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fear of going to the hospital



New member
Dec 11, 2018
"Hi guys,
My mother is in her late 50's, and she is a very healthy person for her age. She enjoys a good morning workout, and frankly, I think she is more healthier than me. Lately, it seems, she is suffering from blurred vision. She is finding it difficult to drive the car and even concentrate on her daily library hours. I do not believe, age has anything to do with this sudden eyesight blurring. In fact, I strongly believe it is a cataract. But the only way to find out is to make her undergo certain tests. Now comes the problem, my mother refuses to go to a hospital as she is very scared of hospitals and surgeries. I do not know what to do. I live in Toronto and I was hoping, I could bring her to a cataract surgeon in Toronto and if the doctors are probably her age, I think she would feel more comfortable. I am emotionally low at the moment, since, I have never seen my mother so sad before, the helplessness has really started to affect me. I want to know, how I could help her overcome her fear of hospitals and surgery. The quality of life will seriously affect him if she does not go ahead with the diagnosis and I am very concerned about her physical and emotional health. Can somebody tell me how can I help her overcome his fear. Thanks "
Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

Well-known member
Jun 13, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Amyjackpark, hello. You say you suspect a certain diagnosis but she hasn't seen a doctor. Why go to a hospital ?? Why not just go to an eye doctor ?? I would think that would be the place to start. You don't start with a surgeon. You start with a regular eye examination.
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