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JT2002TJ

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Frustr8 in U.K. potential sleevers! Stay in the U.K   
    Good, at least that is some good news. Sorry you had to go though all of this.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Frustr8 in U.K. potential sleevers! Stay in the U.K   
    I'm so sorry. Good luck, I can't imagine having to have 2 surgeries so close together.
    Will this revision be covered under NHS, without a major wait?
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Frustr8 in U.K. potential sleevers! Stay in the U.K   
    Good, at least that is some good news. Sorry you had to go though all of this.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Frustr8 in U.K. potential sleevers! Stay in the U.K   
    I'm so sorry. Good luck, I can't imagine having to have 2 surgeries so close together.
    Will this revision be covered under NHS, without a major wait?
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Frustr8 in U.K. potential sleevers! Stay in the U.K   
    Man. So sorry. Did they not do an upper endoscopy first?
    What is the fix for the too narrow sleeve? Conversion to a bypass? Will it allow for food after it fully heals and swelling goes down?
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

  17. Thanks
    JT2002TJ got a reaction from gahvi in Before and After Pics   
    I haven't posted in a while. I don't have a lot of before pictures (full body).
    I started at 320lbs 1/1/2017, had a pre-liquid diet weight of 297, surgery weight of 280 (surgery date 9/25/2017). Today 8/7/2018, I am 211 lbs, so a total weight loss of 109 lbs.
    I have gone from a 4x shirt and 52" waist to a XL and a 38" waist.

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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from logicwand in Coffee-Yes or no?   
    My surgical group believes in no caffeinated coffee for life. They are ok with Decaf, but warn us to be careful because there still is caffeine in decaf. We also are told to have green tea (decaf) or herbal tea (decaf).
    We were told that caffeine can cause ulcers and that since it is a diuretic it can be counterproductive.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from _Kate_ in Functioning Alcoholic   
    Thank you for sharing your story. I know it was hard. It is important that others see what can happen.
    I haven't had any drinks since my surgery 5 months ago, and am not in a rust to start drinking again. I think I might just be done.
    Thank you. I wish you all the best in your lifelong recovery.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from _Kate_ in Functioning Alcoholic   
    Thank you for sharing your story. I know it was hard. It is important that others see what can happen.
    I haven't had any drinks since my surgery 5 months ago, and am not in a rust to start drinking again. I think I might just be done.
    Thank you. I wish you all the best in your lifelong recovery.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from FluffyChix in CPAP Nightmare?!?!   
    Sorry, I didn't read the entire thread.
    I had problems when I initially got my machine because my sleep therapist was garbage. In fact, their entire company is garbage. My therapist came over basically threw the machine at me while driving by at 60 mph and left.
    So, I got the sleephead beta software, and started learning about how these machines work, and monitored my sleep myself. Turns out, I needed to increase my starting pressure. I found I was out of breath just getting into bed, and had a hard time falling asleep. Once I was asleep, I slept fine through the night. Once I increased it, I have not had an issue for 3 years.
    This is not to encourage people to go adjust their settings themselves, but sometimes the therapists aren't doing their job. In my case it was, and still is too difficult to switch suppliers (my therapist works for the supplier). My Pulmonologists office doesn't like them either, but there just aren't many options.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from FluffyChix in CPAP Nightmare?!?!   
    Sorry, I didn't read the entire thread.
    I had problems when I initially got my machine because my sleep therapist was garbage. In fact, their entire company is garbage. My therapist came over basically threw the machine at me while driving by at 60 mph and left.
    So, I got the sleephead beta software, and started learning about how these machines work, and monitored my sleep myself. Turns out, I needed to increase my starting pressure. I found I was out of breath just getting into bed, and had a hard time falling asleep. Once I was asleep, I slept fine through the night. Once I increased it, I have not had an issue for 3 years.
    This is not to encourage people to go adjust their settings themselves, but sometimes the therapists aren't doing their job. In my case it was, and still is too difficult to switch suppliers (my therapist works for the supplier). My Pulmonologists office doesn't like them either, but there just aren't many options.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from linah in Before and After Pics   
    She has done an amazing job. She put her stats under her avatar:
    Starting Weight:246 lbs Weight Lost:87 lbs Current Weight:159 lbs Goal Weight:130 lbs
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from Lumarsolxx in Driving after a gastric sleeve   
    I drove the day of discharge. I was off of pain meds since day 2 (discharged on 3rd day). It is because of pain meds, so if you don't need them, and you think you can focus on driving, it is fine to drive.
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    JT2002TJ got a reaction from WhiskeyKisses in Regrets, I feel like Gastric Sleeve Surgery has been the biggest mistake of my life   
    Sorry for your complications. I'm sure it will get better, and once the memory of the issues are on the back burner and your rapid weight loss is up front, I'm sure you will be happy with your decision. It will get better!
    I wouldn't jump to any quick decisions about canceling. Complications are typically <3% (from my understanding) and most complications go away (except GERD, which can be managed via medication for most).
    If you need more time to think about it, and you will not lose your insurance approval, then maybe it would be a good idea to push it back a bit, and spend some time with your surgical group's support groups.
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