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  1. Hi there. Has anyone had experience with Stanford Hospitals medical weight loss and surgical teams?
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    Weight loss, dating and confidence

    Hi there, I don’t have exactly what you are looking for but have some thoughts about confidence. I have just scheduled a few consults and am >300 lbs and have continued to date. Not everyone is interested in me. That’s fine and I don’t let that stop me. Therapy has gotten me to a place where I see myself as strong and confident despite my imperfections I found reading Brene Brown’s books or watching some of her Ted talks on the power of vulnerability, shame, and the power of imperfection very useful. Now there is weight/size but after surgery there may be extra skin, stretch marks, and even regain so my one piece of advice is to try to think of all of those physical “flaws” as battle scars from fighting a disease that not everyone has to deal with. If people you date don’t give you the respect you deserve then screw them. You are strong in your imperfection and deserve better.
  3. Well, masks aren’t entirely weird these days.😷😁
  4. Go to another GI doctor. Just seeing it as par for the course / living with it isn’t a viable (or responsible) treatment plan and you deserve better.
  5. REALLY useful. Thank you!
  6. Thanks for the reply. I am at the very beginning of the process. Which surgery is something TBD. Based on reading, sleeve seems preferable to me for reasons but it’s something I want to discuss. Just wrote down that I need to ask the doctor how surgery would impact medication dosing.
  7. Have my first consult in mid January and am making a list of questions to ask this potential surgeon. I’m looking at one recommended by my primary care as well as getting referred into the program at Stanford. I would appreciate any advice you might have.

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