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sleevdB89

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Nearly One Year Out...LOVING LIFE!   
    Thank you for posting. My surgery date is tomorrow. I’m nervous and reading your story made me go “ok, I can do this” . Keep killing those goals!
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Nearly One Year Out...LOVING LIFE!   
    Thank you for posting. My surgery date is tomorrow. I’m nervous and reading your story made me go “ok, I can do this” . Keep killing those goals!
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from LyndaCSouth in Pounds lost   
    7 days post op vsg, 15 pounds down. Started at 245.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from LyndaCSouth in Pounds lost   
    7 days post op vsg, 15 pounds down. Started at 245.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from JerseyNJ in Return to Work after Surgery   
    I’m off 6 weeks per my surgeon, I may ask for a few more additional weeks, has been a hard transition.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Was anyone else told not to shave their legs 4 days before surgery?   
    Yes, they give you these surgical wipes at preop to wipe down your body the night before & morning of surgery. If you shave they burn like crazy. I made that mistake before.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Was anyone else told not to shave their legs 4 days before surgery?   
    Yes, they give you these surgical wipes at preop to wipe down your body the night before & morning of surgery. If you shave they burn like crazy. I made that mistake before.
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    sleevdB89 reacted to SusieQ2019 in Surgery went well   
    I am home resting. First day was a lot of pain but it is now manageable. I have 6 incision 4 small ones and 2 large one. Looks like the made the incision where I had my gallbladder removed.
    I am onto pureed, but 2 spoonfuls of yogurt fills me up. I am sipping Water, everything else taste like Syrup. No head hunger and I am uninterested in eating. The team at Mt. Sinai hospital NYC was absolutely amazing.

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    sleevdB89 reacted to goldenbarbie in One year post op in 2 days..... wow (new pics for y'all !!)   
    I can't believe it, almost a year ago I was 316 pounds. I was nervous, and eating every horrible and unhealthy meal I thought I would never be able to eat again because I knew I was about to change my life on December 14, 2016.
    I was sleeved on 12/14/16 and it was truly one of the best life decisions I ever made. It was not easy, from being in and out of the ER due to dehydration in my early stage.. barely being able to eat anything besides liquids/apple sauce for 2 months.. to now being able to eat honestly anything, just with Portion Control. I'm well known on social media, and people always ask me what do I eat, what should they eat, did I get additional surgery etc.. even on here as I try to respond to all messages I tell everyone the same thing: My journey will NOT be yours. We are all different, we are individuals and our bodies are all different. My experience was deff not easy but yes I love my results. If you are questioning getting sleeved, do your research and then say YES. I was so nervous about getting sleeved, I researched for months before I started the process. I'm so glad I turned my life around. I am literally crying as I type this because I am so happy. food no longer controls my life, I do. The best feeling is self love and happiness... I was always confident but now I truly feel happy. 100%. And my journey is not even over yet, it just began.
    I will post pics because the few friends I have on here always ask lol! Love you guys. And I love all my sleevers. [emoji173]️
    SW: 316
    CW: 174
    Height: 5'7
    Measurements: 32, 27, 40.
    No plastic surgery has been done.   
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Star1221 in Truthful Regrets, Anyone?   
    I know a lot of people think "what the h3ll have I done". I was one of them. Your body I, furious at you for the lack of food, you're swollen from surgery still, and all those hormones are pouring out of the fat that is melting off of you. But I promise it is fleeting. It happens around a month to 6 weeks. When your diet is released to more normal foods. When your body adjusts to the hormones and diet. And when YOU start noticing the difference in your own appearance. Hang on. It's not easy, and mentally draining at first. But soon you'll forget you have been sleeved. Thinks become normal again.
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Tiff187 in Truthful Regrets, Anyone?   
    I'm just over 2 weeks out and I've gotta say, I'm miserable. I don't know if I've hit the depression stage or what but I keep asking why I did this to myself. I was working out every day and had lost 25lbs on my own before surgery and kept telling myself the sleeve was a preventative measure to keep myself from getting that fluffy again. Now I can't stop thinking that I ruined my life (as I knew it). Of course, prior to May I wasn't working out and wasn't watching my intake, which is why I got up to 240lbs. But in the last 3 months I took control and really thought the sleeve would be my new best friend like everyone on here seems to say. So did you ever have any regrets? I've heard the "my only regret is not getting it sooner" but please save that response. I want to know about real regrets. If you had/have them, how and when did you get past it? When will I start to be okay with my sleeve and not feel like I'll never be "normal" again?
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from JerseyNJ in Return to Work after Surgery   
    I’m off 6 weeks per my surgeon, I may ask for a few more additional weeks, has been a hard transition.
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Screwballski in Nearly One Year Out...LOVING LIFE!   
    The photo on the left is me at about 209lbs. Both photos on right were taken in March ‘19 at approx 121. I went from 2XL to size 2 in under 1 year.
    Again, if I can do it, you cam, too! ❤️😁


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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from RoseKay91 in Post op Blues   
    Thank you for your kind words. Each day I feel a little better. Being active helps a lot for me as well. Good luck in your recovery.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from LyndaCSouth in Pounds lost   
    7 days post op vsg, 15 pounds down. Started at 245.
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from LyndaCSouth in Pounds lost   
    7 days post op vsg, 15 pounds down. Started at 245.
  17. Congrats!
    sleevdB89 got a reaction from RoseKay91 in April Sleevers   
    Yup! My surgery is 4/12/18 !
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Screwballski in Post op Blues   
    Things people forget to tell you:
    1. General anesthesia can drop you into depression. Remind yourself that it may not be real. It may be after effects of the meds. You can Google that ****!😀
    2. Your body has gone through a huge trauma. You’ve been through the equivalent of a massive controlled car wreck. It’s using all of its resources to process and heal. You’re going to feel like a mess, physically and mentally, for a minute.
    3. YOU ARE A WARRIOR! Think about this amazing leap you’ve taken to change your life?! That takes Lady Nuggets, my friend!
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    sleevdB89 reacted to angie_is_losing_it in Post op Blues   
    The first month is the worst. Dont worry though, things will get better and easier!!!!!

    Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    sleevdB89 reacted to Avery's Mom in Post op Blues   
    I am sorry you are feeling blue. a let down after surgery, once you get to the real work is pretty typical. it is a hard road we have chosen. but the benefits will far outweigh the sruggles
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    sleevdB89 reacted to gabybab in Post op Blues   
    I also, feel a bit this way. I had a B12 shot about 3 weeks ago and it helped immensely. I'm going for another shot Friday.
    I hope you ladies get to feeling better. Time is the best cure!
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Ktsnowbird in Post op Blues   
    I feel the same, I am one week out also. Just a little blue, nothing specific.
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    sleevdB89 reacted to Briswife15 in Post op Blues   
    The first weeks are an adjustment. Things will get better, I promise. I'm 3 weeks post RNY gastric bypass today, and things are good. Hang in there and remember why you wanted surgery. Best to you!

    Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    sleevdB89 reacted to SusieQ2019 in Post op Blues   
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    sleevdB89 got a reaction from Sheribear68 in Names for my new sleeve   
    I named mine keke. She’s small, cute & feisty at times. Overall she’s been a trooper tho.
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