The weeks prior to surgery were hard. I did work some to keep my mind occupied. I found it helped to keep my thinking on normal, every day things and not the UNKNOWN.
One task that needed to be done, was coming off the pain patch I had been using. Dr. Weber didn’t want me on that strong narcotic for surgery. I was given lower dose pain patches & pills to help this process. Thru this, I learned what “withdrawal” is all about. I experienced some of the affects of drug withdrawal. It was very challenging.
I decided to go to PA for Easter to be with family. That too was difficult. I had been in “isolation” for so long & everyone wanted to see me. It was hard to handle all the activity because of how bad I still felt. Plus, I was a bag of NERVES. I was so scared & returned to MD early just to be in my own surroundings. I went to see Dr. Alonso & she prescribed a mild dose of xanax to get me thru the last 5 days until surgery. She was surprised I didn’t need it before now. I share this because everyone needs HELP at times.