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2 days till my gastric sleeve surgery and now i am terrified !!!! i keep looking at people before and afters so i know its gonna be worth it and i know i am mentally ready but now that i am close to it i feel like my mind keeps trying to talk me out of it

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Don’t even sweat it. The surgery is a breeze. The hard part will be life after surgery. I was terrified of the surgery and it was a cake walk. Life after surgery has been a ****** now that I can’t abuse food anymore.


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It's only natural to have trepidations before surgery. The majority here had them. Just get walking as soon as you can it will help you recover faster.

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2 days till my gastric sleeve surgery and now i am terrified !!!! i keep looking at people before and afters so i know its gonna be worth it and i know i am mentally ready but now that i am close to it i feel like my mind keeps trying to talk me out of it

I feel the same way! My surgery is Wednesday Feb 7th! We got this!


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I was scared too. I am telling you surgery will be the easy part. All you have to do is show up and get your IV started. The rest is easy, you wake up in recovery. Then the hard part begins. Life after WLS is harder than I expected. It is getting easier but still hard. I wanted pizza and wings tonight for the super bowl and had to fight the urge to order it.


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2 days till my gastric sleeve surgery and now i am terrified !!!! i keep looking at people before and afters so i know its gonna be worth it and i know i am mentally ready but now that i am close to it i feel like my mind keeps trying to talk me out of it

That's normal...good luck ! You got this !

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I see being scared as a good thing. That means you know what is at stake and the changes you are about to embark on. If someone wasn’t scared, I would be worried. [emoji3]


Age: 37
Height: 5’6
BMI: 37
SW: 241
GW: 150-160
MFP: Fit4LifeAR

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Congratulations, your surgery day is almost here. You've had consultations from various doctors; possibly been put on a CPAP machine; had nutrition appointments and followed a nutrition plan; carried on despite frustrations and exhaustion; and followed a pre-op liquid diet. All of your hard work and dedication has now gotten you to the day you never thought would ever come.

After my surgery, I thought that if I had known how well surgery would go and how much easier it was than what I thought, I wouldn't have been as anxious. One thing that was nice is that my anxiety began turning to excitement as the prep nurses were getting me ready for surgery. It all went really well. And it's a good possibility you may have a good experience too.

I was sore and I used a rectangular-shaped ice pack the first couple of days. I had gas pain which is tough. In case you don't know, it can move to other parts of the body not just sit in the bowels. My shoulder and upper back were feeling awful. Walking did help with the gas. After the first 2 days, I just kept improving.

Wishing you an "easier" surgery and recovery. Keep us posted.







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