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The date is set!

After playing a bit of phone tag I finally got hold of the receptionist and settled on a date..

July 25!

That’s 28 days away and I CANT WAIT!!! 33 more words

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My surgery is tomorrow morning! I have to be at the hospital in 22 hours. I will be in bed in about 11 hours. I’m so full of anticipation. 250 more words

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"One day" is just around the corner..

There are so many things I imagined doing ‘one day’ when I lost the weight…. BUT suddenly they all feel within my reach – and this is EXCITING!!!! 257 more words

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Initial Consultation

Once the option for surgery was confirmed, I was EXCITED.  I wanted to go ahead as soon as possible!  I spent about a week researching surgeons in NZ before I finally decided on Dr Stephanie Ulmer at BetterLife Surgery in Auckland.   360 more words

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Getting Started

I have always been big.  As a newborn the doctor had to weigh me 3 times because I certainly did not look a normal weight.  I was bullied in school for being ‘fat’ and went to see a nutritionist by the time I was 10 years old.   462 more words

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Honesty with myself, honesty with everyone

Last week I ate too much peanutbutter/creamcheese treats that “Fat Girl Brain” made for her (my) husband ie: my justification for making it was that it was a treat for him, of which I ate no less than 50% of over 4 or 5 days…and even though I attempted to stay within or just over my daily intake, it was a bad thing to do!!! 622 more words

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Three Days and a Sleep

This morning I started my bowel prep. I took 3 glasses of Metamucil today. It was awful. It tasted ok, but the texture was gag-worthy and it made me sick to my stomach, made me sweat, gave me stomach cramps, and a headache. 186 more words

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