I have a micro discectomy procedure scheduled in a few days. Is there any consolation people can give to someone like me who is absolutely petrified of moving the wrong way, sleeping the wrong way, never recovering, or re-hernia ting my disc?
It has been so long, I don't even remember what being fully mobile, with no pain is like. I'm scared I wont get better, or that I may move the wrong way, or too much, or not enough, and waste my good chance. I am afraid I have been setting my hopes too high, often saying "after the surgery everything will be better!", to everyone, my family, my work, and myself.
I'm fairly young, only 24, and I think I may be having trouble grasping that I am no longer invincible.
Any reassurance or tips for mental sanity are welcome.