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3/3 is my RNY surgery and I am so nervous!!! I have never been cut open before. I’ve waited for this so long but I am so scared! Any tips on how to try to relax?

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We have the same date. I’ve never had surgery before either (well a c-section) but I know how you feel. First off we won’t be cut open because it is laparoscopic and my surgeon said you’ll only remember about 30 seconds before surgery once you wake up it’ll be over. So I just keep thinking about that!

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Tiny cuts and not painful. You wont feel a thing - Ask you doc for a happy pill when you first get there

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8 hours ago, Chantrella said:

Any tips on how to try to relax?

I find comfort in information (but too much is also not good). I did not look at other people’s personal experiences only at statistics and medical procedure videos. *This may not work for you, so focus on what works*

Once I felt confident with the procedure,
I began to visualize my life after surgery in the most positive light.

I had this idealized version of myself standing on a balcony at night in a tropical climate with a white grecian dress on happily smiling. I was healthy and fit.

Another was siting on a giant comfortable sofa with workout clothing on drinking a cup of tea. Again peaceful, fit and comfortable with myself.

Neither one of those scenarios have happened (yet 🤞🏽) but now I look and feel exactly how I imagined. Hope that helps ❤️

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Things will go well for you. It’s once your team meets with you before your surgery you’ll be comforted by knowing you’ll have a new journey post op. You want remember much after the give you meds. I just remember being rolled away and waking up. Best to you!

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I saw the entrance to the operating room, then woke up in recovery. The magic of anesthesia

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6 hours ago, Jaye W said:

I saw the entrance to the operating room, then woke up in recovery. The magic of anesthesia

When I got the hospital all nerves when away. I’m fine just a little pain and this IV got me on the toilet 😞 nonstop

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Hope you are still feeling good

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