I am 13 years old. I have just experienced my first surgery. As the time was building up towards the operation day I felt really nervous and anxious and did not know what to expect.
No one had explained anything to me I felt like I did not know what was going to happen at all. As I arrived to the hospital on the day of my procedure I was welcomed by a member of staff on the ward which asked me what seemed to be a million questions, when I had last ate or drank anything, if I had any allergies. They were really nice and understanding towards me as I was nervous. I felt more at ease once I had spoken to the member of staff about my worries but throughout the morning more and more faces kept appearing which made me feel more anxious as I did not see the same person. As the time arrived for me to go down to theatre I was nervous my heart was racing they allowed my mum to come down to theatre with me which made me feel more comfortable. When I got down to theatre the anaesthetist was there and they explained to me what they was going to do and asked if I had any questions which made me feel that they were interested in me and if I had any worries about anything. Before I knew it I was waking up in another room which I felt a bit daunting because I did not know where I was.
I was relieved that surgery had been done and that I had woken up which was my greatest fear which I think is everyone’s fear. Overall my experience and anxiety’s that I had about going to theatre for the first time was not as bad as what I was thinking and expecting. We always think the worst about things especially if we don’t know what to expect.