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Try to focus on WHY you are doing the surgery. Not just for what the scale says but the non scale victories you hope to achieve. There is a thread here called “weirdest non scale victories” that has many of them listed. Maybe scroll through that to remind yourself all the reasons that this surgery will be worth it.

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I was ALL up in my feelings before surgery and just had to be reassured constantly.

But here's the thing. The weight is going to come FLYING off you. The first few weeks are hard while you work off the fluids and gas and get used to the new way of things. But once you pee away the extra surgical fluids, you are in the serious honeymoon phase. I could step on the scale three times a day and have it be lower—and I started at a lower weight.

Once you get used to it, you're going to notice so much energy. You won't be stuck in bed. You'll be up and about before you know it.

I know you got this. You're gonna rock it.

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I'm so happy for you!

I would just say to follow the plan your surgery team has set up. Try REALLY HARD not to go back to old habits.

If you can, have the foods you are supposed to eat (likely broth, liquids, Protein Shakes, sugar free Jello, etc) all ready in your house. Don't force yourself to eat when you can't. Make sure you drink drink drink (SMALL sips) so you are getting your fluids in. I found keeping a bottle of Water or flavored water (like Crystal light) in my hand all the time when I was awake helped a lot.

You'll do great!

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Not really much to be nervous about. I was surprised how quickly I felt better and how little pain I felt. Just do what they ask you to do, get up and walk ASAP and walk often just as soon as you can stand up. You are making the right decision!!!

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I bought those little bathroom cups and set up some that I would constantly refill with Water to get me through the first couple weeks. Helped a ton to visualize that “ok, I’ve emptied 3 of them, one more won’t be so bad” instead of what seemed daunting in a big water bottle.

Also, invest in good shoes. You’re worth the miles you’ll put on them and your feet with thank you!

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16 hours ago, FootballMom92 said:

I'm have my surgery Friday is there anymore last advice you can give to feel less nervous.

I have surgery on Friday too and I'm honestly so anxious! I just want it to be over. I also don't have anyone here in the city I live in. I know I can get through this as I've always had a "can do" attitude I'm just nervous.

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Be kind to yourself and also be proud of yourself! It’s a step on a difficult but worthwhile journey you’re already on. Remember you’ll be in good hands, all you need to do is show up! They do all the rest 🤗

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