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  1. I'm so confused. I was sleeved on 7/22/2019, and three weeks post-op I'm still feeling hunger and not nearly the restrictions I was expecting. There are definitely some restrictions, but I can easily eat/drink 1000 calories a day without feeling uncomfortable. This is not what I was expecting. Should I consider myself lucky that I feel so good, or does this seem off to those of you who are also recovering? Thanks for any opinions!
  2. I'm struggling with the decision to have weight loss surgery. For reference, I'm 38, 5'6", with a BMI of 37.5. I've struggled with my weight for my entire adult life, and after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year, I decided to take steps towards weight loss surgery. I've been attending pre-surgery appointments for about six months now, and I hope to get a date soon. Here's the rub. I've lost over 30 pounds in the last 1.5 years. Very slowly, but continuously, and I feel like I'm making changes in my life that could might make this loss more permanent than other diets I've done. I've been at a bit of a stall the last few months, but I keep trying to make positive changes, and I'm not discouraged. I've brought my sugar levels to a point where I'm now considered pre-diabetic (A1C from a 9.6 to 6.1) and I'm still losing weight, but very slowly. I have about 40 pounds to lose before I would (likely) be rid of my diabetes diagnosis. For those of you who've had surgery, are you truly happy you did it? I'm wondering if I should go as far as I can on my own, even if it takes years, or if surgery is the right tool. My mom is a nurse and tells me a million horror stories, and that is making this decision really hard! Thank you for any advice!
  3. Just wanted to share with everyone that I had the surgery on 7/22! The first couple days were rough, but feeling pretty good a few days post op :-)
  4. I’m day two post-op and struggling. Everything hurts. It gets better right? I gained 5 pounds in the hospital on IV fluids, so that is a little frustrating also. I expected this to be hard, but not this hard...
  5. Thank you all for sharing your experiences, whether they were good or bad. I went on phentermine, and was able to lose a little more weight on my own. My BMI is down to 36, and I was cleared for surgery last week. I haven’t gotten the call from the surgeon yet to schedule a date, but I anticipate getting the call soon. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do, but for now I’m planning on proceeding with the surgery. While I “only” need to lose 30 or so pounds to (potentially) clear up some of my medical issues, I’m still 80 pounds overweight. I’m so nervous and indecisive. I hope you are all doing well. I really appreciate everyone’s helpful opinions!
  6. Thank you KCgirl061 and med28thmed! That's a good suggestion to check out Medical Journals. I know nothing about them, but that is something I had never considered. I'm taking this decision very seriously because I know it's a lifetime commitment and I love a soft piece of buttered bread (occasionally), I can't imagine not having it! It feels like trying to figure out if you should end a toxic relationship with someone you love. I've read so many forums, and watched SO many YouTube videos. I've spent a fortune of money and time on these damn pre-surgery appointments, so I "feel" locked into the decision, even though I know that's not true. I don't know if I could start over again if my non-surgical journey ends in failure. Congrats to you both on your decision and your weight loss! And thank you for the suggestions and for sharing your perspective.