I had the TF in July of 2015 when I was in my mid-40's. I wouldn't read everyone's experiences and feel overwhelmed since everyone's experience, I believe, is unique. And reading them altogether makes one feel like ALL of those things might happen concurrently when, in fact, most people experienced only one or two of the issues. The first 3 weeks are challenging but each week is better than the previous one. By the fourth week, it's better since you also start sleeping better. And the diet plan also takes you to the next level so that helps with your mood and energy too. Feel free to ask questions and good luck with surgery!
P.S. Did you mean cm and not mm? Mine was larger than 3cm so I didn't qualify for the ring. But you could ask your doctor if the Magnetic ring (Linx, Torax®) is an option instead of the TF surgery.
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