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I first started considering WLS in 2009, but I was so far from being ready. I tried again a few years later with similar results and the surgical team kept telling me I was not ready because my life was so hectic (in school full-time, working at a job I hated, and not following through with the pre-op plans), and again maybe two years later. It wasn't until early 2016 that my primary doctor brought it up again as a possible option for me. By that point, I had a steady full-time job, I had finished college, I was no longer depressed and I was motivated. Now that I am 7 months post-op and down 180 pounds (75 pounds since surgery), I have no regrets. I don't even regret not having it earlier. I had it when I was ready and if I had it any sooner, I would have failed. My biggest advice is research your options, if you have any reservations, look into the possible reasons/causes of those reservations and decide if now is the right time or if you just need more guidance/information/etc. to be ready and successful.

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Had the sleeve, January 2012. In less than a year, I went from 275 -115. I now stay, comfortably, at 122 +/- a pound once in a while. Maintenance was scary and hard to find my perfect balance. Was a thin tightrope for a while.

Only regret? That it wasn't an option in my teens so I could've lived my life instead of hiding, sitting on the couch, eating, watching TV and being alone.

I've been working at living my life from now on!

Great advice & insight @monalyssa33

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My sleeve was this past Monday. I currently have the "what did I do " thoughts. Watching my family eat regular food while I sip my Protein Shake down is very difficult. I know this will pass soon

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I'm with everyone else. My only regret is that I didn't do this 10 years ago.

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I agree, only regret I had was to get this done few years ago..


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It seems many people had the “what did I do” thoughts right after but most change to “ why did I wait so long” not long after. To not only lose weight but have more energy, ditch meds, and just all around feel better sends any regrets out the window.


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I dont regret it, but it is very hard. The surgery itself was easy, it is everything since that has been hard. You need to make sure you are mentally prepared to stop abusing food. I thought I was mentally prepared for that and I was mistaken. I am happy to see the weight coming off and happy to be feeling better, but I do miss the food that I used to abuse. It is a life changing surgery so make sure you are ready for it. I do not regret it one bit and wish I had gotten it back in 2013 when I originally looked into it.

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I have no regrets at all. I'm in the best shape of my adult life and I am finally living the life that I was meant to live.

All of the hard work and sacrifice is worth it. food is just food, and it isn't worth all the misery that obesity brings with it!

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Just wondering if any has regrets from the surgery. I am thinking of the sleeve any advice?



Not a one!! I had the band first and had reflux and got sick with a lot of what I ate.. I was sleeved on 4/17/17 and started at 270lbs and now 205 as of yesterday.. I’m so much happier and healthy no problems what so ever.. no more getting sick as w the band.. I just get full faster...I wish I had done sooner!!


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I am at the exact same state you’re in. I hope it passes soon. The mental struggle is more than the physical.



Yep. I have posted about this many times. I was not mentally prepared for how difficult it would be post surgery.


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