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I am less than a week away from my VSG (8/31) and I am so worried that the Governor of NJ is going to force some sort of elective surgery shutdown like he did last year. I have gone through a lot over the past few months and it is so close now. Anyone else going through this?

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I am obsessively monitoring the case rates in my county, which have gone down a little bit, but school started. My VSG is scheduled for 9/14 and I am desperately hoping they don't shut things down. My spies in the ER say things are busy but not panic-inducing. All I can do is light a candle and pray to whoever the patron saint of fat people is.

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Glad I am not the only obsessive one for this subject. It took me a long time to decide to do this and now that I have my mind made up and all the prep work done, I want to charge forward and get it over with. Thanks for responding!!

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Hi All try not to worry I had my surgery Nov 27th 2020. I was scheduled for the 13th and a day before the cancelled. Covid was the reason then they called me on the 20th and asked if I would be up for being the first out patient to have it done. Of course I said yes all went well. Keep the faith all will work out for everyone. Wishing you all the best.

YOU'VE GOT THIS.

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Good luck to you all.

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Fingers crossed for you all. My surgery was in January and I was so worried that it would get postponed, so I feel your pain. It wasn’t, but I was worried right up until I checked in that morning.

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Completely off-topic, but @Crick, you lost 150 lbs. in eight months? You're my new role model. 😁

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8 hours ago, Tony B - NJ said:

I am less than a week away from my VSG (8/31) and I am so worried that the Governor of NJ is going to force some sort of elective surgery shutdown like he did last year. I have gone through a lot over the past few months and it is so close now. Anyone else going through this?

Same in Florida, some hospitals are starting to stop elective surgeries.

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My surgery has officially been postponed due to Covid. From Spetember 1 to who knows when. But I'm top of the list when surgery kicks off again, so fingers crossed it's not too long

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On 8/25/2021 at 3:51 PM, ColieCallwell said:

Yo, me too. I've been watching the cases rise for the last few weeks. I'm scheduled for tomorrow and live in California. So far, so good, no cancellation call yet. Fingers crossed for all of us!

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Hope all went well today.

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This is a valid concern. Hopefully if it does get delayed it’s just by a short time. Fingers crossed there are no shutdowns.

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Hope all went well today.
Thank you! I think me and the 3 other patients my surgeon did got in by the skin of our teeth. My surgeon even commented that morning that she was surprised we didn't get cancelled. The hospital was full, and so there were several, I'd say half the floor I was on, were COVID patients. They had some sort of plastic over their doors. The nurses reassured me when I was walking (we had to walk the floor 14 x before the surgeon would let us out) that the air filtration in those rooms pushed everything outside. So far, no covid, so that's good.

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On 8/25/2021 at 3:48 PM, vikingbeast said:

I am obsessively monitoring the case rates in my county, which have gone down a little bit, but school started. My VSG is scheduled for 9/14 and I am desperately hoping they don't shut things down. My spies in the ER say things are busy but not panic-inducing. All I can do is light a candle and pray to whoever the patron saint of fat people is.

My surgery is 9/14 too. I have the same fear.

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