Hey guys! I have really hesitated to post about this. My brother has been complaining of nervousness and anxiety. He is getting surgery on Monday (hopefully). It will be gastric bypass... a rubber band around his stomach to refrain him from eating as much as he does. He current weighs about 360 (380?) lbs. He is projected to be half of that by this time next year. However, for the last 3 days, he has been saying how nervous he is of the surgery. I think it's not the actual slit that they are making in his stomach, but more of the "going under" part. He is afraid of the anesthesia and not waking up again. I don't know how to comfort him. I'm 600 miles away from him. I go home on Saturday. I have not seem him in over 3 months. I know it's gonna be a weird reunion. He and I are going to be going to our uncle's apartment in the city (new york city) to just chill the night before the surgery. My uncle has an amazing apartment (and he's rich) so it should be quite a time. I told him that i will be there the whole time, and I will stick it the long run and be there when he wakes up and walks out of the surgery. However, he is still complaining of being nervous. I know it's just normal, but I don't know what I should tell him to make him feel better. Something to calm him down, and realize that he has very little to be scared of. It doesn't help that a few days ago he signed the papers saying that in the slight possibility he can not be "brought back", the doctor's are not at fault. He was really depressed after that. What should I do to comfort him the few days before the surgery?