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I can't believe it. After all the trials, tribulations, indecision and uncertainty, I'm actually going through with my VSG tomorrow at 2pm PST. It was a rollercoaster of a 3-week pre-op diet, having extra tests like an EGD, not knowing if my surgery was rescheduled (even up until today!), having no energy, being moody and short-fused (my huz is an earth-bound ANGEL). I was both reassured and scared to death by the various threads posted on this site!

It took speaking to the nurse practitioner of another successful bariatric practice (a collegue of an aquaintance), who backed up everything my doc had told me and more, to get me off the fence. She talked to me about obesity as a metabolic disorder, reassured me that her practice also uses a 32 bougie and why, and offered me her support. Most importantly, she assured me that if gastric bypass patients could successfully get pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy with a stomach the size of an egg plus a diversion, so would I. That was huge. I also have a good friend who was sleeved 3 years ago and is happy and will be a good support system.

Thank you to all the people on this site who posted their success stories, questions, and concerns. You helped me to ask the right questions, know what to expect (and what I might expect) without any blinders on. As a nurse, I thought I knew enough, but it's WAY different being on the other side of the needle, scalpel, nasal canula (I never knew how much they SMELLED- so plastic-y!). This experience will make me a better nurse, I know!

If you have room in your prayers for me tomorrow, please add me to your list. Thanks again, folks!

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i will keep you in my thoughts.... today and tomorrow. looking forward to a good report on the other side. kelly

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Good for you!!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers and have a VERY uneventful recovery!

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Best wishes for an uneventful operation and a speedy recovery. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.

Deb

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Good luck, see you back on here very soon and you can tell us how its going.

Jane x

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Yayyy!! Good luck, and be a good patient for those nurses!! Will be thinking of you tomorrow - hugs xx

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You wont be sorry!!! good luck tomorrow. we'll be thinking about you

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Awesome, congrats and I will most certainly be sending up prayers for you right now...I had a wonderful recovery..it was hard to believe that i even had surgery a couple days after...take good care of yourself!!!!

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Thank you SO much, all of you. Please keep me in your prayers, as I am feeling very depressed over my surgery being CANCELLED at the last minute!!! I'll post a new thread with the details. Your words of support are very much appreciated and I'm sending mine right back to you. God bless.

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