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I am counting my blessing that my husband and I may live an extra 5 years because of the sleeve. We are 67. Please tell me your blessing you are counting and I will read every post. Linda

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Oh my... I can't possibly list all of them... first I'm so thankful to have my health back and set a good example for my children that I will now live long enough to see make a difference. I'm also thankful that because of my renewed health I'll be able to help my parents as they get older and need more help. There's a million more but these pretty much say it all for me.

Nice thread:)

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I agree with Seela, too many to count & it is such an awesome feeling to be able to say that. I'm thankful for finally feeling like I can do this - all those years of trying and making no progress were taking a toll on my overall happiness. I'm thankful for renewed interest in my own health and especially thankful to actually feel good! Thanks Linda for a great thread! I'll read all the posts too :)

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My husband and I took care of 4 critically ill parents, lung cancer, COPD, Ovarian Cancer and his Dad, the final, with Dementia, who lived with us 3 years, but then my sister, with ALS. You will need strength, and most important, your children need you. God Bless and I am so happy for you helping yourself like we have done! Seela and Lucky, just keep counting those blessings. I am happy for you, your families, and for me and my dear husband!

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I'm thankful my insurance covered the surgery which is allowing me to LIVE not just exist. That would be my greatest blessing. I'm thankful for my husband who even when I'm in my Restless, Irritable and Discontent, (RID) state still puts up with me. I'm thankful I have a decent job when so many Americans don't. I'm thankful for the friends I have who accepted me before surgery and after.

Too many other blessings to list.

Thankful you started this post!

Great idea.

Wishing many blessings to come your way,

Kathleen

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Kathleen, it sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for. I am so glad I am living again also, not just existing. I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Linda

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Just today I was walking through my home and thanking God for my surgery. Not for vanity but to health and I prayed for those who wish and want to have help and haven't found it yet. The rest is too long a list to text and for that I'm grateful

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I am just under 3 weeks removed from my surgery and I thank God everyday! It truly is strange that after such a short time I already feel my new lease on life, and I thank God everday knowing that when I look at my daughter (7) and my son (2) I know that I will be here to see them through their lives and be able to walk my daughter down the aisle when she is ready, and play catch and watch my sons sporting events. I feel blessed to have had the oppurtunity to have had this surgery and look forward to staying on track and acheiving my goals.

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Easter is a special time to give extra thanks for our new lives. My husband has a bounce in his step that I have not seen since I met him in 1991. He told me recently that he was harshly judged his entire life for being overweight. He was a fat baby. I am extra thankful for his happiness with his new body.

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I am also thankful for the job and insurance that made my surgery possible. And the support from my family and friends so far. As soon as I was approved for the surgery I felt weight lift off my shoulders. I know it's not magic and I have a lot of work ahead but for the first time it felt like in had something powerful working for me, not against me. I feel hopeful instead of terrified/doomed to continue to gain.

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I am thankful for my excellent health, and thankful that it's improved even more with weight loss. I'm thankful I came through the surgery with no major complications. I'm thankful for my family. I'm 51 and still have my parents, been married 27 years, and have three beautiful daughters and a great son in law and baby grandson whom I am in LOVE with! I'm grateful that I have the emotional ability and tendency to look at the world through rose colored glasses. Life is what we make it.

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I'm thankful to finally begin to be a good example of healthy eating to my daughters. Thankful that I've had no complications so far. Thankful for family and friends. Thankful for another Easter (with healthier choices haha) to Celebrate our Lord's resurrection. Just thankful.

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I am thankful for the opportunity to live again, and fully. To be able to be a participant in this life rather than a spectator. I am thankful for so many things!

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I hear you Squeaker!

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I am thankful for my excellent health, and thankful that it's improved even more with weight loss. I'm thankful I came through the surgery with no major complications. I'm thankful for my family. I'm 51 and still have my parents, been married 27 years, and have three beautiful daughters and a great son in law and baby grandson whom I am in LOVE with! I'm grateful that I have the emotional ability and tendency to look at the world through rose colored glasses. Life is what we make it.

You are our hero! Wow! 142 lbs. lost. Congratulations and Happy Easter!

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