How To Overcome Fear Of Surgery?
my doctor had a history of illness and had to have surgery, but I was afraid to cry. How can I not feel fear while carrying out treatment at the hospital?
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Just hearing the word "surgery" often makes people fear too much, even to the point of causing sleep disturbances, decreased appetite, palpitations, nausea, cold sweat, and various other complaints. This condition is certainly not good for your preparation for surgery.
Unfortunately, you do not explain, what disease you have, and what kind of surgery you have to undergo. As a result, it is difficult for us to identify how much the risks and benefits that this operation could bring to your health.
However, there is one thing that we can say, each doctor is equipped with qualified competences in deciding what kind of treatment is best for their patients. If your doctor recommends that you have surgery, then of course this is the best option. Before deciding on an action, doctors must have carefully considered which one is greater for the patient, whether the risk or benefit. If the operation is felt the benefits far outweigh the risks to your health, then this will be done. Of course, all with your own approval.
It is natural for everyone to experience fear when surgery is recommended. However, it is best to control this fear so that it does not appear excessively. Because, excessive fear can affect your overall health condition.
Try to calm yourself down, and consult directly with the doctor who treats you. Ask clearly what your concerns are regarding the operation. A good doctor will certainly explain to his patient the benefits and risks of all the actions that will be taken.
After it is clear, and you also agree to undergo the operation, relax more. Convince yourself that the operation is your attempt to achieve a cure. Surrender all the results of your decision to God the Most Healing. Divert your excessive fear by searching a lot for information related to your illness, the benefits of doing this operation for healing your illness, learning to open up with people you trust can reduce your fears, and be more diligent in worshiping.
May God launch your operation, ok?
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah