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  • Birthday 04/04/1984

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    Dr. Stacy Brethauer
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    Cleveland Clinic Fairview
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Hey April!! I too have very bad depression and anxiety. It makes it sometimes feel impossible to leave the house, let alone go sit in a class full of strangers. I can tell you from experience to try to keep your head up. Going to those classes may make you feel like you have at least accomplished a small milestone. I think about my health and how I will feel missing those appointments. It feels a lot worse when I back out. You can do this!! I know your brain sometimes says you can't, but you have got this! Keep moving forward.
  2. I am pre-op and I have been wanting to make a blog about my journey, if nothing else to keep a record of how I feel before and after. My highest weight was 307 pounds. That is a lot for me. I had never thought I would be that heavy. The bad thing is I gained that weight during my supervised diet. Who does that? I feel so ashamed that I gained that weight. The first 6 months of my supervised diet was basically just me getting that note from my doctor that I completed another month. I was serious, but I didn't realize how serious I needed to be until these last 3 months of my supervised diet. I have completed the last 3 months of my diet with the Cleveland Clinic and I realized my real issue. I am addicted to food. I know a lot of overweight people are, but I really really learned this on my pre-op diet. I have been eating every emotion I have ever felt. When I couldn't do it anymore, I realized I am emotionally crippled. I have no way to deal with my emotions without food. So these last 3 months have been a roller coaster of me crying and feeling more depressed than ever! I am starting to find other ways to get through these emotions, but I never imagined how hard that was going to be. I had to take a class with the Cleveland Clinic to learn to cope with my eating habits and it has REALLY helped. I was diagnosed with binge eating disorder, and know that information helps. SO, where am I now? Nutrition- Cleared ✓ Surgeon- Cleared ✓ Psych (Pending) Medical (Pending) Insurance Approval (Pending) Current Weight: 277
  3. Thanks for giving this info! I had my gallbladder out when I was 12 (21 years ago), I didn't know any of this stuff, it's very helpful!
  4. Yay for your surgery soon She lost about 120 pounds and she pretends like she didn't have surgery, so whenever I talk to her about it I have to be all cloak and dagger. I want to be able to feel proud that I made a decision to better my life, which is why I wanted to talk to some more people getting/having already had the surgery for support.
  5. I am getting real close to my surgery. Don't have a date, but will definitely be approved within the next month. Starting to get real anxious!! I started my pre-op diet a month ago and already lost 30 pounds, so I am really quite proud of myself. Seeing results has really kept me motivated. My mom had gastric bypass 2 years ago and I find her negativity towards the whole thing off-putting , and am looking to get to know all kinds of folks and what their experiences have been. Hope you all have a great day (or night)