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If you're just beginning the weight loss surgery research process or a veteran post-op patient, this is a safe haven for answers, support, guidance, sharing, comfort and so much more.

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Tears of sadness, turned to tears of happiness. Laughter behind our backs, turned to laughing with each other and enjoying life. Pains and aches from overtaxed bodies turned to healthy bodies able to exercise and run and play.

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Dan & I both had laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, same day in 2003, and lost a combined 300 lbs. After that surgery, our life began changing drastically, for the better, from the very first day.

The Weight Loss Surgery Connection

If you're considering weight-loss surgery, or have already had it, you're probably filled with expectations, concerns--and a million questions. Author Melissa deBin-Parish knows what you're going through.

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We hope you'll find this to be an informative community where you can learn the realities of day-to-day living before, during and after WLS.
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The Weight Loss Surgery Connection

Whether you're considering weight-loss surgery, or have already had it , within this book you'll find invaluable insider's tips, delicious recipes, and journal pages to make your weight loss surgery journey positive, successful, and rewarding..

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Over the years, our message board and forums have been a place of inspiration, support, and information for the Weight Loss Surgery Community. This is a place where you can ask questions and interact with other patients and knowledgeable people in the field.

Helpful Tips

Since most aren't allowed any liquids for the first 24 hours, some nice things to remember are lemon flavored glycerin swabs (the hospital should have these). Many also like the sugar free Aquadrops but DO NOT chew them.

TESTIMONIALS

Dan & Melissa

Tears of sadness, turned to tears of happiness.  Laughter behind our backs, turned to laughing with each other and enjoying life.  Pains and

Dan & Melissa (Before)

aches from overtaxed bodies turned to healthy bodies able to exercise and run and play.  The emotional rollercoaster from living the morbidly obese life.  You know the life, or lack of, where you’re either invisible or looked upon with disgust merely due to your size.  It ALL changes after this surgery and it has all been for the better for the two of us.

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Mary in Va Beach

My story is not one of physical aches and pains, but one of emotional and mental aches and pains.

Mary (Before)

I was adopted as an infant by two of the kindest people God ever created, my home was filled with love and support and acceptance, but there was always a part of me that felt unloved or unwanted because I was given away, it stayed right there under the surface all the time.
As I went into my teenage years, I was always the “big boned one”, my girlfriends were all size 4’s and I was a size 10.  I was into playing sports and cheerleading just like the rest of my friends.  They all had boyfriends.  I did not.  I knew it was because I was “fat”.

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