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Preparing for surgery, very scared. Tips??



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I posted in the VSG surgery group, but thought I'd post here too. I am looking at a surgery date in May...very super scared. I've had 8 surgeries, I'm 21, but this one is the most nerve racking one yet. What should I expect? What should I bring with me? Any tips, help, support, and love are greatly appreciated.

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Hi, what in particular are you very scared about? The life style change that we have to make? I think if you do a lot of reading on this site you'll find a lot of success stories and support. You'll make it through just fine, and if you follow your surgeon's directions to the T, things will go smoothly. Hang in there and don't fret so much!!

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Thank you for your kind words!!! I am confident I can handle the changes, I'm mainly scared of the procedure its self. My last surgery in August had major complications, I almost died and had to stay in the hospital, for what was supose to be an outpatient op. I found out in october of 2018 my thyroid was bad, and got on meds, have since with help of my bariatric team have lost 50lbs. I'm at 310lbs now. I guess I'm just having a little PTSD.

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Yeah, I'm with you! My surgery is on March 27th, and it is a big deal!! Ive also had a lot of surgeries in my life. Im sorry your last surgery was so complicated. Believe it or not, bariatric surgery is really, really safe these days, and surgons do a lot of them. Nonetheless it is natural to worry a little bit. I really think all will go great for you. You've got this!!

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Yeah, I'm with you! My surgery is on March 27th, and it is a big deal!! Ive also had a lot of surgeries in my life. Im sorry your last surgery was so complicated. Believe it or not, bariatric surgery is really, really safe these days, and surgons do a lot of them. Nonetheless it is natural to worry a little bit. I really think all will go great for you. You've got this!!
Thank you!! I really do appreciate it. I was hesitant on joining a support forum, but glad I did...I hope you surgery goes well! I can wait to see your progress! :)
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You're very welcome! I joined this support group last May, and have found it to be a wealth of useful information, love, and support! Best to you! Sarah aka Briswife15

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