Last night, I went to my first Bariatric support group. We are required to attend one before having surgery. I am still 7 lbs….7 LONG lbs away until my final steps. I seem to have been bouncing between 1 & 2 lbs on the scale and I know that I need to be better in order to be successful. I am still shooting for a January surgery date, but realistically, it may be February before I am scheduled. I still need to reach pre surgery goal weight before i am scheduled for my psych appt, labs, EKG, meeting with RN case manager and pre surgery meeting.
I really didnt want to attend the support group. It is in the middle of the day (can’t they schedule these things after work?) & I really hate meeting in general and speaking in meetings. We did the usual meet and greet shortly after it started. There were 3 post ops and the rest of us were pre ops. I was inspired by the 2 women in the class that were post op. They kept in real and were just great. After surgery, I may need the support. I am glad that I went. I need to branch out more and do things like this to help myself in this battle.