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My surgery is scheduled for January 28th. I'm super excited to have it. I have been working towards this since October. I've had surgeries before. I had a meniscus repair on my knee and I've had my gallbladder out. I dont know why I'm feeling anxious. I read on here about a lady who had the gastric sleeve done (that's what I'm having done) and she got a leak and ended up being put into a coma and now I'm nervous lol. I guess I just keep thinking of the negative what ifs instead of the positive as much. Someone slap me and tell me to stop worrying lol.

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Hey doubts and fear are common and good to have..there is risk with any surgery..I just had my sleeve done on 12/31. It's been a week and I feel great.im positive that this is the best thing I can do for a brighter and healthier future.do you see a therapist?i know talking about all of this once a week feels great.i was seating bullets just before I went into the operating room.lying on that table I started thinking all sorts of crazy stuff.luckily I had an amazing surgeon who said and did all the right things to put me at ease.ask lots of questions.these forums can be a bit much with so many opinions.think of the reasons why you need this surgery.you will be great.we are human not machines.everyone goes through surgery differently but you'll do great.good luck!

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Oh it is so common to worry.. I worried till they wheeled me into the op room. I did ask for a sedative before the surgery. My thoughts were drastic..But my health was drastic.hbp, sleep apnea,andhighcholesterol.i was so fearful of getting diabetes. So now that I had the surgery,I have no complications and less afraid of future health. So which one do u want to choose.. Scared till. Your surgery.. Or scared for your health the rest of your life. Good luck. And keep us posted. Ps keep yourself busy til surgery date.. It will come soon enough.

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Dakine183nl you are so close! Don't fear the surgery too much. Surgery does have its problems. But so does slowly losing the use of your body through the yets.... Keep eating and the yets will surely show up.keep in contact with us for support. And ask for as much relaxant as you can before walking into the surgery room. I did and I never regretted it. Let the professionals carry you through the surgery. Put the pillow on your belly for support when wacky friends came by, as mine did.

Enjoy...life is a do over now. Use it to the best of your health!

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Thank you all for the support and encouragement. I do greatly appreciate it. I guess I'm getting to that OMG ITS REALLY HAPPENING phase lol. I'm so glad my friend got me connected to this.

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