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  1. Hey guys! I had vsg about 9 months ago (June 2, 2020) and I am so happy I did it!! HW 287, SW 261, and CW 158. My goal weight is 150 (so close!!), but I seem to be hitting a stall. I can’t seem to go below 154😩. Any advice? I’m so happy with the results that I just want to do everything I can to stay like this and NEVER go back to that weight! Does anyone else feel nervous about regain so early post op? Any advice from those several years out who have advice as to long-term maintenance? Any advice would be appreciated 😊
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    New goal weight

    My immediate goal is 150, hoping to reach stage 2 goal of 145 and maintain around 145-150. I’m 7 lbs from my immediate goal so I’m trying to stay motivated and keep working on it 💪🏾
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    Excess Weight- success or not?

    Hi! We had about the same weight stats! I’m about 9 months out from sgy and I’m down 123 lbs:) you def can get to your goal!! Good luck 🍀😊
  4. Hmmm. I hope I’m not losing too fast too soon. My weight on the day of surgery was 261.2 and now it’s 225.2 8 weeks out. Should I be concerned?
  5. So I’m getting concerned maybe I’m losing too much too fast? I was 261 on surgery and I’m 225 now. 😨
  6. Hello all! So my surgery date is quickly approaching. I haven’t really told many people that I’m having it mostly because some of my friends reactions have been rather discouraging. They almost have a tone like I’m being frivolous or ridiculous for having the sleeve, when I believe I’m doing something to prolong my life. I mean even if everyone I knew disagreed I know this is what I’ll need to get back to a normal BMI. I just wasn’t expecting certain people to react so negatively towards it.
  7. Hello all! So I had VSG surgery June 2nd and so far all has been going well with my recovery! No pain, tolerating my soft diet, and I’m losing weight which is amazing! But I’m starting to freak out because I’m starting to notice my skin is loosening. I knew it was going to happen, but I’m thinking if I’m already getting loosening then my skin is going to look crazy by the time I reach goal. I started at 281, lost 20 lbs before surgery, and so far have lost and additional 15 lbs. my goal is to get to 150-160 lbs. I’m currently 36 years old. Is there anything at all that I can do to minimize loose skin? Has anyone tried anything that they find works?
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    VSG + Hiatal Hernia Repair

    Hi! I had a hiatal hernia with my vsg too. I actually didn’t even know I had the hernia lol! My surgeon discovered it during surgery and repaired it at the same time. No real additional complications. Only difference was she really didn’t want me vomiting due to the hernia repair. I’m about 3 weeks out and so far so good! Good luck to you!!
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    Day 2 Postop

    I’m post op day 2 and have pain mostly to my upper abdomen because they also did a hernia repair. I’ve been able to walk around and as of yesterday I was able to tolerate the 3-4 oz an hour. I can’t wait for this discomfort to go away!
  10. Thanks so much!! I’m so nervous! I have surgery at 2:15pm. I’m hoping this goes well too 😝 so scared lol
  11. Hi Meow! Cool name! I’m so excited for you! My surgery is tomorrow!! So excited and scared lol!!
  12. Takoda


    Hi Nikki! I’m 35 and getting sleeved next week:) I’d be happy to have a sleeve buddy to talk to!
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    New surgery date!!

    That’s my best friend’s birthday!! Congratulations on the new date and good luck with your procedure and journey 😊!
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    June 2020 surgeries

    Me too! But in NJ. Good luck with your procedure!!!
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    June 2020 surgeries

    I too am June 2nd!! I also am on the pre-op diet, which isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Main thing is trying to get in enough water considering I work nights. But I’m slowly figuring out ways to do that as well. Good luck with your procedure!! Keep in touch my surgery twin:)
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    Discouraging friends

    Thanks so much for your advice:)
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    Discouraging friends

    I can see why people choose not to tell people now. Negativity is honestly the last thing I need right before sgy. And the only reason I even informed the few people I did was because I knew they would grow concerned seeing me lose such a large amount in a short time frame. I’m just going to continue to move forward and focus on myself and my health. I mean they don’t know what it’s like to have to deal with life as an obese person.
  18. Hello all! So my surgery is in two weeks and I’ve been very diligent with diet and exercise (lost 16 lbs already! Woo hoo!!). So I haven’t really had a food funeral, but just now at work I did a mini-food funeral and had about 15 Hersey’s kisses, a mini bag of peanuts and a bag of guacamole-flavored chips lol. None of the three are my absolute faves, but I just wanted one last time of eating whatever before embarking on this journey. I start the pre-op liquid diet next week, so I couldn’t do it then ya know. Has anyone else had a food funeral? If so, what did your “last meal” consist of?
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    MAY 19th is my date

    Hey! How’d surgery go? Any advice for us June sleevers?
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    June 2020 surgeries

    Mine was rescheduled from 3/24 to now 6/2. I’m excited, but still feel like I’ll believe it when I’m rolling into OR hahahaha!
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    June 2020 surgeries

    Woo hoo! It’s coming!! Good luck 🍀
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    June 2020 surgeries

    Good luck!! Yay! another June buddy!
  23. I choose the sleeve because it seemed like it would help me to get to the weight I want without having to get vitamin injections and such. Plus it’s a much slower, gentler wt loss then the RNY from what I’ve seen so I figured that may be better for me.
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    June 2020 surgeries

    Awesome!! Good luck with your procedure:) Here’s to us leaving obesity behind us!
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    June 2020 surgeries

    June 2nd😆! Scared, happy, excited and nervous all in one!

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