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Saturday, May 01, 2010

A couple months ago my doctor told me she thinks I would benefit from bariatric surgery. She had no opinion on gastric bypass or lap band and I have yet to speak to a surgeon about it, so I am open to suggestions right now to make a more informed choice. I got the paperwork from the surgeon's office and last week finally got approval from the insurance company. That means I needed to get the rest of the paperwork finished and sent off to the surgeon so I could get my first appointment, but I got so behind on my paperwork that I LOST the surgery papers and just could not find them.

Yesterday morning, I woke up with laryngitis and went to my doctor. I got weighed and my blood pressure taken then I saw the doctor. First she checked me for the laryngitis and then she asked me how the process for the surgery was going. When I told her that I lost the papers, she said I could either find the papers already sent to me, or I could go online and get new papers. I finally took the time to find the papers and finally got them filled out. Now all I have to do is mail them into the surgeon's office and wait for my first appointment.

I know that having the surgery will change my life. Whether I lose much weight or not, I will have major changes.

WITH WEIGHT LOSS: 1.) self-esteem rises; 2.) social life increases; 3.) exercise, sleep, energy and concentration increases; 4.) job opportunities open up; 5.) chance of romantic involvement increases.

WITHOUT WEIGHT LOSS: 1.) self-esteem lowers; 2.) social life stays the same; 3.) depression increases; 4.) health issues cause me to seek out welfare options; 5.) living life as a single parent is not what I wish, but it is not impossible.

Life will change and since I have the paperwork done, I can actually say things will change soon.

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  • NICOLEBA47
    It's a big decision that will change your life. Take your time and research it.

    I have no regrets but sometimes, I miss eating. Although, I need to remember that it was killing me slowly. On my Sparkpage, I have put a part of my intend letter that the surgeon asked me to write before the surgery!!! You may to read it!!

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    Nicole
    3751 days ago
  • NEWMEIN2009
    I am 8 1/2 months post surgery and I cannot tell you how much I've changed. I'm down 115 lbs and I feel 20 years younger. I feel fantastic and have no regrets about the surgery. I still have to watch what I eat--the demons still haunt me. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I'm glad I took over a year to decide to get the surgery. I did a lot of research and I was fortunate to not have any complications. Good luck to you!

    Nancy
    3753 days ago
  • KARLY47
    Learn all you can,I had the rny done April7th
    3753 days ago
  • JAM2DREW
    Do your research and don't rush into anything.
    3753 days ago
  • KMIRANDA2000
    I had a RNY and have no regrets! Take your time, learn your options, talk to lots of people.
    3753 days ago
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