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    Gastric Sleeve Member Auntkimma's Avatar
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    Default Hi y'all

    Not at all sure what to say here. After YEARS of waiting, hoping, & being disappointed, I'm finally able to see surgery clearly in the near future. I don't have a date yet - finishing up a sleep study and then I'll go on the schedule. My clinic is BVSA - Blue Valley Surgical Associates in the Kansas City area. I'm anxious and worried....

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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Welcome!

    It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious and worried. Read everything you can here and watch Ask Dr A on YouTube. You’ll be an expert!

    This is one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. My only regret is that I waited.

    You’ve come to the best site for information, encouragement and support. We’re here to share our experiences and help where we can. And we have lots of fun!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Perfect spot for questions and encouragement. Welcome!



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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Welcome here!
    Exciting times for you!
    Ask us anything you want, read all you can here and you will do great.
    Congrats on your decision to become healthy and fit again.
    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 Tamera2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Congratulations and wish you all the best. Happy to answer any questions.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Welcome.
    There are lots of great people here willing to offer support and answer and questions that you may have.
    It's normal to be anxious and worried, but try and be excited too. A positive attitude will go a long way to your success.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Welcome to a wonderful support group! Please ask anything -- someone will have the answer, or help you find one. And the query(magnifying glass) is great for topics that have been addressed as well.
    [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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    Default Re: Hi y'all

    Welcome and congratulations on making the decision to have your surgery. It is a life changing experience and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made, wish I had done it sooner!

    It's perfectly normal to be a little nervous. Just take this time to read up and study as much as you can about the procedure and what to expect. Knowledge is power for sure in this situation. Don't be afraid to ask questions, there are veterans (and newbies) who are more than willing to help and share their experiences.

    Don't worry, YAY for you!



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