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Hi all.. I am recently new to this site. I am pre op.. waiting for my date of surgery for the sleeve. Should be any day now because I just got approved by my insurance. I was hoping to find a chat room where everyone can share their experiences. Some do come in which is awesome.. but with 200 members registered in the room, was hoping we could get more on to chat especially in the evening. 7 or 8 p.m. would be a great time..or in the a.m. about 7 or 8. I know not for all.. but maybe we can try. Helping one another is important. Although we have support with our docs and family, always good to get opinions of others that know how we actually feel. Thanks! Hope to see you there and hope all are doing well with their sleeve. :)

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hi - i am also new to this site. My surgery will be around the end of december.

anyone want to tell me their experience with the sleeve, food they eat, how

they feel, how you felt after the surgery - how long it took to recup - how long

you were in hospital. get all info from docs, but would love to hear first hand

version. how much weight you have lost??

please write me back- love to hear from you :o)

kathy

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hi anyone out there in bariatric land? i'm having the sleeve, but hearing

from anyone that had lapband or gastric bypass would be great.

how are you doing with food intake? what do you eat? etc.

kathy

i don't know how this chat room (or any) works - help!!

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I am also new to this site, and am very anxious to talk with others who have gone through weight loss surgery. I had surgery on August 5, 2016 and according to the scale, I have been stuck on the same weight since my 2 week check up, and can't seem to loose anything. Has this happened to anyone else? So I have not lost a pound in 9 weeks. Feeling frustrated.

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Hi I had my surgery 9/20 vsg Also had a hernia repair by week 3 I felt really good but was a ruff road to get there I have a hard time drinking the Protein drink post op they just made me nauseous so don't stock pile because taste buds do change I have just began to eat regular foods so I will try my best to get my Protein in that way feel free to ask me any questions

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I am also new to this site, and am very anxious to talk with others who have gone through weight loss surgery. I had surgery on August 5, 2016 and according to the scale, I have been stuck on the same weight since my 2 week check up, and can't seem to loose anything. Has this happened to anyone else? So I have not lost a pound in 9 weeks. Feeling frustrated.

Don't worry yourself too much just make sure your getting your Water in you will lose

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hi - i am also new to this site. My surgery will be around the end of december.

anyone want to tell me their experience with the sleeve, food they eat, how

they feel, how you felt after the surgery - how long it took to recup - how long

you were in hospital. get all info from docs, but would love to hear first hand

version. how much weight you have lost??

please write me back- love to hear from you ohmy.gif)

kathy

I had surgery 9/20 I lost 30 lbs

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hi all

hi anyone out there in bariatric land? i'm having the sleeve, but hearing
from anyone that had lapband or gastric bypass would be great.
how are you doing with food intake? what do you eat? etc.
i don't know how this chat room (or any) works - help!!

i just read/saw the above post from august 2011 response to above thread

today is Wednesday October 19, 2016

i wrote it about 4 months pre-op

being a newbie, ahhhhh memories :lol:

look at me now

cute as a button!!!

kathy

@@Babbs

@@LipstickLady

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I am also new here I found the place yesterday and posted something about needing bypass surgery due to the extremely painful gastric reflux that I have been experiencing now, five years after surgery, because the sleeve created pressure and acid all backed up.

My memory is fuzzy on the gastric sleeve surgery 5 years ago I believe I was about 230 lb after losing a little over 10 lb before the surgery.

Losing weight after surgery was not difficult because there was no compulsion to eat. I think I got down to the 170's. That's when problems started. I'm a compulsive overeater and this procedure does nothing with my head and I did nothing to help myself like call my doctor. Now I am in the 190-195 range. even though I'm not eating a huge volumes of food I ate sugar.

Maybe if I returned to the doctor when the problem started I wouldn't be in the situation I am now.

My lower back and knees are very bad I have others conditions including fibromyalgia which makes me exhausted and staying in bed almost 20 to 22 hours a day. I am 72 today ,almost wrote 71, and going for an upper GI series later today so the doctor can see what has to be done. I have a hiatal hernia that needs repairing and to stop the terrible reflux he's going to do a bypass. I do not know how common it is to have the severe reflux, that's something I'd like to know about from other people. And for you not having surgery yet, you might mention it to your doctor.

You might realize it's almost 5 in the morning for me and I have been up for hours. My insomnia has not helped with my overeating. Only sleeping a few hours at allows for unnecessary eating.

Good luck to you all and I hope you learn I'm some of my mistakes.

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I just got back from having an upper GI series. I was surprised to see that my stomach had stretched, the radiologist said it did not look like I had a sleeve surgery but it didn't look as big as I thought a normal stomach should be. Usually a microwavable meal for one will last me for 2 meals. Pre-surgery I could eat 3 Bagels now I eat half of one of those very thin bagels so I can't believe the stomach went back to the same size but it has gotten bigger and there are times I do surprise myself and eat more then I should. I crave a frozen yogurt pop and most people would eat one and sometimes I can still eat three. the point I want to make is when I first started having problems with the craving of food in that first year I did not go back to the doctor I felt ashamed and that was the beginning of the problems with the overeating. I also have a fairly large hiatal hernia. I hope the doctor will be doing the bypass to stop the severe reflux as I mentioned before and I wouldn't mind losing 30 pounds. I would be very willing to talk to someone email or even if it can be done on the phone if you're having problems like I am or if you are able to give me support. Because support is one of the most important things to have when you're having these surgeries. Good luck to all of you.

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On 2/8/2011 at 8:54 AM, Pammee said:

Hi all.. I am recently new to this site. I am pre op.. waiting for my date of surgery for the sleeve. Should be any day now because I just got approved by my insurance. I was hoping to find a chat room where everyone can share their experiences. Some do come in which is awesome.. but with 200 members registered in the room, was hoping we could get more on to chat especially in the evening. 7 or 8 kp.m. would be a great time..or in the a.m. about 7 or 8. I know not for all.. but maybe we can try. Helping one another is important. Although we have support with our docs and family, always good to get opinions of others that know how we actually feel. Thanks! Hope to see you there and hope all are doing well with their sleeve. :)

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Hi I just joined as well and desperate to chat. I have a surgery date of 2/25. Getting nervous . Would love a chat room especially with any one who has already had the surgery and has a pacemaker/ Defibulator like me.
Anyone out there?

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On 10/18/2016 at 7:20 PM, blackbenzjeep@yahoo.com said:

Hi I had my surgery 9/20 vsg Also had a hernia repair by week 3 I felt really good but was a ruff road to get there I have a hard time drinking the Protein drink post op they just made me nauseous so don't stock pile because taste buds do change I have just began to eat regular foods so I will try my best to get my Protein in that way feel free to ask me any questions

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I really can't do the Protein Shakes as well, they taste horrible to me

this is week 2 for me

what can you in your 2nd week?

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