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Hi! I'm 5' 1 1/2" (gotta put in that half inch!). I'm hoping to have VSG surgery in May and I currently weigh 250. Looking forward to connecting with fellow sleevers close to my height!

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I am 5 ft (and maybe 1/2 inch- from the fat on the bottom of my foot). lol I am scheduled for surgery on 2/28. When I originally calculated my BMI, I almost fainted! I blamed it on my height... :)

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Now my surg. Is sch for 2-6 due to my husbands wirk sch I start my 1 week liquid diet Monday! But ive been trying to eat low carb all this week to get ready! So excited to begin this journey will all my shorty sistas ;)

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Add me to the "short" list :)

I've hit a major stall, but it will pass. I actually shopped in the petite section the other day! It was amazing to wear something that fit BOTH width and length!

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I'm just under 5ft 2 and 19mths post op... can I play??

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Hello,

I'm in, well almost, heighth wise Im in. Im 5'2, As for having had VSG, not yet.

I have had 2 lap-bands in the last 2 years. Both were taken out due to prolapse. (One time I had food posioning and the 2nd time I got a bad case of the flu) throwing up alot these 2 times caused my band to slip (prolapse). I told the Dr the last time just to take it out. This is one reason I would not suggest the band, too many complications, PLUS you still have to have fills and pay for them out of pocket!

I wanted the sleeve , 2 years ago, but it was still too new and my insurance (United Health Care) at the time would not pay for it.

Now our insurance is BCBS of Tennessee and I pray they will approve it (as m y BMI is now back up over 40) :( and I hope they won't require all the previous 6 months evals and so forth.

I have my first consult on Wednesday.!

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I'm 4'11" and if I do this, I would love to join your crew. Right now, I will cheerlead for you!! :)

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I'm so excited(thanks new friend who directed me here!) I'm scheduled for March 28th in Dallas Texas with Dr. Davidson(head of bariatrics at Presbyterian Hospital). He said he was doing this surgery for me because I was 5',0". Starting weight is 168 and goal weight is 108. BMI is 33. Doctor said I would literally have to consume under 900 calories per day and walk moderately 5 days a week to maintain my current weight based on harris-benedict formula. Losing weight would require an even larger calorie deficit. Exercising on top of the calorie deficit would be next to impossible to maintain forever and lowers your metabolic rate. I'm excited and a little nervous since I've got three very busy kids to keep up with after the surgery. Husband thinks I've flipped my top but is supportive and staying home a week(praying that is enough time)!

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Your welcome! I live in Texas also! Outside the Beaumont area.

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Count me in!! I'm 4'11 and pre-op. Being vertically challenged definitely presents its own unique challenges. I started the process in January and am presently completing all of the requirements. So far all is good. Today was my psych eval and first appointment of four with the dietitian which are requirements of my insurance. I hope to have surgery by the end of May or June. I'm looking forward to the journey.

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I'm 5'2" and 15 weeks post op. I am down 52 pounds.

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CONGRATULATIONS everyone on the weight loss!!! :)

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This is a great idea - I'm 5' 1 1/2" also. I just got my surgery today - scheduled for March 7th. I will have a revision from a band to a sleeve.

I start my pre-op diet on Wednesday. I am soooo looking forward to the day when I can shop in the Petites section - although a lot of those Petite size pants are still too long for me - LOL

Susie

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I love this!! I am 4'10 -- Just had surgery 5 days ago!! I love reading about everyones adventure. Although, i have noticed for the shorter people, the weightloss seems to be a bit slower - huh? Oh well == slower is better than not at all!!

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