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Old 01-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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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
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Gymnopedie-have you really lost 43 lbs since you've had surgery a month ago? WOW!
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
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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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