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I only told a few people before surgery because I wasn't sure if the others would be supportive so I waited to tell them AFTER surgery when their objections no longer matter.

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I didn't tell anyone about my sleeve surgery in Mexico 9 1/2 years ago except my physician. I'm revising to a bypass due to GERD on 6/29. GERD gave me an esophageal stricture which is being repaired at the same time the bypass is done. I'm at my goal weight, so no one should notice anything. Your surgery is no one's business but yours, and your decision to tell or not is yours as well. I'm just a very private person and don't like people asking what I consider to be personal questions.

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I've told my mother and a few close friends of my decision, and, at least on the surface, they've all been super supportive. My mom had the sleeve done 5 years ago and it very pleased with it, and another of my friends is going through the process right now as well (we call ourselves the "No Tummy Buddies" lol!). The two others I've told have said they are excited for me and hoping the process goes smoothly.

I'm not planning on telling very many people, only those I trust and I spend a lot of time with so they aren't surprised by the change...I'm not ashamed, but I don't need unnecessary opinions from people who don't matter in my day-to-day life either.

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