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10/21/14 4:35 P

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Are you keeping a journal? They are great to look back on.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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10/17/14 6:45 P

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I am on day 4 since my gastric sleeve, I have only told a very few people. I just told one of my brothers today and still have one that I have not told. I really want to tell everyone that I had it done because I am so Happy. Just cant wait for the healthy new me!!!! emoticon

God make you an original.........

Don't let the world turn you into a copy.

I am not trying to lose weight; I am getting rid of it forever!!!


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7/3/14 5:23 P

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I had my Gastric Bypass on 12/17/2012 and all is still going well. Had a check up this morning with my surgeon and he said all is well. I work at the hospital on our Cardiac floor and our doctors and Nurses are keeping up with my weight loss with me. They took the before and the after pictures and are watching me to make sure all is well. I work the night shift.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 20 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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7/1/14 3:09 P

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I want to congratulate you on your weight loss. When I first got my lapband, I completely focused on myself. I had a great result. As soon as I listened to people and their comments., my focus left me.

This is your life, your body, your weight. Your business. I do understand how others want to eat all the time. My brother and his wife ate bread slathered with butter at dinner one night. I wanted to faint. I chose to not eat that kind of foods. So it is truly not my business what they do.

Keep up all the great work. You will be so happy you did. Hugs


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7/1/14 2:05 P

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This is a dated topic, but I want to chime in, so whatever.

Pre-surgery only my family knew until it was scheduled and I was going to be missing work, etc. At which point, I felt the need to inform my friends and my boss. I felt like people had the right to know why I was essentially dropping off of the planet for three weeks.

I'm 10 weeks out. I tell people. I don't try to broadcast it or discuss it often. But I'm finding that social activities ultimately lead to "let's eat" and, well, I can't. I don't mind the questions/comments, but sometimes it can be a little much.

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10/18/13 7:56 P

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Thanks hun, congrats to you also.

What may seem like baby steps to some are giant leaps to others...


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10/18/13 7:34 P

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i dont blame you and congrats on your weight loss. Keep up the good work... emoticon emoticon

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10/18/13 7:16 P

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I had my RNY a little over 2 months ago and only share it with positive people. I choose not to share my story with everyone because those who know nothing about it have the most to say.

What may seem like baby steps to some are giant leaps to others...


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9/26/13 7:36 A

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When I was at the vein doc this week, I told him that I had Lapband surgery, he said that he hated the lapband. I asked why and he told me that with it, they only lose 50 lbs. Well I let him know that I lost 96' emoticon He had the gastric one. emoticon

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♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ *´¨)¸.•*¨*♥•*´¨) rip dear Stevie, I love you.
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9/25/13 12:27 P

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I share it with others. I tell them that I am taking control of my health on my terms.I have not had any negative feedback yet.

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9/25/13 8:33 A

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I tell. I want my experience to inspire others to seek this route. I have had a great experience.

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9/16/13 3:16 P

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I had lapband surgery almost 4 years ago. I guess it seems that with some people it is tmi. Those people need to be quiet. If they don't have anything nice to say they should be quiet.

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♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ *´¨)¸.•*¨*♥•*´¨) rip dear Stevie, I love you.
(♥¸.·´ (¸.· ♥.•*¸.•*¨*•*´*♥
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9/16/13 1:26 P

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I feel the same way, I have only told a select group of people. I am getting "you did so well on WWers why don't you do that again?" But I ask if it seemed to work, why did I gain all back and more. I have surgery on Thursday. I can't wait to start my new life!

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ME2BE2014's Photo ME2BE2014 Posts: 34
11/6/12 9:54 A

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I had Gastric sleeve an 10/24/12. Before surgery, I only told who I had to tell,and a few close friends. Now that I'm post op-I don't mind who knows. The reason I didn't want to tell before surgery is I didn't want any negative feedback. I knew this was the right choice for me and wasn't going to hear anyone telling me not to do it or that I didn't need it. I am only two weeks post op and feeling so excited about finally getting healthy!

“Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.”
highest weight 285
pre-op 243
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4/4/11 9:52 P

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When someone comments on my weight loss and asks how I did it...I tell them. I KNOW I wouldn't be able to do it by myself...so I give credit where it is due. :)

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3/27/11 10:58 A

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Mine was done 9 months ago and I've never had a problem telling anyone, or explaining what it entailed. I don't volunteer it out of the blue, but if the subject of weight or related things comes up it's a natural topic to talk about.
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3/24/11 11:24 A

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I am newly banded and tell those I am comfortable with, and not those others. I don't know if I will become more open as time progress' we will see.
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3/24/11 5:43 A

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Do you openly share that you have had surgery, tell a select few or keep it private? I am one week post-op and, to date, have have only shared with a few people who are close to me and a few at work. I suspect that as I lose weight, it will come up more and more and recognize that it would be naive to think that it will remain secret, I just have not figured out how to talk about it! Any thoughts? Is this a silly struggle or common or both?

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