It's Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope!
For those of you in the "Watch and Wait" with an aortic aneurysm, the waiting and anticipation of surgery can be very daunting.
In this article from VeryWellHealth written by Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FN titled Understanding and Dealing With a Fear of Surgery, Jennifer explains that "If you or your child have an upcoming surgery, you may be scared and worried. If so, you're not alone. It's completely normal to be anxious. There are times when this normal fear can become so severe that it becomes a serious concern. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that people can take to help address their fear of surgery."
For some tools regarding how to handle this fear, please click HERE.