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Seven years ago today I got a second chance at life. I had multiple comorbidities and 2 organs were quite literally failing. I would have died within a couple years for sure. Surgery saved my life. Literally.

I've had a great post op course. I had some regain, one of my health issues returned, I focused and got even more serious and have been on track since.

What an incredible seven years I've had. Without VSG I may have very well not seen my child graduate high school this year. Or been here to support my mom when my dad died very quickly from cancer. Finished Nurse Practitioner school. Helped my husband through a complete 180 in his career. Or a million other things.

What a massive gratitude I have for this surgery. I will always identify as a WLS patient. I'll never take it for granted. Yes, I'll always have to work at it (I'm unfortunately not a patient who reached goal easily and moved on) but it's worth it.

My life is worth it.

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Always a WLS patient too! Thank you for the inspiration and motivation - I appreciate you Congrats at the stick to it!

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You really put things into perspective on how life-changing WLS is. Thanks and congratulations.

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