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  1. Hi I had the band for about 5 years and had it removed after it slipped. 4 years later I got the sleeve. My doctor said I had a lot of scar tissue and it was a difficult but successful surgery. I had authorized him that, once he had me on the table if the scarring was too much he could do a mini bypass but my first choice was sleeve. It took about twice as long and he sent me a video of when he started to cut my stomach and i couldnhear and see how tough it was. He kept me in hospital 5 nights because he wanted to be absolutely sure there were no leaks or other issues. I’m 2 months out and very happy with my recovery and results.
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    1week post op

    I felt the same 1 week post op. Big time buyers remorse even though I had mentally prepared myself that that would happen. For me it’s been 2 steps forward one step back. But I am moving forward and you will too.
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    I hope you reach the turning point soon!
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    6 weeks post sleeve

    Great job! I’m at 3 weeks post op and I’m waiting to start feeling normal again. I feel like I’m constantly aware of my insides if that makes sense. I am full on basically 2 tablespoons of soft foods. I really struggle to get enough fluids and protein. I’m so encouraged seeing your update.
  5. Well in 9 hours or so I’ll be going into surgery! We are planning on a vsg by my surgeon and I have worked out a plan for a mini bypass if I have too much scar tissue from a slipped lap band 4 years ago. Honestly I can deal with either and just want to wake up and get well a soon as possible to get back to my kids. Best wishes to anyone else having surgery this week.
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    August surgery ppl

    Hello I’m joining your ranks. Vsg scheduled for August 27th. I was on this board under a different user name 8 or 9 years ago when I got banded. It slipped in 2014 and I had it removed then. I’m very nervous but also motivated. No liquid pre op diet from my surgeon but he wants me to do a low carb low fat high protein diet in the 2 weeks leading up to surgery.