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Unread 08-01-2007, 09:03 AM
TLH and big tummy?

Hi Sisters! I have been so excited to have this surgery and no longer have any pain that I haven't really been afraid at all. Now that it's about a week away though, I'm starting to worry a little bit. At the moment, my (I hope) irrational fear is that I'm too fat. I'm having a TLH and my tummy is the biggest part of my body. I am quite overweight and I just can't imagine how the surgeon will be able to see and find everything thru such a fatty abdomen. I know that if he didn't think he could do it, he wouldn't have scheduled it, but still, it's bothering me. Anyone have any advice to easy my worry? Thanks! c
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Unread 08-01-2007, 11:42 AM
TLH and big tummy?

I know your mind is just running away from you with worry. You are going to be FINE. The doctor has evaluated all aspects of your surgery and is confident it can be a success. Have you ever watched that show Big Medicine where the father/son team do the gastric bypass surgeries? I have no doubt those folks are far bigger than you and the doctors can get to that same "depth" and get the job done. You will be fine. I am now on the other side and each day is better and better. I will PROMISE you that the waiting is by far 100% the hardest part. Hang in there. Keep reaching out for confirmation when those fears grab hold of you. This will all go well and when it's over and you've recovered your life will be BETTER! We're not all just saying it.... it's true... the WAITING is the HARDEST part!
Unread 08-01-2007, 12:40 PM
TLH and big tummy?

Ha! This is really funny, what made me start worrying in the first place is that I watched an episode of Big Medicine last night and the younger doctor kept telling the other one to hold the scope still and not let it touch the fat because it smeared so much, and at one point he was all frustrated because there was so much fat everywhere. I immediately pictured my surgeon doing that. But you are right, I am not that large so if they can make it work, I should be fine. Thank you so much for the reply and the kind words! Best wishes to you!

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