I’m really sorry to hear you went through that. I’m also a firm believer that even though we’re unconscious our brain never forgets it. I had a laparoscopic surgery and it was quite uncomfortable, I can’t even imagine a fully open abdominal surgery. No one really understands what it’s like to be on that table or in that hospital bed until it happens to them. I had a traumatic experience during surgery too, I was awake the three times they took the intubation tube out of me. Why they’d wait till I was fully conscious, I have no idea!
I never even thought about how much trauma that might have caused me subconsciously. I hope you heal and I’ll take up your advice on yoga. Glad to know I’m not the only one 100% comfortable with the surgery. I wonder if anyone actually is!
wish you the best!