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melissa F. 18 years, 11 months agothank you for you kind words and best wish and i extend the same back to you thank you so much. melissa ;)
lilacs 18 years, 11 months agoThanks so much for the encouragement. Every now and then the nerves jangle a bit, but I'm sure it will all be okay! I'll keep everyone posted. Linda Farnsworth
LynndaP 18 years, 11 months agoSketch- I'm home! I had my surgery on Tuesday, came home Friday and I am down 6.6 pounds as of today! Thank you so much for your encouraging words right before surgery, I’m glad I’ve had such a smooth recovery so far! I am also glad I can go through this journey with cool people like you! Lynda P
TamiK 18 years, 11 months agoTony, thank you for your words...they do mean alot right now...My surgery is Monday Feb 23...they just changed it from an open to a lap..I am thrilled!!! I read your profile & cried...brought back alot of childhood memories and not good ones!!! It is nice to have this web site to share our joys & heartaches on...Just about everyone in my life I love is thin & they do give all the support and love they can...but...I know they will never know what I am going thru or what I have faced in the past & what I hope to face in the future, like the souls on this site. We can truely share and feel that connection.They have no ideal what it is like to just want to cross my legs or seat in an airplane seat and pray I don't have to ask for a seatbelt extension. I weighed in yesterday in pre-op and I'm starting my journey at 261lbs. WOW!!!! What a start...that's the 1st time I have ever let anyone know my weight (even my finace) without feeling ashamed. I do believe so much in my surgeon and my angels, but I did complete my living will today. Sorry this is so long, but 1st thing I have posted to anyone. I have to admit, I'm scared to death. God Bless and take care.
LynndaP 18 years, 11 months agoSketch- Hello Fellow February Friend! My surgery is on February 17th! I wish you the best for your upcoming surgery! I will keep you in my prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! Congratulations-Hopefully we can share our successes along the way! Lynda P
Betty B. 18 years, 12 months agoThank you for your kind words. May GOD keep on BLESSING you and your Family. See you on the losing side.
sheri.will 19 years agoThanks for your kind words. Its nice to hear from someone that went through it so recently. I really enjoyed reading your profile notes. Thanks again!
Jennifer L. 19 years agoTHanks for your good wishes. My surgery went very smoothly and I am feeling great. Have already lost 10 lbs in < one week. Hope you are doing well in your post op period. Good luck to you and God Bless!!
Jennifer D. 19 years agoTony - wow!! I am thrilled to hear you are doing so well! Congratulations! reading your last few entries made me laugh as I am ALWAYS hot, but since the surgery (I'm 5 days out), I am always freezing (as I see you have been as well)! I feel like a million and 1/2 bucks, and it's people like you who keep me inspired to really make this work. May God bless you forever. Your friend, Jenn
Ellie D. 19 years agoWow Tony it is so wonderful to see how well you are doing... I hope I can so as well. Thank you for your posting I need all the encouragement I can get! LOL Keep up the awesome job!
Jul 03, 2003
Before & After
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pic#1 night before surgery 309 lbs / pic # 2 week after initial consultation 322 lbs
207 in PR (4/17/04)- 196 lbs. with my bike (9/04)