Share Your Weight Loss Surgery Thoughts, Experiences & Advice

It couldn’t be simpler…

  1. Pick a weight loss surgery or obesity-related topic by clicking one of the Subject Links below, then click the Sub-Topic you want to write about.
  2. Type your weight loss surgery or obesity-related thoughts, experience or advice (and upload pictures if you’d like).
  3. Click "Submit" button at the end of the form.
  4. Your very own web page will be created where:
    1. You can make updates
    2. Others can comment or ask questions

To document your full journey, click here. You can start by sharing details about yourself, your decision to have surgery and what stage you are at now. You can then come back to your personal page at any time to make additional posts.


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…for other visitors AND for you!

Whether you include your name and/or pictures is completely up to you.

In addition to helping other visitors with your experiences, in the future it might be neat for you to have a place to come back and review your progress as the months and years pass.

Your updates could be as simple as posting a new comment every month to log your weight along with a tip or two you learned that month. Or they could be as detailed as you’d like.

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Randy's Gastric Sleeve Journey*

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Why I Chose the Lap-Band as My Weight Loss Surgery*

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From lapband to bypass and onward....*

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[ Last editorial review/modification of this page : 12/11/2016]

* Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for general information purposes and your specific results may vary depending on a variety of circumstances. It is not intended as nor should be relied upon as medical advice. Rather, it is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician(s). Before you use any of the information provided in the site, you should seek the advice of a qualified medical, dietary, fitness or other appropriate professional. Read More