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Nokomis

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Hello everyone! Just wanted to know if there’s any 30-somethings out there who have had the vsg surgery on here:) If so, how was your surgical experience? How did you do in terms of excess skin? How has it effected your social lives? I’m scheduled for surgery in June and just wanna get an idea of what post-op life is like through my age group’s perspective:)
  2. Hello All!! I’m Nokomis, and I’m approved for the gastric sleeve. I was supposed to have it in March, but due to the covid pandemic it was delayed until June. As my new date approaches, I’m becoming very scared about loose skin. I know it’s inevitable, but is there any way to minimize it? Has anyone tried anything they found that worked for them? Thanks for the advice in advance!
  3. Nokomis

    Loose skin fears

    Wow! I don’t see it at all! Great job on your results!!
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    Loose skin fears

    Thanks so much for the response:) I’m not young (37) but I have been working out and drinking water and what not. I suppose I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. :)
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    END OF MY ROPE

    I suppose that’s the benefit of forums such as this. It allows you to express ALL you feel/go through with weight loss surgery, good, bad or otherwise. Least you can vent here and connect with people who can relate you know.
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    END OF MY ROPE

    Is this true of all VSG patients? Your post makes me concerned. I’ve never had sgy but am willing to do this to get my health back on track now before I really develop serious issues. Many of mine all stem from being obese. I would hate to lose the weight, only to regain it all back and be back at square one. I suppose all I can do is try.
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    Thirty-year-old sleevers

    Awww! Thanks so much for the encouraging words!! I’ll be sure to reach out and give you an update when I’m post-op:) I’ve been working out with a trainer for over a year, but that went on a hiatus due to corona virus. So in the mean time, I’ve been doing other things like doing resistance work outs at home and walking to work instead of driving. Adding joining this forum has been a great tool to keep motivated, get info and vent when I’m feeling blah lol. I mean my friends and family who know have been supportive, but it’s nice to talk to people who can understand exactly what I’m feeling. Thanks again!
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    Thirty-year-old sleevers

    I know! People have been warning me not to get discouraged with stalls. I mean I suppose the last 10 years have been on big ass stall lol! It helps to talk to people like you and know that this is a normal part of the journey. Besides, I suppose it’s better to have a slow steady constant loss then no loss at all:)
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    Thirty-year-old sleevers

    That’s amazing!! You sound like you’re really doing well post-op:) That gives me hope that post-op life will be better! I decided to do the surgery more for health reasons, as I have pcos, was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and diabetes runs on my moms side of the family. Once my A1C got to 7 I decided to do the surgery because I wanted to nip the diabetes in bud once I was diagnosed and before I had to take meds and insulin. As sgy approaches I would be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned about how I’ll look after. But then again being obese has definitely not been fun! Hopefully this will be a bright new chapter of my life. Let the good times roll!
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    Just saying hello

    OMG! I feel the same exact way! I’m 37 and have finally got a date for surgery! I wish I had done it sooner too!
  11. I know EXACTLY how you feel. That’s how I felt when my surgery got postponed too. But the good news is you’ve been approved, so it will happen:) And sure you may have slipped a little with diet, but you can jump right back into it! And you’ve done a lot of good changes, especially quitting smoking. You’re going to do great come surgery time:) Best of luck!
  12. I’m worried about the same thing. I’m scheduled for sgy next month and I find myself panicking sometimes about if I’m making the right decision or not. One reason being the loose skin factor. I’m 37, 5’3, 275 lbs and have been over 200 lbs for the past 10 years. Does anyone have similar stats who’s post op? How did you guys fair with loose skin? Do you regret the surgery? Did you see major improvements to your health long-term?
  13. I’m 37, 5’3, 275 lbs and sgy is supposed to be June 2:)
  14. I told some people. Key people around me, but not everyone. I figure I can’t avoid people knowing forever, as they will see the rapid decline in my weight. So if they ask, I’ll be honest. But I’m not going to go out of my way to tell people.
  15. I also live in NJ and my surgery delayed too. I was supposed to have it March 24th. Yesterday the coordinator finally called me and told me my surgery is tentatively on June 9th. I’m just nervous it’ll be delayed again.
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