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I'm so happy there are ladies out there my age going through the same things. I feel like up until now I had no hope for a fun filled healthy quality of life. I mean seriously being a young over weight girl is tough!! Not to mention the way society treats us. Ughhh I'm just ready for this more then ever.

Any thoughts or tips for post ops out there?!

What to expect some tips on what to do or not to do ???

Thank you and good luck to all.

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I feel your pain! I have not had surgery yet but I can't wait to actually start having some fun! I am 26 but I missed out on a lot of stuff being fat in my teens and my twenties! I want to change that before my twenties are over! Good luck! You are not alone!!

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so not alone! im 24 25 soon! and any advice i could give you would be start teaching yourself now how to sip sip sip water... i wish i had.. im a gulper of everything... and thats just not allowed now! good luck!

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I will definitely start sipping tomorrow lol.

And do you know when your surgery is skinnyricki?

It's like a weight being lifted off your shoulders when you know your finally getting the tool you've been missing all along in aiding weight loss.

I'm also curious I have my surgery Wednesday and plan on going back to work the following Tuesday is that sufficient time if all goes well? I sit at a desk so it's nothing to serious.

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I am happy for you...I started my WLS surgery jounrey at age 26, researching and eventually getting the Lapband...now I have to go through revision, but I'm over it, ultimately I will be successful, I believe it...

You made a wise choice....I wish VSG was readily available 7 years ago.....

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I just turned 27, and am four months out from surgery today. I think you'll be able to get back to work as you plan pretty well, especially if your job isn't very physical, assuming they do laproscopic surgery. I think we are so lucky to have this tool now...our skin will bounce back more easily, and we'll have so many good years ahead of us. I'm excited for us!

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Yes I am so excited too!

I've been so into this researching and preparing anything I can do to be ready. Although i dont think you can be ready enough till you have it done an know giw it feels and works but It helps keep my mind off this dreadful week long strict clear liquid diet I've been on. Good thing is I only have two more days till surgery and then hopefully the liquid diet won't be so bad when I got my sleeve.

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I'm 26 and should b scheduling surgery date this week...I too have gone through my childhood preteens teens and early twenties overweight and thankful for this opportunity... good luck on your journey!

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Yes I know. I'm very thankful for this. I think the hardest part for me is going to be my emotions. Like why did it take this for me to be healthy and to be accepted an so on.

I know when I finally decide to start dating again (my ex ruined my desire to date for a while) I will feel like wow you never would have thought twice about dating me if I was overweight.

I don't know I could be wrong.

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Hi there! I am 22, and I originally planned on having the band. I switched surgeons and was introduced to the sleeve. My surgery is this Thursday. I have knots in my stomach because I have so much pinned up energy from the wait! I'm not nervous at all. I'm so happy that we've all been blessed enough to take this next step in our lives to becoming even more beautiful, happier, and healthier than we would have been otherwise. Good luck!

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Yes. I feel the same. I feel like Wednesday is 5 Years away.

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I will definitely start sipping tomorrow lol.

And do you know when your surgery is skinnyricki?

I don't have anything scheduled yet , I am just waiting anxiously for my seminar so that I can get the ball rolling ! I have been doing a lot of research and I know I want the sleeve!

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Well of it makes ya feel better I went to my seminar end of April. Had a consultation may 4. Saw the psychologist following Sunday. Had my preop the following wednesday and now my surgery is this Wednesday. It was fast an good process although I didn't go through insurance.

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I'm 22 and having surgery July 2nd :) yeah and it is tough being young . Looking forward to truly living.

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