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Hi All,

My name is Amy. I am new to the forum and I look forward to reading all of your posts. I have finally decided to seek gastric sleeve surgery and I am in the beginning stages. I have received a refarral from my PCP, have gone to the first info. session, and am approved by my insurance company for surgery. Seeking health has been a life-long journey for me. I exercise regularly, and eat a balanced diet. Unforunately, my body has many auto-immune conditions, including Type I diabetes, chronic hives, hashimotos thyroid, and celiac diease. Worsening blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and cholesterol levels are complicated by weight gain. I have worked with a nutrionist for 11 yrs, and I am ready to see the results of my efforts. I hope the gastric sleeve will be a helpful tool for me!

I have a 35 BMI, and would love to know the expereinces of others with a lower BMI. Thanks!

:)

Amy

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Hi Amy and welcome. I went into surgery with a BMI of 35.5. I got thru the surgery easier than most of the ladies that were with me that day. I was up walking around w/in 3 hours and never felt sick or had much pain. The only thing really bothering me almost 3 weeks later is being tired. i know it will get better day by day so I just rest a lot and go with the flow.

You will do great!

I've lost 21 lbs in 19 days. Sure beats the diet merry go round.

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Hi Amy -- I am 3 week post-op today and I started with a BMI of 35.73 (or something like that). I'm down 22 pounds so far and have not regretted the decision for one second. My weight has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. Up and down the scale, year after year and I just got tired... tired of my weight being a factor in every decision I made. So, I finally did something about it. 3 weeks down, a lifetime to go! Good Luck!

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I too was 35 BMI and I have lost about 20 lbs since surgery, it will be 3 weeks for me tomorrow! Welcome!

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Thank you for this post! My BMI is 37 and I'm scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks. I hope to be as successful as all of you have been!

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I also had a 35 bmi and I am down 36 lbs in 4 weeks. I also have immune disorders. I won't lie the beginning was a little rough for me and I wondered if this was the right decision but after about two weeks out I am super glad I did!

Everyday gets better.....it's a complete life change ????

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Day of surgery my BMI was 36.0 . 2 1/2 months post op i am currently 30.6 . My weight loss has been a bit on the slow side but i have also lost a total of over 30 inches from all over my body which makes up for the slow weight loss! I am so happy to have had the opportunity to have my sleeve surgery. good luck

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I was a low BMI and was able to reach my original goal of 130 in 5 months. Since then I've lost 8 more. I'm almost 7 months. Don't let anyone tell you that low bmi'ers can't lose the weight, You will do great! :)

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I am a bmi of 39 surgery scheduled for may 21if insurance approves

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What about lower weight does anyone have that also

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I'm having surgery in 2 weeks. My BMI is 34.5. You aren't alone.

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Pre surgery I had a BMI of around 36. This week marks 6 months post surgery for me. It has been a truly wonderful experience. I have lost 53 lbs so far. My whole life until surgery I felt like I was battling against weight gain. I fought to stay at the weight I was at...I'd hate to think where I would be had I given up the fight. The surgery was just part of my journey to be healthy. Best of luck to you!!

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Welcome Amy.. I had a 33 BMI at surgery time and it's been great. I don't think anything is different from others BMI'ers having the sleeve except possibly slower at losing. BUT.. That also happens to higher BMI'ers. So who knows?

We're all in the same boat with the same struggles and paddling towards the same shore here.. Less weight and healthier life.

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I was a 36.2 BMI and was sleeved on march 20th. I had my follow appt yesterday to get staples and drain out. I was very happy with my weight loss 15.1 lbs.

Surgery day weight 293.2

1 week later. 278.1

I actually stepped on the scale twice.

Stay with the program and you will have no problems

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