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Hello

I am currently thinking about having the vsg and I am about 446lbs! I want to know if there is anyone that was or know someone. who was over 400lbs and did awesome with the sleeve. My surgeon suggest bypass and that scares the crap out of me!

My journey began with me weighing 449 lbs. I didn't have gastric bypass. You're in charge of your body. If it's not right for you please don't let your surgeon push you into it. Many people are just as successful with VSG even when they come from the hjgher weights. More consideration and research time is alotted to anyone who isn't sure. If I can offer you anything constructive or helpful please let me know.

Peace

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Hello Everyone!!!

Wow! I never thought that a little question I had would spark so much attention from all different kinds of people who all relate in this way. I am really proud of you all and the inspiration that was not only given to me but also to thousands of hopefuls. Thanks you!

An update on me. I haven't had the surgery as of yet ???? I have had a few "road blocks" with insurance and a illness that took top priority. The illness I had and still can happen again, has to a lot to do with being overweight and my insurance(bcbs) stated they would cover the surgery if it's medically necessary but even with 3 different doctors letters still denied me, twice.

So now with new insurance I found a doctor that will do the surgery and charge the insurance for a hitial hernia and I am waiting for the 1st for the plan to be effective. I hope no challenges will arise but I came this far and I will not give up on myself!

Again, thanks everyone for your encouraging stories and let's continue to FIGHT THE FAT together!!

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well i was 487lbs when I started 2 years ago and i am currently 254lbs : ) SO FAR SO GOOD!!!

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Would like to say congrats I was sleeved in June at 500 and am currently at 340

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Way To Go

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hi all. I have not checked in for awhile, but im doing pretty good. I had surgery in july and started at 537 and am now at 340. I have so far to go still, I keep hitting stalls and it drives me nuts. I would like to chat with anyone that has any suggestions. you can add me on Facebook if you like Jennifer Phillips Magnusson is my name there. look forward to hearing from ya

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hi all. I have not checked in for awhile, but im doing pretty good. I had surgery in july and started at 537 and am now at 340. I have so far to go still, I keep hitting stalls and it drives me nuts. I would like to chat with anyone that has any suggestions. you can add me on Facebook if you like Jennifer Phillips Magnusson is my name there. look forward to hearing from ya

My HW at the beginning of October was 491 and my weight on surgery day (Dec 17) was 422. I am sitting just under 350 right now almost 6 months from my HW and feel I have hit a slow down (not a stall) my only advice is anecdotal and that is that my weight loss slowed when I began eating two Quest bars a day instead of two shakes. I really think the sugar alcohols are to blame and am transitioning off of them doing only one a day or every other day until they are gone. I feel in the past two weeks it has really helped. We will see what this week brings. I am finishing the ones I have and then only using them in a pinch. I may PM you later as I do not have facebook and would love to keep in touch!

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Reading all your stories is very inspirational. I am in the middle of getting my Pre Reqs out of the way right now, I had my Upper GI yesterday, have a Phych consult on the 20th , then meet with the surgeon again on OCT 4th. I am 424 lbs and my highest weight was 460 . I am currently working on losing more weight and am starting to replace meals with the Protein Shakes. I cannot wait till I have success stories like all of you here!!!

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I love that you posted this because I was having a hard time finding people who were going to have the sleeve that were 450+. I'm due for surgery in January and I'm 475 right now. Great to see read everyone's posts!

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im scheduled for 12/19/16. i started the process in Aug & was 453. im on liquid diet now & weighing 401. ppl around me say they see a difference but i can barely tell (my clothes are loosening up tho)

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I love that you posted this because I was having a hard time finding people who were going to have the sleeve that were 450+. I'm due for surgery in January and I'm 475 right now. Great to see read everyone's posts!

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I agree! I'm over 400 and finding it difficult too. Best wishes on your surgery this month!

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I started my WLS journey at a starting weight of 456. When I went to the surgery seminar I weighed in at 411. At the Surgeons office I weighed 404. My sleeve surgery is on February 14th. Two days from surgery I weigh 371. I want this journey to keep rolling on.

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Just hit 399... first time in 6 years I've been under 400... My HW was 460 on July 1st when I started my pre-op. 61lbs in 7 weeks and change... not too bad. Feeling great.

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Congratulations! I started this whole process at 419 lbs, was 360 at my pre-surgery appointment and am 345 now 3 weeks out.

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Congrats to everyone! I had my sleeve done on July 19th. I am about 2 months out now. I started at 441 and and currently at 374. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have to keep telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end.

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