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  1. ChangingMeForMe

    6 Months Out

    6 Month Post Gastric Sleeve 95 lb gone forever:)
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    6 Months post op, and before pic

    From the album: 6 Months Out

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    photo 3

    From the album: 6 Months Out

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    Side View

    From the album: 6 Months Out

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    July,June and March

    From the album: July 2014 4months post op

    These pictures so today all the way back to the day before surgery, feeling alive
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    July 2014 4months post op

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    3months vs 2 months out

    From the album: 2month vs 3months loss

    Loving the new me
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    2month vs 3months loss

    Loving the new me
  9. In January of 2014 I made the decision to get healthy and knowing I could not do it on my own, so I attended a seminar and had my first appointment with Dr. Joyner of Americus Georgia to learn more about my bariatric surgery options. Once I heard him speak and giving the benefits I was all for it I knew I wanted to have the Gastric Sleeve, I just needed to know where to go next. I met with a nutritionist for3x during January, February, March, I also seen the psych Doctor twice once for the written assessment next to go over the assessment and talk about what got me to where I am and how I feel the surgery would help me., I had my EGD done which showed I had H-PYLORI so I had to take and antibiotic for 2weeks prior to my surgery, but there was no hernia so that was a good thing. They put me on a 2week pre-op diet of 2shakes per day and 4oz lean meat, and 1cup of non-starchy vegetables. On March 19th I had the Gastric Sleeve preformed at around 8am; the procedure was scheduled to take 2 hrs., but only took an hour the doctor said I done and amazing job with my pre op diet so I was a text book case and there was no complications. I got to the bariatric ICU around 2pm and was still asleep, I work up around 5pm and was ready to get out of the bed, so I walked several laps around the ICU, the nurses were shocked I was ready to get up, but I knew from a previous C-SECTION that I did not want to lay in that bed and get stiff. The next morning they took me down for a Barium Swallow, I am not going to lie no matter how thirsty you are this is the worst tasting substance you can have to drink, the results come back great, the doctor said I had a very tight sleeve which is what I wanted. So throughout the day I sipped on a medication cup every 15 minutes, I ended up getting really nauseated and throwing up through the night (TMI I know) and at that point I was like what have I done, but the next day I was back to my ordinary self-walking and feeling better. I was in the hospital for 2 nights and got to go home on a Friday and went back to work the next Thursday after my 1 week post op. Since being out of the hospital I have not had any nausea or sickness, I have had lots of energy and no hair loss or anything like that. I have gone from a size 24-26 to a 20-22 and have lost a total of 48lbs. I have exercised including, walking, riding bikes, strength training and Wii Zumba 2. This has been an amazing tool and I look forward to the future successes. I can currently only get about 1/2c of food down at a time. I try to get down 2oz lean meat 1tbs non starchy vegetable and 1tbs of carbs (like rice). I eat Breakfast, Snack, lunch, Snack, and dinner and take all my Vitamins and required by my doctor. New Image 1 and 2, the picture on the left is from the pre op phase, and the one on the right is about a week ago
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    From the album: Shannon Goodman

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    1 Month Post Op

    I feel amazing, I am able to do so much more that what i have been able to do in the past
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    The picture on the left was from March 2014 and the one on the right is from May 2014, wow its amazing what 7 weeks with the sleeve can do for you, loving my sleeve.
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    The picture on the left was from March 2014 and the one on the right is from May 2014, wow its amazing what 7 weeks with the sleeve can do for you, loving my sleeve.
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    Who is in March?

    I had surgery on the 19th of March and was having a hard time with protein then I found the New Whey Liquid Protein 3.8oz = 42g protein so now I get my protein with only 180 cal and 0 sugar
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    Who is in March?

    I am 7 days out and am never hungry and have not been able to tolerate protein, I finally got 8oz down today but it hurts going down, I have tried it at different temps, and different types but it just ain't working. Any advice

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