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  1. I'm wanting to get the surgery, but I'm wanting to make sure that I can find a fill doctor close to me before I do so. I live near Cookeville, between Nashville and Knoxville, so either of the two places would be great. I've heard that most doctors won't see you if they didn't do the surgery, and that worries me. I don't want to have to travel to different states to get fills if at all possible.
  2. Can I ask why you wouldn't want your friends to know? It seems to me that if they are really your friends that they would support your decision and stick by you. The weight won't just melt away like butter. I haven't had the procedure done yet, but have researched it enough to know that it's a slow process. I'll say this to you. It might not mean much to you, but I absolutely and completely understand your problem. When I was 16 I was a 3x, still am. And when I was your age (ugh, makes me feel old) I would have had this done in a heartbeat if I could afford to have done so, and I wouldn't have cared what anyone thought about it because I was doing it for me and me alone. This decision doesn't affect them. You're making this decision for yourself and your personal future to ensure your wellbeing. High school is hard. Being teased is worse. I was the biggest kid in my school so yeah... I know about that. You gotta walk with your head up high, and yeah I know it's harder than it sounds. There are times that you have to be selfish and not worry so much about what everyone else thinks of you. I used to focus so hard on everyone else and what they thought and trying to fit in that I didn't even think of trying to lose the weight. I was too busy freaking out about how to keep them friends with me. And the truth is, most of the people you're focusing so hard on now won't even be around you 10 years from now. I'm 26, and only have a handfull of friends left from school. You just have to remember that the decision to do this now doesn't affect them in any way, and any attention you get from people can't be negative... and if it is, they're only jealous that you're obviously doing something to better yourself and they can't. So, chin up! You can do it!
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    Quitting smoking advice needed

    Haha, well I'm in the same boat as you. I've been trying to quit for about 2 months now and it's proving to be pretty difficult. I haven't given up hope though. I've cut back alot. I'd say that's the first step if you're trying for cold turkey. Not even at half a pack a day now. Hopefully in the next 2 weeks it won't be so hard. So I say cut back first, and if you're still having trouble, try the gum or chantix. Good luck!
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    I forgot to ask this. The price, does it include a hotel stay, or is it only for the surgery itself? If I'm going to be trying to save, I'd like to be sure of the number I'm aiming for. lol
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    Wow, thanks everyone for your kind words and support! I was shocked to get so many people to reply. There was one time I went to the doctor. I think this was the actual turning point. I got there, and he went to weigh me, and I was too heavy for the scale. They had to put 2 scales together to weigh me. At that time I was up to a whopping 368. I just couldn't stop crying. That was the worst feeling I've ever felt. I've been talking with my mother about helping me with a loan of some sort. She is, well, she's interesting when it somes to helping me. haha She's supportive sometimes, but not exactly in all areas. I know that she knows I need this. My whole family suffers with obesity. She's got sooooo many health issues due to her weight. I look at her and I know, I KNOW I don't want to be like that when I'm her age. Trust me, if I had anything worth selling I'd do it to get the money to do this. I want children so desperately. My mother seems to think that I'll never have kids, but if I lost weight my PCOS wouldn't be as much of an issues and it'd be possible. I don't want to go out like my family... overweight, having heart attacks and strokes, diabetes, sleep apnea. I don't want to fear that I could die tomorrow. I've suffered with weight problems since I was 4. I'm just sick of it. I'm sure you all know what I mean. I hate that feeling you get when you eat a candy bar... that satisfaction followed with sadness. I have a boyfriend, and during a family get together at his mothers house she wanted a picture of us. She had him sit on my knee for the picture... :lb12: can you imagine? His family are all like bean poles. They couldn't have possibly imagined how that made me feel. It made me sick. And here I am rambling along. I'll go for now. lol
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    Thanks. Yeah, I don't have any credit cards just laying around at my disposal. At this time I don't even have a job. I've had alot of difficulity doing so in my town for one reason or another. Had some issues come up a few years ago that weren't even my fault that have damaged my background checks and I also assume that my weight doesn't exactly make employers jump at the prospect at hiring me. I recently went through a divorce and am living with my mom. That in itself is depressing enough. I want to better myself. I want to get out there and show the world that I can kick butt... but it's proving to be a difficult process. So is surgery in Mexico safe? I have to admit the idea of it does scare me. I speak no spanish at all, but I realize that that if I'm going to even get a surgery done (anywhere remotely close to a price I could afford) I'll probably have to do it there. I'm itching at the idea of getting the surgery because I feel that my age is important. I'm 26 and I would love to have children and live a fullfilled life. I don't want to wait until I'm nearing 40 to make a major life change. I want to do it now.
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    Hello. I was just curious as to how you all got the money to be able to afford the lap band surgery. I can't afford to pay the whole cost out of my own pocket right now, and I don't have any insurance. I've been looking into the lap band for a few years now, and I feel like it's the right choice for me, but I just don't know what to do to get started. Thanks Christy