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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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💙

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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






💙Welcome💙


Thank you!

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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!

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