Due to the volume of email received, please read the below first:
  • Kind words have always fueled this website, and are very much appreciated. :)

  • If you have questions, please be sure to check out my FAQ's section first.  Many of the common questions I receive can be answered there.

  • Please do not email asking about plastic surgery, exercises, saggy skin, gaining weight, how to lose weight without surgery, how to maintain or keep weight off after surgery, and/or medical conditions/problems you may be having.  ALL of these questions can be answered in the FAQ's section of the website.

  • Please do not email asking questions such as "How did you feel?'", "Can you provide me with advice?", "What can I do?", "If you were to do it all over again...", "Can you provide me with details regarding your experience".  ALL of these questions can be answered by thoroughly reading my Journal from beginning to end.

  • I strongly encourage anyone who is researching WLS surgery and/or anyone that has had WLS surgery recently to read my Journal.  Don't skim it... you'll lose out on lots of valuable information.  I have spent hundreds of hours documenting my journey so that others, like you, can read it as a reference guide and learn the in's, out's, good, and bad of the surgery.  Read it all the way through.  Yes, it is long and may take a few days to read, however, I can guarantee that it is very entertaining and the knowledge you gain about WLS is invaluable.  Hundreds of people have found the Journal to be very inspirational and educational too.  :)

  • If you are looking to engage me in a business, such as Mary Kay, Avon, Quixtar, Tubberware, Pamper Chef, MonaVie, etc., although I certainly appreciate your thoughts to assist me in being successful, my hands are just way too full with my current self-made business and family.  I do, however, wish you much financial success as you build your business.


  • For any questions not answered in the FAQ's section and/or my Journal, then I encourage you to please join my Yahoo Group called "Julie Hedges Friends" by clicking here.  We are a very supportive group and answer ANY question about WLS, no matter how "out there" it is. 

    If you: 

    • have comments about me or the website...

    • need to obtain copyright permission...

    • are inquiring about bookings...

    • have a question about me or WLS that is NOT covered in the FAQ's or Journal...

    then please feel free to write me.   Due to the volume of mail received, I do ask that you please keep it short and sweet... pretty please.  If you start to get a hand cramp while typing me an email... you're probably writing a novel or a two page email and I'll be slow to respond.  Short and to the point emails, along with closed-ended questions, get the fastest responses.  In either case, I am always happy to answer your emails.  I answer each email personally and I am usually speedy with replies.  If you haven't received a response within two weeks, please re-email me as I may have not received your mail.