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Slight Pre-Op Freakout!



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Ok, I can't believe its getting closer to me getting a surgery date! When I started this process in October of 2012 I NEVER thought I would be having an internal meltdown, lol! *exaggerations* Well, my insurance company required that I do six months of weight loss attempts with a primary care physician and I have finished that! I finally finished that. then I had to have the psych eval, but since I had to wait a whole six months anyway, I decided to take that time to work with a psychiatrist and a therapist to get down to the bottom of the reasons I got this big in the first place and to figure out how I can live a healthy life without ever getting to this point again.. I actually enjoyed that part (you'll be surprised what you learn about yourself). well after that I had an appointment with the cardiologist and, lo and behold, he found a slight heart murmur, which just means that he could actually hear the blood flowing in and out of my heart. so I had to have another appointment to check to see if it was life threatening or not. THANK GOD IT WASN'T!!! THANG GOD AND HIS MIRACLES!!! LOL, but the actual point of this story is that now that I am finished with everything Im kinda freaking out internally and idk why!? all Im waiting for is a clearance letter from my psychiatrist and an insurance approval. I was doing so good for the past few months and now im really anxious a lot. Is this normal??? I mean its not like im having the surgery tomorrow. why am I subconsciously freaking out. I don't sleep very well, im always eating and overthinking everything. and there are no problems in my life right now, well except for my online classes, but the classed aren't that hard. the only thing I can attribute my anxiety to is the up coming surgery and whether or not im actually going to have it and when. Some one please help!!!!

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You went through all of that to just turnaround?? I don't think so, calm yourself down. You are ready for this, you have prepared. Maybe you are a little anxious, I do not blame you...but think what you will gain? God will bring you through this. Stay strong, keep the faith, and get ready to Celebrate your new life.

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I think everyone is anxious pre-op! Even though you don't have a date yet, you're certainly in the loading gate, so to speak! Even having been a LapBand patient (got it removed, thank god, in March), I was still nervous and having second thoughts about my getting my sleeve. Will WLS work this time? Will I go through the same complications and drama I went through with the band (it was severely slipped for over 2 years)?

Woke up from surgery on June 7th and, having had a textbook and speedy recovery, all is well now! Just wish I had chosen this surgery in the first place! I'm planning for continued success!

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You sound like me.... I wish I could give u some words of wisdom but I need them right now myself... My surgery is in 3 days and I am freaking out... But it's going to be okay...

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I am 15 days out and am counting the hours until then, I can barely tolerate the wait. Yet, that said, I am expecting a freak out or two prior to the actual procedure. I dont think we would be human if we did not freak out about an irreversible process even if it is the only way to manage my health. IMHO

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