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I was excited eight up until they were pushing the bed to the OR. I started to get teary-eyed and they reassured me. Being scared before a surgery is natural. Don't forget there are so many people here that felt the same way as you and it's ok. And you'll be ok. :)

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I was excited eight up until they were pushing the bed to the OR. I started to get teary-eyed and they reassured me. Being scared before a surgery is natural. Don't forget there are so many people here that felt the same way as you and it's ok. And you'll be ok. [emoji4]

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Thanks very much Amy [emoji8]

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I'm two days post op. You've got this.


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Just think about starting your new life

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I'm having my surgery on Feb. 20th. I have been very positive about the whole thing and excited. But when the date was given to me and the hospital called to schedule my pre-op, I started getting nervous. Nervous about the unknown as I've been obese since I was a child. I've lost weight many times to only gain it back. I know a lot of people who have gone through this and I also attend a support group at the hospital to give me that added help.

and then the other night, I was talking to my husband and he was talking about our son and family and the "what if's". I started crying. The "what if of not waking up" never crossed my mind....until then. And now that's all I can think about!! You do hear about those stories of someone not surviving on the table. And I have a cousin who a number of years ago was having gastric bypass and didn't make it. But with the technology they have now with laparoscopic and robotic medicine, the chances are very rare of that happening. But still...

so I think feeling this way is normal.

I'm so glad to have found this board for this kind of support.

We're almost there!!!

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I'm having my surgery on Feb. 20th. I have been very positive about the whole thing and excited. But when the date was given to me and the hospital called to schedule my pre-op, I started getting nervous. Nervous about the unknown as I've been obese since I was a child. I've lost weight many times to only gain it back. I know a lot of people who have gone through this and I also attend a support group at the hospital to give me that added help.
and then the other night, I was talking to my husband and he was talking about our son and family and the "what if's". I started crying. The "what if of not waking up" never crossed my mind....until then. And now that's all I can think about!! You do hear about those stories of someone not surviving on the table. And I have a cousin who a number of years ago was having gastric bypass and didn't make it. But with the technology they have now with laparoscopic and robotic medicine, the chances are very rare of that happening. But still...
so I think feeling this way is normal.
I'm so glad to have found this board for this kind of support.
We're almost there!!!

Yes I have a mother and cousin that also had the surgery everything with great with them but everybody is different

veronica

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    • SabrinaGoddess

      I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)
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      TOMORROW IS MY DAY! (note this did not post properly so I am still  posting it after the fact)
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      Today I said I’m an XS or size 8 (Aust) at a clothing store. I never thought I’d say those words and say them with confidence. And when I commented a dress was too big on me I was told it was the smallest size. As was the belt I wanted. 
       
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        Yay!!

      2. ms.sss

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    • Arabesque

      This morning I had an abdominal ultra sound because apparently my cholesterol keeps rising.
      I don’t get it. My cholesterol was always fine & now when I eat less of everything & have lost weight it starts to go up.

      My intake of fats & oils has decreased (not that I was a big fried food person before anyway) & not just because I eat way less. Always cut the fat of meats, still don’t eat bacon, use spray olive oil instead of regular oil. Even the tub of butter in my fridge has been there since before May. Lol.
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      1. Krestel

        Cholesterol seems to be odd that way. I've got a suuuuper skinny brother-in-law who has sky high cholesterol. So don't let the whole "overweight" thing fool you. They seem to find it in people who have the genetic predispositions for it nowadays it seems. Our bodies are really still a mystery of how they react to certain changes. Just keep at it and keep talking to your doctor. Who knows, you could be a medical mystery?!? Embrace the challenge.

        https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/about-cholesterol/common-misconceptions-about-cholesterol

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        My dietician thinks it may be the regulatory hormones too & that my liver & gall could be having a freak out from the weight loss. It may be causing my low BP too. Hopefully the abdominal ultra sound will show something when I get the results.
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        Don’t know about eating ostrich though that could just be burying my head in the sand - tee hee hee.

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        PS - My menopausal symptoms are still MRI. Even with a 42.5 degree day (108F) last Friday not a twinge of a hot flush. Best non scale victory ever. Guess you win some hormonal battles but lose others.

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