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Hi all. My name is JoeJohn. I am 280 40 BMI 5.' 7" 57 yrs. old I have already been diagnosed with Diabetes 2, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep-apnea and am taking medication for all, including insulin. My hope is that I can in the near future overcome some of these conditions. I have been told by doctors that they are weight related. My surgery is on Monday, Dec. 25, 2019. So it is now just over 3 days more of clear liquid diet. I don't feel hungry because of all the Protein Shakes, I guess. But, of course, I did have a dream that I had lost my sober/clean time by sneaking out of my house and chasing a cheeseburger all over the city. I am hoping those kinds of dreams are normal. Anyway, I feel both anxious and excited, a bit of both. I work a 12-step program of recovery and have a strong faith in my Higher Power, so I believe the spiritual principles and living tools will now help me in this new era of my life. So we say the prayer: "Take my will and my life, guide me in my recovery, show me how to live. . . " and I begin each day at that point of surrender. God bless you all, and thank you for sharing your stories as they are giving me strength. Happy New Year!

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Well Hello JoeJohn.... love folks who work a 12 step. Rigorous honesty is something that just isn’t common at all. Congratulations on your new journey!! I am 3 weeks post op and can’t believe how many inches I have lost so far. I pray you have results you seek to get off them meds.

I will be very honest with myself, with each bite I have, I am creating a new me. It can be a bite of my past, or a healthy new life, I pray for all of us stay on a path with God guiding us to do the next right thing.

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I has the same co morbidities and 3 weeks post I no longer snore and now I need to cut my losartin in half as my BP is way down.

Good luck !

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Best of luck with your surgery! I am sure it will go smoothly. Most importantly this is a new step towards a healthier life.

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Thank you for your inspiring words. My surgery is tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. I noticed that in my original message I typed in the incorrect date of the 25. My surgery is tomorrow, Dec. 29th. Thanks again for your support, JoeJohn!

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