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My surgery is finally scheduled for this Friday. I went in for my pre-op labs, x-ray, EKG, anesthesiologist consult today. Now things are very real. I'm trying to keep myself busy, buying my post-surgery Protein, Jello, etc. but I'm starting to feel the nerves. Has anyone gone through the last minute doubts like "maybe I should try dieting again?"

I think a big part of my concern is that I feel isolated and ashamed to tell anyone, so only my husband knows. I tried to tell my sister, but she immediately came up with a million reasons for me not to. I don't really have any non-judgemental friends. So if things don't go right, I'm afraid of the backlash. Is anyone else in a similar boat?

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My surgery is finally scheduled for this Friday. I went in for my pre-op labs, x-ray, EKG, anesthesiologist consult today. Now things are very real. I'm trying to keep myself busy, buying my post-surgery Protein, Jello, etc. but I'm starting to feel the nerves. Has anyone gone through the last minute doubts like "maybe I should try dieting again?"
I think a big part of my concern is that I feel isolated and ashamed to tell anyone, so only my husband knows. I tried to tell my sister, but she immediately came up with a million reasons for me not to. I don't really have any non-judgemental friends. So if things don't go right, I'm afraid of the backlash. Is anyone else in a similar boat?
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@nice1 I just got out of surgery today. I had all kinds of emotions pre-surgery bad and good. I was a nervous wreck. Now I'm done and feel so much better about my decision.Good Luck to you.[emoji103]

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@nice1 I just got out of surgery today. I had all kinds of emotions pre-surgery bad and good. I was a nervous wreck. Now I'm done and feel so much better about my decision.Good Luck to you.[emoji103]

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Thanks for the support. I'm glad things went well for you!

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On 10/23/2019 at 7:03 PM, Nice1 said:

My surgery is finally scheduled for this Friday. I went in for my pre-op labs, x-ray, EKG, anesthesiologist consult today. Now things are very real. I'm trying to keep myself busy, buying my post-surgery Protein, Jello, etc. but I'm starting to feel the nerves. Has anyone gone through the last minute doubts like "maybe I should try dieting again?"

I think a big part of my concern is that I feel isolated and ashamed to tell anyone, so only my husband knows. I tried to tell my sister, but she immediately came up with a million reasons for me not to. I don't really have any non-judgemental friends. So if things don't go right, I'm afraid of the backlash. Is anyone else in a similar boat?

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I only told about 4 people, mostly because I didn't want to be stared at during the weight loss phase. I'm not in the least embarrassed about this choice, but weight loss is slow & I didn't want to have people looking & judging my pace I guess? Everyone is different. You can tell as many or as few people as you like!

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I also haven’t told many people. A few friends, family members, husband, a couple of people at work. I don’t want to become the poster child of gastric sleeve and I don’t want everyone thinking about my weight every time they see me.

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