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Gastric Sleeve talk.

Started by Guest_Melanie1@LBT_* , Apr 15, 2008 1:42 AM
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    Guest_Melanie1@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 15, 2008 - 1:42 AM

Hi everyone,
I have been reading all of your stories and am amazed!!!
Thankyou for sharing your stories, hurdles, and successes.
I have been searching for a while now for a Gastric Sleeve forum and haven found one. I was chatting with another Sleeve freind of mine and she decided to create one. We would love to hear from any sleevers and get to know you. There is a Lapband section too, and we welcome any WLS experiences!!! Please come along and have a look, we would love see you there!!!


Thanks again!!


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    Guest_Elisabethsew@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 15, 2008 - 2:53 AM

Are you using this forum to get people to come to the forum your friends created?
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    Guest_Melanie1@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 15, 2008 - 3:17 AM

No, I just wanted to share my story and share a site in which I have found a place where sleevers can go to chat, meet others etc.
I did not intend to insult or offend anyone, so I am very sorry if I have.
I noticed that there were questions asked that no one seemed to be answering, and I thought I would help out. Thats all.
I very much wish I had found your site before I had my surgery, as there obviously would have been support here for me, but I didnt.
Once again, I do apologise if I have offended anyone.

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    Guest_Elisabethsew@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 15, 2008 - 3:23 AM

You don't need to apologize. I asked because sometimes people advertise and that's against the rules. The sleeve is a relatively new procedure that a lot of people are just hearing about. Some of the members of this forum have had it done and it's always good to start a new thread where people with common interests can discuss and debate and share.
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    Guest_Melanie1@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 15, 2008 - 3:26 AM

oh no problem. I have been sleeved just over 2 weeks now, so I am really new to it, and I only know 3 people to have it done! So I am hanging out to chat with other sleevers and compare notes!
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    Guest_trell@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 17, 2008 - 1:38 AM

How is the sleeve working for you?
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    Guest_Melanie1@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted April 17, 2008 - 7:09 AM

Hi Trell,

So far so great!
I am happy with my decision to do this, I have lost ten kilos in the last three weeks, and i am feeling fantastic. Of course I have a long way to go, and alot of weight to lose, but there has been no complications, just getting used to a smaller stomach, and learning when I am full. Its not long before I am full, and when I am full, I am so full I cannot have one more teaspoon. So it pays to stop short of filling my stomach, and I am happy with that rather than feel uncomfortable because I have overdone it. They say it can can be easy to stretch your new tummy within the first 6 weeks, so I eat less than the 250mls. I am eating about 200mls, to 220 mls per meal. I measure the food too, so that I have no opportunity of over eating. I am sure that once I get used to the amount of food I can have, I wont need to measure any longer. Sorry, now I am going on...
I hope that helps..? Ask away though!

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    Guest_rhbryant@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 26, 2008 - 4:39 AM

I am trying to find out the good, the bad and the ugly on both. My mother had the band last November and is doing fairly well. I am trying to deside which would be the best. I really have not found anyone who has anything bad to say about either. Does anyone have anything bad to say about either proceedure?
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    Guest_MacMadame@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 26, 2008 - 5:30 AM

If you want to find out the bad of Lap Band, go to the Complication and Life After Banding forums on this site. It will give you a good picture of the worst that can happen. But once you get that picture, I recommend RUNNING AWAY because going there every day can give you a warped picture too.

There isn't any place like that for the sleeve though. There is only one all sleeve board I've found (Gastric Sleeve Support) -- most of the rest are places that have boards for all the WLS and the sleevesters have their own place, but it's all mixed together.

Anyway, I've been trolling the internet looking for the bad and there doesn't seem to be much of it. Some people are nauseous for a lot of the first 6 months to a year. Some have trouble eating certain foods. But most don't have these issues. There are people who aren't happy with their weight loss who revise to the DS, but not a lot.

The rest of the negative stuff is the same as with any surgery -- dealing with carbs, trying to exercise when you don't really want to, falling back into old habits, stalls, etc. You'll find that in the band forums as well.
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    Guest_JaJeanne@LBT_* Joined: Jan 1970
Posted August 27, 2008 - 1:00 AM

MacMadame- congrats on your weight loss, I can't wait for the day I see the 100's...I haven't been under 200 in decades so thanks for the inspiration. Melanie1- great idea in limiting and measuring, how are you dealing with your head hunger? Mine is very stubborn and still very much alive, but the physical hunger is very little, so that's good. I just can't seem to tackle the food addiction, but I'm working on it. Do you all have any tips or things that have helped you? Thanks, Jeanne
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