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As I sit here in the airport waiting to board my flight to San Diego, it all seems kind of surreal. 3 months ago I attended a WLS seminar and decided the bypass and lapband weren't for me. More research led me to VSG and Dr. Aceves and today I am on my way. Up until today I had felt completely comfortable and was not nervous at all with my decision, alot of that due to all the information I have learned on this site. Tiffykins and LilMissDiva have been an unbelievable source of knowledge and their posts have answered so many questions that I have had. I have totally felt okay with my decision and kept telling everyone that I wasn't even nervous. Okay, today I am nervous. I still am confident in my decision, just am anxious about the surgery. I don't do so great with the initial IV, scared sh**tless of a spinal block, kind of wimpy about pain, holy crap, what have I done??? I know it is fear of the unknown and things that are out of my control and I still feel okay about my decision, but wow! Everyone has said to me are you ready for the changes in your life this is giong to require? I know of the changes, have plans as how to handle them but I can't say exactly what I am going to do until I get there. My stomach is gurgling and in knots, I think to prepare me:) and if this is as bad as it gets, I'll be good :rolleyes: I also remember reading somewhere on the boards, "never trust a fart." Sort of feeling that today.

I also have this fear that when I get there, for whatever reason Dr. Aceves will say, "we're sorry that you have traveled all this way and have had all this anxiety but we won't be able to do your surgery today." Does that happen? Oh, lord, another thing to worry about.:blink:

Oh my, the flight crew is getting ready to board the plane....passenger boarding will start soon! Is it too late to turn around???? Fat girl tries to escape boarding, runs through airport...I can just see it on the breaking news this morning!

Okay, I think that is it for my random musings so far this morning. Maybe more coming from layover in Denver. Thanks for listening!

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Best wishes on your journey! God will hold you safely in His hands and heal you! Have an amazing experience and a safe healthy recovery. We are all here for you for support when you return! Please keep us updated!

Kim

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hi luci, my date with dr aceves was yesterday. so i sit here ready to see you in the halls walking. i was up 1h and 45 min following recovery room really i feel pretty darn good. just some soreness in my abd. i researched for a long time reading different accounts.... every one seemed to have the same story..... let me say it happened the exact was i had expected. i will be praying for you. kelly

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So now I wait. After what felt like the longest day ever yesterday, arrived in San Diego, Ernesto was waiting, got to the hospital, everyone was wonderful, went to the hotel, not even hungry at that point just thirsty and slept without even taking the ativan that was provided. Of course at that point I had been awake and moving for 18 hours so I was exhausted.

Up this morning at 4:30 (i'm still on eastern time and the world is on pacific time here), in the hotel lobby at 7a and shuttled back to the hospital. lovely room, blood thinner shot and now i wait for my happy pill and then i will know it's my time soon! it's seems all my tests were okay, no one is saying there won't be a surgery, my blood pressure seems to be taking all the anxiety i think i am not feeling but no one said that would prevent the surgery. So I will keep you all posted on how the day goes! Edging towards the loser's bench :rolleyes:

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