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Chrissylynn80

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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from WJR in 4 Weeks and only 10lbs!   
    If it helps my sister took a while to lose hers and she is 147lbs now from 230. She is really happy. She lost it slower but it stayed off 2 years now.
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from able2cope in Never me   
    Thank you both. That helps a lot. I feel the odds are against me and yet it was so easy for everyone i know. I hear all these horror stories on here and i think that will be me. I waited too long. I gained my weight back 8 years ago and i should of done it then. I kept trying to do it myself and it was hard to admit i could not. I am ready to do what i have to. It has been a rough lonely day and i am so glad i found this place. I can finally get some sleep. Thank you guys again.
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to DwGirl in 7 days until surgery   
    I just had my covid test and as long as it comes back negative I will be having surgery next Friday morning. I am very excited
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to Annette P in Discouragement   
    Thanks yall, that is why i joined this website, people like yall that help support me and give me hope. 🙂
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to mattk53 in Discouragement   
    Yes, I had friends tell me "it doesn't work' or "I know a guy........." It took me 15 months from my first visit with my surgeon to my surgery date, So it is a process, but it was worth it. I'm down 127 pounds as of today. In my limited opinion all the problems were overblown.
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from able2cope in Never me   
    Thank you both. That helps a lot. I feel the odds are against me and yet it was so easy for everyone i know. I hear all these horror stories on here and i think that will be me. I waited too long. I gained my weight back 8 years ago and i should of done it then. I kept trying to do it myself and it was hard to admit i could not. I am ready to do what i have to. It has been a rough lonely day and i am so glad i found this place. I can finally get some sleep. Thank you guys again.
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from able2cope in Never me   
    Thank you both. That helps a lot. I feel the odds are against me and yet it was so easy for everyone i know. I hear all these horror stories on here and i think that will be me. I waited too long. I gained my weight back 8 years ago and i should of done it then. I kept trying to do it myself and it was hard to admit i could not. I am ready to do what i have to. It has been a rough lonely day and i am so glad i found this place. I can finally get some sleep. Thank you guys again.
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from able2cope in Never me   
    Thank you both. That helps a lot. I feel the odds are against me and yet it was so easy for everyone i know. I hear all these horror stories on here and i think that will be me. I waited too long. I gained my weight back 8 years ago and i should of done it then. I kept trying to do it myself and it was hard to admit i could not. I am ready to do what i have to. It has been a rough lonely day and i am so glad i found this place. I can finally get some sleep. Thank you guys again.
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to able2cope in Never me   
    Hi Chrissylynn80

    Its been many years since I have posted on here, but your post has just hit out at me. I'm sitting up, in the middle of the night in Scotland UK. You have a massive family here at Bariatricpal - and I'm pretty sure that each one of us can relate to how you are feeling at this moment!
    You simply can not give up - and as the other lady said, you must get a second, even a third opinion if you come up against a door that first appointment you have. DO NOT GIVE UP!
    I thought that it would never happen to me - they put me on new diets - meal packets - that they were using as a trial, I truly felt like a guinea pig - but I did it. It took me a full 6 years to get the sleeve done, from going to my doctor in the first instance, to going through those theatre doors. 6 years is a long time when you are struggling with weight issues and 3 young kids, to me it did feel like a lifetime, but sticking with it was what had to be done - and I got there in the end.
    Thinking of you - and virtually throwing all my available willpower your way. Please don't be giving up - you owe this to yourself x
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to NovaLuna in Never me   
    Don't stop trying! If the surgeon for some stupid reason doesn't approve your surgery then get a second opinion! Don't take no for an answer! I understand feeling like the odd one out in your family, but don't give up like that! I was 389 pounds and 150 pounds heavier than the next heaviest in my family. I had zero self-esteem and have battled with on and off depression my entire life. Now I've lost almost half my body weight and am incredibly proud of myself and I'm only 7 months out! Plus, I lost 64 pounds on my own before I even HAD my surgery! You just have to trust that it'll happen for you! You might end up having to be that pushy patient that just doesn't give up until someone says yes, but trust it'll happen! Try not to get down and try and pump yourself up. BELIEVE it'll happen!
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from NovaLuna in Never me   
    I feel like everyone else can get the surgery but there is no way it will happen for me. I will be the last fat person in my family and i'll die unhealthy, pathetic and hiding from the world. I lost 150 pounds before then got married to a food addict and gained almost all of it back. I can not do it anymore. If i can not get it i do not want to be alive anymore. I have no quality of life and now i have gout. I need some good news. I go in september 11th to see what the surgeon says. Anyone else feel this way?
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    Chrissylynn80 got a reaction from NovaLuna in Never me   
    I feel like everyone else can get the surgery but there is no way it will happen for me. I will be the last fat person in my family and i'll die unhealthy, pathetic and hiding from the world. I lost 150 pounds before then got married to a food addict and gained almost all of it back. I can not do it anymore. If i can not get it i do not want to be alive anymore. I have no quality of life and now i have gout. I need some good news. I go in september 11th to see what the surgeon says. Anyone else feel this way?
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to FlabulousQueen in Beginning of My Journey (again)   
    Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Denise and I am at the beginning of my journey. I have my last appointment scheduled for February so it is likely that I will have my surgery in February, March, or maybe even April. I have been on this journey before and completed everything but the surgery. My surgery was scheduled for Monday and I called on Friday and cancelled (this was in 2014). Truth be told, my mother had just passed and I don't think I had my heart set on the surgery or the journey. I think that I only wanted something else to focus on. This time, I am set on the surgery, internalizing all of the information, and just looking forward to a healthier me. My husband is not the most supportive but he is trying to be more supportive than he was the last time around. He still can't understand why I want to do this when "I can just lose weight on my own." He's very stubborn and honestly, I don't know how to explain to him why I think this is the best option. Last time around, he refused to take me to any of the appointments but this time, he's learning that it's okay to agree to disagree. It's not his body. I have my endoscopy on Monday (which my husband will be driving me to) and tbh, I'm a little nervous. Last time I had this done, I woke up with the tube down my throat. This time, they said that I will have the general anesthesia so that shouldn't happen but last time, I had the same anesthesia and woke up with the tube in my throat. It haunted me for a week afterwards. I hope I have a better experience.
    All in all, I'm glad to be here. I didn't know you were here the last time I went through this but maybe this time, I can have the additional support. Thank you and nice to meet all of you and read your stories.
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    Chrissylynn80 reacted to Lanie992 in Need personal docs help?   
    I thought 100% I would be denied. I procrastinated making an appointment for like 2 months -- (which makes me sad because I could further along if I hadn't). I just thought there is no way.. and it was actually easy to get approved. Find a surgeon with good ratings and reviews.. and if you're going to try to get it paid via insurance- make sure they take your insurance, then call and make an appointment!
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