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Reaching out

Discussion in 'Pre-Surgery Questions, Requirements, & Testing' started by xombina, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. xombina

    xombina New Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    2/19/2018
    Start Weight:
    239
    Current Weight:
    227
    Goal Weight:
    120-150
    Location:
    Seatac, Wa
    Entertainingly, it seems like the hardest thing for me to do is post here. I talk about my upcoming surgery with others, its not that I don't - I talk to lots of people. My mom, my sister, and co-workers. I even have a few friends of my mothers that are post surgery.

    I have been reading a lot of books on amazon on surgery experiences, watching you tube videos... absorbing tons of info...

    When presented with opening a discussion here about stuff like my fears, current pre-op diet with headaches and even stuff that already happened... I stumble. I edit my post a lot. Feel like its nothing... or that I'm just whining. I change the tone, overthink the purpose, and then get hung up on not repeating questions. It feels stupid. Usually, I dont have a problem sharing... this feels so weird.

    Seriously - I have only posted 2 times! The intro and surgery date... You think those would have been easy! :)

    You all seem supportive and friendly. I love reading the posts here...

    I wish I could pin point the issue I am having.
     
  2. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

    Messages:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    Hi Xombina. Welcome to this great group. My suggestion would be to just write like you are talking to someone and just hit "post reply"! Don't go back and keep editing what you write. I bet your concerns and worries are a lot like other peoples' here. That's what I have found. And the best part is that usually another member has already dealt with the concerns you have and can give you help and solutions so you can also deal with them. Good luck! :rolleyes:
     
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