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First Step & Ramblings

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Rakat

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The following day after the fall, I saw my doctor. At the time, she mentioned gastric bypass surgery and some of the requirements. It felt overwhelming. So, I said I wanted to research it before agreeing. The following week, I discussed things with my counselor. She had considered surgery for herself but decided against it. However, she knew of a few people who had it done. The majority had no complaints and felt it was one of the best decisions they ever made! She attended one of the free seminars and shared some info. After talking with her, I felt more comfortable. I spent another day researching, talking with family and decided to go for it. Today, I called my doctor and left a message, asking to set up an appointment. Within 10 minutes, her assistant returned my call. We set something up. My first appointment is on August 7th!!

I can't wait! In the mean time, I'm going to go ahead and start cutting back, start calorie counting and walking more. Also, do more research, develop a bit of an online support network and such. I've joined a couple Facebook WLS groups. I have to remember to have some fun, too, though. When I get focused on something, it's hard to re-focus on something else. But, I will need to factor in some gaming, binge watching or something. I don't want to get too focused and burn myself out. This is going to be a long road. So, I have to be careful of not doing that.

August feels like such a long time away, though!


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That's great news! Is your doctor's office aware that your appointment will be about WLS? It's possible there's a seminar they could send you to before August 7th.

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Thanks! Yes. They are aware it's about WLS.  I'm unsure about a seminar in this area. I might call tomorrow and see what I can find out.

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I am 4 months out and happy I had the surgery . Once I made my mind up to have the surgery there was no turning back. I am happy with myself and have never been so small in my adult life. I am down 96 lbs and counting. I am in love with myself.

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14 hours ago, lj1980 said:

I am 4 months out and happy I had the surgery . Once I made my mind up to have the surgery there was no turning back. I am happy with myself and have never been so small in my adult life. I am down 96 lbs and counting. I am in love with myself.

That's awesome! I'm really happy for you.

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