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Feeling like this is a good decision

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Despite having "buyers remorse" on day one and two, I can honestly say that having the vertical sleeve done was a good choice. I had my first follow-up with Dr. Heider on Tuesday (day six). I went feeling good having lost a pound a day since surgery and not having taken my insulin since surgery and reducing my blood pressure meds to two from six. Leaving the office I felt even better losing my drain tube and being released to begin exercising. I hit the gym that evening taking it easy, but getting in a good workout.


An interesting sidelight to my appointment was getting to share with two men my experience so far as they came in for their intro appointment.

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Great job!!! I'm so happy to hear you were able to "pay it forward" with the two gentlemen about your experience. Thank you for being honest about the "buyers remorse". That's a good point to bring up that I would never have thought of until the day after my surgery. I'll keep that in mind and not freak out. Good luck on your continued success!

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Hello there, I agree that having the sleeve was the best thing I did for myself. When I read some of these posts I am totally surprised at all the differences from doc to doc and state to state. I am three weeks out and my doc told me that I should be walking but not lift anything at the gym until week 6. I read that some people are on food as early as 1 week out. Today being exactly 3 weeks out I was told not to start soft foods until the beginning of my 4th week, which is tomorrow. It totally amazes me when I read that some people are not even giving themselves some time to heal. Enough said! I am glad you are doing well and yes you will love the sleeve.


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Neuanfang - for the record, I'm just riding a stationary bike. He did tell me I could lift weights so long as it didn't cause pain. I will probably start lifting later this week. I've just begun being able to eat yogurt and creamy soups. I've got another week and a half before I can eat soft foods.

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