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I have surgery tomorrow at 6:15 am!!! Eeeeeekkk i'm excited, nervous, scared, etc. I have so many emotions and thoughts running through my head. I'm terrified I won't be successful, due to the fact that I couldn't even do 1 week of pure Protein shakes:( I can't and won't back down now, but we'll see what happens. Wish me Luck!!

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Take one day at a time and follow your doctors orders. This site is a great place for support. Keep checking in. Good luck tomorrow!

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I feel the same way. Getting banded on Thursday so please keep me posted.Cheers to the new us.

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Good luck to you…..

The past is the past and you cannot correct your mistakes….look forward to tomorrow knowing that you WILL succeed and follow your doctors orders to a "T"…so that you heal properly and see the success you are looking for.

After surgery I always remembered why I really chose this route…it was the hardest decision I've ever made and one of the best. Not everyday is peaches and cream but I take it one day at a time and success has been on my side so far.

Remember no one is perfect. We just have to do what we can to be personally successful….for in the end, no one will be accountable for you BUT YOU!

Edited by chasingadream

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Good luck too u. I'm not far behind you.

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Yay! I'm so excited for you. You'll do great. Keep us posted....I'm right behind you, too!

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Good luck you two! I'll be cheering you on today!

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Thank you all:) Surgery went well, however all day I was in serious pain, nauseous, and throwing up:/ but thankfully I woke up so much better! On to day 2..

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So sorry to here the anesthesia hit you so hard. Glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself. Hoping it only gets better from here!

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Did your doctor prescribe anything for nausea? My dr sent a prescription for me to pick up before my surgery so I will have it the day I come home. I am so nervous. My biggest fear is the pain and nausea. Hope your doing well today.

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@@BandedSwords yes, however i picked it up late yesterday evening. It was a little to late. I'm so much better now:) @@Weeviegurl it hit me hard! I was terrified of a slip happening:/

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Yikes! I have my pre-op tomorrow morning...I will definitely be asking about filling meds for the pain and nausea. A slippage scares me too. When I had my C-section with son, I threw up as soon as the anesthesea wore off. Also when we left the hospital, had to stop to fill the meds. The wait was excruciating. Want to be prepared. I hope you're feeling better, sweetie!

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