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On 11/14/2022 at 5:45 PM, shexmoves said:

Hi all. I have a couple questions about surgery. Are you completely naked during surgery? And also I am estimated to have my period on the exact date of my surgery which is 1/10. I was wondering how that goes. I am a shy person so I worry about these things. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you :)

I would check with your doc about the period but your body also goes thru changes prior to surgery. You may find you start early or late simply due to stress of surgery and the dramatic change during pre-op diet. I started mine the day after surgery and was not due. I freaked a bit but then read that is also common. You likely have a pre-op appointment a few days prior to surgery. By that time, you will likely know how the pre-op diet is affecting you and if you started as anticipated. That is a great time to ask about it.

As far as feeling exposed, I completely understand this fear. However, as another response noted, these people see this stuff all the time and they literally do not even notice. Actually, my husband was shocked to see on the day of surgery I did not have smooth legs. I told him I do not want to be itchy after surgery and that medical professionals do not care about that stuff. After surgery two nurses were helping me with my compression stockings and I made a comment about my "hairy" legs. Both nurses chuckled and one even pulled up her scrub pants and said, "they aren't as hairy as mine!"

These worries are absolutely common and normal. I promise, this worry will be worth it. I have not even lost that much weight yet, but I am still so proud of myself for following the strict diet and accomplishing this goal I have had for years! Hang in there!

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On 11/14/2022 at 5:45 PM, shexmoves said:

Hi all. I have a couple questions about surgery. Are you completely naked during surgery? And also I am estimated to have my period on the exact date of my surgery which is 1/10. I was wondering how that goes. I am a shy person so I worry about these things. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you :)

I had my call with the hospital nurse yesterday and I asked about this since I'm spotting after not having a period for 6 months. She said not to worry about it, to use a pad and not a tampon, and if I was going to shave to do it a couple of days ahead since they wipe down your entire body and some people complain of itchiness after surgery since the skin is exposed.

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