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My Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Sometimes you say you’re gonna do something. But when you actually want to start, it seems way harder then you can imagine. It’s kinda hard for me to tell you this, not only because it’s really emotional for me, but also because English is not my very first language. I hope I can tell my story crystal clear and I hope y’all will understand it. I really wanted to share this part of my life with you, because FOTP has become a huge part of my life and I don’t know, it’s kinda nice to talk about it with people who don’t you know in real life. And I know you won’t judge me, because most of you has supported me in the past, so I kinda want to share it with you. Okay, here we go.

So, I have been obese for almost all my life now. Not so much it becomes dangerously, but just overweight. I’ve tried a lot of things to lose weight, since I was a kid and in my teenage years. I’ve been too several dietists, I tried out several diets, I went to the gym (at some point I went to the gym four times a week), I even went to see a psychologist to discover why I am not losing weight. After I went to the psychologist, I was kinda desperate and went to my GP. Luckily, my GP is a very nice woman, who I can talk to very nice. She understands me and comes with proper solutions. She came with this solution – a reduction of my stomach, a gastric bypass.

In the first place, I was kinda shook. She told me this was kind of a “last resort” and you can’t return it. So if you do this surgery, you’re bound to it forever. I have overthought this for almost a year – in the mean time I tried to change my life in a healthier one (more fruit, no sugar added drinks), but nothing seemed to work. I didn’t see any results. So I went to my GP again and told her I wanted to do this surgery. I was, and I am still, 200% sure of this decision.

It was a hard decision though. My life will change forever: when everybody is going out for dinner at restaurants, I can only take a small portion, I can’t drink and go out the way I did and ofcourse a lot of more consequences. I overthought this all, but all these negative can’t compete against the positive things. The most positive thing is that I’ll regain my confidence and a positive self image.

The surgery is at March 21st and I can’t tell how nervouw I am. Since I have known the date, I haven’t been sleeping well, almost 3 hours a night. I just can’t stop thinking about it. There are so many questions floating through my head. Mainly, because I don’t know what to expect. I have heard very positive stories, but also very negative stories, about the after care after the surgery. I’m just trying to look and holding on to the future. A gastric bypass gives great results. A colleague at my internship did it and she lost 45 kilograms in 9 months. That’s just amazing!

I hope y’all get it and feel free to ask me anything. <3 I just wanted to let you know this, so you know when I’m not around, or acting different like I do now. <3 I know mass tagging isn't done these days anymore, but I don't care, I just tagged my followers & the people I talk to a lot. lana1 Let me become a really skinny legend soon. whit1 



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Just now, SWINΞ said:

Omg I can imagine how nerve wracking this is!! My best friend @SCHEIBE MONSTER is having this done in June!!

Oh really? O my God, I didn't know that! Well it really is nerve wrecking. And everytime I have these strange thoughts. I really want this you know, but when I think about the surgery itself, I feel so sad and like "Why am I doing this?" but I know I'm doing this for myself, and I need to keep looking at the future, but sometimes it's kinda hard. cry9 

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It sounds like you're making a lot of sacrifices,  but it obviously will make your life so much better! I'm so happy you felt comfortable talking about this and wish you so much luck for your surgery. hug1

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You're so brave to share this with us Royalty! If you've consulted with your GP and you're absolutely sure about doing this then you have nothing be nervous about! Everything will go smoothly and you'll get the results you're hoping for! Good luck! hug1 Keep us updated! You're already a skinny legend to me btw <3 Sending lots of love and support <3 <3 

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First of all thank you for sharing. You have obviously been working hard for a long time and have reached a decision about what you want to do. I hope that everything goes smoothly and that the recovery is fast. You will be fine hug1

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btw sweetie you have to start getting more sleep though gaga3 Don't stress too much about it! You need to stay absolutely healthy and restful for this!! So try to get as much sleep as possible!! hug2 

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3 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

It sounds like you're making a lot of sacrifices,  but it obviously will make your life so much better! I'm so happy you felt comfortable talking about this and wish you so much luck for your surgery. hug1

 

1 minute ago, Sylk said:

You're so brave to share this with us Royalty! If you've consulted with your GP and you're absolutely sure about doing this then you have nothing be nervous about! Everything will go smoothly and you'll be get the results you're hoping for! Good luck! hug1 Keep us updated! You're already a skinny legend to me btw <3 Sending lots of love and support <3 <3 

 

1 minute ago, Aidan. said:

First of all thank you for sharing. You have obviously been working hard for a long time and have reached a decision about what you want to do. I hope that everything goes smoothly and that the recovery is fast. You will be fine hug1

Thank you so much for the support legends cry9 I'm doing this absolutely for myself, but messages like these give me a lot of courage and a good feeling cry9 thank you so much <3

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1 minute ago, Sylk said:

btw sweetie you have start getting more sleep though gaga3 Don't stress too much about it! You need to stay absolutely healthy and restful for this!! So try to get as much as possible!! hug2 

I know right cry9 I really should go to sleep now, but when I go to sleep, I'm starting to think about it and overthinking keeps on killing me katy1 I take melatonin pills to fall asleep easier but they're really shitty jj4 my stomace starts aching from them

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aww hug1 i hope the best of luck for you hug1
 

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i kinda feel like i want to do one but im not obese (but slightly overweight) so jj3

im almost 200 pounds at 16 years old (i got a belly) jj3

 

 

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I am so honored and privileged to be a apart of your life and for you to share this katyanna1 I'm glad you're making the choice that you wanted and not someone else's. I have no experience with this sorta thing because I've always have had a super fast metabolism but I know people you have had it done and they've really been happy with it. My aunt was overweight after having 2 kids and she recently got it done with her mom and they both have been the slimmest I've seen them. I am here for you and hope everything goes alright! (It's on my birthday so it's def going to be a long day for both of us jj2 ). Love you lots sis wub1 

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i hope everything goes well and the recovery is fast so you can get your confidence back sooner wub1hug2

 

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I've been thinking about what my reaction to this is because like, I don't really like how society at large obsesses over skinniness because fat people are just as beautiful as skinny people and fat isn't a synonym for ugly.

But it's also not right of me to tell you not to do something that you really want to do, so I wish you good luck with your surgery. <3

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5 minutes ago, Chris Morlock said:

aww hug1 i hope the best of luck for you hug1
 

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i kinda feel like i want to do one but im not obese (but slightly overweight) so jj3

im almost 200 pounds at 16 years old (i got a belly) jj3

 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Coca-Cola said:

i hope everything goes well and the recovery is fast so you can get your confidence back sooner wub1hug2

 

wub1wub1wub1wub1 Thank you for your support sisters <3 

@Chris Morlock you really have to overthink it well! And your bmi has to be above 40, but you know, you should take it as your last resort...when there is nothing else left, because it's not something to think light about cry9 

4 minutes ago, SANDCASTLES said:

I am so honored and privileged to be a apart of your life and for you to share this katyanna1 I'm glad you're making the choice that you wanted and not someone else's. I have no experience with this sorta thing because I've always have had a super fast metabolism but I know people you have had it done and they've really been happy with it. My aunt was overweight after having 2 kids and she recently got it done with her mom and they both have been the slimmest I've seen them. I am here for you and hope everything goes alright! (It's on my birthday so it's def going to be a long day for both of us jj2 ). Love you lots sis wub1 

Yeah, the results of this surgery are crazy! They can really help you, especially when you have like A LOT of obese. People will see it earlier. I'm happy your aunt and her mom are seeing such good results yas2 thank you for your support babe <3

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The important thing is that you're doing it for yourself, and not for anyone else. Of course you're going to be nervous because it's a life changing experience for you, however you shouldn't worry too much about it. I'm sure everything will turn out fine! I wish you all the best and you should definitely keep us updated!

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Omg I love you, sending you love and support!!! Thank you for sharing this with us too, it means a lot! wub1 

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2 minutes ago, Royalty said:

@Chris Morlock you really have to overthink it well! And your bmi has to be above 40, but you know, you should take it as your last resort...when there is nothing else left, because it's not something to think light about cry9 

but then again i am just 16 jj3

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5 minutes ago, Anna-wa said:

I've been thinking about what my reaction to this is because like, I don't really like how society at large obsesses over skinniness because fat people are just as beautiful as skinny people and fat isn't a synonym for ugly.

But it's also not right of me to tell you not to do something that you really want to do, so I wish you good luck with your surgery. <3

Thank you for overthinking your reaction <3 I know exactly what you mean, but what I want you to know, it that I don't do this for other people. I do this for myself, only for myself, not because I feel ugly, but I because I feel unfit. I hate the fact that sometimes, when I take a run, I'm already exhausted in a few minutes. My back hurts sometimes and I know it's because of my belly. And now is the time to do this, because when you're older, it's harder to heal. Thank you for your support. <3 It means a lot to me. <3

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1 minute ago, Chris Morlock said:

but then again i am just 16 jj3

Way too young yas2 I'm only 22 and I'm the youngest of the group I'm doing this with katy1 

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Omg thx so much for sharing this with us! I'm very excited for you. katyanna1 Being obese really isn't a bad thing but if it's keeping you from feeling comfortable in your skin, then this is probably the best solution for you.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well and that the sacrifices you are about to make will have the results you are hoping for! Maybe send some before and after pics too! I would be really interested in watching your progress. kylie1 

Anyway, all the best of luck! lana1 

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1 minute ago, Cruella de Vil said:

Omg thx so much for sharing this with us! I'm very excited for you. katyanna1 Being obese really isn't a bad thing but if it's keeping you from feeling comfortable in your skin, then this is probably the best solution for you.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well and that the sacrifices you are about to make will have the results you are hoping for! Maybe send some before and after pics too! I would be really interested in watching your progress. kylie1 

Anyway, all the best of luck! lana1 

I'm definetly going to do that! I have already shared some in the Official Picture thread cry9 I'll share some in a few weeks too, let's hope we're seeing some progress then. Thank you for your support, it means a lot to me <3 lana1 

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6 minutes ago, Royalty said:

Way too young yas2 I'm only 22 and I'm the youngest of the group I'm doing this with katy1 

well at least you didnt wait too long jj3

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Hi Royalty,

I'm so honored that you were brave enough to share this part of your life with us! I hope all goes well with the surgery and you gain back some of your confidence, and that you continue to update us on your journey because we're all rooting for you and want to see you happy.

Love,

Hermione wub1hug1

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Good luck with your surgery!!!! I hope everything goes well and that you're happy!

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