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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ms.sss in Gastric Sleeve Nerves and Anxiety! Questions!   
    I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time.

    Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase.

    Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ms.sss in Gastric Sleeve Nerves and Anxiety! Questions!   
    I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time.

    Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase.

    Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ms.sss in Gastric Sleeve Nerves and Anxiety! Questions!   
    I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time.

    Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase.

    Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all!

    Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ms.sss in Gastric Sleeve Nerves and Anxiety! Questions!   
    I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time.

    Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase.

    Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all!

    Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app


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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ms.sss in Gastric Sleeve Nerves and Anxiety! Questions!   
    I'm a little more than 7 months out and have lost 130 lbs including the 23 I lost pre-op. I had a little nausea after surgery but was pretty much fine after 24 hours. The gas pain was uncomfortable but for me, not terrible. It got better over time.

    Not gonna lie, I was ridiculously hungry at first and was surprised by that. I thought they'd done my sleeve incorrectly! But it got better after I got past the liquid phase.

    Now, I'm healthier than I've been in years. I can walk, move, just do everything more easily. I have no regrets at all!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from CapeFearNC in Sept. Surgery @ Blossom   
    The hotels are very near both a Walmart and Target. Easy, quick Uber trip if you need anything. I agree, way too hot for walking! The companion care is great! I had to hire one too bc I went at Christmas time and no one could come. My gal was so sweet and made sure I walked. Plus, I liked that she worked for Blossom and was experienced in taking care of post op bariatric patients. Good luck!
  7. Congrats!
    Zoomzoom got a reaction from CapeFearNC in Sept. Surgery @ Blossom   
    I only had an hour flight home. But they will give you compression stockings to wear and will tell you to get up and walk some during the flight. I asked them bc I was nervous about 1 hour- they said I didn't have to walk on that a short of a flight, but that they tell their patients with longer flights to walk. I would recommend that you try to get a bulkhead seat or emergency row - extra leg room which I found helpful.

    Good luck, I loved my experience there!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from CapeFearNC in Sept. Surgery @ Blossom   
    They take SUCH good care of you while you are there. Sounds like you have the flight thing worked out! Good luck to you too!
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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Chelsea0604 in 19 days!!   
    Not my first surgery but by far the easiest recovery! The gas pain sucked, but I knew that going in and walked and walked. I really had very little pain at the incision sites. I think I took one Norco and then just used extra strength Tylenol. Good luck!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Anxiety.... Has anyone ever been sent home without their surgery?   
    Okay, deep breaths! I was indeed sent home from Blossom the first time I was scheduled for surgery because I had high blood pressure that wasn't controlled. I had told them about it during the phone consult but there was a miscommunication and well, when I got there it was scary high, mainly because I had worked myself up so much.

    So, they would not proceed. I went home, and worked with my primary care doctor to get it under control and had the surgery a month later. I was only out of pocket for additional travel costs which was not a big deal, i live in the Los Angeles area.

    My advice is to be super clear about any health concerns you have. If something turns up during your cardio check or endoscopy, well thats nothing you can control. They were pleased that I'd lost what I had on the pre op diet, but there was never a set amount that I was required to lose. Plus, their diet is not that bad compared to others I've heard about. In the end, I had my surgery and have lost over 100 lbs. It was worth it even with a delay!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Anxiety.... Has anyone ever been sent home without their surgery?   
    I should also add - they wanted a clearance from my doctor too. Once they had that, its was all good. Try not to worry, the clearance should make it fine. Good luck! Be sure to join their Facebook group for fast track patients after the surgery - its really a supportive place.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Anxiety.... Has anyone ever been sent home without their surgery?   
    Okay, deep breaths! I was indeed sent home from Blossom the first time I was scheduled for surgery because I had high blood pressure that wasn't controlled. I had told them about it during the phone consult but there was a miscommunication and well, when I got there it was scary high, mainly because I had worked myself up so much.

    So, they would not proceed. I went home, and worked with my primary care doctor to get it under control and had the surgery a month later. I was only out of pocket for additional travel costs which was not a big deal, i live in the Los Angeles area.

    My advice is to be super clear about any health concerns you have. If something turns up during your cardio check or endoscopy, well thats nothing you can control. They were pleased that I'd lost what I had on the pre op diet, but there was never a set amount that I was required to lose. Plus, their diet is not that bad compared to others I've heard about. In the end, I had my surgery and have lost over 100 lbs. It was worth it even with a delay!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Anxiety.... Has anyone ever been sent home without their surgery?   
    I should also add - they wanted a clearance from my doctor too. Once they had that, its was all good. Try not to worry, the clearance should make it fine. Good luck! Be sure to join their Facebook group for fast track patients after the surgery - its really a supportive place.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Lily66 in Concerned   
    Log your food! I'm about 5 months out and have found that when I'm bad about really taking charge and logging everything, loss slows down. Also, I've been pretty strict - no chips or junk food during this 6 month period. It does also depend on your BMI. But my surgeon said pretty much all patients should average a 10 pound loss per month. Maybe its time for a reset? Hang in there!

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from FinallyLosingIt20 in Gastric sleeve with Blossom Bariatrics   
    Hi! I was sleeved at Blossom on December 23. It was a really great experience for me. I too had insurance issues - it would only cover half after the deductible, tons of hoops to jump through, etc. If you qualify for the fast track safe sleeve, yes the price they quote you is all you have to pay. But you do have to have insurance as they will use out of network benefits for some of the things they do. They will go over all of it before you sign up. I too was a little worried because there are a few reviews that mention billing issues. I had no problem. They really take care of you from the time you arrive to the time you leave. I couldn't recommend them more.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from FinallyLosingIt20 in How Bad is the Flight Home?   
    Yep, Blossom! I didn't mind the compression stockings, but it was December. You will have your pain meds, they provide with them at your first appointment. One thing I did was to be sure to take an anti nausea pill before the flight. They will give you those too. The Vitamin b iv they give you they day after really helps. Good luck - my experience there was so good and I'm so happy I did it. You can always reach out if you have questions.
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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from FinallyLosingIt20 in How Bad is the Flight Home?   
    Hi - wonder if you are having it at the same place I did in Vegas. I had surgery on Monday, flew home on Wednesday. Mine was a short flight. But I felt fine, didn't even use the wheelchair option bc I wanted to walk as much as possible. You will want to be sure to wear the compression stockings you are given.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Miss215 in USA Self-Pay Options   
    I did a lot of searching didnt find much in the way of self pay that was close to Blossom. I had my sleeve there on 12/23. You need to have commercial insurance (meaning just regular insurance as opposed to medicare or medicaid) and they'll check your benefits to see if you qualify for self pay. They make the process really easy.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from FinallyLosingIt20 in Gastric sleeve with Blossom Bariatrics   
    Hi! I was sleeved at Blossom on December 23. It was a really great experience for me. I too had insurance issues - it would only cover half after the deductible, tons of hoops to jump through, etc. If you qualify for the fast track safe sleeve, yes the price they quote you is all you have to pay. But you do have to have insurance as they will use out of network benefits for some of the things they do. They will go over all of it before you sign up. I too was a little worried because there are a few reviews that mention billing issues. I had no problem. They really take care of you from the time you arrive to the time you leave. I couldn't recommend them more.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from FinallyLosingIt20 in Gastric sleeve with Blossom Bariatrics   
    Hi! I was sleeved at Blossom on December 23. It was a really great experience for me. I too had insurance issues - it would only cover half after the deductible, tons of hoops to jump through, etc. If you qualify for the fast track safe sleeve, yes the price they quote you is all you have to pay. But you do have to have insurance as they will use out of network benefits for some of the things they do. They will go over all of it before you sign up. I too was a little worried because there are a few reviews that mention billing issues. I had no problem. They really take care of you from the time you arrive to the time you leave. I couldn't recommend them more.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Daisyjayne in READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL   
    I don't understand what you are looking for? So many people are trying to offer you support. But maybe you are looking for something else - you certainly don't seem to want words of encouragement. I'm sorry you are disappointed but don't lash out at those who are trying to help.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Daisyjayne in READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL   
    I don't understand what you are looking for? So many people are trying to offer you support. But maybe you are looking for something else - you certainly don't seem to want words of encouragement. I'm sorry you are disappointed but don't lash out at those who are trying to help.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Scared about hunger   
    Okay, well I'm a little over 3 months out and I do feel hungry sometimes, and sometimes it can be hard. But, I don't ever have that awful, I'm gonna pass out and die if I don't eat feeling which is really great.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Scared about hunger   
    Okay, well I'm a little over 3 months out and I do feel hungry sometimes, and sometimes it can be hard. But, I don't ever have that awful, I'm gonna pass out and die if I don't eat feeling which is really great.

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    Zoomzoom got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in How often do you weigh?   
    I started out weighing daily. But after hitting the 3 week stall, I started weighing weekly for my sanity. [emoji1] Since being on lockdown, I've starting weighing myself a couple of times a week to make sure I'm staying on track.

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