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  1. ReneeB added a post in a topic: No loss . I want to feel good too   

    Congratulations on going through with a tough and brave decision. My 18 year old daughter had this op on Jan 11 this year and she has just finally began to not regret the decision. She has now plateaued and has only  lost about 1kg in about 2 weeks. That said, she hasn’t gained any and is comforted by the fact that she isn’t gaining weight anymore and knows that the weight will come off. I keep reminding her about the “long game” not the short one where you lose an unsustainable amount of weight in a short period and spend the rest of your time fighting to stop it from creeping back on. I remind her that the long game is slow, sustainable weight loss while reorganizing her lifestyle and choices. She is set on being able to wear a beautiful dress for her 21st. That’s 3 years away, but what a goal!  
    I guess I wanted to suggest some alternative ways of thinking that the “long game” way of thinking offers. Keep in touch with people in this community, it can give you strength when you need it, resonance, to remind you that you’re not alone and comfort in knowing that you are on the right track xxx
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  2. ReneeB added a post in a topic: Tomorrow is the day....   

    Hi there,
    how exciting for you- and scary! My 18 year old daughter just had her sleeve op on the 11th Jan and we all came home 2 days ago. I can only speak as a mother who witnessed the journey so far. My daughter was scared and anxious too and to be honest, still is post op. She has lost 10kgs though and is journaling as well as putting together a motivation board to remind her why she is doing this. This is day 5 since the surgery and she is recovering really well. I think she is finding it hard with the fluid part of the diet but we are finding that thin, warm soups are satisfying and nutritious too. 
    I can’t wait to hear from you after the surgery. It’s a brave decision but I am positive that it is a decision that will change your life for the better. Im proud of my daughter for making such a big decision at such a young age. 
    Reneeb :)
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  3. ReneeB added a post in a topic: Anxious mother of 18 year old ....   

    Hi RT05,
    Thank you for your reply. And congratulations on losing 18kg. I imagine that is motivating and really worth celebrating. I know when my daughter even sees that she has lost 5kgs, she will be so excited. She has struggled with her weight most of her teen life and has never experienced the joy in shedding a few kilos. I am so excited for her. We met with her GP today who will also be assisting with the surgery and I feel much better. Her surgeon doesn't have the best communication skills, so I was feeling really worried last night and didn't sleep much because I was so busy researching. Luckily, her GP is a great communicator and explained in much more detail what to expect post-op, particularly about the 2 week period after her op where she needs to inject herself with an anti-coagulant which we were only informed of yesterday. 
    I am sure we will both find this site extremely supportive while we get through this new chapter and I hope that she can contribute to others this time next year when she can share her successes and learning along the way with others about to embark on this journey.
    Best of luck with your weight loss and I look forward to hearing about your future successes
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  4. ReneeB added a post in a topic: Anxious mother of 18 year old ....   

    hi there, my daughter is booked in for her sleeve surgery in Jan 18 and after meeting with her surgeon today again, it’s all become very real and I’m worried that we’ve made the right decision. My daughter is excited about the operation (and nervous of course) but it’s a big change and I just wanted to reach out to others out there for support. Thank you :)
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