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I'm So Glad My Mother Lived To See This.



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I buried my mom on January 3rd. She got very sick very quickly and died four weeks to the day after being diagnosed with melanoma. It is still unbelievable to me how fast she went.

One of the things I am happiest about is that she got to see me conquer my life long battle with weight with the assistance of an incredible tool - the sleeve. I had my surgery on July 13, 2010 and I have lost about 125 pounds since then -- from 300 pounds to 175 today. When I first told her I was going to have the surgery done, she was very nervous, but she came to trust my research and judgment and she became on of my biggest supporters. She battled her weight for much of her life, so she knew how difficult it was. She was very proud of me.

I was lucky to have had her and I'll never forget her. Thanks Mom for your love and support and encouragement.

Thanks for listening.

Brian

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I was touched by your story about your mother. I understand your struggle and how happy that you mother was when you finally lost weight and improved your health. I had surgery on Dec 11, 2011 and I have lost about 30 pounds thus far. My mother is 87 and in a nursing home. When I went home to see her a week ago she was amazed at how much weight I had already lost and the way I looked. She has been trying to get me to lose weight for many years and I have but then gone right back to the top.

I am glad that you have been able to get your weight down and improve your health. Just know that you mother was very proud of you and is right there by your side to this day.

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I'm sooooo sorry for your loss...so wonderful she was able to see you conquer and see you healthy :)

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So very sorry to hear about your mother. May fond memories help you and your family through.

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Sorry to hear about your mom passing! Thank goodness she got to see your accomplishment!! :)

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WOW... thanks for sharing.. I'm praying for your continued encouragement and comfort..

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Brian66, your post was like reading my own thoughts. While my mom is still living she has been very ill and isn't the same mentally. I know the inevitable will come soon but I pray she'll be here when I get to my goal so she can see and share in my joy. She too has struggled with weight all her life so she understands. My sympathies to u and prayers for peace. Congratulations on your success - be proud!! U know she's proud of u!!

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I am so sorry about your mother. You are blessed that she got to see you conquer your obesity! That is amazing! I think that is wonderful. Thank you for this post, it was lovely

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