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Hello all, My name is Raulena, and I am currently 11.5 weeks post surgery, total of 37 pounds lost since surgery, and 56 pounds total. I joined this forum with (to be honest) a little skeptial of an attitude. Just don't want to scare anyone :)

Well, hope I can help some ppl with this process, and make some new friends in the same process as me.

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Welcome!!!! Congrats on the weight loss. This is a great forum that I used pre-surgery to get some good advice and encouragement. Overall there are a lot of great people here and it's great to encourage others as well.

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Welcome Raulena! I too was hesitent to join but all my worries were banished with the support and honesty I have seen on here. Hope you feel at ease and I promise you will be encouraged! Well done on your weight loss thus far! :D

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Welcome - wow you have done great with your weight loss. I will be 3 weeks tomorrow - boy does time fly!!!

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Welcome Raulena! I too was hesitent to join but all my worries were banished with the support and honesty I have seen on here. Hope you feel at ease and I promise you will be encouraged! Well done on your weight loss thus far! :D

Good going, Raulena. Welcome.

Welcome to you, too, Hyacinth.

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Welcome, you will love this site. I know I do!

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Welcome! Lots of good info on here.

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Welcome!

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Welcome! I have found this site to be a great source of information, inspiration and support! I hope you do too!

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Welcome to VST Raulena! Best of luck to you on your journey!

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Welcome!!!! Lots of great people here.

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Welcome, I am addicted to this site because of all the wonderful (computer friends) I have met in the last year. You will feel at ease here as well and good job with your wt. loss so far.

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Welcome, Raulena, It is great to have you here. I am only 5 days out from surgery and I love the fact that I can find so much info here for sleeve surgery. The sleeve is a bit differently than other WLS, so it is great to find a group of sleevers to communicate with. All of going through the same things and helping each other along the journey.

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Welcome Raulena! I haven't been sleeved yet but I have found this site fabulous for easing concerns. It's imperitive to have a support group when you go through a major life change like this.....and this is a terrific place to start!!! Welcome.

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