Hello today is the big day .
I am getting a revision from the lap band to the sleeve , I go in at 9:30 am .
I had the band put in twice the first time I contracted h pilorie or what ever it was which caused a lot of vomiting and acid . Which Inturn caused the band to bend the stomach. So they took it out but before they did I lost a 100 pounds I was 430 when I had the band drop to 330 .
Then they put it in again but just maintained it . But then I started having problems , they now are saying it is bending the stomach and some of the fluid is missing .so now today I will get the sleeve I gained 20 pounds unfortunately .so I am up to 350 ..looking forward for the new lifestyle and hopefully no more constant hunger pains that never seem to get satisfied
For me I could not lose all of it on my own my highest weight was 480 I got town to 430 on my own . Could not get past 430. Every time I did I shot back up to 430 .
I got tired of going up and down with my weight .i use to weigh 220 . I was hit head on in 91 and shot up to 484 fast . So getting in the gym was very hard to do . I chose the lap band first mainly cause insurance , and it went good .
I lost 100 pounds on it but it was slipping and well the removed it in 3 months of putting it in .
They put it back in cause I was scared of the by pass but I did not lose any weight after they stuck it back and it was slipping agin .
So I went in to see dr suh and we revised it to the sleeve I am just 3 weeks out I had surg on may 30 I have lost close to 30 pounds so far .
I seem to be constipated but I don't eat much
I had bad heart burn a week after surg and I had to end up mixing the Pepcid with nexium twice a day and it seems to work . Other then that I am not hungry .
I just start cardio at the gym a week ago .
But I am excited I was scared but I was getting to the point where I was walking worse everything was getting harder to do .
And I just got tired I can do it on my own and keep it off . I think this is a great tool to get you down so you can maintain and feel better it takes work .. The surg is not a walk in the park but it was worth it for me . I am trying to get to 220 back where I was and hope I will keep it off with the new life style I am moving into .
Well today went to the dr today it's official may 30 2014 was 357 as of July 29 2014 I am 306 ! 51 pound weight loss !
69 days out but the dr call it one month out for some reason !
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 357 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Goal Weight: 200 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/30/2014
Surgery Date: 05/30/2014
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
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