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moonbeam_2 01-03-2013 04:17 PM

Sleeve surgery on 2/1/13
 
Long time lurker here! I had lap band surgery in January of 2011, and had surgery to remove due to a slip in August. I've gained back 35lbs-it's amazing how fast it comes back!

Anyways, I'm having sleeve surgery in February. With so many sleevers here, I'm sure ya'll will tell me everything I need to know :)

Maryposa 01-03-2013 05:38 PM

:welcome:

I hope you'll also join the monthly thread

Gymnopedie 01-04-2013 09:32 AM

Welcome! Head on over to the monthly threat!

The WLS folks here were a HUGE help to me when I had my surgery, and they continue to be supportive.

moonbeam_2 01-04-2013 09:34 AM

Gymnopedie-have you really lost 43 lbs since you've had surgery a month ago? WOW!

Gymnopedie 01-04-2013 11:48 AM

Yep, sure have. I was certain it was a mistake, but then I weighed on a different scale, and the results were the same. :)

I'll take it!

moonbeam_2 01-04-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Gymnopedie (Post 16171465)
Yep, sure have. I was certain it was a mistake, but then I weighed on a different scale, and the results were the same. :)

I'll take it!

Are you still on all liquids?

Gymnopedie 01-04-2013 12:47 PM

No - I do a protein shake for breakfast, and then I eat protein at 2/3 hour intervals in 2/3 oz portions, per my doc.

moonbeam_2 01-04-2013 01:03 PM

Wow, congrats! I hope I'm as successful. My Dr will have me on liquids for 3 weeks after surgery. Then I believe mushies for 2, then a progression each week from there.

chewiegand 01-04-2013 02:10 PM

I was on liquids for almost 3 weeks, then moved to pureed. Now at a month, I can eat protein as long as I chew well and don't eat fast. I did eat fast twice, it is not comfortable at all. Believe me.

Chrissykin 01-04-2013 04:08 PM

Six months out yesterday and I am down 106# I have had no issues other than acid. I came home on purée and was on full foods at two weeks.

I have a sleeve of steel. I can eat anything and I eat way too fast.

Jesse 01-04-2013 08:17 PM

I love my sleeve. My life has changed for the better in thousands of ways. For me, the first month was tough, but doable. I feel fantastic now, and my only side effect is also dealing with excess stomach acid. Good luck on your journey to a new you. :)

LauriTheRN 01-12-2013 08:12 AM

I had the sleeve surgery three years ago and have lost 124 lbs. It will be the best thing you have ever done. I don't regret anything about my decision to have this done. Good luck.


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