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  1. ecomama
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    25 July 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Dear Mark

    Good luck with your appointment on Monday.

    Why is the surgery high risk? I hope you're not in any real danger?

    Sending lots of Prayers for success for your surgery.

    Great news about your daughter!

    How's she going without that med?

    Love EM

  2. Matchy69
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    26 July 2020 in reply to ecomama
    Hi Em it's just a high chance of the surgery not being successful and could make me permitly worst.They first dicussed this surgery about 10 years ago but they decided to wait.
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  3. hello, hi, 😀
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    26 July 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark,

    I deeply hope the surgery goes well. Mine and everyone here's thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Please know we are all here for you.

    I am really glad that your daughter is feeling a bit better.

    Wishing you the very best health and praying for your healing. Sending you all my support and best wishes.

    Warmest wishes and take care,

    Your friend,

    Neerja

  4. Matchy69
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    26 July 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Hi Neerja thanks for your kind words. Its been a bit of a roller coaster not knowing what was happening with the surgery after originally being scheduled for August and then bing postponed and now back on. It hasn't been good for my anxiety.

    Take care,

    Mark.

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    27 July 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark,

    I understand it must really hard with the schedule being changed, it's not nice that they keep on changing the scheduled date. It must be pressuring, worrying and uncomfortable with the schedule changes.

    I had surgery once when I was in prep, they did the same thing.

    Please know that we are all here for you and praying for the surgery to go well.

    Wishing you the very best health and happiness in life

    Warmest wishes,

    Your friend,

    Neerja

  6. ecomama
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    28 July 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Matchy69 said:Hi Em it's just a high chance of the surgery not being successful and could make me permitly worst.They first dicussed this surgery about 10 years ago but they decided to wait.

    Dear Mark

    I Pray this surgery will be a huge success and all will be far better for you afterwards.

    Holding your hands through this.

    Love EM

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  7. Matchy69
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    2 August 2020
    My anxiety is through the roof at the moment about my surgery.Not sleeping tossing and turning all night long.
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  8. ecomama
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    2 August 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Oh Matchy that's horrible.

    Have the Drs or specialists explained the process to you?
    And how long you'll be in hospital for?

    Do you think you could plan something nice for yourself for a date after the surgery?
    I find that planning nice things after a known "yuck" date is really helpful for me to concentrate on.

    Love EM

  9. Matchy69
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    2 August 2020 in reply to ecomama
    Hi Em yes I know exactly what's going on with the surgery and know their could be perment side effects.Its just the waiting.It was scheduled originally for the end of August and got postoned because of the coronavirus and now all of a sudden with a couple weeks notice booked me on for the 7th August.
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  10. Matchy69
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    2 August 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    I will be in for about 2 to 3 days depends if their is any complications I could be in longer.I probably won' be able to do much or feel like doing much for awhile afterwards.

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  11. hello, hi, 😀
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    6 August 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark,

    Sending you the warmest wishes and prayers for your recovery. I wish you a speedy recovery.

    You are really strong and you can overcome everything!

    We are all here for you Mark.

    Warmest wishes,

    Your friend,

    Neerja

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  12. ecomama
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    6 August 2020 in reply to hello, hi, 😀

    Hi Mark (and a wave to Neerja and everyone else)

    Good luck tomorrow!

    It's all a fuss with the surgery being mucked around but I am so glad it can go ahead sooner rather then later for you!

    Best wishes. Please let us know how you get on.

    Love EM

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  13. Matchy69
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    6 August 2020

    Thanks Em and Neerja for your well wishes, hopefully everything goes well tomorrow.I have just been watering making sure my garden survives. Not sure how long I will be in for. My bags just about packed waiting for my pjs to dry and got a lift arranged to pick me up before 6am.I have been very nervous and anxious about it and haven't been able to sleep, tossing and turning all night long.

    Take care,

    Your friend,

    Mark.

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  14. hello, hi, 😀
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    6 August 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark (and waves to Ecomama :) ),

    Please stay strong, I understand that you feel nervous and anxious. But please think of positive things and you got this!

    Wishing and praying for your quick and good recovery.

    Warmest wishes,

    Your friend,

    Neerja

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  15. ecomama
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    6 August 2020 in reply to Matchy69

    Hi Mark

    Indeed this can be a nervous time... waiting... waiting...

    The great things about arriving exhausted is that you'll sleep better there! (I find it near impossible to sleep in hospitals with all the clanging going on).

    Ofcourse you watered your garden lol.

    I Pray that ALL GOES WELL and you recover quickly.

    I'm glad you have a lift to the hospital, BOY that's an early pick up!

    Love EM

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  16. Matchy69
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    7 August 2020

    I had 3 hours sleep last night.I am so nervous.I have been through a few surgeries before but it never gets easier for my anxiety.I am going to have a shower now and wait for my lift to come.I hope you all have a nice day.

    Tale care,

    Mark.

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  17. Bluberry
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    8 August 2020 in reply to Janey42
    Hello, Janey42 I'll be your friend. Indeed depression can be extremely lonely. I'm in the same boat. I feel lonely also. I have no friends or family. I have no support. I hope you're feeling a bit better today. :-)
  18. Nimi
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    12 August 2020 in reply to Bluberry

    Hey Bluberry! And hello everyone!

    I've been trying to work up the courage to join a few groups and make some new friends, but man... my anxiety is still killing me about it. Hoping that I can work through this. :( I will be your friend Bluberry! This community is really caring, I'm always very grateful that I joined.

    I hope you're doing okay Matchy! Really wishing for the best with surgery. You're in my thoughts!

    ~ Nimi

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