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Hiya, ☺ Today is Tuesday and I am having my surgery on Thursday morning at 5:30am????!! I'm dealing with some anxiety....I feel like ????..I have a right to but I also know that this is what's best for me and I'm not having regrets about my decision to do so...just a little scared of the pain...how I will feel...etc....I'm using this app as a great support...its truly been a blessing...is this an unusual feeling...so close to surgery date too....starting my Clear liquids at 12:00am.....THAT ALMOST MAKES IT OFFICIAL FOR ME!!

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@@fit2bme It's very common to be nervous/anxious prior to surgery. Just keep reminding yourself of the reasons you are having surgery and what you want to accomplish after losing weight. Follow your surgeon's plan and all will go smoothly! Good luck!

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The surgery was actually super easy. I was really nervous while prepping, getting my hospital gown on, IV put in and all that. I was actually shaking once I got into the operating room. But man, that anesthesia is good stuff, totally calm after one or two inhales after the mask was on, then one or two more and it's lights out. Then you wake up and it's done!

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I went through the same thing, anxiety. I didn’t really until like a few days before and then I started to really wonder “What am I about to put myself through.” I did it anyways and it was one of the best decisions I have made. So let me tell you a little about my story. The morning of surgery, they gave me something for my anxiety which helped me a lot. They wheeled me away and then I was awake in recovery. One of my biggest fears is OMG, this is going to hurt so badly for so long. BUT, it didn’t really. Within the hour of waking up, I was walking (Can’t stress that enough… Walk, Walk, Walk!) I was up walking around every 45 minutes or so. And although I was sore, it really didn’t hurt near as bad as I had imagined in my head. By the next day, I was getting around a lot easier. The worst of it all was the gas pains. (And not being able to sleep on my stomach – but that’s just me.) That is why you have to walk. The more walking you do, the more the gas pain decrease. The actually incisions did really hurt at all. And actually by the middle of the day after surgery, I told my nurse I no longer wanted pain meds. By day 2 (The day I was released from the hospital.) I went to Wal-Mart and the movies. The next day I took a taxi to the beach and walked along the Boardwalk. It will not be comfortable. It will be painful, but it is nothing as bad as you are probably envisioning in your head.

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That was probably one of my biggest fears. My mom and I both had surgery on the same day, one hour difference. (She always says that I have lost more weight because I have had the sleeve longer…. Funny). When we were discussing our biggest fears, her was the pain. Which I shared with her, but I also knew that I could live with that… Mine was that I wouldn’t wake up. I have a 3 year boy and I am a single mom so that thought was terrifying. She did a lot of comfort me in that fear. But, rest assure I did wake up. Also, remind yourself that your anesthesiologist gets paid A LOT of money to know exactly what they are doing. When I looked it up (because I was freaking out), only 7 people die under general anesthesia for every 1 million surgeries that occur that require it. That is like .0007% chance. That is also a worldwide percentage. Rest assure you will be fine.

My surgery is tomorrow at 11am I'm so scared My main fear is that I won't wake up


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For the people who already had the surgery, did you have to get a urine test or blood test the day of your surgery?

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Hiya, ☺ Today is Tuesday and I am having my surgery on Thursday morning at 5:30am????!! I'm dealing with some anxiety....I feel like ????..I have a right to but I also know that this is what's best for me and I'm not having regrets about my decision to do so...just a little scared of the pain...how I will feel...etc....I'm using this app as a great support...its truly been a blessing...is this an unusual feeling...so close to surgery date too....starting my Clear liquids at 12:00am.....THAT ALMOST MAKES IT OFFICIAL FOR ME!!

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My surgery is tommorrow also. I'm really nervous too. Good luck I'm sure you'll do great!!

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