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  1. dstined4gr8tnes

    May 2013 Sleevers!

    Hey all May 2013 sleevers, let's see some updated pictures!!!!!
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    Here's an updated pic 2 yrs later.
  3. dstined4gr8tnes

    Losing Hope Sleeve Leak 8 mos post op

    I pray that you and your family make it through this tough time. I did not have a leak, however my stomach stopped working all together after my sleeve. As a result I could not digest food, therefore I would vomit everything. This occurred 3 months after my surgery. I ended up with a Tpn line because I had become malnourished and had a home nurse who came daily. I also stayed 30 days in the hospital. I was depressed and stressed as I am a single mom of three. I told everyone I knew, don't do it!!! But now 2 years later this was the best decision I've ever made in my life. Trust me things will get better. If you ever need someone to talk to I am here! I was very sad during this process. In the meantime, check out some work from home companies customer service etc. And try to get gov. Assistance or unemployment if you havent. I wish you the best and pray that things work for you as they did for me .
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    African American vsgers!

    My surgery was May 2013. So far I have lost 175.
  5. My doctor told me the same thing. He said due to my bmi, the bypass would be the only thing that would help me get the most results. My fear was the side effects of the dumping syndrome with the by pass. And while I understand that side effects are minimized if you follow directions, I also recognize that I am human and may eat something that just disturbs me. Either way I started at 410, by surgery I was 365. This was may 2013, I am now 220 and have maintained this weight for over a year. Honestly, my dr. Would like for me to be 150 but I am happy where I am. I may go for 190 -- but going from a size 32 to a size 14 made me happy enough . Make the best decision for you!
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    Depression, Anxiety and Anger

    I never realized that so much socialization was done around food until I had my surgery. From pot.lucks at work to happy hour with friends. I was extremely depressed after my surgery when ever food was the center of the event. In fact I had my surgery in may so the entire summer cook out events we a no go. I felt like I was isolating myself and those around me appeared to be annoyed by my constant 4 ounce rules. Either way, I am 2 years out and after about 5 months life became a lot better. I don't know what happened with your friends but if they are real that can be repaired or you will definitely gain new ones. But as for food and cigarettes - which I had to give up also...i understand and you will make it.through I promise. Congrats on your progress and good luck!!!!
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    Working out

    I started around 3 months later and fell on and off. Now that I'm 2 yrs out its very important to exercise as much as possible
  8. I went to Dr you two years ago! Good luck on your journey!
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    It's been 2 years since my surgery. I am now 220 started at 400, sleeved at 360.
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

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    Post op march sleevers

    Unjury and to me yes Dstined4gr8tnes
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    I was 362 on my surgery day... went to my two week post opt and now im 342....excited Dstined4gr8tnes
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    May 2013 Sleevers!

    So my surgery was may 9th went for my two week post opt and I am down twenty pounds in two weeks....whoooo hoooo. Dstined4gr8tnes
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    full liquid misinterpretation

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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    Lol...well congrats on your upcoming date and I know the feeling. Dstined4gr8tnes