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Well I guess it’s official. Just checked my chart messages and I have been approved. I am super surprised how quick it was. I was sleeved 6 years ago and have complications. It took only 14 days.

I had it in my mind that picking a date for surgery before getting approved didn’t make it real. Super real now!

I just not sure how I feel about it. When I had the sleeve I was super motivated, studied the material they gave me, dreamed about shopping for new outfits, etc. but because I have barrett's syndrome with abnormal cells in my esophagus, I am just freaked out.

I having really talked to my husband because he’s freaked out to. Don’t want to stress him out as well. Feeling kind of alone for this go around.

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Congrats!

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So When is This Beautiful,Glorious and Stupendous Day going to Occur ? We all will want to direct Healing Thoughts in Your Direction.!😝👍😝

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Some people with Barrett's Syndrome don't have any signs or symptoms. What about you? I was under the impression that a bypass would actually help someone with Barrett's.

Being freaked out is something many people can relate to. This forum is a good place to vent. Freak on us!

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I was recently switched by my surgeon to gastric bypass because she found Barrett's syndrome on my endoscopy. It freaked me out!!! I have not had any significant symptoms - some occassional heartburn but I just attributed it to my crappy diet. Anyway, after peeling myself off the ceiling - I did what I always do and read everything I could get my hands on about it. And, now I feel better. The bypass is a great treatment for it - turns out my highly educated and experienced surgeon was right ;) I'm having surgery on Aug. 15th.

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I have Barrett's too and am getting the RNY/GB to fix it. My gastroenterologist, PCP and surgeon all said it was the best way to cure Barrett's. My surgery date is Wednesday, Aug. 1 so I'm busy in the "getting ready to go" mode. More excited than nervous b/c I'm more scared of esophageal cancer. Wish me luck! :)

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I had GERD that’s was not controlled with meds. For 5 years, about 3-4 times a night i would be woken up from it. For 3 years, I have been sleeping sitting up and it still happens.

I think because I know how much it’s gonna hurt and the eating part was such a challenge, I am freakin out. I am freaked out because now taking action could lead to cancer.

I should be excited because I know the 40+ I gain will be coming off but I am really scared. When I given the time to think about, I can feel the anxiety come on.

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