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    Gastric Sleeve Member FL_Sunshyne's Avatar
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    Default Hi from Florida

    Hi all... I am starting the sleeve process Monday. My insurance covers it, but I have to go through 3 months of check-ins and testing (Ultrasound/Endoscopy) so I'm hoping for a surgery date in March-19.

    I've spent the last 20 years of multiple 100lb swings up and down, I can't seem to find stability. I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease which makes losing weight difficult due to my slower metabolism. I had a failed back surgery this year and am at a point where I need to lose weight to take pressure off the back but am in too much pain to exercise or do physical therapy. I work full-time sitting at a desk all day and spend up to 2 hours a day commuting so my lifestyle is very sedentary. I hope this surgery can help me feel better and give me the ability to live a more active life.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Florida

    Hi and Welcome.
    This is a great place for support and advice.
    All the best for your journey.



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    Default Re: Hi from Florida

    Hi, Im also in Florida. Im in Kissimmee, are you nearby?

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    Gastric Sleeve Member FL_Sunshyne's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Florida

    I’m near St Augustine in NE FL. I know your area well though, lots of trips to the parks!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi from Florida

    Welcome Sunshyne! Now is a great time to read up as much as you can about the surgery. It is not a magic bullet but definitely a great tool to get you to a healthy weight. Follow the rules, take pictures and measurements, and lean on this wonderful support system for encouragement and advice. Glad to have you on board!



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