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SLSH

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    SLSH got a reaction from melflirt01 in Be careful who does your surgery in Mexico   
    I chose Dr. Ariel Ortiz with OCC. Soo happy with my decision. It was a good experience. I'm about 43 days out.
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    SLSH got a reaction from Ninabnina77 in Just sleeved 6-17-19!!   
    The staple and the stitches he has been doing for awhile. More recently he started adding a few stitches to anchor the stomach in place. This will keep us from getting hernias. (They cut a bunch of tissue to get the big part of the stomach out and it can leave it more free floating and can cause hernias.
    This link explains what our surgeon does.

    http://edu.occbalance.com/app/public/occ/education/lesson/eyJpdiI6IlZcL1lqZTlIR1pmTEdMMjF5WHBWMDJBPT0iLCJ2YWx1ZSI6IlZIZURPVnNNOFNUVkRPSHRGTTZETUdLSDVMWWc1aGxFT3Y4c21hYk1cL1FvPSIsIm1hYyI6ImZmYTJlOGM2NGY1MjgxNWYzMWFjZTJjYWRmMmYwMmI1ZDhjMWI5MzI1OGQzNTVhMWIwMjM4ODkxZGYzM2M3OTEifQ==
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    SLSH got a reaction from Sunwithstyle in Tijuana surgery! Looking for recommendations   
    I know I just answered you in the other post, but thought I'd put it here too.
    I went with Dr. Ariel Ortiz though OCC.
    He has sooo many videos. his website is very informative. He shows a 360 YouTube video of him performing the surgery. And there is a private (and public) Facebook group where you can get answers to questions.
    I'm 43 days out. I'm very happy with my decision.
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    SLSH got a reaction from Sunwithstyle in Tijuana surgery! Looking for recommendations   
    I know I just answered you in the other post, but thought I'd put it here too.
    I went with Dr. Ariel Ortiz though OCC.
    He has sooo many videos. his website is very informative. He shows a 360 YouTube video of him performing the surgery. And there is a private (and public) Facebook group where you can get answers to questions.
    I'm 43 days out. I'm very happy with my decision.
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    SLSH reacted to Sandra Nuelken in June 2019 sleevers   
    Cravings are in the head and not the stomach. You need to drink more, often you feel that way because you are dehydrated. You need to focus on recovery and not food. Food is not your friend and never has been. Try deep breathing, walking and drinking lots of Protein.
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    SLSH reacted to johnedwin in June 2019 sleevers   
    it's a myth that hunger feeling go away after sleeve surgery..i am a example myself..
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    SLSH got a reaction from Batty2000 in June 2019 sleevers   
    Hello,
    I am 13 days post op and I'm doing pretty good. I'm on liquids only still for another few days and then I'm on to pureed food. I have already had some pureed food and I handled it pretty well.
    I'm curious how everyone else is doing who is post op.
    How long does your plan require that you be on liquids and what is the rest of it like?
    I'm down 20 lbs since pre-op (9 since WLS)
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    SLSH got a reaction from Batty2000 in June 2019 sleevers   
    I had my surgery yesterday. Yesterday was rough. Nausea and pain. But today I'm doing well. Hopefully the worst is behind me.
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    SLSH reacted to MLB357 in June 2019 sleevers   
    Update: everything went well today, was actually up and walking the halls about two hours after getting in my room. Don’t get me wrong the pain  can be real. Especially the gas pain, but you know who told me what do when that happens? My WLC family here, so I got my butt up and started walking . It worked. Thank from the  bottom of my heart...   good night

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    SLSH reacted to MLB357 in June 2019 sleevers   
    Well I have been a member on here since February and I have really enjoyed lingering here nightly following everyone stories both pre and post surgery. Now it's time for me, two days out (5 June). But due to being member of this site I feel really good about Wednesday. Reading other's sharing their stories has help prepare me both mentally and physically. Thanks WLS family, meet you on the other side.
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    SLSH got a reaction from BessyF50 in June 2019 sleevers   
    My surgery date is June 10. I'm going with my sister and she's doing it too. We just decided and got our date last Monday. I'm so nervous but excited.
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    SLSH reacted to Frustr8 in June 2019 sleevers   
    Going to be great for both of you! Wish I had had a sister to share my joys and sorrows with, but I have found a lot of Bari'cousins on Bariatric Pal, so I have filled the gap God forgot to fill. I figure with HIM taking care of the Heavens and the Earth🌏---'my request may have been shunted to the side!😝
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    SLSH got a reaction from monniet50 in Anyone have gastric balloon removed prior to 6 months?   
    I'm scheduled to get mine out at the end of May and I'm getting excited, but hearing about your throat makes me scared.
    I haven't lost much but only had 30 lbs to lose to begin with. I'm down 15 lbs and have maintained that weightloss for about 3 months now. I'm going to work hard and try to lose a few more this month before it comes out.
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    SLSH got a reaction from Wayward Traveler in Gastric Balloon Procedure Booked!   
    Thank you for letting us know how it was getting the balloon out! Congratulations on your amazing success! You look great!
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    SLSH got a reaction from Wayward Traveler in Orbera Success strategies   
    Good luck! I think with the amount of research you've done, you'll have great success!
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    SLSH got a reaction from getjolly in Here we go!   
    Did you get out? I'm curious where you live. I've only heard of it out patient before. Does Soup stay down for you? That is still the #1 thing I crave.
    Good luck on your journey!
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    SLSH got a reaction from candykerr7 in Orbera Success strategies   
    So I went to Hawaii this last week and people complimented how I looked. I am glad I got the balloon.I'm only down 15 lbs but I only wanted to lose about 30-40 to begin with. Tomorrow will be 2 months. I made it through the holidays and two big vacations while losing or maintaining my weight. I go to new York this weekend and then after that, I will be focusing on losing the other 15 lbs.
    People have begun noticing my weight loss. (I lost 20 on my own before the balloon and then stalled and started to gain weight back) I am down 29 lbs in a year and I'm so happy people can finally tell.
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    SLSH got a reaction from Trixie S. in Has anyone had their gastric balloon for over a month yet?   
    I had my balloon inserted today.
    I feel like garbage. I hoped I'd be one of those patients who didn't have any.
    My Dr and the articles say that this sick feeling goes away after awhile 3-6 days. I hope I'm 3 days.
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    SLSH got a reaction from candykerr7 in Orbera Success strategies   
    So I went to Hawaii this last week and people complimented how I looked. I am glad I got the balloon.I'm only down 15 lbs but I only wanted to lose about 30-40 to begin with. Tomorrow will be 2 months. I made it through the holidays and two big vacations while losing or maintaining my weight. I go to new York this weekend and then after that, I will be focusing on losing the other 15 lbs.
    People have begun noticing my weight loss. (I lost 20 on my own before the balloon and then stalled and started to gain weight back) I am down 29 lbs in a year and I'm so happy people can finally tell.
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    SLSH got a reaction from candykerr7 in Another newbie getting ready for Orbera   
    Congrats an your loss! This is exactly how I was the first two weeks and then off and on the next few weeks and less frequently this last month.
    The more calories I eat the better I feel. But nothing sounded good or I felt too sick. I'm still trying to find balance. I'm two months out. Good luck!
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    SLSH got a reaction from candykerr7 in Orbera Success strategies   
    I thought I would post an update on my situation. Monday my dr.scheduled me to have my balloon out today. I was also given IV fluids. I immediately felt better. He also prescribed me some meds to help my stomach contract so my food won't be stuck in my stomach so long. (I'm having gastroparesis). I feel so much better and we cancelled my balloon removal yesterday. So I still have it.
    I can't believe how sick I was and how IV fluids helped soooooo much. I didn't think I was dehydrated.
    I hope everyone is doing well. I'm off to Hawaii tomorrow. ????????????????
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    SLSH got a reaction from joni g in Orbera Success strategies   
    I feel like I'm over my stall. I went on a cruise and came home and was down a pound. I'll take it.
    19-29 more lbs to go. I have had some stomach pain the past few days but I'm not sure why.
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    SLSH got a reaction from jls123 in Orbera Success strategies   
    That's awesome Joni!
    Good luck jls123!
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    SLSH got a reaction from jls123 in Orbera Success strategies   
    That's awesome Joni!
    Good luck jls123!
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    SLSH got a reaction from Mountaingal in Orbera Success strategies   
    I'm doing okay. I haven't lost anything in a week. Everyday is different in regards to how I feel. I'm not getting as sick as often.
    Some days I feel hungry all day and some days I feel full all day.
    I've lost 13 lbs in just over a month.
    How are you doing?
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