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I am back Part 2

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So, as promised, I am back to update everyone on what has been happening for the past nearly two years that I have been absent. I have struggled mightily with my weight loss. Losing 20 pounds, gaining 30, losing 30 gaining 25 that in June of 2012 I decided that I was going to pursue gastric bypass. There were lots of other factors, the main one being that in June I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and I now have to sleep with a CPAP machine. So, for the past 6 months I have been seeing a bariatric surgeon and I am scheduled for my RNY on 12/11/12. I am both excited, scared and even a little ashamed. Today I went to see a nutritionist and got my clearance from a mental health expert. I only have to be cleared by my primary care doctor on 11/21 and then wait for approval. I am scared, but I am ready for this next chapter in my life to begin. I hope that I do not lose any spark friends over this because so many people see this as taking the easy way out. I am looking forward to the holidays and finally feeling comfortable in my own skin.

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JENNIK2 11/13/2012 8:45PM

    I don't think that this is an easy way out. As I understand you'll still have to monitor your eating after the surgery. If it helps you then don't be ashamed.

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MICKEYH 11/13/2012 8:42PM

    Good luck on your journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TURTLERAE55 11/13/2012 8:17PM

    I will be praying for you. I hope things work out for you. emoticon emoticon

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