I've been hovering around this forum for a couple of weeks and decided it was time to connect. I am 6 days away from my sleeve op. I have had to do a lot of mental work to be able to accept that this is my best and only option for long term health. Currently I have no health issues related to my weight, but I know that won't always be the case. So I figure while I am healthy, now is the best time to take a massive step towards protecting my future health and longevity.
I must admit there have been a couple of times that I have nearly talked myself out of it, but I always came back to the same place, there is no other way. Once I started the pre-op Optifast diet there was no more talk of backing out...I never want to restart this process. It has been tolerable, now at day nine I am not nearly as hungry as I was on say day 5.
I am still nervous, but I think that's normal.
I would love to hear from anyone who is doing this really. In particular anyone who used Dr. Braun in Brisbane I'd love to compare notes with.