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As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?

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27 minutes ago, curlygirlgetsfit said:

As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?

I was very nervous my first time too. But the meds they give you before surgery made me delirious and loopy. I was ready for a nap 😍

Good Luck 💜

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On 08/05/2019 at 20:30, GreenTealael said:





I was very nervous my first time too. But the meds they give you before surgery made me delirious and loopy. I was ready for a nap 😍




Good Luck 💜


Thank you

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1 hour ago, curlygirlgetsfit said:

As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?

From the time I got my clothes off and put to sleep was at best 15 minutes and in less than 45 minutes I was in recovery. Tell your doctor you are fearful and they can make you loopy faster.

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VSG was my first surgery also. After they took my blood and vitals an hour before surgery they gave me calming medication and from there i was ready! Its an amazing experience and it all happened so quick. Good luck!

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On 08/05/2019 at 21:49, Sandra Nuelken said:





From the time I got my clothes off and put to sleep was at best 15 minutes and in less than 45 minutes I was in recovery. Tell your doctor you are fearful and they can make you loopy faster.


I sure will tell them if I’m still feeling this way! Thank you

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On 08/05/2019 at 22:47, tal said:



VSG was my first surgery also. After they took my blood and vitals an hour before surgery they gave me calming medication and from there i was ready! Its an amazing experience and it all happened so quick. Good luck!


Thanks for the info & thank you!!

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they'll probably give you Versed first. It's twilight sedation, but it always knocks me out cold (well either that, or I don't remember a thing). If they don't offer anything, you can ask. But they probably give it everyone as a routine.

being scared of surgery is very common - esp if it's your first one. But like the above person said, you'll be in the pre-op room - and the next thing you know, you'll be in the recovery room. It seems like only a few seconds have gone by!

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On 08/05/2019 at 20:01, curlygirlgetsfit said:

As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?
I don’t think anyone is thrilled to be knocked out & have major surgery. The way that I handle it is knowing that I choose this team . I trust these doctors so I try & trust the process.

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On 08/05/2019 at 23:53, catwoman7 said:



they'll probably give you Versed first. It's twilight sedation, but it always knocks me out cold (well either that, or I don't remember a thing). If they don't offer anything, you can ask. But they probably give it everyone as a routine.




being scared of surgery is very common - esp if it's your first one. But like the above person said, you'll be in the pre-op room - and the next thing you know, you'll be in the recovery room. It seems like only a few seconds have gone by!


Thank you! Very helpful 🙂

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On 08/06/2019 at 06:57, Chiptress said:

I don’t think anyone is thrilled to be knocked out & have major surgery. The way that I handle it is knowing that I choose this team . I trust these doctors so I try & trust the process.
I trust them. I just don’t like being in control (while falling asleep lol)

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13 hours ago, curlygirlgetsfit said:

As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?

I (unfortunately) had a lotttt of surgeries before this one. They did tell me I could take one of my valium if I wanted that morning if I needed to calm down, but I didn't. They may give you something if you feel like you really need it. But it's peaceful... you just close your eyes (or see how long you can fight it, like me, LOL) and within 5 seconds you are in a dreamless sleep. Then poof, you wake up and it's all over.

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14 hours ago, curlygirlgetsfit said:

As the 21st gets closer, I’m getting more nervous about having surgery. I think the main thing I am afraid of is being put to sleep. This will be my first surgery. How did you guys get over the fear of having surgery? Did they give you anything before surgery to relax you?

The feeling is so normal. It was my first surgery too and I think I have waited so long due to the same fears. They did give meds. I remember being hauled and a bit scared. But they were so sweet, made jokes and the meds just calmed me down. It wasn't bad at all. I wish I had gotten it done sooner. Best of luck and hopefully all will go well.

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On 08/06/2019 at 09:05, mousecat88 said:





I (unfortunately) had a lotttt of surgeries before this one. They did tell me I could take one of my valium if I wanted that morning if I needed to calm down, but I didn't. They may give you something if you feel like you really need it. But it's peaceful... you just close your eyes (or see how long you can fight it, like me, LOL) and within 5 seconds you are in a dreamless sleep. Then poof, you wake up and it's all over.


I guess I was just making myself think it is worse than it actually is.

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On 08/06/2019 at 10:28, tashie123 said:





The feeling is so normal. It was my first surgery too and I think I have waited so long due to the same fears. They did give meds. I remember being hauled and a bit scared. But they were so sweet, made jokes and the meds just calmed me down. It wasn't bad at all. I wish I had gotten it done sooner. Best of luck and hopefully all will go well.


Thank you. I appreciate it. I’m feel much better about the situation currently!

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