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    Default Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    My surgery date is April 22 and Iím getting a little nervous. I know thatís normal and Iíve been on this board a lot the last few weeks reading everything I can find. I guess I just want a little reassurance... did anyone have any regrets? I start my liquid diet Monday the 15th.. any tips for that? I want this to be successful for me so bad. I have been a yo-yo dieter and my weight has been up and down for years. The older I get the harder it is. Now Itís time for a drastic change.. I just lost my father in March to complications from obesity and I have been devastated. I donít want my kids to go through the same thing Iíve had to with my Daddy. I want to be happier and healthier. I just want to do this and it work. Iíve tried so many other diets that didnít work and this just has to. I guess I just want to hear a little encouragement from others that have been there. 😊



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    Take a deep breath. It is going to be okay. Just remember why you are doing this. As for the liquid diet....expect to be a little hangry and have a headache. Have some Tylenol ready. My one regret....I thought about it for a long time before I finally took the plunge. I wish I had done it sooner. Just think about all the years you are going to be giving to your children when you get back to a healthier you. You got this Melissa!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    Being nervous is natural, but you need to be excited too. Excited about the new you that will emerge. The healthier, happier you :-)

    The surgery is not a diet, it is a tool to help you change your life. Remember that it is not a miracle and that you will have to work at it too. But it is a great tool!

    The liquid diet is probably the worst part of the whole thing. However it is for a finite time and the end goal is a successful surgery - so you just have to get on and do it....and really it's not that bad.

    I have had zero regrets....only that I didn't have the means to have the surgery years ago. It has been truly life changing and I am still thrilled when I go shopping and am buying small clothes or I see myself in a shop window and do a double take because I still can't quit believe how small I am now.

    This is going to be life changing for you.

    There is a lot of support and advice here so ask any questions that you have and someone will answer.

    All the best for the 22nd. Please let us know how you are getting on.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member EllisM80's Avatar
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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    I have absolutely no regrets! I kinda miss food but that is the addicted part of my brain that is in counseling. Lol. I don't miss the extra back pain from being overweight. The pros far outweigh the cons. It's normal to be nervous but you are going to do great!




    HW: 315 lbs (2008) Maintained at 296 until 2015.
    SW: 255 lbs (10/11/18)
    1 mth post op: 229 -26lbs
    8 weeks post op 213 -42lbs
    3 month post op 197 -58lbs (at home)
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    Gastric Sleeve Member DutchSleeve's Avatar
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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    You will be fine and as long as you keep following the wls "rules" you will do great.
    Wls is good for any age.
    I was sleeved two years ago and I turned 65 yesterday.
    The only regret (you will read this here many, many times) is that I didn't do this years ago.
    Good luck!
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    It’s normal to feel nervous. My support people kept reminding me to BREATHE. LOL

    My only regret is that I waited so long to have my surgery.

    I was 63! I feel better than I have in years!

    Best of luck as you embark on this awesome journey :-)



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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    My surgery is 23rd of April and I feel the exact same way. Starting slim fast shakes on 16th. I most afraid of it just not working and just not losing weight and it all being for nothing.... i mean logically that can't happen but whAT iF? haha



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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I started my liquid diet today and it wasn’t as horrible as I thought...Just a little bit of a headache. My surgery is a week from today and I’m stating to get excited. I went on a trip with a friend over the weekend and realized how totally out of shape and unhealthy I am. So so ready for a change!!



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    Default Re: Surgery date in 2 weeks... advice and support needed

    One day after me..and I have those same fears. Just praying for success!! I would love to stay in touch and have a friend to get through this with!



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