3 Tips to Manage Pre-Op Mental Health

I strongly believe that talking about your disease and your experience when you want to and on your own terms is very important for your mental health. I found that ignoring it only made everything worse.


D-Day: Surgery

I have had five nervous pees. That is four more than usual. Life is like a game: we make decisions and they have certain consequences. Everyone lives by different rules and that satisfies their morals and validates their judgments. But at the end of the day, there is one objective to life, like winning a game in a round-robin tournament: survive.

The Waiting Game

Fuelling energy towards "doing something about it" instead of the feeling of "waiting for something to happen" is a way to manage your mental health. Continue reading



"Polyposis Coli," he repeated again with patience, but I was still not understanding him. We went back and forth like this a good three or more times. I wanted to be sure I would remember what he was saying in my fuzzy state, knowing I would not see a report. Continue reading