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Hi there! So I was informed today that I need to be at the hospital tomorrow evening at 12noon for my surgery. However I cannot eat/drink after midnight. That's 12+ hours with no food/drink! Is this normal? What can I do to help me out?

I plan to go to work tomorrow morning to stay busy, thinking that it may help keep my mind off of wanting to eat/drink however I'm thinking it may be easier to sleep through it in the morning then head to the hospital. What worked for you?

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Starting at midnight you're not allowed? I think if you sleep for 8 hours and then get up and go to work then you'll only be going 4 hours without eating and drinking. I don't know if that's actually how long you sleep but 4 hours seems a lot shorter of a period if you think about it like that.

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That's a great way of looking at it, now that you say it like that. Thanks!
I'm jus used to Breakfast and coffee. But my nerves will probably aid in me not being hungry either.

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Good luck tomorrow!

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Thank you so much!!

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Good luck!!

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Good luck!

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It went well everyone. Freaking out over nothing. I was thinking about the number 12, not taking into consideration I slept 6 hours of that, then got up and went to work to further keep myself occupied. I'm now entering day1 post-op. Thanks everyone for your encouraging words!

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On 02/23/2019 at 09:09, Miss Behaving said:

It went well everyone. Freaking out over nothing. I was thinking about the number 12, not taking into consideration I slept 6 hours of that, then got up and went to work to further keep myself occupied. I'm now entering day1 post-op. Thanks everyone for your encouraging words!

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It gets better each day. It is a weird feeling with a different size stomach. Be patient

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It gets better each day. It is a weird feeling with a different size stomach. Be patient
Thanks again

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I am glad that you are doing well and that you are recovering smoothly. How long did the surgery take?

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I am glad that you are doing well and that you are recovering smoothly. How long did the surgery take?
1.5 hrs
Thanks!!

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