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    Going under the knife

    Hey everyone.

    I haven't been around a heckuva lot lately, due to several things I suppose. But I have popped in from time to time.

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this or not, but, I figured why not. It may be a healthy way to ease any anxieties I may be having.

    On December 21, at 11 AM, I will be having gastric bypass surgery. I am sure you are all aware of the public success of this surgery for the likes of Al Roker and Carnie Wilson. Well, after watching my weight grow steadily almost my entire life, and after watching my mother suffer from the health problems thaqt come with being obese, I felt it was time for drastic action.

    Anyway, some of you will understand it, some of you won't. Some will care, others will not. Some people understand what a battle it is to be obese, and to try to do something about it, and others do not. Honestly, I've heard so many negative comments throughout my life, that they rarely ever phase me unless they come from someone I like and respect.

    Anyway, it is going to be a long, hard, and miserable road to where I want to be. However, I think in the long run, it will help me lead a more healthy and normal life.

    I am nervous, because as with any surgery, there are certainly risks. Infection, stomach acid leaking, etc. etc. The surgeon has performed thousands of these procedures, and has an impeccable record, so the odds are good. But, still, you can't help but have a little anxiety.

    Supposedly, the first month after the process is extremely miserable, but afterwards, things get better quickly. I know for a fact, I will be taking supplements for the rest of my life, and I will also not be able to eat 90% of what got me to this point in the first place.

    Well, thanks for listening. I'll let you guys know how things go.
    "Roger Nasty Butler!"

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    Re: Going under the knife

    As a man who was fighting to get out of his weight troubles and is nearly through with it, i wish the best of luck and pray for a great outcome for ya, Limp. I know firsthand what it feels like to have excess weight on the body frame and how it messes with your body, but with your psychological standpoints as well. I'm sure you'll come through it with flying colors and if you need any support, this is one SSG member you can feel free to chat with.

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    L.I.M.P. I completely understand where you come from. I have been a pretty big guy myself. I have always flucuated weight. I wish you the best of luck and will keep you in the prayers my friend. God Speed on a quick recovery and enjoy the life that lies ahead.
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    Come back soon LIMP. SSG is never the same when one of its major players leaves.
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    Good luck old friend.
    When things get tough during your recovery, be sure to find a keyboard and check out SSG for some amusement. And of course internet porn.

    Hopefully the Falcons will offer you some enjoyment as they finish out the season those last 2 weeks and head into the postseason but the way they played last week, who knows.

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    QLD (sorry, man, but you'll always be QLD to some of us), our best wishes and thoughts are with you. A former coworker of mine had this procedure, and also said the initial recovery stage was terrible. Obviously things have changed remarkably in terms of techniques, medicines to aid in recovery, etc. This is a very drastic step, I hope it leads to a significant positive change in your life. It's okay to be heavy, but it's not okay to live your life upset because things aren't different and concerned about your health all the time.

    All the best to you and your family, please keep us posted.
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    As long as you and your docs think this is truly the best option, I wish you the best of luck and a nice, easy recovery (if that's possible).

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    As long as they don't end up removing the Lando from your pants. Best of luck with the procedure and recovery.
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    Re: Going under the knife

    Thanks for all the kind words and support.

    It's nice to know that some people understand or know where you are coming from.

    I'll certainly be sure to update as things go along, and when I need to complain because all I have eaten in a month is chicken broth.

    Oh, and jjreason, I'll always be QLD at heart, even with Lando in my pants.
    "Roger Nasty Butler!"

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    QLD - The best of luck to you! I have 2 friends that have also had the surgery. The road to recovery and weight loss has continued to be a difficult one for them, but they are happy with the results so far. Might I also suggest some turkey and beef broths?
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