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On 2/28/2018 at 10:37 AM, JustinH said:

Does anyone regret having this surgery? Be honest, if so and why? Just want to know what others are going through before I commit.

One week post op and so far my only regret is I can't chug Water. I feel thirsty all the time but you can't just take a big swig.

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No regrets!!! Best thing I did for myself. I had surgery July 23rd. Down 68 pounds.
Easy recovery for me too. Good luck to you!

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I’m 3.5 years out. I have zero regrets. The first 8 weeks were tough though. I had trouble with shakes so I was exhausted and extremely weak. After I was able to eat more things quickly got better. I have gained some back from my lowest weight. I’m working on getting back down...this isn’t magic. It may take years but if you don’t eat right YOU WILL GAIN IT BACK. Thankfully I’ve pulled my head out of my arse before it got too bad. This is something we will have to pay attention to for a lifetime. As soon as you give yourself excuses to eat this or that... you’re heading back down the wrong path.

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On 02/28/2018 at 10:37, JustinH said:

Does anyone regret having this surgery? Be honest, if so and why? Just want to know what others are going through before I commit.

My only regret 1 day post op is that the gas is too bad and nothing seems to be working. Otherwise I feel pretty damn good!

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On ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 9:37 AM, JustinH said:

Does anyone regret having this surgery? Be honest, if so and why? Just want to know what others are going through before I commit.

No. No regrets. There are times I'm like OHMYGAWD I just want to go out to eat w/ my wife and be normal ya know buttttt. Then I look at my progress and I'm like no. I'll take this 3 bite and done thing over feeling sluggish all day and zero energy. It'll be hard at first and I think everyone goes the buyers remorse so to say lol. However the end results are well worth the hard times. :)

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I have zero regrets. Even the tough times have been bliss compared to trying to live my life at almost 300 lbs. (that’s no way to live) 

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Does anyone regret having this surgery? Be honest, if so and why? Just want to know what others are going through before I commit.

Yes but theyre small and i wouldnt have these regrets if i didnt start eating better (which i did because of surgery.)
So not much of a regret as an "awww man!"
For example. I recently tried asparagus for the first time. It was freaking amazing! Like wow i could eat this every week for a year lol. However i cant tolerate them at all.

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7 days post op I wondered... why the ^&*( did I do this.???? I felt terrible...I'm feeling better having lost some about 10 pounds... but not getting my energy back as quickly as I thought I would. I had bronchitis & pheumonia, before my surgery... so I'm sure that took a toll on my body... still swollen a little... can't take a bath... I think it will be good...soon...and I won't regret it...

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I had intermittent buyer’s remorse for about a week or two because I felt so crummy. Then I started to feel great and had a lot of fun challenging my body and mind and watching the weight fall off. It’s been nine months and I feel fantastic. I can do so many things I couldn’t do before. I couldn’t be happier and ask myself why I waited so long! Good luck to all and hang in there if you’re feeling a rough patch. [emoji177]


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On 3/1/2018 at 1:00 PM, doug548 said:

Off topic....But, what we have been given is nothing more than a tool. How you use it is up to you

I also got a "do-over!" Rarely do you get that in life....I plan to make the most of this blessing.

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I regret the fact I believed I was too old, even for a second. I too am sorry I didn't have this surgery 20 or 30 years ago when I would have healed at a faster rate, I regret listening to others, my late husband was the worst, that I was a useless screw-up that could not do things correctly, that doctors would laugh at me for wanting surgery, that I was useless and hopeless, I regret putting my life by submitting to those lies, I regret not finishing my education, for settling for a MRS instead of the MD I really wanted, I do not regret my children , for they keep me sane in difficult circumstances. And I regret my malfunctioning body, my surgeons were and are wonderful, skillful people, I do regret my surgery for I believe without it I might have soon died, but my plans for a quick uneventful recovery were flawed, and oddly I do not regret my PICC line, I can give up 14 hours of my day to continue to live, even with the encumberance it beats starvation, malnourisment and death all hollow. I regret that all of my September 5th Surgery Twins have done so well, they have dropped off the Bariatric Pal rolls because they have progressed to regular foods, and no longer feel needful. But even if I am one of the few 20+ week full liquid diet people, I find I'm still stubborn enough to get on with healing because I want a goal acheived and a final victory. And most I regret whining about my 2nd chance to be all I can be , because even with flaws, it is a CHANCE!

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My only regret is that I put off surgery for several years!! There were moments in the first several weeks that made me wonder what on earth I got myself into (mainly indigestion issues), but when I get on the scale and see numbers that I haven't seen in years, I regret nothing!!

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Does anyone regret having this surgery? Be honest, if so and why? Just want to know what others are going through before I commit.

Kinda sorta....life is definitely different. I mean the weight is falling off of me...but I'm not eating..so if I didnt have surgery and didnt eat anything weight would be falling off as well.

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I am one month and 2 days post op. I have zero regrets. I feel perfectly normal except that I get full sooner. Its a miracle. no pain no side effects. I have lost 32 pounds and am not hungry.
Hi linda8...I hope to feel like you soon. I'm 20 days out...feel soooo NOT NORMAL. I'm never hungry. Cant eat when I'm out, I feel different

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