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Mum's the word.

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So here I am on this forum, I'm new to the idea of being "banded" (yup, I've picked up some lingo!!!) I, of course have friends who have had it done and I praise the two of them who have done the right thing and done it properly. They both look fantastic and I wish it was me!

Today I want to tell my mum that I'm thinking of getting a lap band. I don't know what to say to her or how to convince her that I need this more than I need air to breathe.

I don't know how she will react and it scares me. She also has a BIG mouth and I know she will HAVE to tell someone!! I, on the other hand don't want anyone to know, even my big sister who will be extremely upset with me when she finds out I didn't want to tell her. But she's got this thing about me losing weight by some miracle she calls "eating everything in moderation" (Hahaha, she jests! I'm sure!) I can't do that. I never have been able to do that. I remember being a little kid and thinking about food all the time. I'm at a loss as to how this happens to people but I have been this way for my whole life!

Anyway, today is the day, hopefully I don't chicken out.

Mum, I'm getting lap banded....

There, easy enough to type! Now to make it come out of my mouth infront of her.

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I remember the day for me too when I had to tell the parents. My mum is a nurse and was very against the idea whenever it was raised in discussion about other people, so I was worried about telling her. I had prepared a whole speech about how it was my life, and mine to control and I was doing it whether she liked it or not etc etc etc

In the end it was pretty easy. I just came out and told her, and she listened to what I had to say and didn't knock me back at all. In fact, she then researched the best surgeon to have it done by, and then after researching the risks and benefits, had it done too!

So I guess the moral of the story is sometimes life isn't as dramatic as you had built it up in your mind. I was expecting a massive fight, and instead got overwhelming support.

Also, if your sister is eventually going to find out, why not bite the bullet and let her know? She may be a good ally in convincing your mum?

However you decide to do it, you might want to sugest they come on here and have a read about other peoples experiences, and if they have any questions, they could always ask them in the family and friends forum :)

Good Luck!

Dave

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