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So, surgery is set for 9/18. I haven't been apprehensive at all in this whole process, and now having an actual date seems to be making me more anxious lol.

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Congratulations! The time will fly by!

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My surgery is the 16th. I thought it would never get here, but it is coming up fast! Wishing you the best on your journey!

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Congrats! The day will be here before you know it. Go into it day of as if its another errand on your to do list.. At least thats what I did and i wasn't nervous at all

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Congratulations! Don’t worry I was the same way and I ended up not being as nervous the day of. I just pretended as if it was a regular appointment in the process and I was fine! Wish you luck!

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I'm the 17th!

Honestly, I'm a mixture of emotions.

The nervousness of surgery itself didn't start until I got the date. But I'm also not nervous because it'll be what it'll be.

I stopped fearing my own death a long time ago- but my nervousness stems from something going wrong and being in pain or something for the rest of my life. And, ya know, the fear that surgery won't work or do anything at all.

People keep asking me how I feel about it and I'm just like "Eh, it's major surgery." The idea of finally being able to lose the weight (and keep it off!) is exciting. And there's that nervousness. But mostly I'm just antsy to get it done and over with. The build up is more nerve wracking.

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I'm the 17th!

Honestly, I'm a mixture of emotions.

The nervousness of surgery itself didn't start until I got the date. But I'm also not nervous because it'll be what it'll be.

I stopped fearing my own death a long time ago- but my nervousness stems from something going wrong and being in pain or something for the rest of my life. And, ya know, the fear that surgery won't work or do anything at all.

People keep asking me how I feel about it and I'm just like "Eh, it's major surgery." The idea of finally being able to lose the weight (and keep it off!) is exciting. And there's that nervousness. But mostly I'm just antsy to get it done and over with. The build up is more nerve wracking.

I'm with you on the fear of death. My worry is leaving my wife stuck dealing with it if something happens. One of the biggest reasons I'm having the surgery is to get weight off some bad joints. I'm more terrified the joint pain doesn't lessen.

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2 minutes ago, CoramDeo said:

I'm with you on the fear of death. My worry is leaving my wife stuck dealing with it if something happens. One of the biggest reasons I'm having the surgery is to get weight off some bad joints. I'm more terrified the joint pain doesn't lessen.

I recently became business partners with my brother due to our dad's passing and inheriting the business. My brother doesn't do much with it- I handle almost anything that the manager needs help with (with his input sometimes).

I'd be leaving my mom (who is already stressed out due to financial concerns from us needing to sell the childhood home we inherited) with my brother who'd get every but has no idea (and no seeming will) to actually take care of it.

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I've actually heard some people talk about joint pain increasing with weight loss :( something about loss of padding/lubrication. Not sure there's anything to it, and getting the weight off would definitely decrease pressure on those joints (so that a steroid shot or something would work better than a replacement).

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I recently became business partners with my brother due to our dad's passing and inheriting the business. My brother doesn't do much with it- I handle almost anything that the manager needs help with (with his input sometimes).

I'd be leaving my mom (who is already stressed out due to financial concerns from us needing to sell the childhood home we inherited) with my brother who'd get every but has no idea (and no seeming will) to actually take care of it.

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but I've actually heard some people talk about joint pain increasing with weight loss [emoji20] something about loss of padding/lubrication. Not sure there's anything to it, and getting the weight off would definitely decrease pressure on those joints (so that a steroid shot or something would work better than a replacement).
Yeah, this is osteoarthritis, so I'm already missing some of the padding, lol. I've got a pain doc willing to do some work to try and help, but I have to lose some weight so the needles will actually get into my joint. End of the day, losing weight will help no matter what with my health, that's my focus at least.

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