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I Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    Cannot Afford It

    I desperately want to have a gastric banding but can't afford it. My insurance doesn't cover it, either. I know it works for a lot of people. Since they do this laparoscopically it is not nearly as dangerous as it was in the past. I was told the only way to get my insurance to...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Please Think Twice About The Surgery, I Have A Friend Losing Her Teeth......

    Ok, I realize weightloss or the lack of it can be frustrating and hard on your self esteem, affect your life in more ways than I can imagine. I only had 50 lbs to lose, but my friend had this surgery a few years ago and now .... she has gained all the weight and more back, and...
    Jan 14, 2013

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    Weight Loss Surgery

    Only if I could have had it but I can't.  I'm not that obese to have it done.  I guess it is easier having it done since it gives a boost.When people go through it, they think it is easy afterwards.  They need being readjusted and careful with there eating habits, if not, they...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    I Want to Start My Life Already

    I need some advice!!  I've been over weight pretty much all my life but became severly obese 11 yrs ago.  I've tried joining gyms, weightloss groups, drank the shakes and even tried liquid diets.  Counselling worked for other area's of my life but didn't seem to...
    LittleWing010513 LittleWing010513 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Why Have Surgery If You Don't Have Too-i May Have Something That Works For You All

    My name is Lisamarie and I hate to see people have surgeries for weight loss if they don't have too and I don't like to see people stress about there weight too. My cell number is (907)590-9315. There is a full refund if it does not work for you. And it is way cheaper than...
    Jan 16, 2013

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    I Am Thinking About It...

    I have seriously been considering this for the past few months. I used to be athletic and I miss participating in sports, but I know alot say the risk doesn't outweigh the reward. And I know how to lose weight...you eat less and exercise more. It's not the eat less I have a...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Starting the Process

    I haven’t had the surgery yet....I have thought about it for years.....My husband didn’t want me to have it because of the possible risks, but I am going to get the surgery for myself and children....I have young children under 10 years old and I am 43...If I don...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Nine years ago, my husband passed away, the aftermath of which, I went through a period of deep self-discovery. I was confused about who I was, where my life was going. Through...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 36 mins ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    Im torn between getting a trainer or getting plastic surgery. i just find it hard to give a trainer thousands of dollars and what if i dont get the results or when im done with...
    theweekender theweekender 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    anyone wanna do a weight gain rp with me just message me
    gainerkid1 gainerkid1 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I've done so good with my weight loss (down 4kg), but not after today. I've over-ate and I feel disgusting. I hate it, I'm hurting my gains. This always happenings!!! I need some...
    Ricesha Ricesha 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ImNotAHipster ImNotAHipster 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Truth be told, I am about 60 lbs overweight. I lost 30 lbs last year through walking/jogging and a lot of stress. My profile picture is at that 30 lb weight loss. Unfortunately...
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay here's my secret. It's probably not much to most people but it's something I just need to get off my chest. As a senior in HS I'm often regarded as a semi popular kid in...
    Xirzin Xirzin 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sorry if this is getting posted twice, my computer is being weird. So, I have never had surgery because my pediatrician told my parents I didn't need it. My parents never told me...
    convexxing3 convexxing3 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    idk why but feeder/gainer ads would sound amazing because it would make it easier for gainers to obtain accessibility to resources and whatnot to fatten up.
    Bryguy142 Bryguy142 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My son is 4 yrs old and was diagnosed with HD at 17 days old. He had his first surgery at 21 days old and gotten a colostomy bag. He had a reversal at four months, didn't work so...
    Rymae87 Rymae87 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am a 43 year-old female of Central Mexican and Irish heritage. I was diagnosed with BTM at 19 while on Amphoteracin-B treatment for a fungal infection in my sinuses. Ampho-B...
    AZDawn AZDawn 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Weight loss progress, I guess I'd like to know what other people think. I'm proud of how much I lost, yet still not completely happy with myself.
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 60 Responses a week ago

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    I have been sick, really sick. It started before Christmas with cellulitis in the sinus cavity. Then my upper molar abscessed into the already infected sinus. It was one thing...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 30 Responses Feb 2

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    In 2009, my father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was given a 3% survival chance of longer than a year. My world was crushed, I couldn't lose my daddy. He went through...
    kmhitz kmhitz 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    Due to the longterm chemotherapy and they say the radiation and other drugs I'm on for pain due to my cancer have combined effect of memory loss short and long term as well as...
    Rebelbear1967 Rebelbear1967 46-50, M Feb 2

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    2 years ago I weighted 15 stone 6 lbs. with hard work and no surgery just gym and hard work I have weighed myself and I am 11st 3lbs. I'm sorry for the hairiness but really proud...
    Englishandproud Englishandproud 22-25, M Feb 1

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    So many people want to lose weight but all I want to do is gain. Give me your fat people!!! Lol but in all seriousness tho why does everyone want to be skinny? The media and...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M Feb 1

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F Jan 30

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    About two years ago I managed to lose 20 kilos in the space of 3 months, which was the best progress in weight loss I've ever had. Sadly, since then, I put that weight back on plus...
    olobolgo95 olobolgo95 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Even after all these years, I still blame myself for the death of my best friend. I know that logically, there was nothing that I could do, but it doesn't make the burden any...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I went from 333lbs to 155. I was very lucky to not have any complications. . The only problem now is my self esteem. I was married to a...
    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    We lost my aunt today. She had been in a bad way for years, between serious medical issues and drug abuse. But today was still a surprise and hit me hard. I'll always remember her...
    thelyndieproject thelyndieproject 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Hi ma name is Nancy and I live in the Bay Area. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 I was 303lbs and now weigh 155. Only 5 more to goal! My husband has passed away so I am...
    1amamanancy 1amamanancy 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to the page so here's a little about me. I'm 5'5 and I'm 160 pounds. I've struggled with weight most of my life due to a hormone imbalance that dictates my...
    Kiayamj Kiayamj 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Hi everyone I am 5'1 weight 178 lbs and I am looking for a weight loss buddy or a support system . I am doing insanity workout
    Jaderuby Jaderuby 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Lately I've been feeling my weight is occupying my mind more than it should, it's all I can I think about. I'm reading the back of the labels on everything and I'm constantly...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    15 more pounds to go, and I will hit my first 100 pound weight loss milestone since I started 2 years ago- February of 2014! If I lose about 50 more I'll be back in the healthy...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 Jan 28

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    My starting weight was 240lbs. I was very obese and unhealthy. One of my ex boyfriends was a chubby chaser and a feeder and he loves the way it was before I lost the weight. When I...
    ChubbyChick411 ChubbyChick411 22-25, F Jan 27

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    my goal is to lose as much weight as I can in 80 days before my boyfriend comes home from boot camp! I want to shock him! any amount of weight lost makes a total difference. any...
    sspicer7 sspicer7 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    I DEFINITELY am going to get forehead reduction surgery when I am able to afford it. I have always been self conscious about the size of my forehead, which resulted in me having...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    I am 135 pounds, 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and I want to get down to at least 115 pounds, will someone be my weight loss buddy?
    prothin2016 prothin2016 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 25