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In a gastric sleeve surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), the surgeon removes most of your stomach and forms the rest into a tube-shaped sleeve from your throat to your small intestine. These forums are for sleevers, potential sleevers and revisional sleevers! Talk about the VSG diet, nutritional supplements, weight loss and sleeve complications.


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  1. Lap Band Vs. sleeve gastectomy?

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  2. One Month Out

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  3. I'm Revising from Band to a Sleeve

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  4. How much weight have you lost???

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  5. Anyone considering the SLEEVE? MX Dr.'s?

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  6. PB/Slime/Stuck?

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  7. I'm sleeved!

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  8. Clinical Trial for transoral approach to gasric sleeve

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  9. Had the sleeve done 2 years ago

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  10. One year surgiversary!

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  11. LapBand with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy ?

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  12. New here and getting VSG

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  13. Gastric Sleeve

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  14. Pregnancy with the sleeve

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  15. Roll call!

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  16. Lap band vs sleeve and surgery in Mexcio

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  17. Question about the Sleeve

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  18. whats the gastric sleeve?

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  19. Lap band vs gastric sleeve and surgery in mexcio

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  20. Lap Band vs Gastric Sleeve

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  21. Sleeve question

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  22. I'm APPROVED, but I want a sleeve......

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  23. Ron Lester and the vertical sleeve

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  24. Newbie weighing option band vs. sleeve

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  25. Anyone heard of "the sleeve"?

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  26. Lap band vs. sleeve

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  27. Help! Dr. is suggesting "sleeve"

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  28. 'Gastric Sleeve' obesity procedure tested - abc7.com

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  29. Back and considering "the Sleeve"

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  30. Gastric Sleeve Procedure

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  31. Gastric Sleeve Procedure

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  32. Gastric Sleeve?

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  33. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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  34. The Sleeve

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  35. band vs sleeve

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  36. band vs sleeve

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  37. I can't handle the puddle!

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  38. Question for all June sleevers

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  39. Scared

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  40. I'm new and I'd like a mentor?

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  41. Introductions

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  42. Pics updates

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  43. Chronic lower back pain

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  44. fear band to sleeve

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  45. FAVORITE RECIPES

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    • Kris10_78

      Any tips on what I should have on hand the first week post op? 
      2 days away!!!!!
      Thanks
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    • Kaguragetshealthy_87

      What I've learned this last 2 weeks is consistent. That's I've been able to lose a pound here and there. This morning sucked it was 48 degrees but I am working on being consistent and sticking to it. Am perfectly sticking to it? Hell no but I'm working my ass off!
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    • newsam1154

      A bit frustrated with my surgeon's office currently. Feeling like they are leaving everyone in the dark about when surgeries will start again. Told one thing, then told to do another. GRRR! I just want to be scheduled already! 😫🤬
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    • Meganator

      I'm losing more than weight. Ran labs to prep for my annual exam and since my pre-op labs in September (sleeved 10/13), I've lost:
      39pts off my Total Cholesterol including... 29pts off LDL 33pts off Triglycerides 18pts off fasting glucose & almost normal range A1C is lower on low end of "pre-diabetic" range My surgeon does labs at 6 months, so this is cool info to have in the meantime!
      · 1 reply
      1. Kaguragetshealthy_87

        Good for you! 😀

    • Mrs.Pose

      Hey
      Post op day 4. Not doing great. Haven't pooped in 6 days .Struggling with water and completing the 3 shakes a day any suggestions on how to win...please advise
      · 2 replies
      1. Little wing

        Hello! I m 3 weeks post op and I just went through the worst constipation of my life
        I was severely impacted for 4 days (it was at the door) it was the worst experience ever!
        within 2 hrs I did 2 suppositories and 2 enemas, it did nothing! I always had the urge to go but it wouldn't come out, with the enemas the urge was greater but still nothing! the following morning I did another enema and nothing. I ended up going to the ER and got IV hydration but they recommended to manually scoop some out which I did but girl it was not enough for relief. My MD recommended: stop protein shakes and go back to liquids only like during week 1 and oral exlax pills, 1 dose and if no bowel movement within 4 hrs then another dose. I needed the 2nd dose by the next day I finally started to get relief.

        my advise before you get so constipated like me, is drink smooth move tea and
        if you get impacted like i was maybe try the exlax after you contact your surgeon and let him know they may advise to stop the protein shakes until you have a bowel movement.

        I know you are only day 4 so maybe not to worry right now. I had my first bowel movement on day 5 post surg. BUT BEWARE of not drinking water!
        I struggle with my water intake too, which is why i became so constipated. all that protein but no water, I know its really hard but we have to try. for me that whole experience has been so bad I am afraid to eat anything! Drinking teas really helps me with the water. I like chamomile and the smooth move tastes pretty good. I also try to ALWAYS have a water bottle in my hand. that is a good reminder to drink it. right now i am assuming you are at home mostly resting so its easy to just have it in your hand at all times.
        and I know its prob bad but I havent had a protein shake in a week. I'm barely recuperating from all that impaction trauma, lol.

      2. Uniquely Me

        I hadn’t pooped in a week also. I was taking benefiber everyday and nothing. I finally decided to take a laxative and went. I’m 9 1/2 weeks post op DS.

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