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First time using this forum, still figuring out how this works. I am new to this VSG journey and am really excited to begin this next chapter of my life. I had my first appointment with the Bariatric clinic on 12/17/19, to get the ball rolling. I have several other appointments scheduled for this month (January 2020), and many more will be coming up in the months to come. I am hoping to have surgery in the summer of 2020.

For the first time in my life, I feel like reaching my goal weight is a realistic possibility. I am working on losing as much weight as possible in the next 6 months (before surgery), to give myself a greater chance of getting to that goal. Thus far, since 12/17/19, I have lost 14 lbs and I feel such a huge difference in my body already! I can't even imagine what it will feel like to lose the rest of the weight!

Are there any other Newbies out there who want to walk this journey together? I would love to hear from you! I would also love to hear from people who are farther along in this journey, who can share their experience and wisdom.

I place this whole journey in the hands of God, by whose grace this is all happening in my life and on whose strength I totally rely! Thank you Jesus!

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I went to my first appointment just about a year ago, and had my surgery in the beginning of December. It was a long slog, but 32 days out of surgery and I am down 32 lbs, stopped snoring, lowered my blood pressure, and feel brand new. About 50lbs more over the next 3 months and I should be set for life (or a lifetime of better choices :)

best st of luck !

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Congrats! So awesome to hear about all the positive changes! I can't wait to start experiencing that myself. Good luck on the rest of your journey!

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I joined this forum right around the time I had surgery or slightly before and it's answered a ton of questions for me. Just keep browsing through the threads and you'll find useful info. Good luck with your weight loss journey.

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Hi I have just joined
I am having my gastric bypass surgery tomorrow/ to day now as it’s past midnight so I have to be at the hospital at 11am, excited, nervous and everything else, I’m having this done because my reflux disease is so bad but I’m also over weight and have been for many years, I’m definitely not the biggest I have been but need my body to repair so it’s a new year and definitely a new start, here’s to a slimmer 2020 and reflux free [emoji1696][emoji1696], good luck to everyone on your journey [emoji3]


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1 minute ago, sharonashby said:

Hi I have just joined
I am having my gastric bypass surgery tomorrow/ to day now as it’s past midnight so I have to be at the hospital at 11am, excited, nervous and everything else, I’m having this done because my reflux disease is so bad but I’m also over weight and have been for many years, I’m definitely not the biggest I have been but need my body to repair so it’s a new year and definitely a new start, here’s to a slimmer 2020 and reflux free , good luck to everyone on your journey


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Congratulations and there a few people having surgery tomorrow. Check out the January 2020 thread and may you do exceedingly well tomorrow. Welcome to BP 💜.

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