Post Operative Guilt

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During the immediate post surgical recovery period many people feel anxiety over the recovery time and guilty about focusing on themselves rather than their family and/or other dependants. It is important to remember you (as the patient) spent most of your adult life taking care of other people and you are not used to taking significant time for yourself. The entire process is foreign and places you in uncharted waters. Take heart in the fact you  chose a procedure with your surgeon that is safe with relative little risk. You will be there for your friends and family, more confident and happy about yourself, and therefore even more productive. Don’t feel selfish about the time. You deserve it!