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I'm having bypass surgery in Washington, DC in February 2019, and I will be moving to Australia for work in September 2019. I thought about waiting until I get to Australia to have the surgery, but I decided I want to do it now and arrive in Australia as the "new me." However, I'm a bit concerned about switching to a new doctor for periodic checkups (or to deal with complications if they occur). Has anyone had to deal with this? Has it been disruptive in your weight loss journey?

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Haven't had that issue but as I'm an Aussie thought I would say hi. Where are you relocating to?

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10 hours ago, elcee said:

Haven't had that issue but as I'm an Aussie thought I would say hi. Where are you relocating to?

Canberra!

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Are you going into politics?

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12 minutes ago, elcee said:

Are you going into politics?

LOL! No, I'm actually retiring from the U.S. government!

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I’m no help, but just wanted to say I’m jealous! I’ve wanted to move to Australia ever since I spent some time there in grad school!

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2 minutes ago, notmyname said:

I’m no help, but just wanted to say I’m jealous! I’ve wanted to move to Australia ever since I spent some time there in grad school!

We've also lived there before and love Australia as well. The people are absolutely wonderful!

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2 hours ago, Recidivist said:

LOL! No, I'm actually retiring from the U.S. government!

PS - Just saw you're a fellow fed - hope your agency has funding and you're at work and getting paid!

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26 minutes ago, notmyname said:

PS - Just saw you're a fellow fed - hope your agency has funding and you're at work and getting paid!

Nope--my agency is not funded and I'm furloughed. We're getting by. I just hope we get paid retroactively!

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18 minutes ago, Recidivist said:

Nope--my agency is not funded and I'm furloughed. We're getting by. I just hope we get paid retroactively!

Oh no! I'm one of the lucky ones. VERY glad to be at work and being paid. Hope it ends soon and you get paid retroactively!

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