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Dubbs

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Dubbs got a reaction from FancyChristine15 in Who has had the sleeve? How did you do? Pros and cons? Would you do it again?   
    I had the sleeve. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I’ve heard of several people that have had complications with the band and have converted to sleeve. I lost close to 40 prior to surgery (May) and I’ve lost a total of 135 since the beginning. Good luck in whatever you choose!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from FancyChristine15 in Who has had the sleeve? How did you do? Pros and cons? Would you do it again?   
    I had the sleeve. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I’ve heard of several people that have had complications with the band and have converted to sleeve. I lost close to 40 prior to surgery (May) and I’ve lost a total of 135 since the beginning. Good luck in whatever you choose!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from FancyChristine15 in Who has had the sleeve? How did you do? Pros and cons? Would you do it again?   
    I had the sleeve. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I’ve heard of several people that have had complications with the band and have converted to sleeve. I lost close to 40 prior to surgery (May) and I’ve lost a total of 135 since the beginning. Good luck in whatever you choose!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from FancyChristine15 in Who has had the sleeve? How did you do? Pros and cons? Would you do it again?   
    I had the sleeve. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. I’ve heard of several people that have had complications with the band and have converted to sleeve. I lost close to 40 prior to surgery (May) and I’ve lost a total of 135 since the beginning. Good luck in whatever you choose!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from elmatador in 40 something sleevers?   
    43 and sleeved May 7. Down 117 lbs from my high point in January and about 80 lbs since surgery. Only regret is not considering this as an option sooner. Still a little more to my goal, but the journey has been well worth it.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Sleeved36 in How are the May sleevers doing?   
    I started my journey in January at 347(I’m still embarrassed I let myself get here). Surgery weight on May 9 was about 310. I’m currently 223 and feel great. My goal weight is 210 and my Dr had my goal at 225. I’m still losing but definitely at a slower pace. Keeping up the grind! I’m going to spend extra time in the gym over the holidays to keep me on track.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from elmatador in 40 something sleevers?   
    43 and sleeved May 7. Down 117 lbs from my high point in January and about 80 lbs since surgery. Only regret is not considering this as an option sooner. Still a little more to my goal, but the journey has been well worth it.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from elmatador in 40 something sleevers?   
    43 and sleeved May 7. Down 117 lbs from my high point in January and about 80 lbs since surgery. Only regret is not considering this as an option sooner. Still a little more to my goal, but the journey has been well worth it.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in You look different, did you lose weight?   
    I found the 1st 50 pounds hardly anyone noticed. The 2nd 50 has been much more noticeable. Keep it up, pretty soon everyone will be commenting. Good luck!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in You look different, did you lose weight?   
    I found the 1st 50 pounds hardly anyone noticed. The 2nd 50 has been much more noticeable. Keep it up, pretty soon everyone will be commenting. Good luck!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Yo-yo girl in You look different, did you lose weight?   
    I found the 1st 50 pounds hardly anyone noticed. The 2nd 50 has been much more noticeable. Keep it up, pretty soon everyone will be commenting. Good luck!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Scales   
    I have the same one. It’s great!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from chelsey211 in What to tell coworkers?   
    I would suggest keeping it private. I’ve found that saying I had a hernia repair usually stopped the conversation. When people ask how I’ve been losing weight I usually use the answer of eating less, working out and limiting carbs. Or if I’m in a smart ass mood I say I have a tapeworm😉
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Water?   
    Sorry I just noticed you had bypass
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Water?   
    My understanding is that when you are healing the sleeve can swell up and down, which can cause some issues when trying to eat or drink. To be sure maybe ask at your appointment. Also try warm or very cold liquids to see if one is better than the other.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Water?   
    It gets substantially better. Do you best to stay hydrated the first month or so. It gets way easier. I’m a little more than two months out and have zero issues drinking a substantial amount. Even straws have been no problem
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    Dubbs reacted to t1018ross in Why is alcohol that bad for you after surgery?   
    Um, your response is incredibly rude. You don't know me AT ALL. How could you possibly get from my original post that I have an alcohol dependence problem?? I gave you ONE day of information and not even full information of what I ate, just the calories. I had white wine, on one night. Not a nightly thing at all. I've read a lot of your posts and they've always been friendly and you've always given good advice or feedback to questions. I'm truly shocked and disappointed by your judgmental response.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Shopping....   
    I’m going through this exact thing. It’s frustrating and exhilarating at the same time.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from NikkiD247 in How are the May sleevers doing?   
    I was sleeved May 7. I’ve lost 44 pounds since surgery and 90 pounds total since January. I’ve had 2 stalls, one recently over the week of the 4th of July(too much junk). I’m vert pleased with the results. I’ve been very fortunate to not have too many issues with pretty much any food. chicken is a little tough for me(especially when dry). Spicy foods I avoid like the plague
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Shopping....   
    I’m going through this exact thing. It’s frustrating and exhilarating at the same time.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Dfox1984 in Is this normal? I’m a little worried..   
    The drinking gets easier when the swelling goes down. I had a terrible time staying hydrated the first couple weeks. Good luck!
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    Dubbs got a reaction from Frustr8 in Clothing purge   
    I should probably do the same. I think I need to get my head in the right place and realize that my yo-yo days are behind me😉
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    Dubbs reacted to Dubbs in Clothing purge   
    I purchased a couple new pairs of jeans yesterday- they are a size I haven’t worn since my early 20’s. I’m hesitant to purge and get rid of my clothes that are too big for me. I think my history of the yo-yo weight issue has me scared. What to do? I’m not ready for a whole new wardrobe until I get to my goal weight.
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    Dubbs reacted to Dubbs in Clothing purge   
    I purchased a couple new pairs of jeans yesterday- they are a size I haven’t worn since my early 20’s. I’m hesitant to purge and get rid of my clothes that are too big for me. I think my history of the yo-yo weight issue has me scared. What to do? I’m not ready for a whole new wardrobe until I get to my goal weight.
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    Dubbs got a reaction from NikkiD247 in How are the May sleevers doing?   
    I was sleeved May 7. I’ve lost 44 pounds since surgery and 90 pounds total since January. I’ve had 2 stalls, one recently over the week of the 4th of July(too much junk). I’m vert pleased with the results. I’ve been very fortunate to not have too many issues with pretty much any food. chicken is a little tough for me(especially when dry). Spicy foods I avoid like the plague
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