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I'm looking for everyone scheduled to have their wls next month. Getting a little nervous? Well I am! I'm scheduled for 10/1 with Dr. Illan at Bariatric Pal Hospital in Mexico. The time is really flying by now.

I'm looking for other October surgery folks out there. I know you're there.....where are you?

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I'm scheduled for

19 hours ago, Mikeyy said:

Currently set for 10.28 if all goes to plan :)

Surgery twin! I'm also scheduled for 10/28. As the days tick by, I get nervous and excited. I'm just trying to focus on diet and exercise to go in as best as I can. It's all-consuming, right? I feel like, if I have down time, it's all I think about. I know I'm annoying people by talking about it. I try and catch myself. Those that know at work it's what they ask about (I have down time right now and I'm on here....).

Sometimes I wish today was surgery day and sometimes (when I'm scared and nervous), I keep hoping time will slow down.

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October 17 here! So over all the waiting and red tape. Like you - trying to stay positive and use the remaining time to focus on exercise so I am as healthy as I can be for surgery.

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Wow, the countdown is on! I’m so excited. I just can’t weight to rid myself of this excess weight. I’m still shedding my old favorite foods one at a time. I guess it really started to become “real” when I booked my flights.

I’m no longer scared, well not really. Just excited. I had a financial issue that I thought my put the kybosch on my surgery. At least for a while anyway, but that will work itself out.

I am flying south, like a bird in migration on 9/30. Off to Tijuana, Bariatric Pal Hospital, Dr. Illan and his wonderful staff. And there, I will receive a wonderful gift, a tool to help me recover that smaller, healthier person trapped inside.

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New to this app (like less then 5 mins new). October 8th surgery date and becoming more and more anxious by the second. Any help 100000% welcomed!

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My date is 10/1 too! I am going through the same thing - excited and nervous all at the same time. I am also consumed and cannot stop reading and watching YouTube videos on everything related to WLS surgery. I am set for RNY and it cannot come soon enough. I really hope that this tool will help be able to live again!

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Where are you having your surgery?

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Just an FYI for all of you. Did you know after wls you should take low level antibiotics for a day or 2 before any dental work?

I didn’t know until I asked my doctor. I asked as they us surgical staples in the sleeve procedure. I already have to do the antibiotic regimen due to my knee replacement. So that got me to wondering. Be sure to ask your doctor re his recommendation.

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4 minutes ago, ypease said:

Where are you having your surgery?

I am having surgery at the Multicare bariatrics center in Spokane,WA. Not nearly as exciting as Mexico - I wish I was going there instead!

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Hey! I live in Marysville, WA. Same state, different sides .

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