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3 minutes ago, Natalie B said:

I have a tentative surgery date of 8/20! I started the process in February and go to my second nutritionist appointment tomorrow and have my GI scope done on Friday. I see the nutritionist monthly and also had to see a pulmonologist to rule out sleep apnea, a chest xray, an exercise physiologist, blood work and the psych appointment and all of those are out of the way thank goodness haha. Very excited to get the scope done and then I should have a better idea if anything else is needed and if I can keep my date.

Welcome! You have gotten a lot out of the way already!!

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So here's the million dollar question - Who, if anyone, are you telling about your surgery?

My husband and kids know and my parents as well. I have yet to tell my brother but I will. I have one friend I will most likely tell as I know she'll be supportive. I don't plan on telling anyone else. I'm new in my job and aren't close enough to anyone here to feel like I want to share. I'm typically a closed book anyway so my general feeling is it's nobody's damn business even if they do notice I'm losing weight rapidly.

What about you guys?

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Hello everyone, my name is Samantha. I had my first appointment in March, and I was told that I should be having surgery in August or September if all goes well. Great to meet you all and I wish you all the best.


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Hello everyone, my name is Samantha. I had my first appointment in March, and I was told that I should be having surgery in August or September if all goes well. Great to meet you all and I wish you all the best.



Welcome Samantha!!


~Emily

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Congratulations!! I have no idea when my surgery will be. I am having my Endo and Psych Eval Mid-May, So it may fall in July as long as Everything goes well.


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Welcome Samantha, I'm rather new here too!

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Ylime

I have told my bf, kids and 3 close friends. I can't even tell my mom, she's a gossip...lol

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Can anyone tell me what the (+) number under our name means? Sorry in advance if that's a dumb question!

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Congratulations!! I have no idea when my surgery will be. I am having my Endo and Psych Eval Mid-May, So it may fall in July as long as Everything goes well.





Oh ok that’s great. Congrats to you too. I was told that I’ll have to complete my pre-op appointments after my 4th visit.


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Can anyone tell me what the (+) number under our name means? Sorry in advance if that's a dumb question!



Thank you. I’ve told my mom and 4 sisters, 3 of my sisters are ok with it and my mom, one of my sisters isn’t and I don’t plan to say anything else to her about it until after I’ve had the surgery, I don’t need the negativity.

Im sorry but I don’t know what the number is for either.



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I have told husband, mother, one brother, sister-in-law, two aunts, like six friends, my personal trainer and my boss.

The only one not super supportive was my sister in law who said she didn’t agree with it, but lord knows there is plenty I could pipe up and say I don’t agree with but I’m a little too grown for all of that... [emoji23] She doesn’t have to get it or support it, it’s not her body or her life.



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I’m getting close... finished all requirements, nutrition classes and MD appts, have my surgical clearance appt May 3.. so June perhaps for surgery ...I’m having the duodenal switch..


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18 hours ago, ylime said:

So here's the million dollar question - Who, if anyone, are you telling about your surgery?

My husband and kids know and my parents as well. I have yet to tell my brother but I will. I have one friend I will most likely tell as I know she'll be supportive. I don't plan on telling anyone else. I'm new in my job and aren't close enough to anyone here to feel like I want to share. I'm typically a closed book anyway so my general feeling is it's nobody's damn business even if they do notice I'm losing weight rapidly.

What about you guys?

My husband knows (and he's having the surgery a month after I am) and my mom and my sister. That's it for now. I'm in a similar position as you that I'm new to my job. I've been here for 6 months and even though I have very nice coworkers, I'm just not comfortable telling them.

My best friend is getting married about two weeks after my tentative surgery date. It's a small wedding so I'm not in it but obviously will be there and I feel like I should tell her so she doesn't wonder why I'm not eating and having a few drinks to Celebrate haha. Plus, like your friend, I know she will be supportive

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My husband knows (and he's having the surgery a month after I am) and my mom and my sister. That's it for now. I'm in a similar position as you that I'm new to my job. I've been here for 6 months and even though I have very nice coworkers, I'm just not comfortable telling them.
My best friend is getting married about two weeks after my tentative surgery date. It's a small wedding so I'm not in it but obviously will be there and I feel like I should tell her so she doesn't wonder why I'm not eating and having a few drinks to Celebrate haha. Plus, like your friend, I know she will be supportive



My husband, adult children, and my Mom. I don't think everyone will be supportive and I really don't want to hear about how I am taking the "easy" way out. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️


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