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Hey guys,

I was scheduled for VSG on 3/30, but was delayed to 5/11 when the hospitals stopped doing elective surgeries because of COVID-19. My insurance requires a 6 month program, plus I had some travel that pushed surgery out a few more months. All in all, I've been at the pre-op routine for 10 months now. I'm down 63 lbs so far (382 -> 319) and am feeling like I can do this, but am nervous for the surgery. Not specifically the procedure and recovery, but the lifetime of change this will mean for me. During this 10 months, I have enjoyed going on vacation or a holiday, eating what I want, then losing all the weight in a week or two. My preference is no WLS, but am afraid I can't be disciplined enough to stay on the pre-op style program for the rest of my life.

Anyone else have these thoughts prior to surgery?

Edited by bhrobins

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Every person here had second doubts - It is only a tool and it is a rough decision, but you are a addict you are addicted to unhealthy eating! This tool will help control this addiction and get you healthy if you follow the rules of the WLS Road.

Only you can make the choice but i will tell you Most of us here will tell you it is the best decision we ever made!

Good Luck -

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..And for those who are new here, let me share that when I first logged in here, my panties would get in a wad when Winston said things like “face it, you’re addicted”, etc. I thought,😤what nerve! He doesn’t even know us and he’s calling us addicts?? How could someone be so rude and assuming, he must be projecting his own stuff, not mine!

But 7 weeks post op, and having studied my own behavior, my movements toward food, when and why I was reaching for food when not hungry, indeed I witnessed my addicted behavior. Some of it was in response to certain foods that manufacturers intend to create addiction in us, other times it was an addicted drive within me to self medicate with food, even healthy food, but driven by addicted moments such as a death in the family, or feeling sad for a day, I mindlessly walked to the kitchen to soothe the savage beast. Was I really hungry? No.

Winston’s talk is straight here. We have a few straight talkers and we need them among us, call it a talent for tough love or what you will.

All of this to say, don’t be too eager to dismiss the straight talk as not applying to you. At least keep it tucked in the corner of your mind that there just may be a tiny shred of truth for you, too. Often times, it’s the small tweak of behavior that had the power to derail us at some point in life, and with self reflection, facing hard truths without shame, we can simply tweak it back, no longer held hostage to mindless consumption. To live the free, easy breezy life out of bondage we so desire and so deserve.

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😳I am SO Sorry! I did not realize i was in the guy’s room!😖

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Thanks for the feedback. My VSG has been pushed to 5/18, but I'm ready. Looking forward to a continued transformation.

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I have to tell you mate I've lost and gained 100lbs before surgery I've lost 50lbs and gained it back before surgery only after the bypass have I lost over 150lbs and maintaining it now for a few weeks feeling great; yes the first few months you may feel not hungry and you may not be able to eat much but now I'm over 6 months out from surgery I can eat most things mate. Just have to take small bites.

So it's not a problem forever just for a short term you can't eat alot.

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