Pam B. 21 years, 6 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am also having my surgery soon with Dr. Nease. What can you tell me about your hospital experience? ([email protected])

qkarinb 21 years, 7 months ago

Gretchen, I hope you're doing well following your WLS. You're in my thoughts. "He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything." - Arabian Proverb

Ron E. 21 years, 7 months ago

Good luck on your coming surgery. My prayers are with you, and hoping for an uneventful surgery, and a speedy, painfree recovery. Keep your focus on healing. Make sure you walk, and keep up your breathing exercise. YOU CAN DO THIS! See you on the other side.

Click 21 years, 7 months ago

Gretchen, Enjoy this your last weekend before surgery! I share this time with you as my surgery is this week too! :-) I will be sharing your time with you as you do those last details to prepare. I'm so excited for us both! Best wishes for a successful and uncomplicated surgery! Know that I will be mentally walking laps with you. :-) Big hugs, Sharon

karmiausnic 21 years, 7 months ago

<b>ONLY 5 MORE DAYS!!</b> I feel a sorta kinship with those having surgery on Sept. 17th, so I wanted to say best of luck to you. I hope you have a textbook surgery and a smooth recovery. Before we know it, we'll be seeing the numbers on the scales going down while trying to hold our pants up!

jackie_h1 21 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations on your upcoming surgery. I wish you the BEST and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you make this life change. Hope you have a wonderful surgical experience and speedy complication free recovery! Your soon to be a BIG LOSER!! Hugs and Blessing from a Michigan WLS sister~ (WLS 2/8/02 -122# from 369 to 247)

piperkc 21 years, 7 months ago

Hi Gretchen "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending." "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~ J.B. Priestly "Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult." ~ Julia Cameron "The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. That block of granite is often nothing more than a decision." ~ Thomas Carlyle "Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure." ~ Sydney Harris "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." ~ Katherine Mansfield "I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself." ~ Carolyn Warner "Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives." ~ Author Unknown "It's never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot "For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." ~ Author Unknown May you always have an Angel by your side. Watching out for you in all the things you do. Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days. Have a safe journey to the other side and a speedy recovery Angela in Canada Post-op 432 BMI 67.7 -47lbs 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

MaryLynne B. 21 years, 7 months ago

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep smiling and know you are on the losing side, now. When you get a case of the lonelies and you think nobody's there, to love, support and listen... or show they even care... Just reach into your thoughts and pull out this little note. (Nothing could be easier when life seems really hard!) And every time you reach out, it will help remind you... A Very Special Support Group, larger than any around, is always there with you. I can't wait for my turn to be a Loser! God guide and Bless you, always and in all ways. ML from Ohio

Karen N. 21 years, 7 months ago

Best wishes and extra prayers for smooth surgery and recovery. A positive attitude is your best preparation. You'll do great!

Moma V. 21 years, 7 months ago

Gretchen, Prayers and hugs for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!
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