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Hi Sleevers.

So, i've lost about 125 lbs since my 3 week pre-op diet 7 months ago and i'm feeling really great about life in general. My mood is great, my outlook is amazing, and my quality of life has gone way, way WAY up. i'm doing things that I haven't done in about 10 years. I'm going to start hiking and mountain biking (like on actual mountain trails).

The ONLY drawback I have experienced has been hair loss. Now, my hair was starting to thin out a bit before the surgery but about 2 months out, it started coming out A LOT. I know it's supposed to grow back after the weight loss is complete, but will my hair grow back even though it was starting to thin anyway? I imagine i'm going to have a bald spot in a few years, but I was hoping to have my hair for a while after I reach my goal weight (for a little while at least...lol).

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Yes, I usually get my Vitamins in. multi twice per day, Calcium, B12, and D3. 18-20 grams of Protein each meal (Breakfast, lunch, dinner). Two 17g Protein shakes in between.

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I'm still pre-op and had a dream last night that I ended up being bald after surgery. I'm not talking a little spot, bald above the ears and with a shiny top like a guy. It sounds petty, but losing my hair is my top concern about having surgery. I used to have super thick hair and for the last 5 years it has been getting noticeably thinner on the top. Would be a cruel irony since I have too much hair in other places. I guess if I end up needing a wig, it's still better than being fat.

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The most frustrating thing IS the Hair loss. I have (had) super thick hair. Fallout is bad - real bad. I'm just over 3 months post so I'm fearful it will get worse. I hate this part - the unknown! I'm down 75 though and also riding a bike again so I'm right there with you in how great life is. Trade off I guess.

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