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Mount A Breakfast Chat: Nightmare and logic of surgeryOctober 7, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9 a.m.
Marshlands Inn, 55 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB
Occasional anxiety is part of life. Feeling anxious before a surgery is totally normal. People may feel stressed or scared to death even when they know that their surgery is necessary to heal or to survive. How to ensure that our anxiety is not too overwhelming when waiting for a surgery? How can health professionals help us during our surgical journey? How can our family support us? Can our anxiety before a surgery impact our experience of pain post-surgery? What are some ways that can help reduce anxiety or relieve pain? If you are interested in learning about surgeries and about tips to manage surgery-related anxiety, this Mount A Breakfast Chat is for you. During this free event, you may share ideas or ask any question you wish to a general surgeon and a patient. Everyone is welcomed!
• Dr. Najeeb Kadir, MD, FRCS(C), General Surgeon, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst (NS)
• Ms. Gayle Key, Sackville community member (NB) & patient with recent surgery experience
Dr. Rima Azar, Associate Professor of health psychology, Mount Allison University
Discussion will be in English and French (with translation)
Reservations preferred by Thursday, October 5 at 5 p.m. to ensure sufficient availability of food/drink.
For more information and to RSVP, e-mail: MountABreakfastChat@gmail.com