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Hello everyone i am 19 years old and am scheduled to have my surgery June 12th. I start my liquid diet tomorrow!! Yuck, not looking forward to that at all!! I was wondering if anyone has any words of encouragement or advice. Im really scared im not going to be able to handle the change!! Im scared i will go through a depression or something! Thanks for listening!!

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Wow at 19...

I so wish I had this option available to me when I was 19.

You are going to do great! You are making a change for the better now instead of waiting until you are 36 like me. Imagine how much better you are going to be for this.

And young skin will bounce back a lot better!!! you are going to have such a better of a life SO much longer.

CONGRATULATIONS to you for being proactive and doing something now!!

U GO GIRL!!

DONT EVER LOOK BACK!!!

Kim

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YES to PP you will bounce back and have lots, many years of happiness and will look back and say gald I had the oportunity to do it at a young age I myself have not had the surgery yet and I am 38 SOOOOOOOOOOO wish I would have made the decision earlier in life. YOu will do great promise!! Gooooood luck and keep us posted!!!!!!!

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Hello everyone i am 19 years old and am scheduled to have my surgery June 12th. I start my liquid diet tomorrow!! Yuck, not looking forward to that at all!! I was wondering if anyone has any words of encouragement or advice. Im really scared im not going to be able to handle the change!! Im scared i will go through a depression or something! Thanks for listening!!

The best part is that you are starting now.. baby u are still young and u will have more of a life than most.... There is nothing to be afraid of.. are u going to be afraid to go in the store to buy a size 8 jeans, or what ever size is your goal size.. will u be afraid to respond back to that hotttt guy because he noticed how hottt u were walking thru the mall??? Hell no.. this is a life style change and u can do it just think about how better u will feel about yourself.. The liquid phase is not that bad. I was able to do 2 shakes and 1 meal unlimited broth, popcicles, Jello, and crystal lite so u should be ok... it is mind over matter as well.. make sure u keep yourself busy and always take a shake with u.. we normally eat when we are bored.. but if u keep yourself busy u wont have time to get bored...:)

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Good for you! At 19 I weighed 95lbs...and I loved every minute of it! Cute clothes and cute boys. Within a year you'll look and feel fabulous and your self confidence with shoot through the roof. This is the beginning of your adult life, my dear! Embrace it and run with it. You'll have a couple of tough days but it'll will be the beginning of a new life.

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Just don't look at it as a restriction - look at it as a boost out of the bad habits and choices that have been made to get you where you are! You have to be ready to make a lifestyle change and you will have so much more energy once all the junk carbs and fast food, sodas, etc are out of your everyday diet. I think I am the most amazed that the "sluggish" feeling has left me and I am only at the end of my 3rd week of being banded. It is such a useful tool. I hope you will put it to good use and be amazed!!

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Thank you all for all the helpfull words you will never be able to know how much i needed to hear those words of encouragement! im excited to use my new tool and prove to everyone i can do this!! thanks and please stay close!!:)

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Hey Miss Elizabeth!

You are going to be FINE! I'm 21 and I had my surgery about 4 days ago, and it was nothing that you cannot handle, I promise! It is really hardly anything at all. I know I worried about SO much before I went in....and let me tell you, everything I worried about was ridiculous! The day of the surgery is a little scary, but it is over literally before you know it. There is a little pain, but I don't think its as bad as having the flu, honestly. Its more of an annoyance, or a discomfort than a really serious pain. What's the best part is that since my surgery, I've lost 7 pounds! Ahhh! Its awesome. You will be so happy that you did this! Any annoyance or discomfort is SO worth it...and I'm only 4 days out! :)

I wish you the ABSOLUTE best, and email me if you have more questions! I know I would have appreciated someone to chat with about this before I went in, so let me know if you need a chatting buddy! :blink:

~Sarah from SC

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Congrats - whatsarah!! Such a great outlook. I am excited for you! Now you won't be in your 40's, dealing with weight issues, bad joints, etc. Good 4 You!! 8-)

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