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Nice to see so many nurses here. I live in Orlando, FL and I've been an LPN for over 16 years. I have worked in everything from Med-Surg to school nursing and corrections to psych nursing, which is what I've been doing for the past 9 years. I learned about the sleeve procedure from a fellow nurse at work. I am lucky to have a handful of others at my job that are being/have been sleeved. I always have someone to turn to with my questions, and even doctor specific questions, as we are all using the same surgeon. My first appt. was in June and I was just approved by my insurance yesterday, so things moved pretty quickly. I have scheduled my surgery for Sept. 17th. Really looking forward to feeling better and living healthier.

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Thank you moonrisen! I'm happy to have found this forum. It's a great resource!

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Welcome new nurses!!!

I can say this evening has proven to me how much this procedure was for the best.

Long story short... Full moon, my patients were off the hook... I didn't have time to eat or pee... And I survived the night like a champ.

I owe the extra energy on my walk this morning. I feel amazing. Usually at this point I'm stressed and emotionally dead to the world.

It's a win. An NSV!!!

Go me. Go Sleevie. We did it! Let's do it again tomorrow. :)

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Hi

For those of you who are new I am a Nurse Aide at a local hospital. I was sleeved on March 26th 2012 I started at 327 and today I am 258. I have had few stalls during the last couple months. I noticed them starting mostly when I went back to work. I can say it was hard to get the food and liquid in. I had to make myself take the time to sit down and eat. I stall big time at first, I know it was because I was not getting in enough calories.

Work is much easier for me now than at 327. I use to hate bending over to empty a foley bag. It felt like my insides were cruching. I can tell you I had went to part time because it was hard for me to do pt. care. I went back full time 2 weeks ago and feel AWSOME the energy is crazy.

For those who are waiting I am so exctied for you!!!! Your life is changing but keep in mind it is a slow process after the first big weightloss. But you will keep loosing it will feel like it is never going to come off. You will stall and you will worry if it is going to work for you because so many things have failed for you in the past.

My new favorit thing is the 42g protine shots from New whey liquid, have like 190 calories they are at Wal-Mart, there is 6 for like 13.88. I do one in the a.m, it is like 3oz. I hate shakes could never find one I liked. This is wonderful I can get this down in like three drinks and done. I felt like shakes last forever. If you are a new sleeve you wont get it down in three drinks will take a few more.

Feel free to ask me any questions if I can be of any help to you! Good luck and congrads on doing the best thing you could have ever done for yourself.

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hi eveeyone!! I'm a pediatric nurse I currently live in south tx but originally from San antonio. I do general peds, pedi oncology and pedi ICU.

I'm newly sleeved only 9 days out but feeling great. :) I too had the nausea for 2 days post op. that was the worst. pain was nothing never took my pain meds. once doc put me on reglan I needed 3 doses, nausea passed and I've never felt better!!!

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HI, I'm Kristina and I am an RN who was sleeved in May 2011. I have been a nurse for 7 years with 5 years in Critical Care and was a CNA for 3 years during college. Dr. Ramos Kelly in TJ did my sleeve and I had no complications, other than my husband leaving me 2 weeks later. I lost 75lbs and have regained 7lbs, but I'm working on that.

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Welcome New Nurses! I love seeing my nursing brethren getting sleeved, healthy, and sexy. I can relate to the family changes. My divorce finalized in May. I was sleeved in June. I'm currently living with a boyfriend and I'm not sure we are going to survive it. Life is good.

I had a new issue tonight at work. I was in a rare foul mood (very rare... I'm the resident ray of sunshine) and my senior nurse thought it was related to my sleeve. I had to assure her that's it's just a bad day for me and my tolerance for nonsense is less than zero. Thankfully my night is over and tomorrow will be a better day (my motto in life).

As for my bad day... I'm so incredibly homesick. I want my parents and they are 250 miles away. All I've thought about is if I get picked up for loan forgiveness, I'll finish my commitment and then I'm moving back home. I love Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing but I love my parents more. I'd rather work Med Surg and be able to see them on a regular basis. I may change my mind tomorrow... But that's how I feel today.

Just a welcome and a vent. I hope y'all have a great day!

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Hello fellow nurses!

I live in Saskatchewan, Canada, have been an RN for close to 30 years now, currently splitting my time between dialysis and long term care but have worked everything from Surgery to Outpost, occupational, etc etc etc (I get bored easy!)

I am not sleeved yet, likely not until January due to staffing issues (sound familiar to anyone?)' and will be self pay going to Mexico with Dr. Liza Pompa. My BMI is 37, and I am struggling with people who say that that's not too bad. Well, my brother 'only' has a BMI of 38' had his first heart attack at 38' has had 2 stents, severe sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and my whole family struggles with high cholesterol, asthma and depression. No, not 'too bad'. I need to do this to be healthy. I have done diets to deAth ll, I do enjoy exercising but it is obviously not enough.

But, despite being a nurse for so long, I must admit I am scared of surgery! I had my tonsils out at age 4, and have been fortunate enough not to need anything else done (so far). Talk about ironic!

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I am a nurse (RN ) Chicago

Evanston urology

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Hey all!

Sounds like we have a lot of veteran nurses here! I'm 29 from IL& have worked on a surgical unit for 5 yrs. I'm getting sleeved on November 15 th. I'm ready to lose my 'caregiver's physique'& live a healthier lifestyle for myself.

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