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So I have been back and forth a lot over the past year about getting this procedure done. 2 of my family members both have done the sleeve and the bypass surgery and their progress is amazing! The closer it gets the more I am getting nervous. I have read a lot of these discussions and the liquid post op diet scares me. The hormone changes and mood changes scare me too. It is totally a decision that I won't change because I am so in NEED of this but... Nerves are kicking in. To know a little about me... I am 30 years old and a mother of an 8 year old daughter. I have struggled with weight my entire life, as I know many of us have, and I have tried all the diets possible. None of which got me to where I want/need to be. I gave up on believing I would ever be healthy and happy in my skin until I got divorced. When I got divorced I moved into my own place with my daughter for the 1st time in my adult life. I was unpacking and cleaning and became so EXHAUSTED I was in physical pain and had to sit/lay down. I was so embarrassed and ashamed of myself that I had become that tired over CLEANING! I told myself that day that was it. I couldn't live like this anymore. My insurance requires 6 weight management appointments and a psych appointment as well as a sleep study and a endo/gi screening. I have completed 2 weight management appointments and my psych and sleep study are in the beginning of August. I am so happy I found this website to have all the support of all of you guys going through it as well!!!

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Good for you for taking your life back :)

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Welcome and best wishes on your journey! When the nerves kick in, focus not on the difficulties in the beginning but on your long term goals and know that you can get through anything temporarily to achieve a better life in the long run.

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Welcome Back awesome decision!!

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