Surgery this Friday!! HELP!


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Hello everyone,

I am having lap band surgery this Friday at 8:30am. I have never been so scared, worried and nervous in my life because I've never had surgery or put under anesthesia. Is it possible to be knocked out before going into surgery lol or can anyone give me advice on what to expect. I'd truly appreciate it. I hope you're all doing great.

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But anyway to answer your question I'm also anxious & scared I've had anesthesia 2x once to remove all 4 wisdom teeth & 2nd for my gallbladder removal. It's scary to be wheeled into an OR but the staff tries to calm you down once you're there I also hear you can ask for anxiety meds beforehand.


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I was very nervous before my sleeve since it was the first time i was under since I had my tonsils removed.

When they woke me up I had tremendous gas pains but didn't feel a thing once the morphine kicked in.

My surgery was on a Thursday, released from hospital on saturday and back at work on tuesday with just some soreness. The whole procedure was a piece of cake.

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Not sure what the procedure is at your hospital, but my heart rate spiked and I was in tears and they gave me something to calm me down. After that no worries. Good luck, you got this.

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I was knocked out before being wheeled into the operating room. They gave me something to "calm my nerves" and the next thing I knew I was in recovery.

It's normal to be scared, but you are working with professionals who do this every day. They will take care of you and when you wake up it will be the start of a new life! I hope you can find some excitement in that! Best of luck to you.

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But anyway to answer your question I'm also anxious & scared I've had anesthesia 2x once to remove all 4 wisdom teeth & 2nd for my gallbladder removal. It's scary to be wheeled into an OR but the staff tries to calm you down once you're there I also hear you can ask for anxiety meds beforehand.


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The anesthesiologist found out how terrified I am and gave me a call earlier today. My nerves have calmed but I'm still a little worried. If only they can put me to sleep before going in lol

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I was very nervous before my sleeve since it was the first time i was under since I had my tonsils removed.
When they woke me up I had tremendous gas pains but didn't feel a thing once the morphine kicked in.
My surgery was on a Thursday, released from hospital on saturday and back at work on tuesday with just some soreness. The whole procedure was a piece of cake.


Wow, that is so awesome! Your recovery was great. I hope I'm the same. I just need to keep reminding myself I'm in good hands.

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