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About foofenstein

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  • Birthday 12/26/1971

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band
  1. Hi all, My surgery is on Monday, June 27th (check in time at 6:45am!!) and I am soooooooooooooooooooooo nervous. I'm trying to just keep my eyes on the prize but those little sneaky worries come up. "What if you don't wake up?" "What if I get pneumonia?" "What if fail?" I'm just "What if"-ing myself to death. I think I just need some hand holding and prayers. Thanks all for any support, positive thoughts, prayers, happy words....anything!
  2. Thank you all for your support. I feel much better after reading your replies.
  3. Hi all...I am leaning towards having the vertical sleeve and my family, specifically my mother, has been berating me for my decision to have weight loss surgery. She continues to tell me that I'm "taking the easy way out" or that I'm "looking for a quick fix". I have showed her all of the research that I've done and let her know that I don't come to this decision lightly. I'm not looking for her approval or permission, but I can't stand the fact that she takes every opportunity to try to "shame" me out of my decision. Any help or even just a virtual pat on the back would be great.
  4. I live in Temecula, CA. I actually have my initial 1-on-1 consultation with my surgeon. After some research, I'm leaning towards the vertical sleeve option. Thans all for the warm welcome.
  5. Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I'm married and have a gorgeous 2 year old daughter who is the light of my life! At first I said I was starting this journey for her, but over time I realized that I needed to do this for myself. If I'm not healthy for me, I can't be healthy for her. So here I am! I went to my first seminar this week and waiting for my personal consultation appt to be scheduled. I can't wait to share my journey with you all, but most importantly I can wait to share in your journey too. Thanks for having me and I look forward to chatting with some of you!
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