Cindy, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! I am newly post-op; my surgery was on 5/24/05. Anyway, I will be praying for you, and I know you will come through surgery with flying colors. Pretty soon, you will be a big ol’ loser!! I’m not going to tell you that the first few weeks after surgery will be a bed of roses because it was pretty bad for me. But, I feel better and better with each passing day and right now the only thing that I regret is that I didn’t have surgery in 2004 when I first started researching it. So, if you find that you’re having a hard time coping right after surgery, please know that it DOES get better. Don’t ever hesitate to email me if there is anything I can do for you – even if you just need a pep talk!
So here’s to you… may you have a successful surgery, improved health, energy galore, many “wow moments”, and fabulous before-and-after pics! God bless! Hugs, Tracy
Thanks for your kind words I pray that God protects you and that you have have a speedy recovery! I want to keep intouch with you! so please post once you are well enough after your surgery and let us all know how you are feeling!!!!! &heart; <3 Diana
<b><I>Cindy, I am checking in to say</I> - <u>FELIZIDADES / CONGRATULATIONS </u><I> - for deciding to take this life-changing step to becoming a more healthier you! I hope everything goes as planned and that you have a speedy recovery. Some words of advice: Please remember to keep positive thoughts at all times. When in doubt – ASK! Keep records of everything, including photos (makes a great scrapbook that you can look back on when you reach goal) and please keep your journal updated because you never know whom you might be helping. You will be in my thoughts. ~ Kelly</b></u>
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Have a safe journey to the other side and a speedy recovery Angela in Corpus Christi 291lbs BMI 45.60 -234lbs Dr Michael Grace Open RNY Life began May 16, 2002 I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Surely..I will heal you." 2 Kings 20:5
I am also having surgery on that day too! It's good to know that I am not the only one getting a new b-day on the same day! I am wishing you good and uneventful surgery, and speedy recovery!