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giddygiddygiddy

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    Thank you so much! I agree that there is no "right time" to take back your health and life. My coworker, who is 72, just had the sleeve done! It was a bumpy road for him after surgery, but overall, it has been so worth it for him!
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    So, I'm 23 and set to have RNY on May 30th. I've never second guessed my decision for a moment, but for my family and close friends that I have told, they seem to equate youth with the ability to just diet and exercise to combat obesity (trust me...been there, done that)--stating, "But, like...have you tried just eating healthy and exercising? You're not even 25, and this is like major and a lifelong commitment."
    I'm sure many of you, no matter the age, have experienced this. I guess I wish the stigma was better for all of us. For anyone that is under 30, do you feel similarly?
  3. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    I’m a week post op and I’m down 26lbs.
  4. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    I’m a week post op and I’m down 26lbs.
  5. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    I’m a week post op and I’m down 26lbs.
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Aubrieann in Rockwood Surgical Group (Spokane, WA) Full Cost List   
    I have Dr. Bright with Multicare Rockwood in Spokane! So cool to see so many Eastern Washington people here! I've been in this process since July of last year, and was just scheduled today for a May 30th surgery!
  7. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mint2bskinny in Help   
    Like others have said, it does depend on your health issues. I was in the same predicament when I started this process, being told that either surgery would be good for me. I started the process wanting the sleeve because the bypass seemed too intrusive what with your anatomy being changed. However, I’m a week post op with gastric bypass and I wouldn’t change anything. I chose bypass over sleeve due to more weight on average being lost, and more success with it. I see a lot of people with sleeve getting a revision to bypass. Either surgery can be extremely successful, but my research led me to bypass.
  8. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mint2bskinny in Help   
    Like others have said, it does depend on your health issues. I was in the same predicament when I started this process, being told that either surgery would be good for me. I started the process wanting the sleeve because the bypass seemed too intrusive what with your anatomy being changed. However, I’m a week post op with gastric bypass and I wouldn’t change anything. I chose bypass over sleeve due to more weight on average being lost, and more success with it. I see a lot of people with sleeve getting a revision to bypass. Either surgery can be extremely successful, but my research led me to bypass.
  9. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    I’m a week post op and I’m down 26lbs.
  10. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from Mint2bskinny in Help   
    Like others have said, it does depend on your health issues. I was in the same predicament when I started this process, being told that either surgery would be good for me. I started the process wanting the sleeve because the bypass seemed too intrusive what with your anatomy being changed. However, I’m a week post op with gastric bypass and I wouldn’t change anything. I chose bypass over sleeve due to more weight on average being lost, and more success with it. I see a lot of people with sleeve getting a revision to bypass. Either surgery can be extremely successful, but my research led me to bypass.
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from fulfillingfavor in Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?   
    Any update, Washington friends?
    I just started my two week liquid diet yesterday...surgery still set for the 30th in Spokane.
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to VIKING 0424 in Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?   
    CONGRATS GIDDY !! WELL I HAVE 2 POUNDS TO GOAL IS ALL I GOT LOL
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to AllieCat1993 in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    Hey there,
    I am 25 and I can relate to how you are feeling. I have always struggled with my weight, except it is out of control now. Two months ago when I went to my doctor, I weighed 442 lbs- the heaviest I have ever been. I am 5'6", now at 424 lbs, with a bmi of 68. I honestly wish I would have followed through with WLS sooner. I talked to my doctor about bariatric surgery and have since been researching different places to get it done. I have settled on REX Bariatrics (I live in NC). I have gone to a seminar, orientation, and nutrition meeting. I have my first meeting with my surgeon on 6/10/19. I am doing the research to make an informed decision. I have high blood pressure, I'm asthmatic, and I am prediabetic. Having this surgery can change all of that for me.
    I know what got me to this point. I became depressed and ate my emotions. Now that I have been through and continue therapy, I am in a much better place emotionally, but I'm stuck with this unhealthy body from the depressed behavior. The frustrated side of me wishes family could understand that I am doing this to better my health, and that it is not something I decided to do on a whim. Like many of us here, we have tried it all. We've tried the diets and different diet pills. We've tried eating less and working out more, and for some reason, it didn't work. Unlike most family members, I have more than 20 lbs to shed- more like 250 lbs to go.
    I think it is really hard for them to understand because they haven't been in our position. It's hard to support something you don't understand. Gently remind them you are doing this for your health and that having support will help you. I know it's important to feel their acceptance, but at the end of the day you are an adult and can make your own decisions. You are making informed decisions and have put in the research and hard work to get to where you are. Try to shake off negative comments because it doesn't change what you are doing. You can do this!
    I wish you the best of luck in your journey!!
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from momof2mnm in Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?   
    Not quite Tacoma, but still in Washington! I just got scheduled for a May 30th surgery date!
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    So, I'm 23 and set to have RNY on May 30th. I've never second guessed my decision for a moment, but for my family and close friends that I have told, they seem to equate youth with the ability to just diet and exercise to combat obesity (trust me...been there, done that)--stating, "But, like...have you tried just eating healthy and exercising? You're not even 25, and this is like major and a lifelong commitment."
    I'm sure many of you, no matter the age, have experienced this. I guess I wish the stigma was better for all of us. For anyone that is under 30, do you feel similarly?
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to cubyblue6 in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm 38 and wish I had done it 10 years ago. You're so young and have so much life left. I feel like I lost so much life being obese and rejecting outings and get togethers because I was embarrassed. Do what you have to do to live your best life.

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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from fulfillingfavor in Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?   
    I'm also in Spokane! Thank you for the tips!
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    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    Thank you so much! I agree that there is no "right time" to take back your health and life. My coworker, who is 72, just had the sleeve done! It was a bumpy road for him after surgery, but overall, it has been so worth it for him!
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to MrsGamgee in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I wish I would have had the opportunity/wisdom to pursue surgery at a much younger age. It could have saved me so much heartache and $$ (all those years of failed diet programs, diabetes/hbp meds!).

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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to BelgianGuy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    When I had my sleeve, I was 23.
    I lost more than 50kgs. And I did try dieting and exercising before, losing twenty kgs, regaining twenty-five...
    So yeah, people don't know sh*t about what you are personally going through, so they can mostly keep their opinion for themselves. Just smile and nod and do what you intended to do.
    Today I am 26, I finally have a body I am not ashamed of and I am really happy with the results.
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to mousecat88 in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I had the surgery right before my 30th birthday (November 2018). I wish I had done it when I was 25. I started on the path to get approval at 25 or 26, but the insurance requirements were impossible. Finally I switched jobs and got much better insurance and was approved very quickly. I wish it would have been possible for me to do it at your age. (I say that like I am so much older, lol).
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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to catwoman7 in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm almost 60. I spent 40 years trying to diet and exercise it away. It never worked for me. I'd lose 40 or 50 or even 60 pounds, and it'd come right back on. Again and again and again. My only regret is that I didn't have this done several years ago.
  23. Hugs
    giddygiddygiddy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    So, I'm 23 and set to have RNY on May 30th. I've never second guessed my decision for a moment, but for my family and close friends that I have told, they seem to equate youth with the ability to just diet and exercise to combat obesity (trust me...been there, done that)--stating, "But, like...have you tried just eating healthy and exercising? You're not even 25, and this is like major and a lifelong commitment."
    I'm sure many of you, no matter the age, have experienced this. I guess I wish the stigma was better for all of us. For anyone that is under 30, do you feel similarly?
  24. Congrats!
    giddygiddygiddy reacted to TracyS in Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?   
    Less than a month ago I was 292. In 2 weeks on the pre OP diet I lost 16 lbs. So on April 3rd I weighed 276. This Wednesday will be a month after the pre OP and 2 weeks after the surgery. Today I weigh 263 so have lost another 13 lbs. Total 29 lbs. By Wednesday which will be a month on this journey I should weigh approximately 260 lbs. Basically a 32 lb loss in a month.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

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    giddygiddygiddy reacted to ohollister in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    Well I really only have one close friend and she is on the heavy side also and she is very supportive she always tells me if I feel like that’s what I wanna do then by all means do it. But it’s always the ones who wouldn’t understand what we go through who says don’t do it.
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