XP: I buried a friend last week.
Thank you for this important - albeit tragic - post...
Keeping track of my progress without a scale...Starting size: 28-Current size: 6-Goal size: 14
SAND...it's not a club...it's a frame of mind...
There is such a thing as wrong motivation for surgery.
There is such a thing as not being smart enough to have surgery.
Those are the exact reasons why it took me 10 years to finally decide to get WLS. It was not for me then. It is right for me now. Thanks for the post and so sorry for your loss.
Bravo Elizabeth this is a much needed (should be a sticky!) post. It scares the bejeepers out of me sometimes when I read the pre-op and newbie posts, they often don't have a clue what they are doing or even why! I have to admit even I wasn't as educated as I should have been (and thought I was) otherwise I would never have gotten this crap band! I'm now hoping for a revision to a sleeve but thanks to you and other knowledgable folks here I am taking more time to make sure I know what I'm in for. I can't revise until medicare oks it so I have lots more time yet to go but I'm using it to read, read and read some more. Thank you for being willing to share your knowledge. My sympathy on the loss of so many friends to WLS, it should never be this way.
on 10/8/11 12:07 pm - Califreakinfornia , CA
Yesterday I informed her that I would no longer support her in her quest for WLS because she isn't doing the research and I refuse to be responsible for her stupid ass.
I HOPE she has actually gotten off her ******g ass and is reading this right now.
Sending you my condolences Elizabeth.
SO SORRY for the loss of your friend.
Michelle (OH member since 2004 - new user name)
HW 285 / SW 270 / GW 140 / LW 135 / CW 185
Starting size 26/28, now size 12/14
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." -Hebrews 13:8