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Author: Rinda Pacyau

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Hosted by Rinda Pacyau. Sharing Bariatric Surgery experiences with others. Are you thinking about having the procedure, in the pre-op process, or post-op? We can share our experiences, hurdles, and triumphs.

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4 Episodes
This is the first episode of 2021, the first in a new series, and the first since March 2019.  Yes, it has been a while.  This episode continues from the previous episode, First Call.  I began to set appointments with my medical team. The first I met with was with the Behavioral Health Specialist. I had to take a self-assessment which is what this series will cover.  I will be referring to an assessment form similar to what my specialist and I went over.  If you would like to follow along with a copy I found from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) you may use the link below. >> Self-Assessment << **Disclaimer** I have no affiliation with the ASMBS. All materials are for use as a reference tool in alignment with my experience on this topic. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
E02 - The First Call

E02 - The First Call


Do you set New Year's Goals or Resolutions? Which is easier for you to actually stick with? How was your Valentines Day? How much information did you need to make your decision to move forward? Did your insurance cover most of the costs or a portion of it? Which procedure did you prefer? --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
E01 - Upbringing

E01 - Upbringing


Starting from the beginning with a backstory about myself before my bariatric surgery. >>Additional details << --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:



Hosted by Rinda Pacyau. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of O'ahu. I do not have a medical background nor a medical professional.  I will be sharing my personal weight loss experience and journey through the bariatric surgery process. This podcast is for anyone who is either thinking about Bariatric Surgery... in the pre-op process leading up to setting your surgery date.. in post-up recovery learning to adjust to your body's changes... or you're further along adjusting or struggling with the lifestyle changes. Blocking, Restrictive, and Mixed procedure stories will be shared.  If you would like to share your experiences, interest, or expertise in this topic I would love to have you on an episode. Send me a message! --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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