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Old 02-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #11
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I had cataract surgery on both eyes several years ago. My doctor/surgeon did knock me out. I brought a friend with me, and she ordered them to put me to sleep before they rolled me into the OR. I was that scared. I would get a second Dr's opinion before any surgery. The surgery went fine, no pain, & I couldn't belive how vivid colors were. He did one eye to see close, and the other for distance, & did one eye at a time. I had the surgery very early in the morning, so I could get it over with. Mostly, I slept all the next day. He was also one of the nicest Dr.s I've ever met. He even had his pic taken with me while my eye was still bandaged up lol. Then he give me a free coffee mug with his name and phone # on it. A little weird, but nice. Hope everything goes well. Try not to worry. If you want my Doc's name, PM me.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #12
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Addie, I had cataract surgery recently. They do give you an IV to help you relax, along with other meds. No needle or knives are used in the eye. It's really a very interesting procedure, with absolutely no pain. It's done in a very short time. Please PM me if you need any further details.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #13
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I felt the same way about the dentist. I had a very rough dentist as a child and as an adult, the thought of going to a dentist caused me extreme anxiety. I even passed out in a dentist chair while having a tooth removed that went bad.

One day I had another tooth causing me a lot of pain, and was forced to go to the dentist, and later that day had to go to an oral surgeon, I was extremely stressed, the dentist saw how stressed out I was and gave me a prescription for valium to take before going to the surgeon, this was the best thing that she could have done. After that, I started the journey to get my teeth fixed, using valium to help with courage, I had multiple surgical extractions, teeth rebuilt, and a partial plate. I now have my smile back and I have this dentist to thank for helping me. I no longer need the valium. I just went in yesterday for a filling and was totally relaxed, I couldn't imagine being this OK with going to the dentist 7 or 8 years ago.

Get something to relax you, anxiety like this is not healthy for anyone.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #14
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I have the same issue with the dentist and anyone touching my knees.
why does your dentist touch your knees? i think i'd find a new dentist if i were you...



addie, both of my parents have had cadillac surgery, and while both were terrified beforehand, both remarked how easy it was, and how happy they were afterwards.

ask the doc if it's possible to put in beer goggle lenses. thst way everyone looks great at 3am.

i'll say a prayer that all will go well., nonetheless
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #15
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why does your dentist touch your knees? i think i'd find a new dentist if i were you...



addie, both of my parents have had cadillac surgery, and while both were terrified beforehand, both remarked how easy it was, and how happy they were afterwards.

ask the doc if it's possible to put in beer goggle lenses. thst way everyone looks great at 3am.

i'll say a prayer that all will go well., nonetheless
buckytom, I love you. I already have a coke bottle lens in my glasses for one eye. If I cash it in can I get my nickel deposit back? Do I get more for the beer bottle lens? Beer bottle lens would save me money on buying sunglasses. Thanks for making me laugh.

I have an appointment tomorrow with my vascular doctor. My heart surgeon is in the same office and I am going to ask to see him on an emergency basis. then went I get home I am going to call my PCP. I just can't see me staying in this state of upset from now to then.

Thank you to all of you. I have the feeling that I am going to be taking a lot of folks into the OR with me. It is going to really crowded in there. Just don't any of you dare say OOOPS!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:44 PM   #16
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Talk to your Primary Doctor today about this and get an order for Xanax. It would be beneficial to you to have it each night until the surgery. This is NOT a failing...it is self preservation, I don't like anything coming at my eyes, either!
This sounds like very sensible advice.

I agree, this is NOT a failing. It's creepy to have things coming near your eyes.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #17
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why does your dentist touch your knees? i think i'd find a new dentist if i were you

Well THANKS!!!!

You just cost me a swallow of a pricey restaurant martini and possibly dry cleaning of the bartenders top!!

BWAH!!!!
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Addie,

Call the surgeons office and find out what antianxiety protocols they follow. If they don't give you IV Valium, which causes you not to give a ****, then ask about a Xanax or Valium script.

Bakerchef told my story about dentists. I take Xanax for cleanings!

I am NOT an advocate for needless medication but I so TOTALLY understand your upset.

I will not discuss my knees............ But that's happening soon.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #19
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Addie,

Call the surgeons office and find out what antianxiety protocols they follow. If they don't give you IV Valium, which causes you not to give a ****, then ask about a Xanax or Valium script.

Bakerchef told my story about dentists. I take Xanax for cleanings!

I am NOT an advocate for needless medication but I so TOTALLY understand your upset.

I will not discuss my knees............ But that's happening soon.
I called my son the PA and had a long talk with him. He is going to call my doctor tomorrow as he is my health proxy. He is going to recommend that I be given a mild medication to keep me calm until a later date.

And as for your knees? They are just as pretty as the rest of you.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #20
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4 out if 5 dentists agree!


love you back, addie.
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