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I'm scheduled to have a revision from a sleeve to a mini gastric bypass in 5 weeks. I am way more scared than the first surgery. I think in part because I know what to expect post op (I had an awful recovery last time). Has anyone else felt like this before their revision?

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I'm only looking into having surgery done for the first time ever. BUT, I can tell you this- I'm sure your feelings are 100% valid, since you didn't have a nice go of it the first round.

For my own educational purposes, what was awful about your las recovery time? If I go ahead with this procedure, it will probably be the sleeve.

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7 minutes ago, Michelle_D said:

I'm only looking into having surgery done for the first time ever. BUT, I can tell you this- I'm sure your feelings are 100% valid, since you didn't have a nice go of it the first round.

For my own educational purposes, what was awful about your las recovery time? If I go ahead with this procedure, it will probably be the sleeve.

Thanks Michelle for your reply! My surgeon nicked my spleen and 12 hours after the initial surgery I was in excruciating pain, I had to go under again to rectify internal bleeding. I also had a C-Diff infection that made me very sick and it took three weeks to recover. I know that it was initially only four of five weeks of pain and suffering but the thought of going through this again is weighing on my mind.

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Yes, I after going through that, I would be wicked nervous too! 😳 The key to most things is open communication . Did you talk to your surgeon about your last experience? Or is it the same person? In which case, holy cow- yes, I'd be nervous. Again, you have a valid point and reason to be.

For me, I find that the more I talk, vent, etc, the better I feel. Definitely voice your concerns and fears with your doctor and staff. Nothing wrong with that! It's always that anticipatory anxiety before a big leap into something new. Even the night before a plane ride will make me think of 'all that could go wrong' But then when I am actually on the plane, I'm good as gold.

I hope this makes sense. I bet you will be just fine. ☺️ One bad experience doesn't mean it will be a repeat. 😉

I wish you all the best!

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Thanks Michelle for your reassurance and suggestions 🙂 I am going with a different surgeon this time around but I will definitely share my concerns with him 🙂

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