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This is my 3rd time going for the sleeve , I’ve mentioned this before! I was so afraid of dying during surgery the first two times . Yes that fear is still there of course but my want of a better life is more than this fear !!! Right now I’m concerned about my willpower! I eat fine during the day no cheating no over eating! But when I wake up in the middle of the night I go crazy for carbs and the worst food ☹️

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I look at my future sleeve as an accountability partner that I am not ever going to be able to get rid of! I think and HOPE that having that mindset will help my willpower. Good luck to you!

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3 minutes ago, Amelia2019 said:

Ashley how far are you in this process ?

I am scheduled for my VSG on Monday, 6/17.

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Thank you! Good luck to you!

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pretty much nobody dies from this. Weight loss surgeries are very safe these days - it's not like it was back in the 60s or 70s. Mortality rate on RNY is 0.3%. VSG is even lower (I can't remember that one since I didn't get VSG, so I wasn't paying attention). At any rate, you have at least a 99.7% chance of pulling through just fine. And you will!

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Yay!! We’re surgery twins!! June 17!

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12 hours ago, Amelia2019 said:

This is my 3rd time going for the sleeve , I’ve mentioned this before! I was so afraid of dying during surgery the first two times . Yes that fear is still there of course but my want of a better life is more than this fear !!! Right now I’m concerned about my willpower! I eat fine during the day no cheating no over eating! But when I wake up in the middle of the night I go crazy for carbs and the worst food ☹️

It sounds like you might benefit from talking to a therapist that specializes in bariatric patients. One thing the surgery won't do is prevent you from eating the "worst food." You will still be able to eat unhealthy food with your sleeve. If I get hungry during the night I drink almond milk because it's filling and low calorie. To lose weight, sleeve or no, you will need to eat a healthy, low-calorie diet.

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Surgery is just a tool and won't help you with the head hunger or choosing wrong foods to eat or night eating. Have you thought about going to the group therapy classes offered by your surgeon's office? The head hunger is more of a battle than physical hunger.

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So true, your Head Hunger writes checks
Your Body can't or shouldn't cash!

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I can relate...I'm afraid of PMS cravings and that feeling that nothing will satisfy my hunger. I am completely aware that my cravings are based in hormonal fluctuations but I can only wait and see.

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So So true, glad you made it from larvae to the Beautiful Butterfly we all KNEW you were inside! Have a Beautiful and Blessed Saturday, my friend!😛

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On 06/13/2019 at 22:04, catwoman7 said:



pretty much nobody dies from this. Weight loss surgeries are very safe these days - it's not like it was back in the 60s or 70s. Mortality rate on RNY is 0.3%. VSG is even lower (I can't remember that one since I didn't get VSG, so I wasn't paying attention). At any rate, you have at least a 99.7% chance of pulling through just fine. And you will!


Thank you it is really on my Mind but my surgeon is one of the best in NY they say ! So I’m excited for my appointment on Wednesday 💗

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