Topic: RE: Scared
It's different for each of us.
But I will say that it is essential that you get there in your head. Commit. You are doing something for yourself that is going to change your life and you need to embrace it and be fully onboard before you go forward.
My surgery was on July 13th. My 2 week pre-op diet was not difficult, because I was "all-in". I decided which surgery, knew what was expected, and went for it.
During that time, I BBQed for everyone on the 4th of July, cooked 'regular' meals for my wife, a special steak and lobster dinner to celebrate a nephew's birthday, all the time, eating my 1,000 calorie liquid diet. I'd cook for them, then savor my soup.
I'm now on week 5 pre-op and have lost 47 lbs since I started my pre-op diet. I was down 23 on the day of surgery.
Remember why you are doing this--and it ain't no panacea. It is a tool that will kick-start you into you new life. Celebrate it, and celebrate your decision to do this for you.
That may make it easier.