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Hello everyone. I’m scheduled for my ESG on February 6 which is only 6 short days away. I’m scared and I need some pep talks from our veteran ESGers. So many of you have been an inspiration to me, in particular Melesg, TexSlim, and AmyAlexis but I now find myself so terrified of this procedure. I’m afraid of the actual procedure, what if I don’t wake up? I have 4 children who are older 19, 18, 15, and 11 but they still need me. What if I have a horrible reaction and I have to hospitalized? What if I need several days to recover instead of just 3?

My biggest fear is what if I go through with it after months of wanting this procedure done and it doesn’t work?

Please help me get over this. Keep posting your experiences to reassure me that I’m doing the right thing. Don’t sugarcoat it either. Be honest and let me know what the heck I got myself into. I’m not backing out. I’ve waiting too long and saved up my own $ for this. I’m just scared of the unknown. Please help guys!😩😟

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I've had 2, one in 2015 by a general surgeon and my latest December 20, 2017 by my gastroenterologist. With my first I had a sore throat and was goofy as heck waking up from it. My son took pictures on his cell phone when I first woke up. I looked like a cross between drunk and stoned. My one in December I woke relaxed no sore throat and could have whipped my weight in Wildcats, quite an undertaking as I have a BMI of 45. He provided me with a printout with pictures of my esophagus and stomach. Turns out I have gastritis, a small ulcer and a moderate hiatus hernia. Darling it's nothing to worry about, in the US and Canada you're asleep for a little while, I understand in some areas of Europe they leave you awake, Although usually I'm a brave little Elk I don't think I'd enjoy that. When I had my colonoscopy in 2012 I elected to remain awake, many people don't. My son was asleep for his (same g.I. doctor) but I wanted to watch. It was totally fascinating and hope to do the same when I'm due again in 2022. Does this relax you a little?

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I'm postop 1 day and Ibwas very nervous before but all these lovely bariatricpals helped me through! I have kids too. My dr said would you expect someone with a bad knee to not get knee surgery and just hobble around the rest of their life? No! They get the surgery. We are hobbling around in life and need help. My dr had the GS on himself! We can do this! No more hobbling in life!


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33 minutes ago, kakatlady612 said:

Oops I was telling you guys about my EGD instead.

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It’s all good my dear. I enjoyed your post anyway. I guess if your son can do this awake I can do this being under general anesthesia. Thanks for making me laugh as well.

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26 minutes ago, LivingLife100 said:

I'm postop 1 day and Ibwas very nervous before but all these lovely bariatricpals helped me through! I have kids too. My dr said would you expect someone with a bad knee to not get knee surgery and just hobble around the rest of their life? No! They get the surgery. We are hobbling around in life and need help. My dr had the GS on himself! We can do this! No more hobbling in life!

I like your analogy. You really put things in perspective. Thanks a million. 💝💝

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Just now, hope4momof4 said:

I like your analogy. You really put things in perspective. Thanks a million. 💝💝

By the way, livinglife100, did you have the ESG done yesterday? There are not too many people who have had it. I would appreciate you sharing your experiences since I will be a week after you. Thanks again.

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By the way, livinglife100, did you have the ESG done yesterday? There are not too many people who have had it. I would appreciate you sharing your experiences since I will be a week after you. Thanks again.

I had gastric sleeve with the incisions. I was not covered for the endoscopic and wish I was! Lucky you! I am doing well. Take Chapstick! Sip, sip, sip and walk and rest. [emoji120][emoji173]️


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1 hour ago, LivingLife100 said:


I had gastric sleeve with the incisions. I was not covered for the endoscopic and wish I was! Lucky you! I am doing well. Take Chapstick! Sip, sip, sip and walk and rest.

Thanks for the advice!!

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It's totally normal to worry about your kids at this time. Remember that this is giving them back a fit and healthy mama. And nothing terrible has happened to date with esg. It's safe, routine for doctors who have experience with it and you are in a health facility that deal with unwell patients often. I was nervous before I got to the clinic and then saw how professional and fantastic the staff were and I couldn't stop smiling before I went it. They also give you some sedation before the general anaesthetic. I was out of it half way through my introductory conversation with the anaesthetist. We laughed afterwards that I must be a cheap drunk as I have no tolerance for drugs lol. My procedure was honestly a breeze - just the nausea afterwards that made it unpleasant. But that passes.

Mel x

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Thank you. I think I just need to hear that reassurance. Cold feet are making me second guess😬. I’m going to do this and I’m hoping that the post op is at least manageable. The doc certainly sent me enough meds and I plan to take every single one.

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On 1-2-2018 at 9:37 AM, Melesg said:

It's totally normal to worry about your kids at this time. Remember that this is giving them back a fit and healthy mama. And nothing terrible has happened to date with esg. It's safe, routine for doctors who have experience with it and you are in a health facility that deal with unwell patients often. I was nervous before I got to the clinic and then saw how professional and fantastic the staff were and I couldn't stop smiling before I went it. They also give you some sedation before the general anaesthetic. I was out of it half way through my introductory conversation with the anaesthetist. We laughed afterwards that I must be a cheap drunk as I have no tolerance for drugs lol. My procedure was honestly a breeze - just the nausea afterwards that made it unpleasant. But that passes.

Mel x

already red alot of youre storys hoe are you doing now with eading en weight loss sorrie my englisch isnt very good

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1 hour ago, patriciaholland said:

hi im from holland there is no forum about esg here so im so happy i found this ons my esg is on 23march so exsidit and feel youre consurn to i have 3 kids 2 .8. and 11 but i neef to do this for me i will keep on reading

Hi there. Welcome to our forum. We are always excited to have a member join our group. ESG is still a very new procedure here as well but we do have at least a forum where we can post our experiences. I’m scheduled for February 6 and yes I’m nervous and scared but I totally agree with you that I have to do this for me. Right now my biggest challenge is sticking to the liquid diet my doctor wants me to be on. I should only be drinking Protein Shakes at this point and the day before (Monday) I have to be on Clear Liquids. This is difficult but I hope today and the next few days I can find the strength and motivation to keep to it. This is exactly why I need this procedure. Being on this liquid diet proved to me that I really do need this to help me stick to a healthy eating plan. I will continue to post my experiences and hope that when your time comes on March 23 you will have a better understanding of what to expect. Good luck.

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Hi Patricia Holland I just saw your post. My grand father in law was from North Holland, great grand mother in law Freislander. My FIL never taught my late husband the language, they must have been too eager to assimilate into the US. Don't worry about your written English-language, I have been trying to,learn basic Dutch, there is no one left of the older generation to teach me. I even had trouble pronouncing gadaan. I wanted to learn because it is a part of my children and grand-daughter's ethnic heritage. I wish I could have met Opa and Oma. I shouldn't be over here although I too will,be having weight loss surgery I will have a RnY in March. I just wanted to welcome you to Bariatric Pal.

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