Surgery

Tat911
on 8/29/20 2:02 pm

Hello. I am getting closer to completing all requirements for RNY. Few months ago I was more enthusiastic to do this now getting nervous and questioning the drs. What made your decisions, and any regrets?
Thank you for your time in answering my insecurities ??

White Dove
on 8/29/20 3:12 pm

We should be able to help with any questions that you have. It is good to also question your doctors.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Citizen Kim
on 8/29/20 3:33 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Had my surgery 16 years ago and have had not 1 minute of regret.

It is a big decision and a big lifestyle change, but for me it has been 100% worth it.

It's normal to be nervous and to second guess. I'd be more concerned if you weren't.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Tat911
on 8/29/20 6:43 pm

Thank you for your message. Helps, hearing from someone who had it done and been living with the new life changes.

Teenie
on 8/31/20 6:40 am - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

If you do not do it now you'll regret it0 As long as your comfortable with your surgeons. I had mine scheduled for May 2015 and I chickened out then I hit my highest weight ever and found a different surgeon because the first fellow was way to arrogant for me. I still regret not doing this sooner. My profile is open to the public if you'd like to look.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

Tat911
on 8/31/20 8:32 am

Thank you so much . I appreciate your guidance and support but mostly the understanding. I lnow if ai don't now I would way surpass my highest weight. Sometimes my head tells me all the things I will miss out on, but forgets how badly I feel, no energy and yes embarrassing as I compare myself. I may have more questions as time gets closer.

White Dove
on 8/31/20 8:51 am

What do you think you will miss out on? There is no food that you cannot eat after surgery. You can eat anything. But you are smarter to not eat the things and quantities that will make you obese again. With surgery, it is so much easier to resist.

Some people lose the feeling of hunger permanently. Most lose it for a while. You take it one day at a time and develop the proper eating habits that will sustain you for life.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Tat911
on 8/31/20 2:07 pm

Thank you so much.

Teenie
on 8/31/20 1:35 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

You won't miss out on anything!!! You'll Gain so much more in mobility that your life will be full. What do you think Obese people have that skinny people don't have? What is it you think you'll miss out on? I'm just asking so other people in your same situation reading this know how this pre op stuff is not easy and it is mentally challenging and they need to know this is normal to have these doubts.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

Tat911
on 8/31/20 2:05 pm

That is just it, I have no idea what I would miss out on. We live in a association where gatherings are all about food. And I was worried to stand out being different, as I have shared with a couple of friends the plans. And heard not so good oppinions of the surgery and of the person having the procedure. Was just a question I have so many thoughts and ideas and questions running through my head now. Never had from day 1 of the journey to surgery. I guess my biggest question is why WLS? Why is this good for me?

Each of you are so wonderful in taking the time to listen and answer my insecurities. Please know I appreciate each message and respect all that you say.

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