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Misconception: Most people who have metabolic and bariatric surgery regain their weight.

Misconception: The chance of dying from metabolic and bariatric surgery is more than the chance of dying from obesity.

Misconception: Surgery is a ‘cop-out’. To lose and maintain weight, individuals affected by severe obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program.

Misconception: Many bariatric patients become alcoholics after their surgery.

Misconception: Surgery increases the risk for suicide.

Misconception: Bariatric patients have serious health problems caused by Vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Misconception: Obesity is only an addiction, similar to alcoholism or drug dependence.

Find the TRUTH to these misconceptions here: https://asmbs.org/patients/bariatric-surgery-misconceptions

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Thank you for this! While I am very committed to this massive life change, I'm also in the pre-surgery jitters stage. 5 more days! So, my anxious litte brain is fixating on any and all of the worries and complications associated with bariatric surgery. Nice to read some positive stats while in this frame of mind. Obviously, I have all the evidence I need that this is a great choice for me and lots of others (hello message boards). But, whew! I underestimated this anxiety in the home stretch. I think it's less about the actual surgery than is it about the fact that I absolutely hate being touched by strangers and especially in a medical setting. I'm also horrible about speaking up for myself because I'm trying to be the perfect patient. Therapy topic for this week perhaps?

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Skoot over,on the couch, I too didn't speak up for myself, didn't want to rock the,boat of life. I've gotten braver on Bariatric Pal, been good therapy for me to know I'm good and I can speak,up for myself.
A tiny bit longer to my day, 26 days? have to,pull up my count- down timer but I'm still absorbing ant,late- minute knowledge I can, how about you?

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I understand your fears - I had similar ones. But today, now 5 months post-op, I can say without any reservation that this was the best decision I've ever made in my life. 5b6db72b52f45_Size20tosize10.jpg.088b60d9b5189a92cd21d0321665709f.jpg

Here's me at my highest - and today. From a size 20 to a size 10. I still have work to do, but all of my labs are normal, I'm out of the obese category, I can walk, bike, run, swim (even look good in a bathing suit!),

Just know the first few weeks are going to be tough. I've had both laproscopic gall bladder removal and a C-section. My recovery from GB was somewhere in the middle. Not as tough as C-section, but a bit harder than gall bladder removal. I went back to work after a week (telework in my pjs) - and back to my full days by week 2. I walked every day and followed my surgeon's/nutritionists directions exactly as written. No variation. To date I've lost 77 pounds (44 to go!)

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@Naughty Glitter Goddess. I'm glad my post helped to alleviate some of your pre-surgery jitters. I like to research and post various studies and information. I tend to post most of these topics in the GENERAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DISCUSSIONS forum. Click the link below to see other topics.

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9 hours ago, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:

@Naughty Glitter Goddess. I'm glad my post helped to alleviate some of your pre-surgery jitters. I like to research and post various studies and information. I tend to post most of these topics in the GENERAL WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DISCUSSIONS forum. Click the link below to see other topics.

Thank you - I'll check it out. Looking forward to coming out on the other side.

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@Naughty Glitter Goddess. And we'll be waiting anxiously for you on TEAM POST-OP!:) The view is great from the post-op side.

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