Heather Deschenes

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  • Location
    Emmaus, Pa


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Richard Boorse
  • Hospital
    Lehigh Valley Health Network
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. T - 12 days!

    Thanks all for the warm welcome, encouragement and shared stories! This is a group I definitely need!
  2. T - 12 days!

    Thanks cinwa! Glad I'm not alone. Appreciate your reminder that time is precious. We never know how much we have.
  3. T - 12 days!

    My surgery is scheduled for 12 days from now. I'm both excited and nervous. Been second guessing my choice for surgery the past couple days while on the 2 week pre-op diet. Thinking, maybe I can do this on my own - because I really want to eat what everyone else is eating. Thinking maybe I should bail - because then I could eat 2 solid meals today instead of one. But, like many other comments I've seen, I've tried doing this on my own and I keep failing. Sure, I've had some successes, but something derails me and I gain it back. I'm 40 this year. I have kids that I can't keep up with and I feel like a 'blob'. I want to have fun with them. I want to play basketball again. I want to run without carrying all this excess weight. I joined this group because it looks like a great support system. I even found another member who had my surgeon 6 years ago and is doing well. Look forward to hearing from some others who are about to get surgery and working through this journey together!