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liveaboard15

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Sleeve removes the part of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone Ghrelin.
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    Skin

    There is no way to prevent excess skin... Its gonna happen. you can learn to live with it or look into a tummy tuck. Some i seen on here wear spandex to keep it all in but its a side affect of loosing weight.
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    Just feeling blah

    Do you have a hobby? Maybe find some activities or something that interest you to keep you busy. For me riding my jetski, Video games and fishing are the things i do to keep me busy and not bored.
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    caught covid

    So been waiting over 2 months for the stupid Psyc evaluation to get my sleeve going. Appointment is for March 4th and came back covid positive 3 days ago. its been a brutal 4 days. retesting on the 1st in hopes it comes back negative to get this evaluation done.
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    caught covid

    ill just ignore your comments then... Thanks...
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    caught covid

    Yup thats the name. but there is also another test as well apparently that goes after that one. Gonna try again to see if i can do it at home if my test comes up positive again.
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    caught covid

    What in the world are you talking about???
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    caught covid

    i actually did that. So the appointment is a two parter. 1st part is thru Zoom on March 1st. the 2nd part must be in office and is a computer testing that last 3-4 hours and is roughly 600 questions long.
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    Weightloss

    I am unsure about your post. You titled it weightloss but didnt provide any context other than a picture of a couple and its your first post. Care to elaborate and welcome to the group
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    In pain

    you just had major surgery. Of course its gonna be painful for a little bit. That is the part everyone has to get thru to achieve their goal. Take the pain medication they prescribed and you will get thru it.
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    Too Big for Sleeve?

    I know some surgeons wont do surgery if you are super big. The one i remember said anything above 57 BMI they dont do surgery. But i seen tons of people loose a lot of weight being in the 300's. I am about 320lb and i am 5'4. doing pre op testing now. But as long as you stick to it you will loose weight.
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    Vitamins

    This very website sells vitamins. I grabbed some and no issues. Just click on the store tab or scroll to the bottom you will see Trending products and on the right side (On my screen) shows hot products.
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    Self Pay Sleeve?

    Here in the USA my surgery is not covered at all. But those pre op testing so far are. I just simply take the lab orders and imaging orders to a lab or imaging center that is covered under my plan and get it done there and they fax the results to the doctor. So far so good. I have only had to pay the copays.
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    Self Pay Sleeve?

    If i were going to go the Mexico route. I would have gone with Dr Guillermo Alvarez at Endohospital Bariatrics. The places is amazing and all they do is sleeves. He is a USA educated doctor. His hospital looks amazing and very very upscale. he post videos on youtube weekly regarding sleeves and his instagram channel is also impressive with constant stories on what he does. I think at his place a sleeve is just under 10 grand. Here is his youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Endobariatric . I am also self pay. Doing it in Florida and costing $18-19K. Insurance wont cover.
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    Has anyone used the vitamin patches?

    You can drink a little water to take your vitamins and medication.
  16. I personally love my cpap machine lol. Probably one of the only ones too. It took a few days to get use to it but i did and love it. I have a resmed airsense 10. But yea i didnt need a sleep study done since i already had one. During my sleep study i slept but my Oxygen saturation kept going down into the 80's which is bad lol. I did the at home sleep study.
  17. For those that are self pay. How long did it take from your first consultation to your surgery? I know insurance people have requirements and such so this question is for self pay people only.
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    Surgery on 2/25 - Liquid Diet on 2/20

    Exciting that your surgery is coming up. Still waiting on preop testing for me Lol. you are lucky that you may not have to do the liquid pre op diet... I have seen on here people have to do it up to 3 weeks or more. As for pain i personally stocked up on Vicodin pills and marijuana lol. idk what kind of pain meds they will give me once i am done with surgery so i wanna be prepared. I dont do pain well lol
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    Has anyone used the vitamin patches?

    you know i asked this in the nutritional class i was required to take and they told me no on the patches saying its not the same as taking a chewable or pill. But i see good reviews on the patches and people saying they go get blood work done and shows the patches working. I wanna try them out too once i have my surgery.
  20. Hi. So what are the results of the endoscopy that they changed it to bypass? Acid reflux/heartburn issues?
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    Pre Op requirements

    Its similar to me with my surgeon requiring a Psychiatric evaluation. and the doctor for that didnt have a opening for a few months. they did say i could choose someone else if i wanted (I had no luck there) Maybe you can call around and see if anyone can do that test you need sooner.
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    What to add to meat to increase moisture?

    Like cooking? I dont like cooking but my parents they always add like broths to meat, Cream of chicken, tomato sauce ect...
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    B12 advice

    injections? I was told to take a B12 supplement along with a multivitamin. No injections.
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    Acid Reflux

    Interesting. So i have had strong chest pains since March of last year. Had Echocardiogram, stress test, EKG, MRI of the chest. Nothing major out of that other than unrelated stuff they chocked it up to GERD. But i dont feel any burning and no issues with whatever i eat.
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    Newbie here :)

    What i have used is from GNC called Isopure Whey protein isolate. It comes in several flavors and unflavored.

PatchAid Vitamin Patches

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