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I have a call in to my endo that treats my thyroid problems. .. I already asked her in the past about WLS and she just said No. She thinks i can do it alone. Shes an excellent endo and im afraid she will give me a hard time or fire me as a patient for having this surgery. She cant change my mind and I know she means well. I just dont want to hear it from yet another person who hasnt been in my shoes!

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u do what is best for you and your health!! i had one of my doctors who was aganst it too... well i had surgery in april and i still see that doctor so they wont let you go if you choose a choice for yourself

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When I did my required cardio visit the cardiologist I saw was very much against it. In her opinion people should go to a "fat camp" and rsolve their issues there. I just smiled and nodded but I am still proceeding with the surgery. Your endocrinologist will support you and if she doesn't you may have to find another one. It is very hard hard to hear such mixed reactions in the medical community. Good luck to you!

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Find a doctor that's more supportive ?

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When I did my required cardio visit the cardiologist I saw was very much against it. In her opinion people should go to a "fat camp" and rsolve their issues there. I just smiled and nodded but I am still proceeding with the surgery. Your endocrinologist will support you and if she doesn't you may have to find another one. It is very hard hard to hear such mixed reactions in the medical community. Good luck to you!

Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone's got one.

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Thank God our Internist and Cardiologist are delighted with the results of our sleeve and are our biggest supporters, having seen us for years losing the battle of HBP, high Cholesterol, Heart stent, joint replacement and Diabetes. Other doctors, not so much. They look at me like I am a freak when I say I had WLS. Recently went to the ER and was hospitalized out of town, was looked at like they never heard of WLS, like REALLY? Bottom line is I would ditch any doctor who is not in my corner. We PAY them, not the opposite.

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