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Whats the one thing you would do different

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Had it earlier. Seriously, life post-op, for me, has been so amazing. Not one thing I would change.

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I am pleased with my approach. I waited the 6 months and mentally got myself ready for the surgery and the aftermath. I personally think everyone need to prepare mentally, physically and socially for this surgery. I felt great about my physical and social states, mental is another story.

Today (post 8 months) I am really looking at my eating habits since I am finding myself doing some of my old habits... like grazing when I am not really hungry. I wish I spent more time with a coach/ therapist trying to identify any issues like binge eating before the surgery. I know I am a binge eater and if I knew this before surgery, I could have had strategies on how to deal. I am getting there now but wish I knew before surgery I have this compulsive behaviour.

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I would have taken more time off work post-op. I took two weeks off and I think I should have taken a third, just because I was still on liquids and sipping 2 oz. every 15 minutes. Going back to work that third week was very stressful and I was not physically or mentally ready.

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Do the surgery earlier for sure... although I had mine done fairly early at 20 years old.

Never reintroduce sugar or fake sugar into my diet again! BIG mistake

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I agree with most ... I would have done it sooner ...

I wanted surgery years ago ... but at the time there was no approval from my insurance company and there was no way I could have paid for it myself ...

Fast forward 10 + years ... and my hubby made it possible for me to have the surgery I wanted for so long ...

It's really hard watching other family members and co-workers have the surgery you need so bad ...

BUT ... Good things come to those who wait ! :)

God blessed me in many many ways when I met my husband ... this is only one small one ...

Another thing I would have done differently ... ( this wont come out right ) ...

I wouldn't have asked my mother to stay with me for as long as she did ... she upset me more than she helped me ... :(

And to this day .... 5 months out ... she STILL pushes food on me ... UGH !

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