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It is pretty normal to have a healthy amount of fear about the surgery. If it’s more than just jitters though, perhaps you could meet with the bariatric therapist to try to work through your fears. Or the surgeon (or NP) if they are about the technical stuff.

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That is probably just nerves. Every one of us was at a minimum apprehensive about it. Think about anything you have done that was difficult, and said, afterwards, oh, that wasn't all that bad. Think about 3 months from now, when you will see results! I personally subscribe to Scarlett O'Hara's thinking--I'll worry about that later, and find something to distract yourself. Don't let the heebie jeebies win!

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47 minutes ago, Bigdaddyjoe70 said:

Should I be concerned about crying at different times. My surgery is Tuesday and I am beyond afraid.

I have been cleared by all my other Doctors.

Any thoughts ?

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Nope not at all. You have major surgery scheduled. Being scared or panicked is okay. Reach out to your team and talk to them, and they will help alleviate your fears. Just remember you have done so much to be proud of, a few more steps and onto a healthier lifestyle!

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I remember crying as I was being wheeled in to have a C section for my first daughter. I was terrified and the nurses were worried and got my OB. He lectured me like a father! I eventually pulled myself together, but it was so odd. It just hit me out of the blue. I think having sudden fears in the face of the unknown is totally okay. Just don't give in to panic. Everyone is trying to help and you won't be alone.

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Crying is helping to deal with the tension and fear that you may be feeling. Want a good cry? Then have one. Want to have this Op then one foot in front of the other. You dont have to get this surgery done at all. You can stop everything if you really want to. Do what is right for you and your body. You got this.

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Hi, my name is Sarah and I live in Connecticut and well I am totally new to this topic. I have recently been doing research and reading about gastric sleeve surgery for myself. As to the topic of being nervous and crying, I think that is totally normal. When we all make this decision it is no little choice we are making a choice that is ultimately going to change our lives. So, in my opinion, I would be worried if someone was not worried... Is anyone here from Connecticut?

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Thank you everyone for all the emotional support..
I just miss both of my parents. The both passed away from heart failure and had an issue with obesity. I just don't want to end up the same way.
In 2019 I was diagnosed with VT in one month and the next month had Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary Embolisms. I was only 49. Plus had Lyme disease.
So all these major health issues just really frightened me. Not to mention I was a caregiver for my sister who had PPMS. She passed away last year. So I basically had been a caregiver for over 30 years of my life and had let my health issues go by the waistside.
My family told me to focus on my health now so that I can ne around longer.

Once again Thank You to All for your support and kind words.
I am also from the south., so that Scarlett O Hara reference is a good one


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I’m sorry for all of your losses. I didn’t think I was nervous but on the morning of surgery I realized I was when I felt like I needed to pee every few minutes. I peed four times in an hour which seemed impossible since I hadn’t had anything to drink for the last 11 hours. I think I would have preferred crying to shuffling around in that awkward hospital gown and socks scurrying to the nearest bathroom

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