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    Gastric Sleeve Member Prizm60's Avatar
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    Default Finally Going to Do It

    I have wanted this for years. I知 cash pay so I値l be paying it off for a while but so happy to finally be able to start my new thin life.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    It will be the best money you ever spent! Welcome!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Prizm60's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Thanks! I noticed you post frequently, helping others...thanks for taking the time. It can be scary and not everyone in my life is terribly supportive.



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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Welcome and congratulations on making your decision to get the sleeve. You are in for an amazing ride, get ready! I was also a cash pay and I can honestly say it's the best money I've spent in a loooooong time, well worth it.

    I hope things go well for you on your journey. Keep us posted and best of luck.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Prizm60's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Thanks to you both for the support!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    I was cash pay too and it seriously the best thing that I have ever done for myself. You are going to be thrilled with the results.
    Only tell people that you know will support you - you really don't need any negativity around you.
    I only confided in a very select few. I'm a bit better about telling people now (nearly 2 years out) but there are some people that I will never tell.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!
    Good for you for choosing to het healthy and fit again.
    Best thing I ever did for myself.
    Don't tell too many people, you only want supportive people around you.
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Quote Originally Posted by Prizm60 View Post
    Thanks! I noticed you post frequently, helping others...thanks for taking the time. It can be scary and not everyone in my life is terribly supportive.
    Try to tell as few people as you can. I think we've all learned that lesson. People not in our shoes just don't understand, and often say stupid things.

    It is a little scary at first (I remember thinking I CHOOSE to have surgery), but so worth it in the long run to get a whole new healthy, wonderful life.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    I was another who was self pay -- and event though we are retired and on fixed income, the best money we have spent!

    My family got me back, and more importantly, I've gotten me back. Not just in being smaller, but in being so much healthier and more able to be active and fully present.

    You won't regret it!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 20 MO = 130.0

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Prizm60's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Thank you all so much. I have kept who I tell limited to my hubby and 2 friends that have had the sleeve. I’m sure other will figure it out. I’m happy that I’ve made the choice but I still struggle with the thought I couldn’t do it myself. Wish I was stronger but I guess I need to humble myself and acknowledge I can’t do it all.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    I was self-pay, also. VSG is one of the best investments I ever made...investing in myself is the most important investment of all ;-)

    This amazing journey changed my life. I’m 68 years young with a new lease on life!

    I told very few people. Some people are ignorant and judgmental. Even now, 3+ years later, when someone comments I tell them I had stomach surgery and leave it at that. If they press me I change the subject.

    Best of luck as you embark on this amazing journey!



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Money well spent. Congrats!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Prizm60's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Thanks !



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    The people around me have seen me loose that pounds for several times now.
    They started to wonder what happened when they didn't see me regain...
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Default Re: Finally Going to Do It

    Welcome!
    You will find a lot of support here- there are many kind and experienced people here to help you along the way on this wonderful journey.


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