Dealing with Stress/post surgical depression


Sylvia G wrote at 2011-03-31 08:00:33
After I had my surgery I also felt a bit smothered by the attention. People often feel that they are helping a person by being loving and supportive and always being there 24/7, but the patient needs time alone to process things. In the end I asked them all to go home and leave me. I felt bad for doing this, but I desperately needed them to just leave me alone for a while. It's not because I don't love them, I love them dearly and appreciate their concern and support, I am very very fortunate to have people in my life who love me, and I'm sure your man feels the same way, just let him know you are there for him, but give him some space.

Happyhome wrote at 2011-08-12 07:30:11
Thank you so much for your article on post surgical depression, the contents confirm what I thought was happening to a dear friend of mine.

Thank you and regards.

sas wrote at 2013-03-03 06:31:48
I understand no questions are allowed here, but how about the other way around? it was my girlfriend who was hospitalized and stayed in the hospital for 20 days.

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Sandra Shoup


I am comfortable answering questions from people who are experiencing their first panic attack to those who have battled anxiety all of their lives.


As many with depression can tell you, anxiety is a very common partner to depression. As a teenager I was first diagnosed with anxiety and was medicated with various tranquilizers until I was correctly dianosed with bi-polar depression in my 30's. My life has changed dramatically since then and all for the best, even with a few set backs along the way. I have been an expert at in the anxiety/stress catagory for 3 months attaining a rank amongst the top 5 experts.

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