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Hi! I've been reading through the forums and I've learned so much. I'm so excited/nervous as I start the pre-op diet today. I have to do 10 days of liquids, which I'm prepared for but still incredibly nervous. I'm really ready to just pay my money and get the surgery over with before I back out. I'm ready to start the next chapter of my journey. I'm so thankful for my husband who is incredibly supportive. I think my biggest fear is still being unhappy with myself after surgery.

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My sleeve surgery is scheduled for July 1st. I'm on day 5 of 14 of the Pre-Op diet. I too am getting nervous. The main reason why I joined this forum. You're not alone in your journey.

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adding to this . i’m going though the process of getting qualified for the surgery and i keep thinking if i am making the right decision. so many people are happy the have done it and wish they have done years earlier.

i have the same fears of not being happy after too.

but i say to myself , am i happy with how i am now …

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My surgery was originally scheduled for March 17. I did the 2 week pre-op diet which was miserable. Like everyone, I had my doubts if I was doing the right thing. Then 2 days before I was positive for Covid and the surgery was postponed. Though I wanted to continue on a good path, I was not ablet to and before long I was eating like my old self. Every difficult thing I encountered due to my weight depressed me because I knew I should've been X weeks past the surgery by now. Most of the doubts I had disappeared. I realized how depressed I was it was postponed. Maybe it turned out to be for the best, because as the new date approached, I had almost no doubts. I was ready. The surgery was June 21, it went very well and I'm on the road to recovery. The postponement may have been a blessing in disguise.

I don't know anyone that wasn't nervous, it's a part of the process.

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