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Yes, I think everyone is at least some. I was scared until they put me under anesthesia. I had plenty of second thoughts, but now it’s been seven months and I’ve lost almost 100 lbs and I feel so much healthier, I’m so glad I got over my nerves. I think you will do great! You got this!

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Thank you for your response, that's exactly how I'm feeling now, having second thoughts, then holding on to my boys ,I know this is what I've been waiting for and wanting , to be healthier for them ,. Thank you [emoji4]

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Best of luck! It’s a major life changing decision. I was nervous too but I reminded myself of my blood lab work and how high my cholesterol and A1C was. I love my kids and want to live for them. I went happily into surgery. After surgery, well that’s a different game, but same reasons to live as be happy.

A tip I wish I would have known: constipation is very common. Take benefiber or Miralax in your tea. As early as you can. Sip away all day.

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mines next Friday and i'm scared too

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Best of luck! It’s a major life changing decision. I was nervous too but I reminded myself of my blood lab work and how high my cholesterol and A1C was. I love my kids and want to live for them. I went happily into surgery. After surgery, well that’s a different game, but same reasons to live as be happy.
A tip I wish I would have known: constipation is very common. Take benefiber or Miralax in your tea. As early as you can. Sip away all day.
Thank you , today's the day !! Just a few more hours and trying to control my feelings . It's all for the best . Just don't even want to imagine after surgery , the pain or gas feelings I've been reading about , one thing at a time thou.
Have a great day and thanks so much

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mines next Friday and i'm scared too
I was fine until yesterday , all the feelings started kicking in, thinking I can still cancel , but I know this is what I've been wanting and although I'm super nervous and scared right now I know it's all for the best . I'm just a couple hours away, hope it all goes well. We got This !!!

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being nervous before surgeries is pretty normal. I've had four surgeries in my life, and I was nervous before all of them - but they all went great!

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So many things in life we really SHOULD be nervous about....but we're not because it's easy to look the other way when we're doing something self destructive or something that carries risk......that we enjoy.

(I've never known anyone to hug their children and get scared and weepy while making incredibly horrible food choices and overeating in the extreme to the detriment of their health and mobility)

I don't think anyone enjoys going into the hospital, but the benefits outweigh the risks.

Statistically, your life and lifespan are much more in danger if you don't address morbid obesity.

Nope, the surgery is not a guarantee. Yes, once in a while something goes wrong.

The benefit STILL outweighs the risk.

If you are working with a reputable team at a reputable hospital, if your doctor has good presurgical investigations (labs and imaging) and everything has been resolved to reasonable levels, if you've prepaired well....chances are extremely high that surgery will go very well for you.

You got this.

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I'm 2 weeks post op. I was a wreck the night before. To the point that I wrote my family letters just in case I didn't make it lol. I definitely feel silly about that now but it's completely normal to be nervous! Good luck on your surgery!!!

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@brendasansan how did your surgery go?

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Hopefully you are one the other side of this now and recovering well by now.

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1 hour ago, brendasansan said:

Thank You. Yes I'm home and recovering. Trying to slowing take in my liquids, but Thank Goodness everything went well and I'm home with my boys .

Thank you so much

Excellent to hear! Hope your recovery is smooth sail from here 😊

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