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Due to recent posts, and doubts I'm having based on that and some other things I've come across- I'm requesting to push my aug 5th surgery date back... I want to talk to my surgeon and feel sure of my decision! I've been 100% sure that this is what I want until the last week or so... This is too big a decision to make with doubts. Just hope I can decide soon. I've sent an email to my surgeons office asking what my options are for switching my surgery date. Guess we'll see!! So disappointed in myself but just not feeling good about it like I was !

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You shouldn't let anyone on here give you doubts about something you were interested in doing. Yes deciding to get the lap band is a big decision but it also is a different lifestyle too. If you went through the seminar, researched the lap band and talked with your doctor it shouldn't be a problem. Everyone on here has different "rules" to follow because every doctor is different. Get as much information as possible before you make a final choice. Good luck with which ever you decide. :)

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I think it's a great idea to wait if you have doubts. I looked into lapband surgery long before I got it, and each time I thought I was ready to commit, I'd change my mind. Once I did commit, I went in with my eyes open, determined that I would work with it the best I could, and meet the the lifestyle changes and the possible complications if they occurred head-on if I needed to.

Even when I had the option of revising, I did the same thing - weighed it all up. You need to be sure. And if you're sure, you're more likely to embrace the lifestyle, if you're sure, you'll be more resilient if it isn't easy (and it's not). You roll with the punches better if you're informed of all the good and the bad, and you choose it anyway.

So I commend your decision.

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Thank you so much! It's not that anyone has influenced me, however I started to think more about the future and less about the immediate lifestyle change- that I was ready for... What I'm not prepared for is possible complications, even life threatening ones, and the possibility that I may not be approved for reversal ... How would I afford that? Then i started to consider how close it is, and these questions are too real and too important to ignore. Just hope I'm making the right decision

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