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I had bypass surgery mid February and I think my favorite thing so far is being able to cross my legs when Im sitting. What’s your favorite?

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Down to 2x shirts this week from 3x.

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Me too, at a 20 teetering on the brink of 18, started out a 28-30W. No longer do I have to ask "Hmmmm where are your largest clothes hanging?" No longer do I look at me in bra and panties and break down crying unceasingly, increasing my I can rotate , only take 2 mirrors instead of 3 or more to visualize myself. Oh, I am still a project that hasn't finished but now I have been given a transplant of HOPE and DREAMS for my future. No longer do I have to ask in a quavering voice," Is THAT all there is?" for there is much still ahead and I will live to see it all! AND THAT IS THE GIFT📦 THAT IS THE COOLEST THING OF ALL! 😛🍀❤🌈

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I love clothes shopping now. It’s been a long time since I fit in every piece of clothing I bring into the fitting room. It’s no longer about what I can get on, but simply what I like! At a size 10/12, (from a 22/24) I can shop at pretty much any clothing store I want.

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No it is a wonderful NSV, and I am happy for you and me both. Mine is somewhat similar, always had to ask for the "hat" in the toilet and sometimes I missed anyway Now I can wipe well and give them a Clean Catch because I can reach things without straining so hard. And those little things mean a lot, don't they? Now I can sit in chairs, even climb stepladders because I am UNDER the 250 pound weight limit. Won't bust things to smithereens accidently. Remember my,late hubby sat down in his favorite fishing chair, one of those with a woven seat. He didn't even wiggle or anything but it let out a,metallic scream and it collapsed to the ground with him still in it. ONLY THING BRUISED WAS HIS EGO but I wish I had sent the cellphone video to ABC for America's Favorite Home Videos, It was a real winner, and he always said he wasn't,OBESE, only me! Ha ha to the max there, he was 6ft3in and 330, but in his heart he must thought he was 195 like when he graduated in 1960. Still have his grad pictures, Tomkitten looks a lot like him, but maybe not much longer. After seeing I could have success, and knowing now I am 30-40 pounds lighter, he is considering Bariatrics for himself. And maybe he'll be a sleeve instead, maybe not, his PCP said he has costochondritis but I'm not sure if. he might have inherited my GERD tendencies also. And if true, he'll become a kangaroo like me! Why are the bypassed kangaroos? Because we all have pouches. Sproing,sproing!

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Me too, at a 20 teetering on the brink of 18, started out a 28-30W. No longer do I have to ask "Hmmmm where are your largest clothes hanging?" No longer do I look at me in bra and panties and break down crying unceasingly, increasing my I can rotate , only take 2 mirrors instead of 3 or more to visualize myself. Oh, I am still a project that hasn't finished but now I have been given a transplant of HOPE and DREAMS for my future. No longer do I have to ask in a quavering voice," Is THAT all there is?" for there is much still ahead and I will live to see it all! AND THAT IS THE GIFT[emoji403] THAT IS THE COOLEST THING OF ALL! [emoji14][emoji256][emoji173][emoji304]
Frust8,
Your doing an amazing job and your so supportive of everyone on this forum.
My favorite part so is going from a 22w-24w to a 12/14 ladies jeans and not struggle to get in them. Going from a 2x to a L in blouses and all the compliments from my family.
It's hard for me to see the difference although 87lbs is about half of what I want to lose.
But I will accomplish this, I can do this and one day I am going to look in the mirror and say I got this!!!
Allie in SC

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I love clothes shopping now. It’s been a long time since I fit in every piece of clothing I bring into the fitting room. It’s no longer about what I can get on, but simply what I like! At a size 10/12, (from a 22/24) I can shop at pretty much any clothing store I want.
Congratulations

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I have two!

1. My jawline has re-appeared, first photo is from three weeks post-op, second is from January this year.

2. My chronic cough is GONE! I blamed my allergies but apparently it was from the hiatal hernia that they repaired. This is EPIC!

3 weeks post vs January 2019.JPG

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Yeah I would say hiatal hernia or GERD that went away. Did you know many doctors say night-time reflux is a cause of asthma? Yep that's what their research shows!

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My favorite NSV was when my husband and I went to the new Little Ceaser's Arena for Pink's concert. I had never been but many people told me how small the seats were which became a huge anxiety fixation. Everyone knows that feeling...well my husband sat down first and had to squeeze in because in the first row of mezzanine the drink holders were on the arms of the seats and made it even more of a tight squeeze. He told me, "I don't know, honey, if I had to squeeze in, it might be tougher for you."

I SLIDE IN EASILY AND HAD SPARE ROOM IN MY SEAT!!!!! I could even cross my legs in my seat. Yes, it was an amazing feeling to let all of the anxiety and stress go and enjoy Pink's amazing performance. My husband even apologized - he knew I weighed less then him now but that really demonstrated it.

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I biked the golden gate bridge from fishermans wharf I think it was a grand total of 24 miles it was amazing!!!

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My favorite NSV was when my husband and I went to the new Little Ceaser's Arena for Pink's concert. I had never been but many people told me how small the seats were which became a huge anxiety fixation. Everyone knows that feeling...well my husband sat down first and had to squeeze in because in the first row of mezzanine the drink holders were on the arms of the seats and made it even more of a tight squeeze. He told me, "I don't know, honey, if I had to squeeze in, it might be tougher for you."
I SLIDE IN EASILY AND HAD SPARE ROOM IN MY SEAT!!!!! I could even cross my legs in my seat. Yes, it was an amazing feeling to let all of the anxiety and stress go and enjoy Pink's amazing performance. My husband even apologized - he knew I weighed less then him now but that really demonstrated it.
That's awesome!!

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I biked the golden gate bridge from fishermans wharf I think it was a grand total of 24 miles it was amazing!!!
Wow!! Way to go!!

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Want to have son take a picture of my almost flat- looking abdomen then put it next to my immediately post- surgery one, then when I look at the comparison, I shall know IT WAS REALLY MORE THAN WORTH IT ALL!

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