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Hi I jsut got my band to sleeve revision on May 29th. Recovery is good so far and I'm looking foward to going on this journey with other band to sleevers. I only lost 25 lbs with the band so I'm worried the sleeve won't work either but I'm following the plan well so far so hopefully i'll get to goal. I didn't have any problems with the band, it jus didn't control my apetite. My doctor said they sleeve would help with hunger so I'm hoping he's right. So far I've had no hunger bit its only been a few days since surgery.

I also noticed the side effect that i'm not "hot" all the time anymore. I saw that someone else posted about this and its true! I love this side effect, especially since its summer in Texas for me!

I look foward to getting to meet ya'll :-)

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Congratulations on your revision. I'm just a sleever but I think you'll do amazing! I love my sleeve. Also, I'm the one in the room now that is always cold!

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Hey!! Welcome and congrats!!!! This forum is filled with information and great people!!! Thanks again for sharing!!! Best wishes!!!

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congrats on your revision...I will be going for revision in June....how was your pain in the hospital compared to when you had the band placed in??

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Hi--I will say that I had more pain with revision I think...but it has been 3 years so i'm not sure how accurate my memory is. Its wasn't that much more pain though. I'm glad I had the one night stay in the hospital though because the nurses really took good care of me. I was up and moving and had to go to the bathroom about every 2 hours after surgery due to the IV bags. My surgery was Tuesday and today is Thursday and I'm still taking pain meds but I think today will be my last day of pain meds. Its really not that bad. Most of the pain in the beginning was gas pain, not incision pain. They only time I have pain now is when I get up or sit down.

So, overall, its not too bad. Hope that helps :-)

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Kspye, congrats and good luck with the sleeve. I am trying to remember and keep in mind that the sleeve is only a tool. How I use the tool is up to me. I still need behavior modification and work on getting my Protein in first and foremost, then my vegetables, my Water and then complex carbs to for energy.

Sleeves can be stretched and like people with Gastric Bypass, they can gain weight, there is so many different variables in making the sleeve work for you. Not drinking with your meal, staying away from carbonation (including wine coolers, beers, pop, tonic Water, champagne) all things, staying away from juices.

As the days get closer to the sleeve, more the nervous I am getting, but I am chanting to myself, the sleeve is only a tool, the way I use the tool determines if I succeed.

Best of luck to you.

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Congrats on your revision! Not "running hot" all the time is a real change for me too! I'm going to have to crochet myself some shawls pretty soon just to stay warm!

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Kspye, congrats!! I hope u recovery quickly. I had the Band removed in Feb - hated all 4 years of it & had the Sleeve 4/24/12. Although it has not been easy I would do it all over again. I love the Sleeve!!! I'm not losing weight fast but I've already lost more with the sleeve than I did with the Band & I'm only 5 1/2 weeks post op!!! It's definitely a learning experience so be patient, do everything your nutritionist & doctors say & u will do well. Best wishes!!

DD

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Congrats on your revision. I hope that it works out well for you!

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Congratulations kspye and thanks for sharing. I look forward to your progress!

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My band was removed June 2011 and my revision is 6-27. I was 213 and down to 134. Now I am 170. I hate it. Can't lose despite following a very strict 1200 cal diet. Can't wait to be on the losing team. Congrats to all revision people!!

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I had a band and lost 80 pounds with it. I had to have emergency surgery to get it removed because of a slip in December 2010. I put on about 30 pounds by the following November and could not get approved through my insurance. The excuse insurance gave for the denial was that I did not weigh enough; they were treating me as if I was new to bariatric surgery. After a 2nd level appeal, I was granted approval finally in May 2012. I look forward to my sleeve on July 17th!

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Congrats. I am sure you and I have a lot of the same feelings and emotions. Keep in touch.

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Congrats on your revision! Keep us posted on how you are doing!

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so far recovery has been smooth. Today is day 4 after surgery and I was out and driving today and off pain meds (I never would have believed that on day 2!) I just keep sipping and sipping crystal light and getting in the Protein Shakes.< /p>

And, I've lost 4 pounds--yeah! That's huge after a 3 year stall with the band!

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