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Tomorrow is my Big 2 week PreOp appointment and i have to start the pre op diet my surgery is scheduled for June 1st so to say that am nervous is an understatement. i have never been so scared in my life the what ifs that constantly go through my mind are such a heavy burden the whole what if i medd up the diet and my surgery gets postponed or what if something goes wrong during surgery am i going to be able to manage the pain i been in recovery for the last 6yrs what if this is all it takes am so overwhelmed.

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being nervous about an upcoming surgery - regardless of the kind of surgery - is very common.

as far as pain, that's pretty much all across the board - some of little to none, some do have it, but you'll be sent home with meds for it. If you're one of the people who does experience pain with it, you'll be able to manage it with the pain meds they'll give you. However, most of us seem to have little to no pain with these surgery (I had none)

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LisLuva86: I’m nervous and scared too. I’m right there with you. I also start my 2 week preop diet tomorrow morning to prepare for surgery on June 1st. I guess one thing that keeps going through my mind is that I just turned 63 this past weekend and both my parents died around the same age. My Dad died in his sleep of heart failure the month before his 63rd birthday and my Mom died of lung cancer 2 months after turning 63. I keep telling myself that they were both heavy smokers and their deaths were related to the smoking. I’ve never been a smoker myself other than the second hand smoke I inhaled through my childhood. It’s scary since it’s such a big, life changing surgery. You hang in there and I’ll do the same!

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