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Dealing With a Loved One Who Needs Surgery

By Edited Feb 21, 2016 4 11

Surgery is never an easy word to hear. It's a word that brings forth much insecurity. Let's try to focus on the positive things we can do instead of the negative.

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Prayer is where true healing from fear can be found. Our creator knows our pain and wants his people to take comfort through him. God has their life in his hands. He knows of your concerns. He loves you and wants to give you peace.

The right doctor makes all the difference when dealing with a loved one having surgery. Why? People who have confidence in their doctor fear less. A great doctor can assure you that the best is being done in a caring professional manner.

Families who support one another will benefit from less grief. Support can be about praying together and staying in close contact until all has been done that can be done. Find words of encouragement that can lift our caring loved ones spirit. A few positive caring words can make any situation better.

Have a talk with the ones who is having the surgery. Find out where their peace level lies. If there at peace then you should show them you're at peace too. If they see you devastated this will cause them to feel unease when the day of surgery arrives. This will not benefit them in the long run. They need to feel at peace with all of their feelings.

People should put there own fears to rest. This is about accepting that life has beginnings and ends. Life needs nurturing to thrive and heal and begin anew. One never knows when their last day comes.

All we can do is trust the person who created us in the first place. Faith is the real answer.

Tell the person having surgery that you love them and they don't need to worry about your emotions at this time. Tell them to just care about getting better. I know it's hard not to show your fears through tears and sadness This can actually make us stronger if we let it.

Put your true focus on making the person, who is having surgery feel loved, cared for, and at peace. Then they'll be able to lie on that operating table knowing that their loved ones are alright too. This is very important at fragile times like these. Give them peace. It starts with God and you holding each other hand walking side by side through this world of uncertainty.

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Comments

Oct 26, 2009 2:15pm
goodselfme
Wonderful and heart spoken tips of comfort.Thumbs up post!
Oct 26, 2009 8:39pm
Sonni57
Great article on caring for a loved one who needs surgery.
Oct 27, 2009 12:44pm
Jack_Luca
Great advice for those who have a loved one facing surgery
Oct 27, 2009 9:14pm
JennyHeart
Thanks everyone!
Nov 6, 2009 8:37pm
Netwelth
Faith is everything. Good article. Thanks for sharing.
Nov 13, 2009 8:13am
eileen
nice thoughtful article especially at times like that
Nov 13, 2009 8:18am
JennyHeart
Thanks ellen and Netwelth
Dec 29, 2009 2:40pm
ethelsmith
Difficult subject. Good advice
Jan 3, 2010 11:15pm
cashlash
My son had surgery when he was three and it was a tough time. It was family and friend support that got us through that time.
Jan 4, 2010 11:21am
JennyHeart
Thanks ethelsmith and cashlash.
Jun 10, 2011 9:49pm
ladybugblue
Thanks for the great and encouraging advice!
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