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Your emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryYYour emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryYour emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Sylvia Swan, MSW, RSW;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000082.0000000000000463.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>When preparing to have scoliosis surgery, it is normal to experience a change in mood, or anxiety. Read about why they occur and tips for managing them.</p><p>Here are some of the ways you may feel when you are waiting for surgery. The paragraphs in quotes are what some teens said about how they felt. </p>
Tes émotions : avant l’opérationTTes émotions : avant l’opérationYour emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Sylvia Swan, MSW, RSW;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000082.0000000000000463.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Quand tu te prépares à te faire opérer pour la scoliose, c’est normal de ressentir plusieurs émotions ou de l’anxiété. Voici pourquoi ces émotions surviennent et des conseils pour les gérer.</p><p>Voici certaines émotions que tu pourrais éprouver quand tu attendras pour te faire opérer. Les paragraphes entre guillemets sont des citations d’adolescents sur leurs sentiments. </p>

 

 

Your emotions: Before scoliosis surgery2807.00000000000Your emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryYour emotions: Before scoliosis surgeryYEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemConditions and diseasesTeen (13-18 years)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Sylvia Swan, MSW, RSW;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC5.0000000000000082.0000000000000463.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>When preparing to have scoliosis surgery, it is normal to experience a change in mood, or anxiety. Read about why they occur and tips for managing them.</p><p>Here are some of the ways you may feel when you are waiting for surgery. The paragraphs in quotes are what some teens said about how they felt. </p><h2>How will you feel before surgery?</h2><p>You might pick fights with people.</p><p> <em>"As surgery got closer, I was grumpier towards other people. I tried to find every little thing that someone did and I tried to get mad at them for it".</em></p><p>You might pretend that the surgery isn’t going to actually happen.</p><p> <em>"Before my surgery, I didn’t really think about it. I wasn’t scared, wasn’t nervous, wasn’t anything until it was actually the day of my surgery. When the nurse came to take me to the operating room, that’s when I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going for surgery.’ I didn’t really want to think about it. It’s one of those things that I just wanted to keep at the back of my head."</em></p><p>You might feel down.</p><p> <em>"I just kept analyzing it. Whenever my life was going good, I’d be like, ‘but I have to have surgery.’"</em></p><p>You might get a bit hyper and decide you want to do everything you can before your surgery because you know your activities are going to be restricted. </p><p> <em>"It’s just like this summer I got a lot of stuff out of the way that I couldn’t do after the surgery. So I went to Canada’s Wonderland and went on all the rides, I went sea-doing with my friends, and I went to Florida and went parasailing. I wanted to get the most out of my summer because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do those things for six months to a year after the surgery."</em></p><h2>How to cope with your feelings</h2><p>Talk to someone you trust, just to get things off your chest.</p><p> <em>"I would be trying to pick a fight with everyone and my mom would be like, ‘You know what, we need to sit down and have a talk.’ And we’d all figure out that I was just really scared."</em></p><p> <em>"I remember (my mom and I) were talking to my doctor and he was telling us about the complications, and I remember he mentioned paralysis. The risk of paralysis is less than 1%. It really helped me knowing that number." </em></p><p>Have something to motivate you. Try making your scoliosis surgery a project that you can do for school. Or focus on an activity you can get back to after you have recovered from surgery.</p><p> <em>"I was told I had to stop dance and soccer for a while. So I was like, scared. It helps just knowing that you’re going to have something you can go back to."</em></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/your_emotions_before_scoliosis_surgery.jpg