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Hi fellow sleevers...I was sleeved on 6/25 and only 29lb down unfortunately I woke up on 7/22 with pulmonary embolism and pneumonia to the lungs. Docs say I'm lucky to be alive. .GOD is good. The blood clot is taken its sweet time dissolving and I'm on my second round of antibiotics for the pneumonia since my 10 day stay in the hospital and after running test after test, they find out I have lupus anti glog or something....lol and blood thinners for the rest of my life. So the jury is still out for me on the surgery. Be safe and good luck...

My heart goes out to you, my wife had blod clots a few times and the dr had to take her of one thinner and change it with the shots just before her surgery. I believe when your body heals enough ,you will be able to have the surgery. Praying for you.

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You go girl.. I lost ten pounds since surgery on Friday I didn't do a pre-op... You have to walk it helps a lot

Girl I almost fainted! And I only walked to the end of the street and back! But I want to know when am I going to be able to swallow and not want to gag!

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I'll be 3 weeks post op on Tuesday and feel mostly normal. I get occasional dizzy spells, which I'm almost certain is related to hypotension. My BP was 113/58 at my 2 week appointment and way below what I am normally. I'm bouncing between 25-30 pounds lost so far and get to eat soft foods (AND crackers, yay for crunch!) starting on Tuesday. My blood sugars are still stable on insulin shots and my intake is about 15% of what I was getting with my pump - only difference is, my numbers are great! I got cleared to start at the gym and will hopefully meet with a trainer this week. I'm so happy I did this =) Hope everyone else is doing well!

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Hi all I have a question for everyone who have been sleeved at least 6 months or longer have you tried firming lotions and if so do they work for you and which brand are you using. I was told Nivea Q10 or Aveeno are good.

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Hi all I have a question for everyone who have been sleeved at least 6 months or longer have you tried firming lotions and if so do they work for you and which brand are you using. I was told Nivea Q10 or Aveeno are good.

I tried gold bond with coq10 and Nivea but didn't see any difference over any other lotion. The key is keeping hydrated, using a moisturizer, and exercising.

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Hi all I have a question for everyone who have been sleeved at least 6 months or longer have you tried firming lotions and if so do they work for you and which brand are you using. I was told Nivea Q10 or Aveeno are good.

I tried gold bond with coq10 and Nivea but didn't see any difference over any other lotion. The key is keeping hydrated, using a moisturizer, and exercising.

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I'll be 3 weeks post op on Tuesday and feel mostly normal. I get occasional dizzy spells' date=' which I'm almost certain is related to hypotension. My BP was 113/58 at my 2 week appointment and way below what I am normally. I'm bouncing between 25-30 pounds lost so far and get to eat soft foods (AND crackers, yay for crunch!) starting on Tuesday. My blood sugars are still stable on insulin shots and my intake is about 15% of what I was getting with my pump - only difference is, my numbers are great! I got cleared to start at the gym and will hopefully meet with a trainer this week. I'm so happy I did this =) Hope everyone else is doing well![/quote']

Hi ShanRN, this is wonderful news. My blood sugars normalized the first day. I did not waste time stopping my metformin. Glad to hear you're doing well.

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This is a great forum... i tried, lord knows i did, to read all the comments since it started but i couldnt.....it would be great to hear from some of the ladies from the beginning to see how they are doing. Im right outside of chicago and hope to get my date soon, just waiting to hear back from the insurance.

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Hi my sleeve date was August 19. Down 20 pounds. I am having bad dumping syndrome and had to have an ambulance called after a dumping experience, dehydration , Is this normal. Eating and drinking is still a problem. I am having no major pain. Walking a little a day if I can. It's a long process that I am willing to take. Slow and steady

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I'm so happy with my sleeve, down 48 lbs at week 18. I'm finally ok with only losing 1-2 lbs a week. I'm glad the scale is going in right direction! (Sleeved 4/22).

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day before surgery

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My son made me buy this red women's large T-shirt while trying to get a mens XXL. Very surprised how I looked.

Praise God!!

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I'm so happy with my sleeve' date=' down 48 lbs at week 18. I'm finally ok with only losing 1-2 lbs a week. I'm glad the scale is going in right direction! (Sleeved 4/22).

day before surgery

My son made me buy this red women's large T-shirt while trying to get a mens XXL. Very surprised how I looked.

Praise God!!

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U look awesome!!!

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U look awesome!!!

Thank you !

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I'm so happy with my sleeve' date=' down 48 lbs at week 18. I'm finally ok with only losing 1-2 lbs a week. I'm glad the scale is going in right direction! (Sleeved 4/22).

day before surgery

My son made me buy this red women's large T-shirt while trying to get a mens XXL. Very surprised how I looked.

Praise God!!

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Congrats, you're doing good

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Congrats' date=' you're doing good[/quote']

Thank you so much. I'm so happy for this forum. It kept me encouraged !

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