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I decided to have the gastric sleeve! My surgery date is June 14th. I am so excited and also terrified even though I know I need it. How did the rest of you feel? Any advice or words of wisdom to calm my nerves? It was made official today. I look forward to sharing my journey and offer words of encouragement to others as I progress in this process. Thankss to all have replied to my previous posts.

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I am happy for you!! I am going through the process of making a similar decision so I don't have any words of wisdom, but I do want to encourage you in your journey.

It is definitely a crazy mix of emotions going through this process. I look forward to reading more about your experiences.

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It's perfectly normal for you to be anxious. If anyone says they didn't feel a bit nervous at one point they have nerves of steel. This is a game changing decision you made, you should be proud of yourself. Pre-op I wasn't too nervous until the two-week pre-op diet, it became "real" for me then.

I kept myself busy by starting a work out/walking routine pre-op and watching what I ate. I read as much as I could and tried to keep my expectations realistic.

Even though I was really nervous right before surgery, looking back now it was a cake walk. The hard work begins after surgery and it is totally worth it. I don't suck wind when I exercise anymore, I fit in to a size jean I haven't worn since high school and much much more.

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Good luck! Some advice: Don't put off losing weight. Go ahead now and try to lose as much as you can before surgery. You will thank me later. So many people don't and then struggle after the surgery. If you can, go ahead and start your pre-op diet or something close to it. If you can go into surgery already being over with your carb withdrawals then you will have a great advantage over those people who did not do such.

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Good Luck! I am having mine done on April 10! You won't regret it!

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