Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

  1. General Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support

    Weight loss is easier when you have support. This forum is for providing and receiving emotional and psychological support before or after Gastric Sleeve surgery.

  2. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Buddies/Mentors

    A buddy/mentoring relationship pairs a successful and experienced BariatricPal member with a novice and/or struggling BariatricPal member. Both partners work together through the physical, emotional, and spiritual components involved in weight loss. The goal is for both partners to achieve and maintain healthy weights. This is a win-win relationship, with the more experienced BariatricPal member having his/her weight loss reaffirmed, and the novice or struggling BariatricPal member building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve his/her goals.

  3. Local Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

    Are you looking for a local friend for support before or after your Gastric Sleeve surgery? This forum is for members looking for other members in their cities, states or countries.

  4. Monthly Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

    This is the place to gather with others who are having Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) the same month you are. You can go through the journey together.

  5. Age-Specific Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

    These forums allow you to discuss age specific Vertical Sleeve Surgery (VSG) issues with others in your age group. Your age can affect how you respond to the surgery, and the journey can be easier when you share with others who are of similar age.

  6. Weight Loss-Specific Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

    This is the place to give and get support from others who have the same amount of weight to lose. Encourage each other and count down toward your goals together!

  7. Pregnancy with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    This is the place for support for pregnant, trying-to-get-pregnant, and new parents after gastric sleeve surgery. Share your tips and support here regarding breastfeeding, good nutrition, and taking care of yourself and your baby.

  8. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Complications Support Group

    Come here to give and receive advice and support for Gastric Sleeve complications, such as leakage, food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

  9. Special Interest Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

    Here you'll find Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) support groups centered on common hobbies, religions, medical conditions, and other mutual concerns. Get to know other BariatricPal members who share your interests!

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. David C Voellinger

      Charlotte, NC 28105

    2. Dmitri V. Baranov

      Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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    • Lexington1020

      Post op Day 22...
      So the dreaded stall is here....first I was angry,sad,depressed. I think I might have gone through every emotion possible in a matter of a few days...oh lets add confusion. I have been reading too much into other peoples journeys and I simply must stop. I took a break from FB, next might be insta.....then today I was just researching more about the stall and I found a thread were this woman made perfect since....
      "Please remember, Weight Loss Surgery is NOT a diet, it’s a lifestyle change which requires patience, diligence, mindfulness, change of old habits, etc.; it’s not a quick fix. It really does sound like you are doing very well and you just need to keep going and be kind and loving to yourself and embrace your success right where you are."
      I have been expecting fast results when my body is still healing, my wounds are not even all the way closed up. I am doing more damage by fretting or physicking myself out. I need to relax and continue with my new lifestyle and give it to the Lord. My body is so tired, I get tired in the shower washing my hair. I also think I am about to have a visit from Aunt maybe that is playing a part. I felt more bloated and have been having those hunger pains more (usually I eat more during my time of the month) I also saw some candy and wanted it. I only liked candy during my time of the month.
      Also there are a few people on this site who like to give backhanded compliments. Or even advice, this site does have wonderful information but sometimes the threads can go crazy and too many people have an opinion. Just going to keep doing what I am doing and walk more. I have been doing my correct water intake and staying within my approved foods. 
      I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 
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    • MowryRocks

      I'll be 9 months post op this week, 90lbs down.  I've been stalled at 200lbs since 07/01/2017, just waiting for the descent into Onderland.  Staying on plan and working out 5 days a week since mid-June and nothing...not an ounce.  Was looking over my fitbit data today and noticed that since the first my body fat percentage has dropped from 42.5 to 37.2%, so that's something!
      · 1 reply
      1. OutsideMatchInside

        I bounced around at 200,201,202 for what seemed like a long time, I can't remember how long it was now, maybe 2-3 weeks, maybe a week. Then I never hit 199, I was 198, lol.

    • Jeffrey Stern

      It seems I've hit raw nerve with Greensleevie. According to her everyone fails at the bariatric surgery no matter what. And only she knows better because she has experience so all the doctors and nutritionists and all the programs that the hospital has put me through to make sure I do have a successful outcome are full of crap because Greensleevie says so. 
       So what is the point of going through all this if there is no hope for a successful outcome.  According to her I don't have the will to have a good outcome. I MUST FAIL and she says so. Weeee goes a very sad and depressing road to no where. So if she fails or has a hard go of it...than everyone else must follow suit. NO ONE can have a positive experience and have good and healthy life after bariatric surgery. Again what's the point of going through this ??? 
      I am told I'm immature and  I protest too much because I'm a "newbie" I don't get to say how I should live my life... I must be a moron.
      Any one out there looking for positive feedback or a good role-model or some positive reinforcement look some place else... this is sickening
      I have made a conscious decision to be the best and healthiest I can be. Why does that bother people. Too much negative feed back I must say good-bye this is very sad and I won't be a part of it.  
      · 2 replies
      1. Newme17

        I just heard a message tonight at church that might encourage you. Don't worry, it's not preachy or anything and certainly not religious. I don't do religion. Anyway, despite what this person says, you'll need to do your best to let it roll off your shoulders. So, part of the message was "do everything for an audience of One" (for me, that means do everything I do for God alone). But let's apply this to your situation, heck...everyone's situations with the naysayers or super opinionated (there way or the highway type) everything you need to do for your weight loss/surgery for the audience of one...yourself! Do you know the truth of how things are going with YOUR journey? YES Are they working for you? YES Are you lighter, happier, healthier? YES. The questions can go on. What I'm saying is, despite how anyone else may come across based on their own journeys, failures and successes, you will need to be mindful that your journey is the only one that matters. So, just let it roll....easier said than done, I know it! But you have the choice to let it not bother you. You have the choice to know these are lies for you and not believe them. Which I don't think you do. You have the choice to forget and forgive and move on. Will you choose to do that? :) Blessings to you hon. I enjoy your statuses, posts, concerns, and opinions here. Stay on board for the rest of us, huh?

      2. Apple1

        @Jeffrey Stern listen to those words of wisdom from @Newme17

        Don't let the words of one persons opinion bother you. I see both points and I agree that sometimes people think just because their journey went a certain way that everyone is going to have just as hard a journey, and that just isn't possible or even logical.

        I believe you will succeed and if you believe it, that is all that matters.

    • bayougirlmrsc

      i got so depressed last night.... As some of you know i got divorced at the beginning of the year.  I'm now in the process of cleaning out my house to sell  .... I was going through the filing cabinet. Files of house stuff like appliances, ac, insurances... etc.... then i got to the files of crap that my ex bought for himself... boats, all the **** that goes with it... troll motors, 150-200$ reals.. 100 rods... hundreds on fishing tackle.. Stereo systems for every veh HE owned.. (not my car), guns, camera's..$3000-6000 ... Lens, just one of which was $8000... I could go on and on.... but what really got to me, was in that entire file cabinet... I had 1 sheet of paper... not even a file... one sheet... my wedding ring that he bought for 1900 bucks.... that was it... it's all i had to show for 26 years of marriage.  All I could do was sit and cry.or 26 years of marriage.
      · 2 replies
      1. proudgrammy

        sorry about your trip down "memory lane"

        your reminders of your past - i know you've

        moved on, boyfriend/met his parents - things

        are going your way FINALLY. I don't begrudge

        your anger, sadness, tears etc. , continue to restore your life -

        you are at GOAL, lost 100 lbs (?) i think

        you look terrific too!!:rolleyes:kathy

      2. BigViffer

        Just affirmation that you have done the right thing Bayou. One can never truly appreciate the good days without the bad. Now you'll appreciate everything and see them for their true worth.

    • AdorableAsian34  »  Barbara1972

      Just follow what your dr tells you and it will be rough at first but well worth it. I feel so much better. Everyone's body is different. I did lots of reaserch. I hope I do not get belittled on here anymore. We are supposed to encourage and uplift. I am now in week 12 and have lost almost 80 lbs and i feel great!  I had the divided RNY. Inhad amazing drs!
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