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Frvsnt O. 17 years, 11 months agoCongratulations on your surgery date! I have some Zen Wisdom for you - Nothing exists but momentarily...One thing flows into another...observe things as they are, let everything go as it goes. This is to put everything under control in its widest sense. --- May God keep you close to his side as you travel your new journey. You will have ups and downs. You can always turn to us, your AMOS family, we will give support, comfort and encouragement. You will find this will be the best thing you could ever have done for yourself as well as your family. I know that was true for me. Keep us posted when you reach the "other" side. I pray for a speedy and easy recovery for you. Don’t forget to update your profile at least monthly. We all like to see how we are doing!!! Make sure you take pictures. It’s great to see the new you emerge!!! Not to mention the look on YOUR face when you look at those pictures and compare them in a few months! It’ll be a BIG WOW!!! Please remember too, that this is a *tool* to use. Make sure you use it wisely. The first year it’s pretty easy, after that I’ve been hearing (I’m not speaking from experience as I’m not a year out yet) that it gets increasingly difficult. Choose the right foods and measurements wisely! Good luck and God Bless!!! RNY 10/31/03 down 105 pounds– I’M IN THE CENTURY CLUB!!! Posted in Loving Memory of Paula – Momma Angel who passed away 6/10/04 (Note Momma did not pass away from anything related to WLS – she had not had it)
Tessy716 17 years, 11 months ago"In Loving Memory of Paula Bazan AMOS's MOMMA ANGEL"........Congratulations on your upcoming surgery. Best of luck. ****Loving Father, I entrust my AMOS friend to your care this day; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed, I may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you and with those around them. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.*** ~~T
IrishIze 17 years, 11 months agoHi Shakeema! Just wanted to let you know that I'll be thinking about you and praying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery!
Amy Williams 17 years, 11 months agoWelcome to obesityhelp.com! I hope you find this place very enjoyable and informative. Please make sure to check out the Message Board. There is a wealth of information there. You can ask any questions that you might have. If you need any help or just want to talk please feel free to contact me. Good luck on your journey! God Bless!
Diane B. 17 years, 11 months agoHi Shakeema! Big congratulations on your surgery date! I bet you are so excited! Just hang in there and try to be patient! Don’t worry if you are nervous, scared, excited or go through a thousand of different emotions. This is all normal, so go with the flow! There’s really nothing you can do with all of those feelings surfacing. You may start to doubt yourself and question your decision to have surgery. Just about everyone has had this happen to them. You’re making a decision to have a better quality of life and YOU deserve it!! That gut feeling or that little voice inside lets you know that you’re doing the right thing! Remember that we’re all family here and we’re here to give you our support, lend an ear and not judge. You know you can always come here and get a dose of confidence and good will! There are lots of us who have had surgery and are in your corner rooting for you!! I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you today and that you are in my thoughts and prayers for a successful, problem-free surgery and recovery. I’m so happy for you. Soon you will be on the other side and will join the ranks of the losers. Get ready for your life to change forever. Wishing you much success in your weight-loss journey. Hugs to you today. God bless, DI from NJ – Lap RNY, 12/09/03 -52 lbs *In Loving Memory of Momma Angel*
Teribel 17 years, 11 months agoHi Shakeema, Best wishes on your upcoming surgery. You won't regret it! I hope you have a problem free, speedy recovery. We'll save you a seat on the losers bench.
Alice W. 18 years, 1 month agoHi Shakeema--Nice to see your post on the New York message board!!~~Wishing you all the very best on your Journey to WLS!!! ~~~~You're Not Going That Way~~~~~ As you travel through life, there are times when decisions just have to be made. When all you can do is gather your courage and choose a direction that carries you toward a new dawn. So take a step forward. The process of change can be tough but think about the excitement ahead. There could be adventures you never imagined and wishes and dreams just about to come true. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and taking your life day by day. There's a brighter tomorrow just down the road. Don't look back- you're not going that way!
Evelyn L. 18 years, 1 month agoHi Shakeema, I want to wish you a uncomplicated and speedy recovery from your surgery. On your new journey in life you will meet so many new people and have so many wonderful experiences. If there is ever anything anyone of us can do for you please just ask that what we are all here for, to help one another. :-)
Apr 19, 2004