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5 years ago today...first day of a new life



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5 years ago today was my VSG. What a journey. I'd do it again in a blink. I'm forever grateful. I had regain, had a health scare and got back on track. Lost my regain. Even though I have about 25 lbs to go until my plastics, I KNOW I would have never done this on my own. I am almost without the words of gratitude to my surgeon and team. Although my insurance changed and I can't see him anymore, I think about my experience all the time. It seems like yesterday. So much has happened since then, but WOW what an incredible time I've had.

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Great to hear from a vet who has achieved success with weight loss and achieving long term maintenance, thank you, and best wishes for achieving your ultimate goals!

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Yes, thank you for sharing. Hearing from long-term vets is very inspiring!

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