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O.T.R. sleever

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to luckysmomma in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Awesome! Congrats!!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to Nicolanz in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Look at you! You look great! Congrats!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to buplee in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Good job OTR. Keep up the good work.
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to Beach Lover in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    You have done a fantastic job and should be very proud of yourself!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to Wayless in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Va va voom
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to M2G in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    WOW! Incredible. You don't even look like the same person! Congrats.
    Well pushing the counter works...I see the definition there! Awesome job.
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to zenandnow in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Amazing! You've made fantastic progress! Thank you for sharing, it is inspirational!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to M2G in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Nice job OTR! Where are the "before" pics for comparison? Because (and this is a true compliment) you don't look like you were ever obese to begin with!
    (Also what are you doing with your hands in the first one?) Just curious, is this a body builder pose I'm unaware of?...honestly looks like you are washing your hands...lol. Or wait, maybe to show definition?
    Either way you are doing an incredible job. Sorry to hear about the knee surgery, hopefully it's feeling better now.
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to zenandnow in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    You look great!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to Laura V in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    OMG! And OMG AGAIN! Looking good OTR!
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to JerseyGirl68 in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    Always a help, thanks for posting! Congrats on all your success!!
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from JerseyGirl68 in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    My goal is to be healthy and still maintain some muscle mass

    I still have a way to go, but I don't think I'm doing too badly considering I'm still recovering from knee surgery, thus my exercise is limited.

    Hope this helps someone.
    For those who don't know, I started at almost 300lbs. And in almost no notable muscle.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from JerseyGirl68 in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    My goal is to be healthy and still maintain some muscle mass

    I still have a way to go, but I don't think I'm doing too badly considering I'm still recovering from knee surgery, thus my exercise is limited.

    Hope this helps someone.
    For those who don't know, I started at almost 300lbs. And in almost no notable muscle.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from M2G in 15 months post op (PICS)   
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from JerseyGirl68 in 15 months post op (PICS)   
    My goal is to be healthy and still maintain some muscle mass

    I still have a way to go, but I don't think I'm doing too badly considering I'm still recovering from knee surgery, thus my exercise is limited.

    Hope this helps someone.
    For those who don't know, I started at almost 300lbs. And in almost no notable muscle.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Bombs in I think you may have convinced me...   
    I've got a major regret.
    I didn't do it years ago.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from \Mara/ in For Anyone Debating To Convert To Sleeve   
    I'd just like to clear a couple things up from this thread.
    1. All WLS have an amount of risk. Anybody that believes that the risks involved in the sleeve are greater than that of the Lap Band I invite you to visit the forum Vertical Sleeve Talk, sub forum band to sleeve revisions. I assure there is no lack of horror stories & near death experiences involving the LB. I'm very glad that the LB has worked for most people on this forum, & I truly hope it continues to work for you
    2. The sleeve has actualy been around since the 1950's. It was originally performed on patients twhos BMI was too high to safely perform RNY on, with the intent of converting it to RNY once the patient reached a safe weight. There are recorded events as far back as the 1970's of RNY patients receiving the first step of the procedure(the sleeve) and then opting to not follow through with the intestinal rerouting, making them a defacto sleever. Furthermore the sleeve has been performed as a stand alone procedure since the mid 90's, the reason most people weren't familiar with it is because it wasn't approved as a stand alone procedure in the United States till about 5-6 years ago.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from apachegw in Post Op Penis Size   
    You can expect to see about 1" more penis per 35lbs of weight loss. Of course this is limited to the the amount of fat surrounding yours.
    I have lost just shy of 100lbs & can say it is verry noticeable. And with less fat around it, holding it up, it does hang lower (appear even larger) flacid.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from FranWa in New guy here, you've GOT to read this!   
    Hey Frank,
    Thanks for sharing, glad to hear your surgery was so uneventful. Unfortunately those of us that had no problems just don't say it enough. But honestly most surguries go quite well. It might be time to revive the "good recovery" thread.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from UNAWAYNE in Sleeve: The UNTOLD Story   
    Most of my problem with American providers is with the attitude of the surgeon & the staff
    In Mexico, any little discomfort is taken seriously, examined, and addressed. Quite the opposite in American hospitals.
    In Mexico they want to identify any possible issue before it becomes a problem, whereas whereas American facilities have repeatedly written off complaints as patients just being whiners.
    And when there is a problem, American doctors first response seems to be to avoid litigation, whereas in Mexico the first response is to serve the patient.
    I don't really blame the surgeons for this as much as I do society. They are practicing medicine in an environment that is continually seeking an opportunity to rake them over the coals. Whereas in Mexico a patients recourse is to ruin the surgeons future career, but it won't be to the financial benefit of the patient.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Debra Rodriguez in Is it possible to loose 170lbs with the sleeve?   
    Is it possible? Yes.
    Keep in mind that initially weight loss is very rapid and pretty easy. As you get closer to a normal BMI it takes more effort. What would your BMI be if you lost 170lbs? My experience is that it's pretty easy to get to about 30-33 BMI. After that you have to be willing to really work at it, or be willing to accept much slower loss.
    VSG is a tool, the more you properly use the tool, the more beneficial it is.
    Plateaus(stalls) just happen, just as they happen, they end. The best way to deal with them is to continue doing what you know is best for you and wait them out. The good thing about plateaus is when they end you usually lose several lbs very quickly.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from TexasMiss in Post Op Penis Size   
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from kim.cooper in Post Op Penis Size   
    There was a time when I was the only perv on this site (openly at least)
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from LeanerLena5426 in Has the sleeve not worked for you?   
    Please do expand upon it, I can appreciate not wanting to kick other people's sand castles, but the thread was started to get responses from people that are unsatisfied after 6 months or more. Besides, when you do not tell your story, nobody wins, people who read your post are left to assume what they will, and you don't get a real opportunity to express yourself.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from LeanerLena5426 in Has the sleeve not worked for you?   
    Please do expand upon it, I can appreciate not wanting to kick other people's sand castles, but the thread was started to get responses from people that are unsatisfied after 6 months or more. Besides, when you do not tell your story, nobody wins, people who read your post are left to assume what they will, and you don't get a real opportunity to express yourself.
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