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Ohcinders

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    What part of Arkansas are f you don't mind my asking? O am in Bartlett, a suburb of Memphis Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Yay me!! Just got my new treadmill today. I live in Tennessee where the heat and humidity are terrible, and I can't imagine trying to walk outside after surgery without passing out. What do all you June sleevers do for exercise? Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    When can I sleep on my stomach?

    I sleep on my right side so this is a concern for me as well. Good luck! Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Welcome! Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    No family support

    My husband still doesn't support my decision, and my surgery is in 8 days! I just keep telling myself I'm not doing this for him, I'm doing this for me. Hopefully at some point he'll be able to stand beside me and be proud of who I've become and how far along I made it. If not, that's his problem - not mine. I agree it would be much easier if he supported me though. Good luck to you! Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I'm thinking you will be more prepared than me for the liquid phase after surgery though. Honestly [emoji6] Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I got my approval!

    Congrats! I'm June 3rd [emoji3] Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Yep!! June 3rd ends life as I know it. Which is not a bad thing, I do realize that. But it's still freaking me out nonetheless. I am most worried about the pain after the surgery and how quickly I'm going to feel like going back to work. Hopefully I will be going back to work the next week, but from reading everyone else's posts it's a wait-and-see, thing. my anxiety levels are extremely high at night when I'm laying there trying to go to sleep and my mind is racing. So you are not alone... Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. I heave read many times on here ~~ if you start to fail, go back to the basics ~~ start with the liquid diet again to help you get back on track. Good luck!
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    What vitamins to take?

    I agree with the other two ladies -- in addition, I am taking Biotin since I heard about hair loss on down the road (my surgery is June 3rd). I wanted to be as prepared for that hair loss as possible! My multi vitamin, calcium citrate, and biotin are in gummy form, and my B-12 is sublingual liquid, which doesn't taste bad at all
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    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    You guys rock too!! My husband would NEVER consider doing this, so I personally think you are a badass
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I know right? Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I am very lucky -- I only have to do a one day liquid diet, so that will be on Sunday, June 2nd
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    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    I am having VSG on June 3rd, and I have read all these May 2019 posts, and you ladies are rockstars!! So inspirational, and informative, about what I need to expect in just a few days now... Best wishes to you all!!
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    June 2019!!! Surgery Siblings!!!

    My VSG is scheduled June 3rd, and I am also in "full panic" mode.. But I am taking the advice of many others... just BREATHE... We got this!
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    June 10th Date

    Pre surgery testing for me was ultrasound of liver, abdomen, etc., EKG, and labwork. That was it! My surgery date is June 3rd [emoji3] Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. I am having the sleeve on June 3rd (right round the corner). I am 55 years old, 5'5", and my highest weight was 292. I currently weigh 275, so we are about the same. I honestly will tell you I am feeling fear at this point, with only days left of "life as I know it". I can also honestly tell you that I do NOT fear being thinner, healthier, and more in command of what I put into my body for nourishment. The honesty from me continues here ~~ I do NOT like wearing a size 24 pants, or a 2 XL shirt, or buying clothes that are not fashionable, and cost more. I do NOT like feeling like the "fat girl" in any room I walk in, although I have a very outgoing personality. I do NOT like feeling unattractive and I do believe first impressions count in this world we live in. So, in order to do this, I am going to conquer those fears, and embrace the "new me". I am also hypothyroid, and have been through menopause, and my primary care doctor has told me that I need to lose over 100 lbs., and this is my best option. He said only 2% of the population is able to lose that kind of weight on their own, and I know I am not in that 2%. So I am biting the bullet!! Feel free to follow my progress on here if you like ~~ and good luck to you
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    Goal Weight

    Honey, you look FABULOUS!! This is a mind game ~~ although I haven't had my sleeve yet (its scheduled for June 3, 2019) I already know I am not expecting "certain attributes" for my body, I just simply want to wear clothes better, feel healthy and more in shape, and just generally not let food rule my life... I know I will always have a big butt (it runs in my family), small breasts (which will become smaller), and I am not expecting to wear a bikini, or be the best looking girl in the room ~~ and that's OK with me! Learning to be proud of yourself and the way you look is not easy, but you will get there!
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    Buyers remorse

    Congrats on your surgery date! We got this [emoji123] Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Buyers remorse

    OK, so this sounds totally dumb, but I am self pay, and my surgery date is June 3rd, which is only days away!! I dropped off the check to my surgeon this morning when I had my Pre-admissions work-up completed, and now I am freaking out.. Scared, overwhelmed, nervous, anxious, excited, happy, elated, and just any possible emotion you can think of.. But the main emotion I am feeling right now is FEAR!! And I can't even explain why.. I have been heavy all my life -- I am 5'5" and I weigh 275 lbs. for goodness sakes! I think I am scared of failing, and not overcoming my food addictions. And I have searched high and low for just ONE person that regrets this, and I haven't found that person yet, so everything in my brain is telling me I am doing the right thing, but I am STILL SCARED... Advice please???
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    June 2019!!! Surgery Siblings!!!

    Hi, I'm Cindy and I'm 55 years old and my current weight is 275. I am having gastric sleeve on June 3rd and so excited to be part of this thread! Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019!!! Surgery Siblings!!!

    My doctor is only requiring a wind a liquid diet before surgery. Which I guess is lucky anyway, because I know I'll have to do the liquids for two weeks afterward which I'm sure will be plenty! Good luck to everyone Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019!!! Surgery Siblings!!!

    I'm also scheduled June 3rd for a gastric sleeve. I'm 55 years old and my present weight is 275 Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    June 2019!!! Surgery Siblings!!!

    Hey! I'm having surgery June 3rd also, but I'm having the gastric sleeve. I'm new to this for him and I don't really know how to follow this post or follow people. Can someone help? Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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    My weight loss journey

    Congratulations! You look fantastic Sent from my LM-G710VM using BariatricPal mobile app
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