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Congrats to everyone just staring their story and congrats to all those who have joined the "losers bench" I've been sleeved since June and I'm loving life!! My biggest issue has been with my hair!! I finally have decided to just braid it all and get a wig!! Ugh!!

Everyone says it's temporary and will grow back. Small price to pay for a much better quality of life.

Keep your Protein Water and Biotin up and that should help. I'm 6.5 weeks out and haven't noticed any shedding but I realize it may come soon.

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Hey y'all!

I love reading the stories of those who've been sleeved recently are experiencing such success!

My surgery was Tues and I'm down 5lbs in 4 days so I know it's going to be an exciting journey!!

Now, on to the serious...did anyone else have stabby pains on the left side of your body after being sleeved? I'm constantly clutching and trying to put pressure on my side to keep from having so much pain. :(

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Hey y'all! I love reading the stories of those who've been sleeved recently are experiencing such success! My surgery was Tues and I'm down 5lbs in 4 days so I know it's going to be an exciting journey!! Now, on to the serious...did anyone else have stabby pains on the left side of your body after being sleeved? I'm constantly clutching and trying to put pressure on my side to keep from having so much pain. :(

I definitely had some sharp pains postop on my left side but just at the incision sites which is understandable. Nothing to write home about but everyone's pain tolerance is different and so is every doctors technique doing surgery so some may have more pain than others. It was nothing liquid children's Tylenol didn't take away for and I was never given an narcotic meds postop and didn't last more than the first week for me. Just because it's nothing for one person doesn't mean it's nothing for you though so I would pay close attention to it. It should be getting better not worse obviously :)

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Hi I wanted to know is there any info on this thread about African Americans and hair thinning, if so any info on what help it or what you could do to prevent the thinning. Also how long does the shedding last....

. If you look back a few pages on this thread, a few ppl were discussing Hair loss and thinning. Good luck

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Hello CupofJojo,

Is your preop diet liquids only or some other type of restriction? It seems each surgeon has different ways of prepping their patients for surgery. Mine was only for 2 weeks, but wasn't all liquids or anything...just a limited list of food I could eat.

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Been a while since I showed my AA-BP pals some love...I'm 10 days out doing really good with my sleeve. Taking it day by day. I pray all is well with you all. (Big shout out to all who have been sleeved this month and all that are still waiting in line). So excited to be on this journey with each of you! Cheers to us for taking this big leap (what many in our culture view as taboo & UN-natural) and re-claiming our lives!

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Sounds exactly like what I was on when I was pre-op...After the first few days, you really get used to it... Look forward to that evening meal, and it definitely helps you get used to post-op. I found it easiest just to do shakes for Breakfast and lunch, and the small meal at dinner. Just be careful not to have too few calories each day.

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I'm so elated as I'm finally in Onderland!

HW 282

SW 266

CW 197

Date 4/22

Amazing that I'm still losing despite MS Relapse causing inability to exercise.

Only 30 to reach goal! Praise God !!!

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Hello everyone I'm Cynthia from small town eastern parts of Kentucky..called Hazard Ky.

very few AA in town..I'm 5'5. 296...I'm waiting to hear from my insurance and signed a date from my Dr. I'm blessed take this journey and happy to find encouraging words from all here!

Welcome ladycynjj...sending up prayers that you receive a fast approval so you can get your procedure and start your new life. Please keep us updated!!

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