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Surgery at St. Mary's by Dr. Nagel on August 14, 2013.

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Me (: lol in Madison heights at St. John by doctor Katz. I live in Clinton Township.

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Had my sleeve done July 24 2013 by dr brain Gluck at mercy Hosiptal in muskegon !!!!

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Had my sleeve done July 24 2013 by dr brain Gluck at mercy Hosiptal in muskegon !!!!

He did mine in November, almost 9 months ago. They are awesome there. I live in Jackson but will be at the support group Monday night. Hope you are doing well!!! 9 mo appt with Tricia on Tuesday. My daughter lives in Muskegon and had it done a couple of years ago.

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Howell' date=' MI....had my VSG done by Dr. Tallal Zeni at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia on 11/29/10. Looking good and feeling GREAT!!!!![/quote']

Dr. Zeni's doing my sleeve on 9/23

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I am downriver. Brownstown. Had my sleeve done 3.18.13 by dr Kharbulti (wyandotte).

I am downriver as well! Was sleeved 4/29/13 at Wyandotte with Dr K as well! Hope you are doing well! I'm down 60 pounds and doin a little better each day!!

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I'm downriver, my surgery is scheduled for September 4th with Dr. Bacal out of Oakwood. Anybody have him do your surgery? Wednesday cannot get here fast enough :)

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Val212 I was sleeved by Dr Bacal August 2012. He is wonderful not to mention his entire staff is so accommodating. I had some complications but he kept me informed every step of the way. I actually miss the newness of being sleeved. He's going to perform a panniculectomy on me in a month to remove some excess skin. Good luck, take it all in and enjoy your new reign on life!

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I'm downriver' date=' my surgery is scheduled for September 4th with Dr. Bacal out of Oakwood. Anybody have him do your surgery? Wednesday cannot get here fast enough :)[/quote']

Good luck! It's not an easy road, the first few weeks were the roughest for me!! But it truly gets better each day, especially once you can get added Protein in! Push through the hard days after surgery! It will be worth it!

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Good luck! It's not an easy road' date=' the first few weeks were the roughest for me!! But it truly gets better each day, especially once you can get added Protein in! Push through the hard days after surgery! It will be worth it!

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If you don't mind me asking, what was most difficult for you the first few weeks after?

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Val212 I was sleeved by Dr Bacal August 2012. He is wonderful not to mention his entire staff is so accommodating. I had some complications but he kept me informed every step of the way. I actually miss the newness of being sleeved. He's going to perform a panniculectomy on me in a month to remove some excess skin. Good luck' date=' take it all in and enjoy your new reign on life![/quote']

Thank You!! I feel better knowing that you had a good experience!! Good Luck with your upcoming surgery.

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If you don't mind me asking' date=' what was most difficult for you the first few weeks after?[/quote']

I can't say there was a "most" difficult for me! I am a horrible "patient". I don't like not being able to do my everyday tasks! Taking a shower and then trying to dry my hair felt like running a marathon. I would be exhausted and need to sit down and rest. This was not only from the surgery (anesthesia hang over I call it) but I also was not getting my Protein in! Go buy the Liquid Protein stuff you can add to Water or broth! This was a really hard time for me. Then hunger set in and cravings started up! So I was tired, hungry, craved things I could NOT have, I'm probably lucky anyone in my house survived it all! I know I was not fun to be with! Add to this that at week 3 I totally stalled out in the weight loss department. This was because I was not getting the protein and my body was going into starvation mode! But at the 4 week point you can add in soft foods (yogurt, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs) and once I could do that I slowly started feeling better and started taking off the weight again. I would say those first 3-4 weeks were the worst due to no energy, wanting real food and knowing you can't have it, being told "you must walk" yet knowing you just don't have the energy! I honestly looked at my husband and said I was stupid to have done this, apparently I'm not cut out for it all. By week 6 when you are back on normal food, clothes are getting big on you, you can walk around the block without needing a nap..... It does get better. :) hang tough! I'm now 4 months out and am learning how to have a healthier relationship with food as it was so dysfunctional before! I'm still horrible about regular exercise and am working on that. I have lost 60 pounds tho and it feels great! Also, I stalled at the 3 month mark for just over 2 weeks! So you will have them. Just work through them. Pay attention to what is going into your mouth. It's easy to slip up and realize maybe you aren't getting enough protein or maybe not enough water! It will happen easily.

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I can't say there was a "most" difficult for me! I am a horrible "patient". I don't like not being able to do my everyday tasks! Taking a shower and then trying to dry my hair felt like running a marathon. I would be exhausted and need to sit down and rest. This was not only from the surgery (anesthesia hang over I call it) but I also was not getting my Protein in! Go buy the liquid protein stuff you can add to Water or broth! This was a really hard time for me. Then hunger set in and cravings started up! So I was tired' date=' hungry, craved things I could NOT have, I'm probably lucky anyone in my house survived it all! I know I was not fun to be with! Add to this that at week 3 I totally stalled out in the weight loss department. This was because I was not getting the protein and my body was going into starvation mode! But at the 4 week point you can add in soft foods (yogurt, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs) and once I could do that I slowly started feeling better and started taking off the weight again. I would say those first 3-4 weeks were the worst due to no energy, wanting real food and knowing you can't have it, being told "you must walk" yet knowing you just don't have the energy! I honestly looked at my husband and said I was stupid to have done this, apparently I'm not cut out for it all. By week 6 when you are back on normal food, clothes are getting big on you, you can walk around the block without needing a nap..... It does get better. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> hang tough! I'm now 4 months out and am learning how to have a healthier relationship with food as it was so dysfunctional before! I'm still horrible about regular exercise and am working on that. I have lost 60 pounds tho and it feels great! Also, I stalled at the 3 month mark for just over 2 weeks! So you will have them. Just work through them. Pay attention to what is going into your mouth. It's easy to slip up and realize maybe you aren't getting enough protein or maybe not enough water! It will happen easily.

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Thank you. I've been concerned that I will feel the same way afterwards. I'm extremely excited about the surgery, I'm just worried about the time it will take to bounce back. Congratulations on your huge weight loss!!

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Keep in mind that we all recover differently. I was grocery shopping (with help) on day 4 and back to work (desk job) on day 7. My worst days were the day of surgery and post op days 1 and 2. I felt "normal" about two weeks post op. I'm almost five mos post op and loving my sleeve!!

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