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Hi all! I’m meeting in person with the surgeon for the first time on Thursday and then I’ll have my initial consults with the exercise specialist and dietician after the appointment! I’m excited yet nervous and was wondering if others could offer one piece of advice for someone just beginning this journey, what would it be?

I had a initial introductory telehealth visit and the surgeon recommended based on my size and co morbidities that the duodenal switch might be the best option for me.

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My recommendation is to read over everything and make sure you bring up any and every concern you have. I had the Loop Duodenal Switch, myself, and my biggest advice is if you do decide to have the DS or Loop DS is make sure you never skip your Vitamins because every single dose is important and make sure you always get your Protein in (I average around 90-95g a day). Any and all concerns you have remember to bring it up with your surgeon! In the end though the decision on what surgery you have is very much YOUR choice. Read up on your options, make lists of pros on cons and decide which surgery you want that way.

Good luck on your upcoming appointment and the beginning of your weight loss journey!

Edited by NovaLuna

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Here it is ----- You will be given a tool and you and only you have to run the worshop! All of us here have F@#cked up and played hard, Now it is time to get healthy and happy! I did it so have many here, Enjoy the ride it is bumpy and it is not always easy but the reward Rocks!

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