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Sharon Lane

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  • Birthday 03/12/1985

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  1. Sharon Lane

    my second try

    So sorry hun! sounds like you have been thru a lot. I have not had the surgery yet so I can't tell you how the pain is, but based on reading others stories I can see that they all vary and everyone is different. I'm guessing since you had to go in for emergency surgery they had to completely cut you open which is why the pain was so high. During the sleeve, it is almost always done laprascopically which will decrease the pain and healing about 80-90%. There is a huge difference between being cut open and just having small incisions. I'm sure you will do great, take advantage of those pain meds while your in the hospital thats why they are there I never heard of someone complaining about the pain while using the meds. Think positive
  2. Sharon Lane

    stomach bruising after workout?

    How bad is the bruising? You may have just slightly hit it or something and it bruised a little. This happened to me like 6 months ago where I had this HUGE bruise on my stomach when I woke up one morning (no idea what happened) and gave myself a slight hematoma. My Dr said the more fatty tissue you have, the more your are prone to bruising it or causing a slight hematoma even with the slightest bump or hit or whatever. Im sure you will be fine. If it gets bigger or worse then id contact your primary.
  3. That is awesome!! I also had a good wake up call about my morbid obesity. I never thought of myself "that big". My husband has never ever mentioned to me that I am big, god bless him. Well I calculated my BMI as I started this journey and surprisingly I was a 50!!! I have managed to lose about 7 lbs and brought it down to a 49, almost 48. But, talk about wake up call!! Im morbidly obese class III. That is when I KNEW I had to do something about it. COngrats on your decision and your new life!!!
  4. Sharon Lane

    Pre Operative Imaging

    Thank you guys so much! That was very, very informative and a bit comforting I can't wait to begin the journey officialy!!
  5. Sharon Lane

    Four months post op!

    Awesome, what a change already!!! Keep it up
  6. I was Just wondering if everyone who goes in to have the Gastric sleeve done has to have pre operative imaging done? Like an x-ray of some sort to see everything before they go in. Also, I am just beginning this journey and have done quite a bit of research and have a few other questions I can't seem to find. 1) What other pre operative testing is done to make sure you are healthy enough to have surgery, like your heart, liver, etc? I mean I don't want to go into surgery and have something wrong somewhere else and find out later or during surgery, yanno? Im not sure why this is scary to me, but it is a little. 2) When the stomach is stapled during the procedure, the the staples stay there forever? How does it completely close off like a natural stomach would? 3) When do the highest risks fall off? Meaning is there a certain amount of time after the surgery where your risk for certain things drastically decrease or are you ALWAYS at risk of something happening due to the surgery. I'll Give an example, A woman delivers her baby vaginally and every few hours they come and check to see if you are bleeding more or hemorrhaging and they say the greatest risk of this happening is within 72 hours, but then after 6 weeks the risk is gone and you no longer have to worry about it really. Okay sorry for the silly questions. I really couldn't seem to find "sound" answers that settled with me well so figured maybe some of you would know? Thanks Everyone!
  7. Sharon Lane

    Starting Journey with "quiet" husband...

    Oh I am doing it. Hes actually quite better after we talked a bit more. Hes supportive of it and we discussed it again without getting upset at each other so we are ok now. Congrats on your successful surgery!! glad everything went great! Now your finally on the losers bench woohoo!!
  8. Sharon Lane

    1yr out

    I have read about quite a few people who develop orthostatic hypotension after wls for one reason or another. Ive subscribed to a few ppl on youtube who have this same issue since surgery. I hope it gets better
  9. yaaaay!!! great job!! yea, now you can get kickin on that ticker, lol
  10. Sharon Lane

    My sleeve surgery is on 7/5!

    Welcome!!! I'm new myself. You can do it, I heard the liquid phase is one of the hardest, but like you said keep your eye on the prize!!
  11. Sharon Lane

    Getting Sick or sorry to say...Vomit?

    Good question, I was wondering the same thing! Like if you get the stomach bug, I have 4 kids and every year it goes thru the house so I was wondering if it makes a difference like u said.
  12. Sharon Lane

    Step one....again

    That is awesome! I too, am just beginning my journey to the sleeve. Glad to meet you You sound like a pretty decent guy. I am 307 lbs with a BMI of like 49, its scary and I'm also one who does'nt "feel" 306 lbs. I look at others who are the same height/weight and Im like wow I dont feel that way, but yes here I am. Glad you are sticking to it this time. This is also my 2nd attempt. The first time, I got too scared of having to have surgery I decided Id keep attempting to lose weight on my own. This was 4 yrs ago and now I'm 26 lbs heavier so needless to say, that plan didn't work LOL...I've decided enough is enough its time to be serious and just do it.
  13. Sharon Lane

    Holy cow.... Surgery in 6 hours

    Prayers for you during your surgery & to everyone involved. Angels will be surrounding you and give you a peace of mind!!! God Bless you!
  14. Sharon Lane

    In the recovery room

    thats awesome!!!! May god bless you with a fast, smooth recovery. You look great now so Im sure you will look amazing in the months to come as well as feel amazing!! :)
  15. Sharon Lane

    Glad i changed my mind!

    my sister in law had the band almost 2 yrs ago, she has done OK as well. I guess much time hasn't passed to see it if works longer. I think it really is dependent upon who the person is and what kid of "tool" they need. For me, I think I need something a little more permanent and safer so that's why I made the decision to go along with the sleeve. I didn't like the idea of the band being foreign and having to continue getting fills often. I also opted out of the bypass cuz I don't really believe in changing the way things are meant to work in there,lol....I think you made a good choice though

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