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    I got a bit of great news today that I thought I would share because it's a big deal to me ! Most of you proably won't care but here goes ......



    I've been fighting with my health insurance company for about 10 months , trying to get approved for Bariatric surgery ! I've been heavy since I got out of high school and in the past few years , I've dealt with quite a bit of pain due to my size ! After being turned down twice , I finally wrote them a letter and threatened to send them naked pictures with my next appeal !

    I called them today to find out I had finally been approved !!!!

    So it looks like I'll be going under the knife sometime in June ! I'm the heaviest I've ever been right now at 6' , 388 lbs , so I'm real excited to start dropping some fuckin' poundage !!
    One of the drawbacks however is an aquired intollerence to sugar , so no more brown alcohol ! So Jack Daniels and I will be permanently parting ways , after a LONG relationship ! But I'm gonna throw a party just before surgery , just to end the relationship with a bang !!!!!

    I'm sooo fucking happy , I had to tell someone !!
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    Congrats! What exactly is the surgery though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk
    I got a bit of great news today that I thought I would share because it's a big deal to me ! Most of you proably won't care but here goes ......



    I've been fighting with my health insurance company for about 10 months , trying to get approved for Bariatric surgery ! I've been heavy since I got out of high school and in the past few years , I've dealt with quite a bit of pain due to my size ! After being turned down twice , I finally wrote them a letter and threatened to send them naked pictures with my next appeal !

    I called them today to find out I had finally been approved !!!!

    So it looks like I'll be going under the knife sometime in June ! I'm the heaviest I've ever been right now at 6' , 388 lbs , so I'm real excited to start dropping some fuckin' poundage !!
    One of the drawbacks however is an aquired intollerence to sugar , so no more brown alcohol ! So Jack Daniels and I will be permanently parting ways , after a LONG relationship ! But I'm gonna throw a party just before surgery , just to end the relationship with a bang !!!!!

    I'm sooo fucking happy , I had to tell someone !!
    That's great Lode. I'm truely happy for you and hope it works out for you. I can personally relate with this.

    I have a Brother tha had surgery for this. (stomach stapled procedure) He lost a MASSAVE amount of weight and looked great BUT...2 weeks ago he was put in the ER. It turns out he has what is called "Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome". It's rare. It's caused from a having Vitamin B deficiency and drinking heavily. I'm still learning about it but it basically effects the nervous system. He can't use his legs(wheel chair bound) and has severe memory loss.(Short term and Long term). It's very sad. The ironic part is that he VERY rarely drank before this surgery.

    Not trying to steer you away Lode. Just thought I'd give you this info.
    He was suppose to getting Vitamin B shots but didn't go regularly.
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    Damn Lode, glad to hear about the surgery. Same Q though, what exactly does the surgery entail?? Here's to better health...
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx
    Congrats! What exactly is the surgery though?

    Technically , it's not stapleing , that's a different prcedure than what I'm going to have done . It's Roex-En-Y gastric bypass . They take your stomach , reduce part of it to the size of an egg ,that's your new stomach ! Then they take out part of your lower intestine and re-attach what's left of it with what's left of your old stomach and re-attach it further downstream on your intestines ! There can be serious complications , but when your pushing 400 lbs , it's worth the risk ! Being this big , is just as bad a risk !
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    Our neighbor had that surgery and she lost about 200lbs. in less than a year. She too had to fight and fight with her insurance company and she won! Congrats! I can only imagine how happy you are! I know for our neighbor is has been such a life altering experience. She used to get stares for being so BIG and now she actually has guys hitting on her and the whole nine yards. She has a completely different outlook on life and she feels good!

    You are on your way to a new and happier life! I am thrilled for you!
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    Congrats dude! Best of luck to you! What is your target weight going to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk
    I got a bit of great news today that I thought I would share because it's a big deal to me ! Most of you proably won't care but here goes ......



    I've been fighting with my health insurance company for about 10 months , trying to get approved for Bariatric surgery ! I've been heavy since I got out of high school and in the past few years , I've dealt with quite a bit of pain due to my size ! After being turned down twice , I finally wrote them a letter and threatened to send them naked pictures with my next appeal !

    I called them today to find out I had finally been approved !!!!

    So it looks like I'll be going under the knife sometime in June ! I'm the heaviest I've ever been right now at 6' , 388 lbs , so I'm real excited to start dropping some fuckin' poundage !!
    One of the drawbacks however is an aquired intollerence to sugar , so no more brown alcohol ! So Jack Daniels and I will be permanently parting ways , after a LONG relationship ! But I'm gonna throw a party just before surgery , just to end the relationship with a bang !!!!!

    I'm sooo fucking happy , I had to tell someone !!
    That's great. All the best for a healthy and speedy recovery .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BottomzUp
    She used to get stares for being so BIG and now she actually has guys hitting on her and the whole nine yards.
    Dude are you trying to sway Lode from the surgery? I don't think he wants that kind of male attention
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx
    Dude are you trying to sway Lode from the surgery? I don't think he wants that kind of male attention
    I forgot to mention...the insurance company threw in some new boobs!
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    Congrats, dude! Hope it all goes well. My thoughts will be with you bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BottomzUp
    I forgot to mention...the insurance company threw in some new boobs!

    I think I'll just stick with the basic package , they can keep the upgrade !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk
    I think I'll just stick with the basic package , they can keep the upgrade !
    Who said they would be YOUR boobs?
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    Thumbs up !

    Wished I could make my way to your party Lodj ! Hoping everything goes alright with a surgery part!

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    Dude, that sounds insanely radical. I'd talk to Jared.
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