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Old 07-24-2003, 09:40 AM   #10
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Location: Snellville, Ga (suburb of Atlanta)
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Hi there! I'm glad to hear you are doing lots and lots of research before making a decision. I have run across so many who want the surgery yesterday and than have no clue what changes they need to make.

I'm not trying to scare you, but I wanted you to know that following wls surgery(s) I had very, very SEVERE complications and came close to losing my life. My complications are not typical, but can and do happen.

I'm 18 months out also. I honestly believe, even with what I went through following surgery, that wls was the BEST thing I ever did for myself.

Keep posting with us and ask lots of questions.
From 360 pounds, to my first organized 5K (Sept. 20, 03)
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