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EddieS

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Month 1: 30lbs Month 2: 17lbs Month 3: 15lbs so far (5 days left in the third month) I’m a 6”6’ guy, and I was 393lbs the morning of the surgery. I lost about 90lbs pre-op, though not sure if that’s relevant to how fast/slow I’m losing post-op.
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    covid test

    I just got mine done today, and like you I was really dreading it. It turns out that it's really not that bad. Don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly volunteering to do it for fun in my spare time, but It's just a few shitty seconds and then it's over. And even during those few seconds, I wouldn't really describe it as pain. It's more of a severe discomfort and a feeling that they're sticking something where it doesn't belong.
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    June 2020 surgeries

    My surgery is coming up on Tuesday (6/16), so I had to go in and get my COVID-19 test today. I was really dreading it and building it up in my mind (pretty silly thing to be focused on given the surgery I'm about to have), so I'm glad it's over with. Overall, it wasn't as bad as I expected. It definitely sucked, but I would describe it as extreme discomfort with very minimal pain, and it was all over very quickly. They're sicking a long swab somewhere where nothing is supposed to go, so every instinct in my body said "get that thing out of there", but it's not like it was very painful or anything. The whole thing was over in a matter of a couple of seconds and I was left with some teary eyes and a slightly roughed-up feeling nose, but no worse than after a few days with a cold when your nose starts to feel a little raw. That was about an hour ago and it's already feeling mostly back to normal. Overall I'm happy that it's over with and I can start focusing on my more rational fears, like having 80% of a major organ removed in a couple of days 🙂
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    June 2020 surgeries

    I'm scheduled for June 16th. It's still possible that it'll be postponed at the last minute though, since CA is still doing scheduled surgeries very sparingly due to COVID. Things are trending in the right direction though, so I'm hoping by mid June hospitals will be more or less back in the swing of things and I'll be able to keep the date. Fingers crossed!
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