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dstined4gr8tnes

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. dstined4gr8tnes

    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    I notice that must sleeves are in the high 200's but is there anyone who started higher. My weight day off was 362 give or take a pound....my doctor told me the most common procedure for my weight was the bypass but the long term results are very much the same. Im 5'7" but I definitely strated off way bigger than some posts I see...just curious to know I'd I'm alone lol Dstined4gr8tnes
  2. So im exactly six days post opt and received a rude awakening from my nurse. I thought our full liquid meant food low sugar low cal high Protein liquid form. Ive been eating bean Soup and was told I could really hurt myself , get sick or die. I have a very clear understanding now, but I called her about my chest pains and now I'm terrified. Can't even sleep. Like I don't want to die...sounds dramatic but I'm serious. Besides if I intentionally wanted to abandon the rules I would die from canollis or chicken marcella...ijs this is serious but jeeze I would want my last meal to be chic peas. Hopefully the pain goes away soon and I finshed my day off with broth and Water...both with a touch of Protein Powder. Dstined4gr8tnes
  3. dstined4gr8tnes

    MDSleeve

    Hey all, this has been a very long journey for me. I completed all of my classes successfully, went in for surgery in November and the day of the surgery it was cancelled. WHY? Lol, another story for another day. Either way u did not give up and a rebegan my commitment this February. On May 9th I went under and I am four days post opt. Excited is not the word. I never cared about my size because I feel big is beautiful....I have always been gorgeous. In fact I have a tattoo that says ms. Big and beautiful. However there is nothing sexy about unhealthy and with my weight climbing, the complications were crazy. I've been obese my entire life..I wore a womans 14 when I was ten. A womans 22 at 18 and ive been a 28/30/32 since I was 20. Im 30 years old now and my weight when I began this journey was 398 on the day of my operation I was 364. Of course by looks I never felt I weighed as much as I do, but I am working towards day five of a healthier specialer me....:-)
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    May 2013 Sleevers!

    Hey all May 2013 sleevers, let's see some updated pictures!!!!!
  5. dstined4gr8tnes

    MDSleeve

    Here's an updated pic 2 yrs later.
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    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.
  8. 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!
  9. dstined4gr8tnes

    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
  11. I went to Dr you two years ago! Good luck on your journey!
  12. dstined4gr8tnes

    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    It's been 2 years since my surgery. I am now 220 started at 400, sleeved at 360.
  13. Hi all, looking for people in the area interested out who have experienced the sleeve. I'm four days post opt and super excited, would love to meet people who are experiencing similar things as a mini support system. Both give and receive support of course. Talk to you soon Dstined4gr8tnes
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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
  17. dstined4gr8tnes

    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

  19. dstined4gr8tnes

    Sleevers over 300lbs?

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

    They did. But my issue was I "thought" instead of checked. I was very clear on the clear liquid but when I heard full later im like ok. Basically some smart people are dumb...and I had a dumb moment. Dstined4gr8tnes
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    GIRLRFRIDAY...great, keep up the good work. Haven't made it to my stall yet since I'm such a newbie. But im sure the slow but steady will prevail in this scenario. IVORYOWL....keep pushing that is great that you dr is trying to get you at a lower bmi early because then later it will be much easier. I know many insurance companies put restrictions on people as well. Cant wait til you post your date! Dstined4gr8tnes
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    I'm excited that so many of us can work collectively to leave to 300+ club and probably the 200+ lol....we all lose differently...One day at a time...or should I say one pound at a time. Lol Dstined4gr8tnes
  23. dstined4gr8tnes

    Surgery Tomorrow :)

    Good luck ladies, I'm sure you will both do great. Dstined4gr8tnes
  24. dstined4gr8tnes

    May 2013 Sleevers!

    Congrats plenty of rest is good Dstined4gr8tnes
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    Sleevers over 300lbs?

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