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VSG AJH

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About VSG AJH

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  1. 185.8. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  2. Sorry for the late post! I'm 184.1 this week Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  3. 185.8 this week, but I've been pumped full of Fluid following orthopedic surgery. Working hard to not feel emotionally discouraged by these fluctuations. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. 181.4 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. 182.3 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. 184.1 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. Thanks for the challenge! I'm at 185.6 to start. My goal is 167. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    185.6. What a stinker of a challenge for me. On to the next one, I suppose. Better luck next time. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    182.8 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    183 today. Up and down. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    178.8 this week. Sorry for the late info. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    181 again today. Maybe this is the bottom of a stall range? Or maybe an indication of breaking a stall and losing again? I like this number better. Anxious to keep it dropping. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    186.1 today, so it looks like that stall was a real thing, and I'm on a swing up. Hope it comes off and the scale moves back down fast! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. VSG AJH

    Memorial Day Challenge

    181.4 today. Yay!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. My condolences. Did your friends death help you to choose the VSG vs the Bypass? Thank you, and yes. Even though I can rationalize the ultimate end to their lives was not directly caused by the bypass, I know there are enough links that for them, the bypass was related to their deaths. Their situations certainly contributed to my choice for VSG because I knew I wouldn't have the same absorption changes that they had, and that probably contributed to the alcoholism that led to their deaths. They both had some initial complications with their bypasses, and instead of getting the issues corrected, they chose to "cope" and self-medicate with alcohol, and their lives completely spiraled out of control. They didn't realize things would get so bad so fast, but Denise in particular couldn't keep food down (vomiting + dumping constantly), so a drink or two would hit her brain hard and fast. Wes began having seizures after his bypass, so he lost his job, went on disability, etc. His situation felt very hopeless, so he chose alcohol where Denise just kind of stumbled into it. Anyway, all of that to say that they bypass by itself did not kill them, but there is a long link back to it, and their situations contributed to my having the VSG done not once, but twice. (My initial surgeon left behind fundus in my original sleeve surgery, and when I sought help to have that complication corrected by a new surgeon, he suggested retorting my intestines and turning the pouch that had formed into a bypass. After thinking hard again about Denise and Wes and the slippery slope they ended up on, I said, "No thanks. Please just fix my sleeve," which he did one month ago.) The bypass is great and it works for so many people, but the devastation it caused for my friend was enough to make me say no to it. Since in the end, the weight loss results are pretty similar for VSG and bypass (bypass loss starts faster, but they seem to even out over time), the choice was easy for me. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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