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Femidist
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Age : 53
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2014-06-15

PostSubject: Re: Femidist says hello   Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:54 am

Have seen my GP since joining the forum. She was wonderful. Understanding and supportive. referral written and appointment made for July 14 to see surgeon.
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Best start my journal :)
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DayleD
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PostSubject: Re: Femidist says hello   Tue 17 Jun 2014, 11:34 am

Hi Femidist!

I totally get what you mean about the 'saying goodbye to food' and it filling a void.  I actually feel like I'm losing a friend, no matter how toxic this friend may be!!  I'm booked in for surgery 4 weeks out and it's still high up there on my concerns.  I was really depressed yesterday and I think it had to do with me starting opti today.  I'm starting to see a local psychologist before surgery for this very thing, it's quite troubling the way I think of food.

Enough about me, it's good to see you on here and welcome.  I am so thankful for this site and the wonderful support and information it provides.  And it's Australian which makes it perfect.

Best of luck with your decision making.

Cheers, DayleD
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PostSubject: Re: Femidist says hello   Tue 17 Jun 2014, 7:45 am

Hi Femidist,

Welcome to the forum. I think the fact that there are so many nurses and health professionals on this forum says a lot about the procedure. It definitely isn't a "cure" for obesity but it is such a great aid. I thank my lucky stars that I have been able to benefit from it.

Don't worry about losing the social connection of eating. It is more difficult in the early days, but I still went out and had a good time. To begin with I would just order soup. It took a while to eat so while other people were having a few courses I just slowly sipped my soup and chatted. Later on there was always something on the menu to eat. I didn't let the Sleeve interfere with going out with friends. It just takes a bit more organization.
It's always a bit of an unknown how your partner will react, but you wont know until you discuss it with him.

good luck,
Nini
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PostSubject: Re: Femidist says hello   Tue 17 Jun 2014, 6:58 am

Hi Femidist
Welcome to the forum, its a fantastic place for support, hints, help, ect,good luck with your journey
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PostSubject: Femidist says hello   Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:05 am

Hi all.
I have been browsing and lurking for a while and thought it was time to be polite and introduce myself.

I am 50 years young with a history of yo-yoing since I was about 18. I live in country Victoria and work in the health industry.

I have not quite decided to be sleeved yet but getting close. Haven't even made an appointment for a referral. Haven't told any family or friends or my lovely partner.

Actually I have decided I want the procedure. I want a permanent change and am sick of the health issues, up and down, mental health issues with "failing" to be reliant in willpower.

I am grateful for the posts here and agree a sleeve is not the answer to everything but just a tool to assist a permanent result.

I am not afraid of the procedure, of making permanent changes. I am afraid of saying goodbye to my friend food. Goodbye to the social connection. Goodbye the filling of that empty void. That is why I haven't made any steps towards surgery yet. I am getting it all right in my head.

I am having trouble discussing this with my partner. I do not want or need his approval or permission per se but would like his support. I feel like I need enough knowledge and understanding in my own mind before talking about it with him.

Anyway I will leave more chatter later and leave it at that for now.

Hello

Femidist is a made up name I created for a different forum many years ago.
More on that later too
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