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Putting Myself Out There - Pre-Surgery, Female, 29 years old



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Hi everyone,

I'm sure I'm not unique in sharing all of this. I'm 29 years old and I live in the Austin, Texas area. I've recently started the process to get bariatric surgery. I have chosen the gastric sleeve as my surgery choice and I have my first appointments to begin my required 6-month pre-surgery stuff.

I grew up thin and have only struggled with my weight in the past 7 years (give or take). I gained 120 lbs in that time and there seems to be no going back. After marrying my husband, I tried to gain control and even participated in my first half-marathon, but things were not getting better no matter what I tried. I'm married with no children (just a crazy and wild dog).

My mom had gastric bypass surgery and it changed her life. I was looking for answers to help me with my journey, but I didn't find exactly what I was looking for so I decided to start a blog. I'm hoping to help people like me and find support along the way.

If you're interested, the website is www.bigtexasgirl.com. I have only shared this with one other person. I hope you'll come connect with me.

Mandy

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How is everything progressing? I officially started my journey by attending orientation last week. My first appointment with the surgeon and NUT will be the end of the month and December.

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What a great story! Good luck on your journey! I did the same exact thing. I started a blog right before my first pre-op appoitnment and have been updating it regularly in the 3 years (almost 4!!) since then. It's in my signature so feel free to check it out! I tried to be as honest as possible along the way and documented my weight loss, my skin removal surgery, etc. The ups and downs, good and bad. It's such an awesome resource for me to go back and look at my journey. I think you'll be glad you started it!

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Hi everyone,

I'm sure I'm not unique in sharing all of this. I'm 29 years old and I live in the Austin, Texas area. I've recently started the process to get bariatric surgery. I have chosen the gastric sleeve as my surgery choice and I have my first appointments to begin my required 6-month pre-surgery stuff.

I grew up thin and have only struggled with my weight in the past 7 years (give or take). I gained 120 lbs in that time and there seems to be no going back. After marrying my husband, I tried to gain control and even participated in my first half-marathon, but things were not getting better no matter what I tried. I'm married with no children (just a crazy and wild dog).

My mom had gastric bypass surgery and it changed her life. I was looking for answers to help me with my journey, but I didn't find exactly what I was looking for so I decided to start a blog. I'm hoping to help people like me and find support along the way.

If you're interested, the website is www.bigtexasgirl.com. I have only shared this with one other person. I hope you'll come connect with me.

Mandy

Mandy how has everything been going? Have you tried attending the support group meetings? I've been finding them more helpful than the nut appointments. Hearing from the source ( like on here) has been vital to keep my spirits up. How about you ? Our journey is getting closer to starting officially!


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