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Hey everyone!

I am just about a month out from my surgery date, and after a long road (almost a year) of appointments and dieting I finally am here. I am beyond excited to start the next chapter in my life, and hope and pray to be as successful as possible. However I am a lot more nervous than I anticipated. I guess my biggest concern is what I should expect for the first few weeks post op. I just hope that I will fully understand my diet requirements, and am able to fulfil them. I am looking for any advice from anybody to help me get through the first part of this process. I am sure after I get through the first few weeks the rest will slowly fall into place. I just want to be successful and am willling to go to any lengths to make sure that happens!

Thanks in advance for any support or advice!

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Hiya,

My surgery date has now moved I too I have mine next month and I'm still petrified I'm hoping I am successful and the band proves to be a great best friend and doesn't present to have a lot of problems like it does a few on here, this will be a long process learning and re adapting to work with the band

Hopefully rewarding

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Hi there and congratulations all -- exciting times! The first couple of weeks are about healing up. Your surgeon will provide a plan and you'll want to follow that closely. Post-op instructions vary -- just follow your instructions and don't worry if you read that others have different guidelines. Don't let negative posts get to you -- I skip all of those that I can see are going in that direction. There are so many very successful banders but we are underrepresented here. Your surgeon is a partner in this process so don't be afraid to ask questions, call in with any concerns, etc. I used the time early on post-surgery to start listening to my body very closely. I even practiced eating on the clock because I was such a fast eater and I knew that would be an issue for me. By the time I had my first fill (for me it was a month out) my appetite had returned and I was ready to have it dimmed. Some people need more fills than others -- it's a process and you'll need to be patient with yourself. I am so grateful for my band. Good luck with all that is ahead!

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Thank you all for the input. It is nice to hear from both pre op and post op! Lessofme , we share a surgery date! It's coming quick! I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life

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