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SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
10/18/13 2:24 P

good luck for your surgery

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10/18/13 1:43 P

Hi Lesha,

I was approved for my surgery last Friday and will have it on 20 Nov. I'm both excited and a bit apprehensive. I know this is not a cure all, but I feel it will give me an opportunity to start over with my eating habits. I also think that the "negative reinforcement" (throwing up) will help keep me on the straight and narrow. Don't know if you've had your psychological counseling yet, but my counselor recommended I join TOPS as a support group (no bariatric support group in my area) and to help me stay accountable for my weight. She also warned me to be careful that I don't transfer my addictive behavior to another area in my life (like gambling, spending money,etc.). How are you doing? Are you getting excited?

SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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9/27/13 11:18 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here! Jump right in, make yourself at home and get the support and inspiration you need! We're all in this together!!

I haven't had the sleeve, but I did have the RNY. You're welcome to join Gastric Bypass Sparklers if you want. We're a team centered around bariatric surgery.

LKEITHO SparkPoints: (266,013)
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9/26/13 9:43 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

PINKYYSUEE SparkPoints: (16,360)
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9/26/13 3:41 P

Hi and Welcome to SP!

I thing the best way to find someone with that is to go to the sparkteams. They are a great way to find people with like interests, goals or life stuff!

Go to the top of the page and put your cursor over the button that says "community" then in the drop down box click "sparkteams" then there you can search for the type of team you want...even gastric bypass, or gastric sleeves...

TEENY_BIKINI SparkPoints: (143,195)
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9/25/13 12:43 P

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9/25/13 10:37 A

Hey my name is lesha. I'm a 30 years old female looking to chat with someone that has had or someone that is looking to have the gastric sleeve surgery. I'm due to have it done December 18th. Looking for a friend to talk to about it.

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