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The wait can seem like an eternity, that's for sure. Congratulations on getting a date. That kind of makes it seem more realistic.

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Hi, there. I'm brand new on this site and am scheduled for RNY sometime in February, but I don't have an exact date yet. I see my surgeon again on January 8 and should get a surgery date then.

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That sounds great. I had my final decision appointment with my surgeon today. Just went through what to expect and why I wanted bypass over sleeve. Then the scheduler came in and we scheduled the nutritionist appointment and physician assistant appointment February 4th. There I will get final check up and my two week diet for prior to surgery.

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Well finally you are getting close to your BIG DAY, are you getting a little 3cvited yet?

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My surgeon seemed to be trying to talk me into the sleeve instead of bypass, and asked me to defend my decision to do bypass. I told her that the long-term weight loss seemed better with bypass, and she said she was more concerned with health than weight loss. (Easy for her to say--she is stick-thin.) I then said I felt that bypass had been around longer and was better understood, and that I was also concerned about GERD with sleeve. She seemed satisfied. 🙂

I will see the nutritionist, psychologist and do a pre-op support group on January 8; then I'll get my surgery date.

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I have noticed the many people that get the sleeve eventually end up having the bypass at a later time.
I also notice many people who get wls fail period. Old habits die hard sadly. Of course it's never too late unless you're dead!

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1 hour ago, LadySin said:

I also notice many people who get wls fail period. Old habits die hard sadly. Of course it's never too late unless you're dead!

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2 hours ago, TheMarine79 said:

I have noticed the many people that get the sleeve eventually end up having the bypass at a later time.

Weight regain can happen with any type of surgery. Behavior change and the choices you make will be a factor in your outcome. There are many sleevers that have kept the weight off long term.

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Hello everyone! I received my surgery date last night - February 6th! I look forward to sharing and hearing stories about everyone's journey and I am excited to finally have a date for surgery! :)

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🐰May you have a wonderful surgery and may it be all you have dreamed of.

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It is going to be great. I know this journey has been over six months. I know when I get to my pre op diet, I will be saying I wish it was not quite here yet. Just kidding. Iy will be great because I will get to my surgery and by summer I will have started to look like the stud I know I am. 😂

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