Diane B. 15 years, 1 month ago

Hi Christine! 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 different emotions. This is all normal, so go with the flow! There’s really nothing you can do with all 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 ready 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 -46 lbs

princesssplenda 15 years, 1 month ago

Your exciting day is fast approaching! I'm praying for the skilled hands of your surgeon to give you a surgery day with no complications. Keep us posted of your many successes on the losing side. Big (((((hugs))))) from my heart! Candy

lawatson17 15 years, 1 month ago

Hi Christine! Just wanted to let you know that I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for your upcoming surgery. You're in awesome hands! Dr. Chiang is the greatest! I hope to meet you at some of the support group meetings after your surgery! Take care of yourself, and don't hestitate to drop me a line any time! [email protected] Lori Watson Schumann www.milwaukeewls.com

Sarah G. 15 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations on your upcoming surgery and your new lifetime journey on the losing side. Right now you are probably on a rollercoaster emotionally - excited, nervous, scared.... This is normal - don't let it freak you out. Take the time over the next few days and 'center' yourself mentally - focus your mind on other things and keep yourself physically busy too. You will find that your big day will be here in no time and you will be calm and ready for it. We will be here ready to welcome you over to the losing side and support you in your journey. Good luck and hope everything goes well for you. Sarah G LapRNY 6/22/04 295/249/150

Christine B. 15 years, 1 month ago

Hi Christine! I just wanted to wish you much luck on your upcomming surgery! I pray it will be uneventful and your recovery will be speedy! Please keep us informed when you can on how your doing and just remember were all here cheering for you!!...God Bless you and Take Care...much love...*hugs*....Christine...Open RNY 8/2/04 -23lbs

Frvsnt O. 15 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations 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 120 pounds– I’M AT GOAL!!! 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)

Sharon Neva 15 years, 11 months ago

CHRISTINE~~BEST WISHES ON YOUR WLS JOURNEY~~ May the world hug you today with its warmth, and love.....Pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart.....And may the wind carry a voice that tells you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world wishing you well!~~ Have you stopped by the message board yet? It's a great place to find information and support.

LHWILLIAMS 15 years, 11 months ago

Hi Christine, WELCOME!!!! You will find that OH is a great site to assist you with your weight loss journey. A wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips plus many great friends to be made. People who are just waiting to assist you with your journey. God Bless you and Good Luck! P.S. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to complete your profile so other members can follow your journey as you strive to cross over to the “losing” side. Lesa

MommaAngel 15 years, 11 months ago

HI CHRISTINE I just want you to know that I am praying that everything will go smooth as you journey to the losing side.LORD BLESS
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