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depression & Operation stress



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Mar 11, 2009
Hi all,

Not been on for a while - have been feeling much better after a bad year.
I have now thou been told I need an operation on my back as I have a damaged disc which is trapping a nerve. I am only 24 and very very scared.
I am now feeling so depressed and fed up - I don't feel like I can cope.
I am still on my meds but had planned to come off in the new year which my doc had also agreed.
I am settled in a great job after being signed off for months and will now have to be off for 4-6 weeks to recover.
My boyf and family are being good but I just try and be brave but I am terrefied.
With so much time off - will I become severly depressed and withdrawn again - not want to go to work etc..........
I have no date for it yet but will be early 2010.


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Nov 23, 2008
Bonnie Scotland
hi, i have just had an op (1st oct) and i was worried about how it would effect my mood. I am not working but i do have a routine that i stick to as it makes me feel better. I wasn't able to keep to my routing (gym etc) as I was not physically able. However I set up a few things that I could do that made me feel better. Meeting a friend for a coffee, doing some studying at home, sorting through all my photos. Just stuff to keep me 'up'

Maybe this would help you? Also I read while I could (3 year old and reading dont mix)

Hope you keep well x
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