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Posts posted by ABGT500

  1. On 7/28/2021 at 9:12 PM, ms.sss said:


    I had a TT, arm lift and breast lift at 14 months post-sleeve-surgery. I had it booked/set at 7-8 months post op, and this was the earliest my chosen surgeon could get me in. Had he been less busy, I would have gladly done it sooner.

    I paid around 15K I think in total (But this was in Canadian dollars). Insurance paid for a few thousand as well.

    In the link below, the last pic on second row was me 1 month before plastics. The 3 pics on the last row are varying times after plastics:

    Thank you so much for posting this! It's really inspiring! I'm at the same starting weight and hoping to get to similar place.

    What is your secret! A

    Also, a question if you don't mind... were you heavy for a long time? I'm hoping my skin shrinks as well as yours pre-ps (I'm only 3 weeks post op, so long time to go). But I've been overweight/obese my entire life and scared it won't have a baseline to shrink to

  2. Hi there... I also had ESG/POSE at Brigham and Woman’s about a week ago. I spend two nights in hospital after experiencing some unbelievably strong nerve pain. With all the iv fluids, I arrived home weighing 8lbs heavier!
    The weight is starting to shift after about a week. I am still on a liquid diet (6 weeks). I’m not hungry at all and I am consuming about 700 calories a day. I do wonder why ESG patients seem to have a longer liquid diet phase post procedure. I hope I can manage another 5 weeks.
    I know that I have lost weight because my clothes are fitting better, but I will say that my stomach still feels very bloated and swollen.
    One reason I chose ESG was because it was meant to be a quick recovery, but for me it has taken a while to feel better.

    Hi Honey.Bee! Just had my ESG, also at B&W. Just wanted to say hello. Nice to see someone on the same path.

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  3. On 5/17/2021 at 12:46 AM, SimpleIntellect said:

    Hi all! I got ESG in New York City 2.5 days ago. So far, so good. I stopped taking pain and nausea meds the day after the procedure. My worst symptom by far is my trapped gas (and sore throat but it isn’t severe, just noticeable). My doc recommended Mylanta for the trapped gas; I’m still waiting to see if it will be helpful. I had a natural bowel movement today as well, so my body seems to be responding quite well to the procedure. I transition to puréed foods on 5/20, but as of now no feelings of hunger have kicked in yet. For context, I’m 34 years old. SW at ESG was 218.6; 2.5 days later CW (at follow up appt) was 211.8. I’m so excited about what my future holds post-ESG! Feel free to ask me questions! I’ll keep updating the forum.

    Hi simple,

    Did the mylanta work for you? I've been experiencing excruciating gas pains and now 3 days post op from ESG and an inability to burp (maybe from the irritation of intubation).

    But everything that comes up from burp either goes back down as MORE gas or comes out as painful foam.

    So much foam and mucus haha

    Any tips appreciated.

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