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It's Therapeutic Thursday

Today is Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope.

๐Ÿคฏ Ah, the treacherous "what ifs" โ€“ the master of uncertainty and anxiety! Let's face it: when you find out you need surgery, indulging in "what ifs" can lead us down a never-ending rabbit hole of worry and doubt. Instead of enjoying the present moment, we become trapped in a loop of hypothetical scenarios that might never even happen.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Starting today, if you are in need of surgery, flip the script in your mind. Check out suggestions below:

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ When you want to say: "I'm terrified of surgery, and I can't stop thinking about all the things that could go wrong!"

โค๏ธ What you should say: "I'm feeling a bit nervous about the surgery, but I know I'm in good hands, and I'll do my best to stay positive and trust the medical team."

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ When you want to say: "I'm so scared that the pain will be unbearable!"

โค๏ธ What you should say: "I understand there might be some discomfort, but I'll focus on the fact that pain management techniques have come a long way, and I'll communicate with the medical team about any concerns."

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ When you want to say: "I can't help but worry about the anesthesia. What if something goes wrong?"

โค What you should say: "It's normal to have some concerns about anesthesia, but I'll discuss my medical history thoroughly with the anesthesiologist, and I trust that they will take all precautions to ensure my safety."

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ When you want to say: "I'm afraid I won't recover well, and my life will never be the same!"

โค๏ธ What you should say: "I'll take my recovery one step at a time and follow the medical team's advice. Many people have successful recoveries, and I'll stay optimistic about my healing process."

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ When you want to say: "I'm too scared to go through with the surgery. Maybe I should cancel it."

โค๏ธ What you should say: "It's normal to have doubts, but I'll focus on the potential benefits of the surgery and how it can improve my health in the long run. I'll also talk openly with my medical team about any concerns I have."

๐Ÿ‘‰ Remember, it's okay to acknowledge your fears and concerns, but try to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and proactive light. Trusting your medical team and staying optimistic can help you navigate through your fears and approach the surgery with a more empowered mindset.

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