Hey ya’ll Im 6yrs post op. To answer the fear resolution issue, I always say let the crazy out before surgery day to a RN, An Coordinator or ur surgeon. However, the best tool u can get, is to do some independent research on what is ailing you. I have literally heard all the fears, from Blood loss, DVT, To failing before it starts or you would be the 1% that doesn’t lose.
The key with the loss, is to ask your surgeon what size Bougie tool she/he uses in creating the new pouch. In DVT concerns, read up on Ted Hose and why they are important, on blood loss, get a hemocrit level done 2 wks prior. This can help you feel like an active partner in your surgery, and it should be, you are about to undertake a big project!
I know you all will do great on the loser bench, I lost 229 and had 2 babies after surgery and lost their weight too. You can definitely gain back your control.