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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). post-22621-13813658812702_thumb.jpg day before surgery post-17450-13813658813251_thumb.jpg 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!![/quote']

Great Job! I was sleeved 4/29! And my husband recently made me buy a few Large size tops (my usual was XXL) and I was also amazed that not only did they fit, I was actually comfortable in them!! Keep up the great work!

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Well Howdy neighbor (Jenison here). Have you been to the Monday night surgical peer support group at GHP? IF not' date=' why not? Monday 5-6pm, great group![/quote']

Hello. I live in GR and will have my sleeve in 3 months. Ugh. It's so long to wait. I will have Dr Foote from GHP. Good to know of other GR area GHP'ers. ;)

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Hi there - I'm from the Downriver Area (Wyandotte). Had my VSG on 5/28/13 so 3 1/2 months post-op. I'm down 52 lbs since surgery, for a total of 86 lbs since starting this journey. I had my surgery performed at Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit with Dr. Arthur Carlin. Awesome experience all around and have never regretted a thing! :)

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Hi, I am from Grosse Ile. I had my surgery 6/25 and am down 40 lbs total. I also had mine done at HFH-Detroit but by Dr. Genaw, who is partners with Dr. Carlin. I had a good experience and am doing well so far. Congrats to you!

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Great Job! I was sleeved 4/29! And my husband recently made me buy a few Large size tops (my usual was XXL) and I was also amazed that not only did they fit' date=' I was actually comfortable in them!! Keep up the great work!

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AWESOME!!!

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Hi everyone! Having my sleeve done in Grand Rapids on Sept. 24th by Dr. Baker. Scared and excited at the same time, but so excited to start this journey...... Please pray for a safe surgery and recovery! Anyone else going this day???

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Hi everyone! Having my sleeve done in Grand Rapids on Sept. 24th by Dr. Baker. Scared and excited at the same time, but so excited to start this journey...... Please pray for a safe surgery and recovery! Anyone else going this day???

You'll love Dr. Baker. My mother had him for her surgery. I had him my EGD. He was great, really friendly. We had ours done in Petoskey though.

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Hey all! Had my surgery last Thursday' date=' May 16, at Beaumont Royal Oak by Dr. Chengelis. He is awesome! Recovery has been surprisingly easy. Definitely still sore, but I haven't had any horrible side affects like a lot of people experience. Worst thing has been the gas pressure!! But hopefully that will be done soon!

Good luck to you all!![/quote']

On track for Feb surgery at Beaumont too. Don't have a surgeon preference... Krause or Chengelis are fine I suppose. Any recommendations? Any comments on Beaumont WL center policies or stuff that I should know about? I live in eastern Sterling Heights. ...Thank you!

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Hi everyone! Having my sleeve done in Grand Rapids on Sept. 24th by Dr. Baker. Scared and excited at the same time, but so excited to start this journey...... Please pray for a safe surgery and recovery! Anyone else going this day???

Dr. Baker is a great guy and amazing surgeon. He did my VSG 1/1/2011. Spectrum or St. Mary's hospital?

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Dr. Baker is a great guy and amazing surgeon. He did my VSG 1/1/2011. Spectrum or St. Mary's hospital?

I am going to saints...they don't do many surgeries at blodgett anymore and I used to work on that unit.....so although it was a great place with awesome people I kinda like the idea of going to saints so I can relax and heal and not wonder what all my old coworkers are doing ect ect......

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I am going to saints...they don't do many surgeries at blodgett anymore and I used to work on that unit.....so although it was a great place with awesome people I kinda like the idea of going to saints so I can relax and heal and not wonder what all my old coworkers are doing ect ect......

Im getting sleeved on the 23rd @ St. Marys.

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Im getting sleeved on the 23rd @ St. Marys.

Good luck to all the new sleevers coming up!! :) you may have moments of regret shortly post op.... Hang in there! It gets easier every day and as the pounds slip away and your clothes fall off.... You will be glad you went this route!

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I have an appt on Monday to get my insurance paperwork submitted to Blue Care Network. For all the Grand Health Partners sleevers, about how long "out" were your sleeves scheduled after your insurance approval came through? I am concerned that my insurance will approve around the beginning of October but that when I go to schedule my surgery I'm not going to be able to get in for weeks! I guess what I'm asking is... how long did you have to wait from insurance approval to the day you actually got your sleeve?

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I have an appt on Monday to get my insurance paperwork submitted to Blue Care Network. For all the Grand Health Partners sleevers' date=' about how long "out" were your sleeves scheduled after your insurance approval came through? I am concerned that my insurance will approve around the beginning of October but that when I go to schedule my surgery I'm not going to be able to get in for weeks! I guess what I'm asking is... how long did you have to wait from insurance approval to the day you actually got your sleeve?[/quote']

My paperwork went in on a Thurs or Fri & was called on Mon approved & they wanted to sked in 2 weeks. I had to sked for 4 weeks due to my work sked. Mine was done in Grand Haven so that may have made it quicker. Good luck!

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