I think I'm a big chicken

on 11/6/17 12:59 pm

Omg I'm starting to chicken out on my orientation Nov.27/17. Did anyone else feel like this ? How do I keep from chickening out lol. Sometimes I think being over weights not so bad. Then I climb the stairs and I realize it actually is.

on 11/6/17 1:25 pm
RNY on 03/26/17

I would go and check it out, you don't need to commit to anything that day. Take a friend or family member with you so they can hear all the info as well. Best decision I ever made!

good luck!

Starting weight:280lbs-Referral: July 11/16-Orientation: September 29/16-Pre-surgery-weight 249lbs Surgery date: March 26/17-M1-16lbs-M2-10lbs-M3-10lbs-M4-9lbs-M5-9lbs-M6-8lbs-M7-5lbs-M8-6-M9-4-M10-7-M11-
Goal Reached January 8/18

on 11/6/17 1:41 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Awwww, yeah... it's a huge step, and orientation is when it starts to feel real for most of us. Honestly, until you're on the operating table, you can change your mind at any time. You're in complete control.

It's such a long process, if you back out now, will you regret not going through discovery? Only you know. Do what's right for you. I am 2.5 months out, down almost 50 lbs, and so so happy I did this. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10

on 11/6/17 3:45 pm

Oh wow 50 lbs in such a short time. You probably feel amazing!! I am going to go through with the orientation I get anxiety driving to the city . I have to do this . Thank you

on 11/6/17 6:04 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Driving in the city can be stressful for people who aren't used to it... when I was in the hospital for my surgery, one of my good friends who also has anxiety driving in the city braved it to come see me. I was a bit worried because it can be confusing.

Give yourself plenty of time. She figured it out. You will too. And I was so pleased to have her company!

The first time is the hardest. It's all smooth sailing after that; you'll be a pro in no time. And the surgery will be so worth it. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10

on 11/6/17 1:59 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Everyone is different.

For me as soon as I found out that it could even be a possibility for me, I was 110% committed with no doubts or regrets. I am almost 2 months out and I am extremely happy that this has happened to me.

But take it a step at a time if it suits you and keep an open mind.


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs

on 11/6/17 3:47 pm

Thank you for sharing . Your confidence in this journey is enlightening . ?

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on 11/6/17 2:39 pm

Trust me...orientation...piece of cake... it will actually inspire you and get you realizing that it is real ....good luck

on 11/6/17 3:49 pm

Thank you

on 11/6/17 6:08 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

I remember you at orientation... you were also nervous if I remember correctly!!

I think it's normal to be nervous. To be emotional. It's a big step. It's a lonely, scary experience of a bunch of us in a room together.

Ms Coffee, you got through it with flying colours. GrannyT, you will too. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10

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