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My name is Unathi and i`m kind of new at this, and yes like everyone else here i`m obese. And i`m having the surgery (gastric bypass) done on the 26th Feb, next week really. Dr Vermaak from Bethlehem is my surgeon haven` met him yet because i stay in Secunda but we had a lot of discussions over the phone; back to back e-mails and i also had to see physicians, specialists beforehand. Anyone with any kind of advice is welcomed, God knows i`ll need all the help i can get at this point. The weird thing is, i`m excited, anxious and scared at the same time. So, please drop me a line from time to time.

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Welcome Unathi!

You'll find loads of info on this site and fortunately a few South Africans by now!

I had my surgery in May last year and unbelievably am at goal weight!! 52kg later! Im more than happy to answer questions etc so ask away. You can send me a private message too if you prefer.

Good luck and congrats for getting this far!

An:D

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I work for Sasol too, just got back to work today after 3 weeks away, too soon if you ask me.

If Im back at work guess that means Im doing better, lost 11.6kg since op..

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I work for Sasol too, just got back to work today after 3 weeks away, too soon if you ask me.

If Im back at work guess that means Im doing better, lost 11.6kg since op..

Good for you, 11 kg`s that is a an achievement. What do you do for Sasol i mean? I also want to get out of Secunda but still stay with the company. Had my op on Friday the 27th, girl i didn`t think it was possible for one person to feel so much pain; but i`m getting better each day. Only going back to work on the 25th of March.

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There is more opportunities in Secunda believe you me, If you think Secunda is boring you haven't stayed in Sasolburg real farm.. I would move down if opportunity presented but they will first have to up my pay.

As for the pain I feel for you... My daughter (1 year old) does not undertsand Mommy had an op so she cries for me to pick her up and when I change her madam kicks me so for me the pain is something I deal with daily :(. You need to walk allot to prevent blood cloths. So get moving girl. The first 2-3 weeks is apparently called hell weeks but speaking from experience it certainly is... Be patient it does get better, the worst is now over.

I hope you have someone to take care of you...

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You guys i`m scared, what if i don`t loose the iweight, what if it`s meant for other people and won`t work for me? I suppose i`m feeling this way because i haven`t weighed myself as yet. I know it`s only been 10 days, is`t asking too much to want to see some changes no matter how small? I guess it is huh? I just need someone to say the weigh will come off... I`m just freaking out, and i cannot visualise me being thin... I mean me? Maybe i need some intense therapy, or something; i mean is`t even normal for people to feel this way?:confused:

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You guys i`m scared, what if i don`t loose the iweight, what if it`s meant for other people and won`t work for me? I suppose i`m feeling this way because i haven`t weighed myself as yet. I know it`s only been 10 days, is`t asking too much to want to see some changes no matter how small? I guess it is huh? I just need someone to say the weigh will come off... I`m just freaking out, and i cannot visualise me being thin... I mean me? Maybe i need some intense therapy, or something; i mean is`t even normal for people to feel this way?:confused:

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Welcome and dont worry.

I had my surgery 3 weeks ago and I havn't lost any week for the past week. Everyone tells me this is normal.....I have my momentary freak out moments but just remember "slow and steady wins the race" Hang in there. We are here for you!

Deb

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