Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Good morning!! I’m very new here, I ran across the site yesterday and thought I’d go ahead and sign up!

I’m 29 years old and a mom of 2. I just got married March 29th this year but we’ve been together for 7 years!

I started my journey March 22nd, 2019. I went to my initial consult one week before my wedding day lol. I didn’t know if I really wanted to have surgery at that point but the thought had crossed my mind many times so I began the process. I waited until after our honeymoon and for the wedding excitement to calm a bit before starting monthly PCP visits.

At my consult in March I was 292lb but at my visit to my pcp in May I was 312lb...wtf lol. Happy weight maybe? It needed to go..since my 2nd PCP visit on 6/25/19 I’ve lost 30lb so I’m pretty happy with the work I’ve put in so far. My husband had no idea I weighed over 300lb but I’m “proportionate” so it’s hard to tell exactly, but I knew.

Anyway. I spent my 6 months researching and educating myself on this surgery, reading others stories, the good and the bad. I’m definitely having the surgery and I’m excited!

Today is actually my pre op visit with surgery set for December 16th!

I’m open to any advice, suggestions, or stories! I’m excited to y’all with you guys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a life long journey - and this is the place to get the information - My advice is once you decide to live healthy and happy and fat free, The surgery is a great option. However with any good thing comes a bumpy rough road, Most of the problems are in your head, The mental beating you take with this surgery is rough, Read the long post i have in archives, You must be ready and you have to understand it is a life long journey

100;s of us have posted it is the best decision we every made, I choose to live longer and healthy then at my age go down fast due to the weight, Like you i carried it well, but I am 4 months in and never been happier!

To me it was the best decision ever

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the site! This is a very friendly and supportive community. My advice is to be on the lookout for people who have surgery the same time (roughly) as you. It's wonderful to go through the process with buddies going through the same thing at the same time.

Wising you an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, AJ Tylo said:

This is a life long journey - and this is the place to get the information - My advice is once you decide to live healthy and happy and fat free, The surgery is a great option. However with any good thing comes a bumpy rough road, Most of the problems are in your head, The mental beating you take with this surgery is rough, Read the long post i have in archives, You must be ready and you have to understand it is a life long journey

100;s of us have posted it is the best decision we every made, I choose to live longer and healthy then at my age go down fast due to the weight, Like you i carried it well, but I am 4 months in and never been happier!

To me it was the best decision ever

Thank you!! Yes I’ve seen so many people who say they wanted this so bad, regretted and now are grateful for it. As well as the other way around, were scared but ended up with no complications and hardly any pain. I’m a pretty strong person and have a great support system BUT I know this is a life change and I pray my strength continues mentally. I’m trying to prepare myself for “the worst” (as far as healing, pain, learning to use my new tool, transitioning into a new phase, etc.) but hopeful for the best experience!

Edited by eporter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Welcome to the site! This is a very friendly and supportive community. My advice is to be on the lookout for people who have surgery the same time (roughly) as you. It's wonderful to go through the process with buddies going through the same thing at the same time.

Wising you an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

Thank you! Great advice, I’m learning to navigate the site and will try to make some friends!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the group! This is a great group with lots of experience with/in. I know I learn something new all the time. I look forward to getting to know you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, eporter said:

Anyway. I spent my 6 months researching and educating myself on this surgery, reading others stories, the good and the bad. I’m definitely having the surgery and I’m excited!

Today is actually my pre op visit with surgery set for December 16th!

I’m open to any advice, suggestions, or stories! I’m excited to y’all with you guys!

Welcome!! I had my surgery in July. My ONLY regret is not having it done sooner!

I am blessed with a lot of support from my family & friends. That helps make my journey easier.

Between this site & lots of informative YouTube videos, I have felt encouraged, been inspired & become more determined to succeed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hellooooo welcome to the board glad you journey is underway any questions im sure the great folks of this board will do what we can to help cheels and welcome to the board

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, eporter said:

Good morning!! I’m very new here, I ran across the site yesterday and thought I’d go ahead and sign up!

I’m 29 years old and a mom of 2. I just got married March 29th this year but we’ve been together for 7 years!

I started my journey March 22nd, 2019. I went to my initial consult one week before my wedding day lol. I didn’t know if I really wanted to have surgery at that point but the thought had crossed my mind many times so I began the process. I waited until after our honeymoon and for the wedding excitement to calm a bit before starting monthly PCP visits.

At my consult in March I was 292lb but at my visit to my pcp in May I was 312lb...wtf lol. Happy weight maybe? It needed to go..since my 2nd PCP visit on 6/25/19 I’ve lost 30lb so I’m pretty happy with the work I’ve put in so far. My husband had no idea I weighed over 300lb but I’m “proportionate” so it’s hard to tell exactly, but I knew.

Anyway. I spent my 6 months researching and educating myself on this surgery, reading others stories, the good and the bad. I’m definitely having the surgery and I’m excited!

Today is actually my pre op visit with surgery set for December 16th!

I’m open to any advice, suggestions, or stories! I’m excited to y’all with you guys!

💙Welcome💙

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/15/2019 at 08:11, Lynda486 said:



Welcome to the group! This is a great group with lots of experience with/in. I know I learn something new all the time. I look forward to getting to know you!


Thank you!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/15/2019 at 08:14, NancyLF said:






Welcome!! I had my surgery in July. My ONLY regret is not having it done sooner!




I am blessed with a lot of support from my family & friends. That helps make my journey easier.




Between this site & lots of informative YouTube videos, I have felt encouraged, been inspired & become more determined to succeed.






Awesome to hear!! I also watch a lot of videos and do a lot of research. I feel that the more knowledgeable I am about the surgery, the more I feel comfortable with my decision!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/15/2019 at 11:06, VIKING 0424 said:



hellooooo welcome to the board glad you journey is underway any questions im sure the great folks of this board will do what we can to help cheels and welcome to the board


I appreciate that, thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 11/15/2019 at 16:46, GreenTealael said:






💙Welcome💙


Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome! I had my bypass at the end of March 2019, and the folks on here have been very helpful and supportive. Look around and read what you can. You'll learn a lot. Good luck on your journey!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • SabrinaGoddess

      I hate these Lovenox shots.  That is all! LOL
      Feeling like a pin cushion.
      I know they are needed and it's only 10 days worth but I really hate giving myself shots. It's one of the reasons I want to be healthy because diabetes runs in my family

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      Yas, I am HOME! Traveling back home was interesting but I made it.
      For the first time in my flying life we had NO drink service due to the turbulence! It was crazy. I had to call the steward to bring me water. You CAN NOT let yourself get behind on drinking! That would be dangerous.
      My new blog post is up! https://sabrinagoddess.com/day-3-4-post-op-doc-visit

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)
      It was an easy procedure for me and I am not having complications. If you want to see part one of my journey go here: https://sabrinagoddess.com/life-on-the-other-side-post-op-wls
      I will be making new posts during this whole process!

      · 5 replies
      1. GreenTealael

        💚CONGRATULATIONS💚

      2. Billy Bob

        Glad you survived . lol

      3. SabrinaGoddess

        @billybob I am thriving and breathing! That's a blessing!

      4. BayougirlMrsS

        yeahhhhhh we are only 3 months apart on the sleeve journey. I found it has been way easier to lose with the sleeve than it was with the band...... although i loved my band. Sleeve was the easiest SX i ever had too.....

      5. SabrinaGoddess

        @bayougirlmrss I was told this is the fastest weight loss surgery, but I am not really looking for extremely fast. I want it to be healthy. This is our new tool and we can use it wisely for sure. Are you taking your biotin and vitamins?

    • SabrinaGoddess

      TOMORROW IS MY DAY! (note this did not post properly so I am still  posting it after the fact)
      I am so very excited! My sister is here with me and my son. I am so excited. My anesthesiologist called me tonight to discuss our plans for tomorrow. I am not feeling nervous at all. Just excited for the future!
      I did buy a few bottles of CFpreop which is really suppose to help you stay hydrated. It's pricey but I feel it's worth it. I tried the Watermelon tonight. I have to stop all liquids after midnight and I go into the hospital at 5:30am for check in. My surgery is at 8am.
      SO HAPPY for this journey!
      You can get the CFpreop on Amazon if anyone is interested. It comes in Watermelon and White Grape.
      Read my night before thoughts on: www.SabrinaGoddess.com

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Arabesque

      Today I said I’m an XS or size 8 (Aust) at a clothing store. I never thought I’d say those words and say them with confidence. And when I commented a dress was too big on me I was told it was the smallest size. As was the belt I wanted. 
       
      I tried on a slim fitting singlet dress yesterday & was shocked to realise the lumpy bits on the dress were my hip bones. I have an hour glass shape so I always had hips but never ones that stuck out on the front of my body! 

      I’ve been a size 10 before - for about 5 minutes. While I am now confident about saying I’m an 8, clothes shopping is all still a bit freaky for me. It’s not that I’m focussed on the size on the label. I’m well aware the cut/line of the clothes and the designer’s style will dictate what size I need or if it will suit my body shape. The size is the starting point & it’s starting at an 8/XS/38 which is a big mind set change. It’s thinking a pair of pants will be too small & discovering they are almost too big. 

      While I’m still coming to terms with my actual new body shape and size, I’m very happy to be in this new reality. 
       
      · 4 replies
      1. ms.sss

        Yay!!

      2. ms.sss

        ...ah! I see you are from Brisbane! We lived there for a year when Mr. got a work contract there.

        I have fond (and not-so-fond, lol) memories of the weather there this time of year. It it crazy hot yet?

      3. Arabesque

        Hit 42degress last weekend but this week has been in the rather pleasant low 30s (relatively of course😜). Could still wear jeans but thank goodness for air conditioning. Worse is the drought. Everything is dying or dead. Very sad & depressing.

      4. ms.sss

        I feel ya.

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×