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1/29/15 10:13 A

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I have my first appointment tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. I am so excited that I am now open-minded to a surgery that could help me vs. being dead set against WLS (like I use to be).

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My first orientation is Feb 2...long way to go yet but each step counts



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1/23/15 5:48 P

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my first appointment to the surgeon is on 2/9/2015 im excited

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1/22/15 1:51 P

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last post was 11/3/2014 and since then I am below the 150 lbs. mark!

this journey has been a struggle. it started off fast then slowed down in the first couple of months. then I would gain weight then get stuck for months then loose. it has not been a dull moment. but it was well worth the surgery and I would do it all again. I still have around 15 lbs. to loose to get to my goal weight of 135 lbs. I know it will be a challenge but well worth the fight. if any of you are experiencing these issues know that they to pass. you will get through it. just stay strong and be willing to fight for your goal. the surgery is just a tool it doesn't do all the work for you! you can easily slow or stop your progress. so remember to stay focus stick to your diet and don't give up when the weight stops coming off.



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1/5/15 7:43 P

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I also jumped through hoops for 7months... It definitely was the best decision I've ever made!! My surgery was august 5th and my starting weight was 216 as of today I weigh 132. Although I am very happy with my progress I do have some problems!!! My first problem is that my heartburn is through the roof!!! I feel like my esophagus is about to disintegrate! I do take my Prevacid and chew tums ALL day!! The second thing on my list would be that I've had major issues with eating food and keeping it down. I'm lucky if I can get three bites in before it starts to stack up and begins to hurt so bad that I have to vomit! I have had a couple of test done and they have shown distortion in some areas and now going for yet one more more test where they can see how severe the distortions are. With this test they will determine if I need yet another procedure to "fix" the distortions in which they will balloon out those sections. I know this May sound ridiculous, but I am so happy that I decide to have surgery and this is why... My diabetes is gone, my cholesterol and triglycerides are back to normal, sleep apnea pretty much disappeared and I am so active now!!! I do still take medication for my chronic fatigue syndrome and my anxiety attacks but my life has improved 100 percent!!! Once this distortion problem is fixed I'm sure that this experience will be even better!

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ADR12RIC Posts: 3
1/3/15 12:53 P

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I decide the gastric by pass. Once you decide the type of surgery how long it takes? what is next?

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1/3/15 12:49 P

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1/3/15 12:24 P

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I am having my first appointment with the surgeon on 2/04/2015. My BMI is 44. My first appt with nutritionist and physiology was on 12/17/2014. They refer me with the surgeon same day. What can I spect front the visit with the surgeon.

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1/1/15 11:43 A

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Hang in there. I truly believe the loss will come. Mine has slowed down quite a bit but I see changes in me often. The change in my pants size simply amazed me in the last couple of weeks. I hope each of you have a dietitian that you see during your follow up appointments. Maybe they can help you. Make sure you are journaling your intake to help them give you pointers. If you follow what they set up for you...I promise it works! As for shakes, I love the premiere shakes from Costco...and the one near me just got strawberries and cream! They don't tast like a protein drink! There was something about the muscle milk that I could not take for long....and the premier has 30 grams of protein vs 20 in muscle milk.



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12/31/14 10:08 A

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12/31/14 10:02 A

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This frustrates me so much! I feel like if I am not gonna loose anything and just gain it all back!

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KIMBERLYA83 Posts: 2
12/31/14 9:35 A

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I had my gastric sleeve done 12/2/14 and have lost 24lbs. But in the past week and a half I have seemed to stop and gained about 5lbs. What the heck is going on? I'm really not eating a whole lot. I do my protein shakes. 2 a day and a small meal for dinner. Has anyone ever gotten stuck on their first month? Or had weight gain back so soon.

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12/31/14 6:59 A

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HOLLIDAYTL Posts: 2
12/31/14 2:14 A

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Good Luck!!! I have found that I have tasted just about every protein shake out there.... It's all about what taste good to you!! Premier protein shakes have like 30 grams of protein in one shake aren't bad they sell them at Costco and they are on sale this month! A case for like $20! You kind of have to just taste different ones to find what works best fit you! I would cut back on breads, get rid of soda period you won't be drinking it once sleeve is done anyway easier to cut things early so not a complete shock at time of surgery!

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12/30/14 11:09 P

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hello everyone I'm considering having the gastric sleeve surgery. I submitted my application and scheduled to attend the info seminar on the 15th of January. Does anyone have any tips on jump starting the weight loss? Good protein shakes to buy and where to buy? Or any advice on ways to prepare myself for the procedure wants everything is approved?

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12/29/14 9:53 P

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Keep me updated on how you are doing! I enjoy knowing others that have had the surgery!



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12/29/14 9:16 P

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Congratulations on your surgery! I also had a couple of rough days in the beginning and an occasional bad day during the first couple of months but I promise it gets better! Great weight loss. Don't get discouraged...it will slow down from time to time but you will still continue to lose. I am a couple of weeks away from month 4 and am less than 10 pounds from the surgeons goal weight. He says he expects me to exceed goal. Make sure you get your protein in and your water and you will do great. Your stuck will unstick!



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12/29/14 4:03 P

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I had my sleeve done on 12/17 had a rough couple of days but have been feeling better. I'm down 25 pounds but notice the last 3 days haven't lost anything. Did start eating cream soup and seemed to go down OK no reflux just took it slow. Wondering if anybody else got stuck when starting 2nd stage liquids?

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12/24/14 8:41 A

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It is not uncommon, but don't let it go too long. Try the senna or miralax. I am still having issues with this and have had some rough days. How much have you been eating? the movements won't be like they were before your surgery because you are not taking in as much. Good luck!!



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12/23/14 4:24 P

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I had my surgery. December 18th. I had already lost 30lbs since August. The gas is nit as bad as it was at first but I still haven't had a bowel movement. Is this normal?

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12/21/14 9:01 P

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It is possible to stretch out the pouch. How much is recommended for each meal?? I think mine is 1/2 cup at each meal. How much protein are you doing a day? My doc wants me to get at least 60 grams a day!

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12/20/14 10:26 P

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Wow Becky your doing great...I have been able to drink the amount I was told to drink in the pamphlet and then some...I'm at 3/4 cup per meal and 1/3 cup at snacks And still feeling hungry through the day...kinda wondering of anyone else has these problems?

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12/20/14 8:58 P

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10 pounds in 13 days is great. Be patient and it will continue to drop. As far as hunger, I never experience hunger anymore. There are times I thought I should eat but couldn't eat but a few bites. I am 3 months post op and am still only eating about a 1/4 of a cup of food at each meal. I can get my protein in usually but still trying to get all the fluids in....difficult to do most of the time but it has improved. I am about 45 post op lost and total of 65 down from before surgery til now.



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MOTIVATED7769 Posts: 2
12/20/14 4:29 P

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Hi everyone I just had my surgery on December 10, 2014 and have not experienced very much weight loss and feeling very hungry all the time. My starting weight was 316 I got down to 299 presurgery now 13 days after surgery I am at 289 I was really expecting faster weight loss. Looking to read about other peoples journeys as well as receive welcome tips on how to stop the hunger LOL.

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12/20/14 3:00 P

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I have my consultation on 1/5/15 are there any groups on here for the sleeve?



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12/12/14 5:01 P

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I had my sleeve 12/1 and have lost 14.5 lbs. the first few days the pain was horrible when I ate or drank. It has finally gotten much better. My Dr. Had me take Mylanta which helped immensely . He also told me to work on getting my liquids but not to stress if I did not get all my protein yet, with time it will happen.

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12/11/14 3:49 P

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12/11/14 3:25 P

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Just thought I'd let you all know that I'm back on the downward slide -- 34 pounds since 11/3. I'm still finding it IMPOSSIBLE to drink enough liquid, though. Drinking ANYTHING literally makes my new "stomach" HURT. Not just uncomfortable - actual pain. I have been absolutely unable to drink more than 35 oz a day.



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12/8/14 7:23 P

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I heard anything less than 500 will cause your body to gain.



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I was sleeved 11/13. From the beginning of my 10-day presurgical diet until last week I lost 30 pounds but now I've started GAINING weight -- 2.2 pounds in the past week. How is this possible on less than 500 calories a day? Anyone else experience that? I'd say it's water weight or whatever but it's been steadily climbinb the whole week.



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12/2/14 9:59 P

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I'm getting sleeved on December 17th!

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Surgery date: 17 Dec, 2014


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11/29/14 11:33 A

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hey everyone! i was sleeved on november 17th and i love it! my sleevie is the BEST thing i've done for myself to lose weight. after years and years of trying, my endocrinologist told me that due to metabolic issues and thyroid problems, weight loss would ALWAYS be a struggle, and he suggested weight loss surgery to help. from there i began to research and here i am, three years later finally sleeved and loving it.

Sleeved and loving it! 11.17.14

Are you trying to lose weight with hypothyroidism? www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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11/26/14 9:05 P

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My surgery is scheduled 8 dec 2014. I'm ready to get this show on the road. I'm setting up a journal for my journey. Any tips on the pre-op liquid phase?

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Hi everybody, I am new to this board. I had my surgery on 11/18/14. Everything went pretty well. My incisions are healing up nicely. I do have some nerve pain and am about to start a new medication for that tomorrow. My weight the day of surgery was 268 and as of this morning I weigh 259. I am on all liquids and it is going very well so far. =)

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11/9/14 8:15 A

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I've lost 47 lbs.

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11/9/14 8:14 A

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I'm glad to see I'm not alone. I had my sleeve on August 28th and I've lost 4 lbs. I have no time to exercise and trouble getting in all the protein so it feels like I'm at a plateau. Any suggestions.

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My husband had the sleeve last spring and lost over 70 pounds so far. I have only heard good comments from others towards him. He is glad he did it.

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11/6/14 3:26 P

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I had a very rare heart attack on August 28th of this year. I am only 35. It was a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. I have struggled with my weight for many years, and my doctor and I are talking about the sleeve. My main concern is what others will think. I have always been way too sensitive, but I feel they will look at me like I am copping out.



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11/3/14 2:36 P

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last post was 10/20/2014 weight was 161.0 lbs.

since that time weight loss has been difficult. However I have managed to loose the weight that I had gained and an additional pound.

current weight 157.2

as you can see from my previous post loosing weight even with the assistance of the surgery is still a difficult challenge. nothing has come easy. you will go through plateaus, gain weight, and loose very little at times. The thing that I have started to realize as I have kept track is that its is a cycle that you go through. try not to get to high or to low. if you stick to the recommendation of the doctor you will get to your goal. might not be when you would like but keep fighting everyday!. keep a record of you weight over time as this has proven to be extremely helpful to me. this will allow you to measure your progress as you go.



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10/29/14 7:47 P

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I was sleeved on 10/20. Since I started the liquid diet on the 13th I have lost 26 lbs. The liquid diet is kicking my ass and I would kill to eat real food but it's part of the process.

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Hi Everyone!!!!! Im Lisa and I was sleeved on 8/13/14 - I feel AMAAAAZINGGGGGG!!! emoticon I have lost 36 lbs. went from and 18/20 to a 14/16. have more energy and no Diabetes medication!!!!!!!!!



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Hi my name is Miriam and I had my sleeve bypass on Oct 14 and today was my check up with my Dr and I was very disappointed with my weight I was 276 on the day of surgery and on my 10 day I weight 273 I lost very few pounds has this happened to anyone and why?

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That is wonderful news.
Please keep us updated through your Journey emoticon

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Hi eveyone. I had my sleeve done on Oct 1st and havent felt this good in years. I weighed in on surgery day at 241 and this morning I hit 220.4 ! Ive been stuck between 223 and 225 for the last week and was strarting to feel well stuck, but realistically dont think 21 lbs gone in 20 days is too bad! I know I need more exercise to not only lose faster but also to tone up. But im looking forward to seeing my future slender self again.
Keep up thd good work everyone and keep your eyes on the prize! :)))


You can't fail til you quit! Stay focused and see the results. One small goal at a time !


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10/20/14 4:59 P

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had a set back in my progress...last post was 10/4/2014 and my weight was 158.2. since that time I have gained weight :( current weight 161.00. I will get back on track as I still have 21 lbs to loose.



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I need to be a bit better with my diet. My life has been crazy the last week in a half that everything has been on the go. My tentative date is 12.26.14 and I have to lose 10 pounds by then. So that is not too horrible. But since my BMI is not over 40 (it is 38.6), I have to have another co-morbid and I meet with the sleep study doc to see if I have sleep apnea. Not that I want that but it will better my chance at getting my insurance to cover it. I have been over weight for about 5 years (I am about 97 pounds heavier then my norm) I could tolerate the 50 pound weight gain, but it has gotten worse since my thyroid has been removed. I am hoping with the surgery it will give the bump my body needs and my work at eating less and exercising with assist with me keeping the weight off....



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My appt with the Psychologist was in 2 separate appts. Once to take the neverending test (almost 2 hours) and then came back to meet. I have to meet with the nutritionist 3 times - I have my 2nd appt this afternoon. I'm excited for her to see my progress on the pre-op diet. I have lost 18 lbs since I saw her last month. Hoping to get my surgery done by Christmas. Sooner the better as far as I'm concerned. I'm from Ohio



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I have an appt on 10.31.14 to meet with the psych. I am hoping it is not a 3 separate visits as I heard some are like that.

Wow already eating regular food, that's amazing!!! I hope I heal fast like that too.
How much have you lost so far and where is everyone from? I'm in MN.



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All of this depends on your doctor. I was back at work after 2 weeks. I just had my surgery on 9/23/14 and tomorrow. I will start on “normal” food again.

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I had the psych testing last week. I had to take a looooong test. 536 questions. Met with psychologist for about an hour. Done.



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I got my surgery date of 12.26.14 tenative so that way I can get done before the new year.
I still have to do the psychological eval. What is that like and how many appointments are there? I am from MN.
I have a sleep study coming up to see if I have sleep apnea and if I do that gives me better defense on getting insurance to cover it. I was told at my consultation that since I do not have a BMI over 40 ( I am at 38.6) that there is a clause in my insurance stating that if I have a BMI equal or greater then 35 for 3+ years that meets criteria. My BMI has been 36 or above for 4+ years with no success at weight loss. Can anyone relate to what I am going through and give me more information what to expect to get approved with insurance for gastric sleeve?

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Surgery is one week from today. Started the liquid diet today and ready to eat one of my limbs off. It really appears there are very few regrets out there. I am nervous more about life after surgery than the surgery itself. How long until you can eat solid food? How long until I can go back to work (desk job)?

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My surgery is on nov. 3. I'm excited and nervous. I'm ready for it to over with.

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last post was 9/9/2014 I was at 162.

current weight is 158.2. I'm loosing about a pound per week. at this rate I wont reach my goal until sometime in February 2015. I'm going to try and push my self to get these last 18 lbs off by the end of the year!



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Hi,
I just read your post and it seems we are at about the same point as far as preparing for a gastric sleeve. I am looking at a December surgery date. Have they given you a date yet? It's true there are alot of hoops to jump through but from the looks of it all the work will be worth it.
I too have tried EVERY diet in the book (with the exception of Jenny Craig - and that is only because I was on NutriSystem and they are very similar). Do you have children? Married? I have two grown girls and have been married for 34 years. I also have 2 grandsons.
I just thought I would message you because it would be good to have someone to 'talk' to during this journey.


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Hello,
I had my surgery done on April 16th and have lost 70 lbs. I went from wearing a size 16-18 to a size 6-8. My boobs size have went down as well from a 46H to a 40DD. I have adjusted fairly well, considering I had such a horrible recovery (instead of a overnight stay, I stayed for 3 days due to severe vertigo). I am soo happy with my decision.

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9/13/14 9:04 A

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I had my sleeve done May 5 and I am only down 37 pounds. It is coming off very slowly. My metabolism is very slow. I still have about 35 pounds to go.


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"Doubt is a foot poised to go forward or backward. " Charles Spurgeon


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MAQUESHA's Photo MAQUESHA Posts: 16
9/9/14 5:07 P

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It's been about 2 weeks since my last post and in only down 1 lbs.

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9/1/14 10:42 A

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Hi Cheryl! I am in Vegas and had my sleeve done on August 19th. I would be happy to talk if you're interested :) best of luck to you!!

Michelle



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8/28/14 9:10 P

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Slow but steady down another 3 lbs since last post.

Current weight: 163 lbs



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8/24/14 4:10 P

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Hello, new to this board. Had my sleeve gastrectomy on 4 August. Doing well so far.



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8/22/14 11:07 A

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Another 9 days have passed and I've only lost .6 lbs!

Current weight 166.2



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8/13/14 2:21 P

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weight loss has defiantly slowed down. I averaging 1.2 lbs per week. at that rate I should be at my goal weight by March 23, 2015

current weight- 166.8

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MAQUESHA's Photo MAQUESHA Posts: 16
8/7/14 1:12 P

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This journey is not easy even with the surgery.

Last weight was 169.4 lbs that was 2 weeks ago.

Today's weight 169.2. So I have hit another plateau! So frustrating





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8/3/14 3:49 P

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Anyone living in vagas. I would live to speak to someone ! I hope to have my surgery n October.

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Hello, I am new to the group but have a question. I am scheduled to have the gastric sleeve on Aug 12th but was not yet contacted by the hospital for the pre admission testing.. Is this normal?

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7/28/14 11:48 P

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I had gastric sleeve on Thursday July 24 2014. I have lost 13 pounds in four days. I had no problems at all no pain on nausea no vomiting. I am so excited. I do not regret my decision at all. Looking forward to the months ahead to see how far I go

Edited by: HICKSGIRL67 at: 7/28/2014 (23:51)
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7/23/14 12:43 P

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Finally broke my plateau after 3 weeks! New weight

169.4 lbs

Goal 135 lbs

34.4 lbs to go!

Stay focused even with the surgery it still presents challenges to lose the weight



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I just had gastric sleeve surgery on 7/21/14. I was in the hospital for 3 days and am now home recovering nicely. I didn't have the surgery because I was extremely obese, in fact, I only have about 55 lbs to lose and I'll be at the weight I want to be. I had the surgery because I was diagnosed with diabetes in January and had been taking Metformin. Diabetes runs in my family and I've seen some pretty horrible things happen to those who ended having limbs removed, lost their vision or even died and I don't want to have that in my future. At least not in my near future. I'm 64 years old and the day of the surgery and the second day were the most painful and miserable I have endured but I knew that going in and I still don't regret doing this. I feel like I'm losing weight daily even though I'm on a full liquid diet. I'm looking forward to this complete life change and I made the decision to change my eating habits and try harder to live a healthier life before I chose to have such an invasive operation. I can't wait to see the new me someday and I'm totally prepared for what lies ahead. I encourage anyone who is thinking of having weight loss surgery to do all the research that is available to you. Read blogs, watch YouTube video diaries of those who have gone through it, and most of all, realize that it's not a magic weight loss application but a tool that is meant to be used to revamp your life and your way of viewing things that you consume and what those things do to your body. It takes the strength to get rid of everything in your house that will tempt you, and the strength to stay on a 14 day pre op diet. It takes willpower!! But the expected outcome is so much better than a life with disease and obesity. God bless all of you who go forth with this!

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I just scheduled my initial appointment with a specialist to try and have Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Unfortunately not until September. However my primary wrote a letter to this doctor outlining my current health conditions and what I have done since January. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their experiences in dealing with their health insurance carriers to get this approved.

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I am in the first required phase of the path to bariatric surgery in my area. Lots of hoops to jump through, although it turns out that I do not have to lose a specific amount of weight, just show a downward trend. the coordinator said I was one of a small number in their HMO that did not have a specific requirement.

I have looked into the 3 options - band, sleeve, bypass - and know people who have had the band and the bypass - all lost a lot of weight, but have put some back on.

I do lose weight if I strictly maintain a very low calorie allowance and remove most carbs, but I cannot live that way. No social life to speak of, vaguely hungry all the time, any slip up causes an upward bounce of 3-4 pounds or a months long plateau. I have worked with a nutritionist who is as stumped as I am with how efficient I seem to be at sucking up calories from virtually nothing. I have some OCD and my food journal can be extremely detailed and the measurements very precise.

I am thinking that the sleeve may help the most with just simply not allowing much room for food.

Thank you all for sharing your experiences.




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Hello VioletSummer,

I read your post and feel like I can relate in so many ways. I went through the process of getting the sleeve 3 years ago and backed out. I am in the final stages now (just got approved by insurance and have appointments for my pre-op blood work/tests) of going through with the procedure.
The first time I was just so discouraged and even a little angry. Sounds weird I know but I felt angry that I had to even go through this. I had let myself go and weighed in at 260. The highest I had ever weighed. I was full of pride and hated that my friends and family even suggested WLS to me. I too had tried every diet, gym membership, shake, pill, etc and nothing worked. I felt like I could do it on my own without any help if I just had enough willpower.
I finally came to peace with the decision after many health scares and doing a lot of soul searching for what I really wanted not what my family wanted.
Which brings me to where I am today. Unfortunately, I weigh 290 now. I am hopefully going to have my surgery within the next couple months.
I hope to find more information on here as well as far as what to expect and what to look forward to.
I wish you luck on your journey and will pray for you.
--jdoodle79 emoticon

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has anyone kept hitting a stall? every time I think Im going to break another weight barrier I stall out for 7-10 days. is this normal?

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trying to get to 135.0 lbs



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