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Old 01-04-2018, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hello, I am new to this site. I am desperately searching for a forum where I can share my experiences with the Gastric Bypass with others. I am still pre-op, but my insurance has approved me for surgery and I will be meeting with the surgeons soon to schedule my date.

For over 6 months now I have been pre-opping it. I have jumped through all the hoops, passed my psych exam, lost the required pre-op amount, attended the bariatric lifestyle classes, etc. The problem is that after the classes stopped and I was approved, everything seemed to come to a stand still. I am in some kind of no-man's land right now, impatiently waiting to hear from the surgeons to set the date. It has been 2 weeks since I was approved by my insurance. I have not heard from the docs since then and I feel very alone in all this.

There will be more classes that will ensue after I hear from the surgeons, but for now I am in limbo, desperately looking for a forum where I can talk to others in my same predicament. I do not have support from my boyfriend, and I don't know anyone personally who has ever had the surgery, which is the reason why I am searching all these forums, hoping to find some conversation and support.

I have been constantly researching for the past few months. I have not found a good personal forum yet. I am hoping this site will have a few newbies like me who are willing to be buddies in this process.

I really like the stickies on this forum and have read them all, plus most of the comments everyone left. Thanks!

So----to make a long story short----is there anyone out there who wants to chat and buddy-up through the surgery???? I appreciate any support I can get!
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:36 AM   #2
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My mom is going through the same steps you are! I wish I could talk her into getting on here! We can all relate to a degree! I know GB is a huge change and massive surgery so I can imagine it is scary! I know this sounds stupid, but I have watched a lot of My 600Lb life, I think it is helpful to see people's stories and struggles. Something you could try, but I think there's a few GB folks hiding around here somewhere! Good luck and feel free to vent when you need to!
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Judge. I hope I can find some souls here who would like to share this experience together.
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Well, I was just notified today that my surgery will be January 30th at 9:30am! I am taking notes from all the comments about what to bring to the hospital and what I will need to have at home when I am released. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know. I will be muy agradecida!
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my dear here there are many like you, do not despair
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:57 PM   #6
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I have been so grateful for the " GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT GROUP" on face book, it's a closed group and very helpful
My surgery is scheduled for this week 1/18/18 and I think I'd be losing it with out the support of this group
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:35 PM   #7
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The ball is rolling now. I heard back from the nurse. I have all my pre-op appts and meetings set up. My first group meeting is next Saturday! I can't wait to meet with others who are going through this with me! I feel less alone now, but I still need to vent and share.

Thank you Samantha and hayem. I have joined 2 groups on Facebook so far.
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