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Hey everyone! I’m new here and my sleeve surgery is scheduled for December 24th. I’ve been going through the process since June 2018.

Now that it’s right around the corner, I’m getting more freaked out about going through with the surgery. Does anyone else have this irrational fear? What can I do to get past this?

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Hey everyone! I’m new here and my sleeve surgery is scheduled for December 24th. I’ve been going through the process since June 2018.

Now that it’s right around the corner, I’m getting more freaked out about going through with the surgery. Does anyone else have this irrational fear? What can I do to get past this?
Hey! I had pretty severe anxiety leading up to surgery. Even had panic attacks surrounding it. The feelings are totally understandable. We experience anxiety over the unknown.
If you've gotten this far though, you must really want it. You just have face your fears and know that they are probably unsupported. My anxiety about the surgery was way worse than the surgery itself.
Good luck!

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11 hours ago, Tangela Williams said:

Hey everyone! I’m new here and my sleeve surgery is scheduled for December 24th. I’ve been going through the process since June 2018.

Now that it’s right around the corner, I’m getting more freaked out about going through with the surgery. Does anyone else have this irrational fear? What can I do to get past this?

Pre-op jitters are more than normal! You're fine!

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I don't think that it's irrational to be nervous about a major surgery. I was a little nervous, but I was more nervous to stay as large as I was. The risks were worth the reward for me. I would do in again in a heartbeat if I had to. You'll be fine.

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I had pretty bad anxiety leading up to surgery. Totally normal. Have confidence in the team who will be caring for you. Trust in your surgeon. You will do great! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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I have been pretty nervous too. My VSG date is 12/20. My cousin had hers in 11/27 and doing pretty good so that has helped eased my anxiety. Try to relax or watch some of the YouTube videos..I like Kat Branchmans' videos..the best

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