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37 yo from Richmond, VA. Just starting the process. I sat through the seminar, & I have a consultation with the NP this week.
So nervous!
I'm excited and nervous as well, congrats on starting the process [emoji4]

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35 Australia. 4 weeks until my RNY [emoji4]
open to meeting new friends women [emoji4]

Australia cool I've always wanted to visit there lol...best of luck on your journey[emoji4]

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Hello! also from Australia, currently in a beautiful coastal town about 3 hours from Sydney, having my surgery done in Sydney, hopefully this year, waiting on a few logistical things to slot into place to know for sure!

Hope everyone's journey is going well!

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I'm 50 and from Missouri. Getting RNY in December. Haven't received my date yet.

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1 hour ago, StevieO925 said:

I'm 50 and from Missouri. Getting RNY in December. Haven't received my date yet.

I am 54 and from SW Missouri. Welcome to the board!

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Hello! also from Australia, currently in a beautiful coastal town about 3 hours from Sydney, having my surgery done in Sydney, hopefully this year, waiting on a few logistical things to slot into place to know for sure!
Hope everyone's journey is going well!
Nice!!! Well hope things fall into place so you can have your surgery done thid year!!!

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Idaho - 50 sleeve and maintaining

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Hello. I'm from Maryland and having lapband to bypass on October 9th.

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Hi all

55F, NJ and sleeve on 10/15! Started pre op diet today.

Can not wait!

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hello,

27/m from New Jersey.

start weight 386

surgery weight 340

current weight- 276

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I’m 44 and in Portland, Oregon. I’m in the pre-surgery stage. I’ve lost 50lb since May just in changing my habits in prep for surgery. I have a bit over 150 to lose still.

My insurance only does Gastric Bypass. I have my first meeting with the bariatric department on October 11th. No surgery date yet.

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i'm 57 from south amboy Nj .having the sleeve November 11 .Will be starting my pre ops soon!!!

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