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PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games

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I began my pre-op liquid diet on November 26, 2018. I am scheduled for surgery on 12/12/18.

I knew that I would lose weight during the pre-op stage, but I didn't know it would be such a mind screw. The liquid diet can result in rapid weight loss, and when you begin to see the pounds fall off, you may begin to rethink having surgery. (Well at least this thought did cross my mind). You begin to think, "Wow, I have lost, so many pounds already, maybe I don't need to go through with the surgery." "Maybe I can just stick to a diet plan and keep losing the weight." But just as this thought went through my mind, the parallel thought of, "if you could just watch your diet and loss the weight, why haven't you been able to do so and keep up with it?" This truly a mind screw.

Don't get me wrong I know weight loss surgery is not a miracle. It's a tool to help you reset your lifestyle for weight loss. I am definitely going to continue my preop, and have my surgery, but I that mind screw was something I hadn't prepared myself for.

I asked a few friends that have already had, different forms of bariatric surgery if they felt this way anytime during their preop, and all of them said YES! One of my friends even talked to their surgeon about it, but lucky for them the surgeon knew this was a phase and asked my friend to think it over for a few days before they took any steps to cancel the surgery.

Another friend said a lady in per surgery group had cancelled their surgery for this exact same reason and had to start their 6-month supervised program all over again...twice.

I even found previous VSG patients on YouTube, who stated they felt this way. Has anyone here felt like this?

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  1. Sister CoCo's Avatar
    My surgery is Dec 11th. Im ready to back out today but I know I have to push through. Yikes!
  2. KiwiGal's Avatar
    Totally - (Not during the pre op part because I had already made my decision then) but then I remembered all the 100's of other times that I had managed to lose weight only to gain it all back (and more).
    Being sleeved Is the best thing that I have ever done for myself.
    Hope all goes well for you.