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Just got a call from the surgery center I’m having mine done at. It had to be pushed back two weeks to March 26th due to a scheduling conflict. Frustrating!!

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4 hours ago, Mercury.Belle said:

Just got a call from the surgery center I’m having mine done at. It had to be pushed back two weeks to March 26th due to a scheduling conflict. Frustrating!!

Oh, no - sorry to hear! So hard when you’ve been preparing and had your mind set on a different date!

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Scheduled for 3/27. Kind of nervous but know i will regret it if i back out. any suggestions to calm my nerves?

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On 2/26/2024 at 4:29 PM, gardneni said:

Scheduled for 3/27. Kind of nervous but know i will regret it if i back out. any suggestions to calm my nerves?

Keep your mind focused on what you want to achieve that this surgery will help you to accomplish. Avoid internet horror stories. If you want info from medical professionals to calm your nerves, try the YouTube videos from Dr. John Pilcher. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but his voice is so calm it can put you in a trance.

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Tomorrow is my surgery day! I am soooo nervous! I only lost 6lbs on the prep diet. I know it was only 2 weeks but man I have been starving!! Send me good vibes tomorrow! I can wait to be one step further on my journey!

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Hello, my gastric sleeve is scheduled for March 19th. I have my pre-surgery ekg, xray, and about a million vials of blood from all the tests I saw ordered in MyChart tomorrow.

This is my third attempt in 8 years to get this surgery, and my husband's job change finally got an insurance that will do it, and now it's suddenly very real. It's a weird roller coaster in my head.

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March 28th for me :) UK based, having a gastric sleeve. 5 years of waiting, therapy, consultations, a global pandemic & a few other issues in the middle, I can't wait for my new life.

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I had the sadi on Friday. Came home Sunday. Not going to lie Saturday SUCKED! But each day is better than the day before. I am excited to be on the other side!

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I had the sadi on Friday. Came home Sunday. Not going to lie Saturday SUCKED! But each day is better than the day before. I am excited to be on the other side!

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I had the sadi on Friday. Came home Sunday. Not going to lie Saturday SUCKED! But each day is better than the day before. I am excited to be on the other side!

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Had my speeve done yesterday 3/5. Procedure was quick and uneventful. Woke up in recovery with no belly pain but an awful burning sensation in my chest. Nurse said this was likely trapped gas causing the pain. It has not subsided. I have been able to sleep, take liquid meds and walk a bit. I feel good about the surgery and curious how the next few days will go. I would say discomfort level is about 6/10. Not so much painful, just difficult to get comfortable. Will keep y’all posted.

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Lap Band removal March 26 then wait a few months for Sleeve.

I have had 3 surgery's and each time the gas pain is the worst part. I have to roll on my side and walk to get the gas out. Left shoulder pain as well.

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Had my speeve done yesterday 3/5. Procedure was quick and uneventful. Woke up in recovery with no belly pain but an awful burning sensation in my chest. Nurse said this was likely trapped gas causing the pain. It has not subsided. I have been able to sleep, take liquid meds and walk a bit. I feel good about the surgery and curious how the next few days will go. I would say discomfort level is about 6/10. Not so much painful, just difficult to get comfortable. Will keep y’all posted.

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My surgery is scheduled for March 21st. Having the sleeve done. Started the pre-op liquid diet today. Only to have 4-5 Protein Shakes with skim milk a day,crystal light,Gatorade zero,Powerade zero,herbal teas or Decaf, clear broths and sugar free Jello and popsicles. It's definitely a challenge. But in the end it's gonna be worth it.

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