
Wishing you all the best and happiest times with the holidays coming up!
Thank you for listening to me be a whiney baby.
Any tips would be appreciated for the healing process, I have gathered from reading others posts about the topic, that you can do things too quickly or too much and end up with a seroma. I would really like to not get one of those, but because I am overweight I probably will end up having one.
Sorry I am all over the place, I’ve had a hard time this morning trying to get my brain to put things in the right order before they come out of my mouth (or fingers.. because I’m typing and not actually speaking lol)