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I am in the same boat as bird mad girl. My VSG is Aug 1. I am consumed with pain management, recovery time, returning to work and whether on not i should tell my co- workers. I only have 7 day off after surgery and hope I can return to work.

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I'm sending you my best wishes. I had this surgery to improve my health as well. Good luck with your surgery!

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Hi everyone :) I just had a consultation on June 12th and I am scheduled to get sleeved on Aug 8th already! I guess I'm scared because it's happening so fast ! I have a whole host of medical problems and just hope and pray for a better quality of life :)

Good luck with everything. You are definitely making the right choice. Don't let everyone else bring you down. When you loose all the weight and your healthier they'll be happy.

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My sugery is scheduled for september 30th. very very nervous they will find somethign wrong on my PATS... Nervous about being off work' date=' nervous about post op pain and discomfort, worried about what people will say when I finally tell them all.. oy! I just need to RELAX![/quote']

My surgery is August 1st. The closer I get to my date the more mixed my emotions. But, I cannot wait until it is over.

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I am scheduled for August 1, pending passing my stress test. I was 269 at surgeons office. He told me to lose 10 lbs get a stress test and he would schedule me. This morning the total weight loss is 9 lbs so I'm getting there. My stomach already has butterflies. My husband and two friends I've told are very, very supportive. Thinking the stress test is scaring me more than anything.

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My sugery is scheduled for september 30th. very very nervous they will find somethign wrong on my PATS... Nervous about being off work, nervous about post op pain and discomfort, worried about what people will say when I finally tell them all.. oy! I just need to RELAX!

...... Think about how healthy you will feel, how amazing you'll look and don't worry about what people say! You only have one life...... go for it!!!!!

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I am scheduled for August 1, pending passing my stress test. I was 269 at surgeons office. He told me to lose 10 lbs get a stress test and he would schedule me. This morning the total weight loss is 9 lbs so I'm getting there. My stomach already has butterflies. My husband and two friends I've told are very, very supportive. Thinking the stress test is scaring me more than anything.

Wow, that's awesome !!! You are on your way :)

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My sugery is scheduled for september 30th. very very nervous they will find somethign wrong on my PATS... Nervous about being off work' date=' nervous about post op pain and discomfort, worried about what people will say when I finally tell them all.. oy! I just need to RELAX![/quote']

We can all tell you to relax but only you can do it. Stay busy and focus on being prepared for each of the things you are worried about:

Complications with PATS- means you have something to fix so you will be at your healthiest for surgery.

Post op pain- if it happens, lots of posts here about how to deal with it. Your dr is the expert on it

What will people say? Practice what you want to say and to whom if anyone. Think of the worst things they can say and have your responses ready.

You can do this!

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Awesome!!! Good for you! It will be the best thing you've ever done for yourself! You know I don't have much experience in family being unsupportive but I will say, no one truly understands what you are going through unless you are "one of us"! My family is supportive but it's been a long educational process & no one understands me unless they are in my shoes! You have us girl! Good Luck & God Bless!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. This site is EXTRMEMELY helpful! Thankful that I found it! Good luck with your surgery!!!! I can't wait to be here for your journey

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Awesome!!! Good for you! It will be the best thing you've ever done for yourself! You know I don't have much experience in family being unsupportive but I will say, no one truly understands what you are going through unless you are "one of us"! My family is supportive but it's been a long educational process & no one understands me unless they are in my shoes! You have us girl! Good Luck & God Bless!

Thank you so much. My Mom is finally getting on board with the idea :)

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. This site is EXTRMEMELY helpful! Thankful that I found it! Good luck with your surgery!!!! I can't wait to be here for your journey

You're welcome. It's true, focus on all the ways this is going to make your life better! Don't let negative thoughts creep in sweetie :)

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Sounds like we are on the same time line. I went to the seminar June 12th, had my consult with surgeon June 18th and am getting sleeved august 8th. Everything went fast but I also got all my preop testing done asap..Good luck to you!!!

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Yea my surgery is August 12th. I did all my testing right away also. Everything did happen really fast. I wish you the best on the 8th and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck and keep strong. :)

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