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Hi guys! Well it's been quite a journey through this but I've got my date.... April 28th [emoji3060][emoji119][emoji3060][emoji119] I'm so excited and really nervous at the same time. I'm a little nervous about the pain. I'm a pretty tough gal but for some reason I'm nervous. Of course beauty is pain for us ladies lol. Any advice on what the hospital stay is like and coming home?? I've made so many lists of what to take to the hospital and prepare for coming home. My Amazon cart is ridiculously full , but I'm extremely hopeful and positive. And so grateful for this it's like I'm getting a second chance or a do over. I really feel this is going to be the best thing I could ever do for myself. So any advice would awesome!!

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I'm scheduled for bypass on 4/13. Started the liquid diet today.

This is a revision for me. Got the band in 2009, and did really well, but it slipped about 5 years ago and had to be removed. Of course, the weight is all coming back. Was hoping for the sleeve, but I have a hernia, so my surgeon says bypass is the way to go. So, this is what I need to do to be healthy.

Good luck to everyone!

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April 27. Frantically trying to decide on post-surgery Protein.

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I am scheduled April 21st.

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On 03/31/2021 at 21:34, Michele 2021 said:

Is anyone close to there surgery date experiencing any anxiety or second thoughts on getting the procedure?

Every 5 minutes. But I remind myself why I started this in the first place.

I simply can’t get my health right on my own. I know what I need to do, I do it. But it just doesn’t damn work!

I look at my husband & kids and want to spend more time with them doing stuff we enjoy & I can do it at this weight & health state.

Then we have an argument at dinner and I rethink it all.

But it’s.. them and (most importantly) ME, are totally worth this weird trip I’m taking is all on. Arguments and all, I WANT to spend more time with them!

Playing the long game.

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I completely agree! I’ve also read that many people go thru remorse after surgery ..So I’m trying to stay very positive here...i found out that I had several comorbidities prior to my approval for surgery so that keeps me grounded. I’m doing this for me and my health. It’s just very easy to second guess yourself as the surgery date gets closer!

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I am more concerned about getting a bowel obstruction or not recognizing I need to be treated at the ER afterwards.

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I expected to start to feel nervous in the weeks leading up to my April 20 surgery but I don’t. What I’m actually feeling is sadness... sadness about the loss of my old lifestyle. I am quite the foodie and truly enjoy eating, I am not a stress eater.
But I know that in the years to come I will still be able to eat some/many of the delicious things I’ve eaten in the past, just much smaller portions. Reminding myself of that is helping me get through.

Anyone else feeling this way? (I’ve been reading about “food funerals“ but it’s just not for me.)

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