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Hi

Tania here, have Sleeve booked in for April 4 & would like to start a thread with others starting the same journey around that time.

Was booked for Band however after further research have switched to the Sleeve. Seems like less maintenance ( fills , visits etc) and a more normal or natural outcome, just me , well hopefully less of me, just with a smaller stomach. No foreign bits inside me, and too be honest food getting 'stuck' with the band doesn't appeal.

Recovery & healing is what I am most anxious about, I see the chat on here as well about the possible grief post op of losing a good chunk of a body part & I understand that. Reminds me to book in for regular shrink sessions to help me with the change & adjustment.

Love to hear from you

Tania

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HELLO, I am scheduled for April 4th. Starting pre-op diet tomorrow. Been eating like crazy since I got my date.

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Hi

Tania here' date=' have Sleeve booked in for April 4 & would like to start a thread with others starting the same journey around that time.

Was booked for Band however after further research have switched to the Sleeve. Seems like less maintenance ( fills , visits etc) and a more normal or natural outcome, just me , well hopefully less of me, just with a smaller stomach. No foreign bits inside me, and too be honest food getting 'stuck' with the band doesn't appeal.

Recovery & healing is what I am most anxious about, I see the chat on here as well about the possible grief post op of losing a good chunk of a body part & I understand that. Reminds me to book in for regular shrink sessions to help me with the change & adjustment.

Love to hear from you

Tania[/quote']

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My sleeve is scheduled for April 6th. After a 6 month wait, I'm getting excited for this to finally happen.

I decided to get the sleeve because my weight has been steadily creeping up for years. It wasn't so bad in high school and college, but with age and working in a cubicle i've just been gaining too much weight. 3 years ago, I found out I had a heart problem (not related to my weight) and had to get a mechianical valve installed. Now I'm stuck with heart problems for the rest of my life. Excerising is difficult because of my heart issues so I finally decided to do the surgery as a means of losing weight and to help relieve some stress on my heart.

I go in for my pre-op appointment this Thursday March 28th. Glad you posted this thread because it will be nice to talk to others having surgery around the same time as myself.

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Hi all

Welcome on board, not long to go now & look forward to sharing & supporting each other as April 2013 Sleevers. Theoretically I read this site the more confident o am with my decision & it seems preparation is the key to a smooth recovery, what have observed so far from those Sleevers gone before us:

Stock up fridge , freezer , cupboard with liquids of choice e.g tea, Protein Shakes & drinks, yoghurt , ice blocks to suck, probiotic drinks

Laxative & Clear Liquids 3 days before Op to clear out bowel & stomach & help reduce Constipation

Sip sip sip only & walk as much as possible to help blood flow & recovery

Keep up Protein to help recovery

Sounds like it takes around 6 weeks for stomach to heal , be gentle on ourselves to avoid leaking or over doing it

Around 3 months to eating normal foods, solids with testing along the way

Around 6 months to be back to ourselves , and hopefully less of ourselves, with a smaller stomachs really settled in

Don't drink when eating , seems to take longer to feel full as the liquid pushes the food through the stomach

What you guys learnt from his site do far? Great resource isn't it.

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Hi all

Welcome on board' date=' not long to go now & look forward to sharing & supporting each other as April 2013 Sleevers. Theoretically I read this site the more confident o am with my decision & it seems preparation is the key to a smooth recovery, what have observed so far from those Sleevers gone before us:

Stock up fridge , freezer , cupboard with liquids of choice e.g tea, Protein Shakes & drinks, yoghurt , ice blocks to suck, probiotic drinks

Laxative & Clear Liquids 3 days before Op to clear out bowel & stomach & help reduce Constipation

Sip sip sip only & walk as much as possible to help blood flow & recovery

Keep up Protein to help recovery

Sounds like it takes around 6 weeks for stomach to heal , be gentle on ourselves to avoid leaking or over doing it

Around 3 months to eating normal foods, solids with testing along the way

Around 6 months to be back to ourselves , and hopefully less of ourselves, with a smaller stomachs really settled in

Don't drink when eating , seems to take longer to feel full as the liquid pushes the food through the stomach

What you guys learnt from his site do far? Great resource isn't it.[/quote']

THANKS!!!!

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