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  1. Jdesmond73

    40yr olds...

    I was 45. Very happy with my decision to go through with it. Best of luck to you!
  2. Trust me when I tell you the initial discomfort will pass. The first Month Post op, I was beyond miserable but now I have more energy than I did when I was 18 Years old.
  3. Jdesmond73

    61 lbs in 6 weeks!

    Congrats! Great work!
  4. Jdesmond73

    Self pay

    I was self pay. It was $14,000 + sleep study, psych eval and 2 week putrid liquid pre op diet
  5. Jdesmond73

    I feel scared and ashamed...

    I was nervous as well but honestly I was more afraid of what my Years of obesity was doing to my health. I was on blood pressure meds for 10 Years, was pre diabeti, had sleep apnea, back issues, etc. There was no doubt in my mind that my weight was going to kill me at some point. At the encouragement of my Wife, Kids and Parents, I reluctantly went through with the VSG and it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. ALL of my health issues have been reversed and I feel like a new person. I am no longer ashamed of “letting myself go” regarding weight for all those Years. The past is done and I am now living in the moment and am excited about the future. I understand what you are going through but my advice would be to try and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Best of luck!
  6. Best of luck to you! I know exactly where you are....I am 44, battled my weight for Years, BP meds for 10 Years, pre diabetic, sleep apnea, etc. Just 7 Months out, I am off BP meds, no longer pre diabetic and no longer have sleep apnea. Easily the best decision I have ever made for my health. I hope everything goes well for you
  7. Jdesmond73

    December2017 Sleevers Check In!

    Very close to my goal at this point but I am feeling very comfortable with my current diet and exercise plan so I am going to stick with it and my body will decide for itself when the weight loss will stop.
  8. Jdesmond73

    Fighting the Negativity

    I may be oversimplifying things but if people have an issue, I don’t waste my time on them anymore. I did this for my health and it is the best decision for my health that I have ever made. I am no longer on blood pressure medication, no longer pre diabetic and no longer have sleep apnea. I have more energy for my Wife and Children and our home life is much better because of my surgery. If people have an issue with that, I don’t want anything to do with them. Interestingly, the people who have openly voiced their disapproval are overweight themselves. I know it’s hard to deal with the negatIvity but do what’s right for you and trust that it will all work out. Best of luck!
  9. Jdesmond73

    I lost 100 lbs!!!!

    Congrats! Feeling better has been the best reward but now that it’s getting harder to lose, I’ll probably start to reward myself with something, Maybe nice clothes?
  10. Jdesmond73

    How are you treated by your mate!!!

    I hope your guy comes around and am sorry to hear that he has not been supportive. I am blessed to have an amazingly supportive Wife. She encouraged me to have the surgery about a Year before I finally pulled the trigger and has been amazing throughout the whole process
  11. Jdesmond73

    Relationships and WLS

    Total loser. Drop that fool. You made a Life changing decision that was the best thing you could do for your health. If people can't see that, they are not worth your time. I am lucky that my Wife, kids and close friends have been so supportive. Those that have been judgemental or negative have been dropped from my Life. Best of luck to you!
  12. Jdesmond73

    Anyone not need plastic surgery?

    Not sure why but I am lucky that I have very little loose skin
  13. Jdesmond73

    Fried Chicken

    Never again. I have accepted the fact that I just can't eat fried food. Fired food, pizza, pasta, beer, etc., brought me the point of being dangerously obese in the first place. Not going back there!

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