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Lily - I went to bed last night (more like 2am) absolutely having talked myself out of it. Going to try something else that I've tried before again but this time "not give up". I know this isn't going to work. Have you been to any support groups on the Coast or similar? I need to talk to someone that's had this done - probably a bloke would be most helpful. What happened with your band? The permanent nature of the sleeve is one of the major things screwing with my head ATM. Brendan.

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Hi Brendan, I understand what you say about the permanent nature of the sleeve. That also played with my head before making the decision to go ahead with it.

When I had my lap band I spoke to quite a few people who had the sleeve and lapband. I actually wanted the sleeve to begin with however was talked out of it as my bmi at that stage was not high enough. When my lap band was taken out I was advised by the surgeon that it had been placed in there incorrectly, I had it in there for a year which has caused some issues. So many surgeons are no longer doing lap band surgery because of complications.I also felt oh I should be able to do it myself, i mean seriously, its only losing weight, not brain surgery....but after years of yo yo dieting, know this to be not true... I can't do it myself... I need the tool to help me do it... I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and I'm sick and tired of fighting with my head on a daily basis and I'm sick of tired of always having to think about what diet plan I'm going to try next..... I have done so much research and spoken to so many people and know that I am making the right decision for me :)

I read about a lady who has a sleeve and she said that the sleeve is just a little tool to remind you to eat less, it's not a diet that you can go off... I can eat whatever I want , I never have to worry about diets, a huge weight has been lifted of my shoulders and when i read that i felt wow that's how I want to feel.

I'd probably suggest that you ring where you went to see the surgeon and ask of you can speak to some of there patients, as to support groups I don't know of any on the GC, yeah speaking to a guy would be really good as you guys are a lot more logical then us emotional women ha ha.. Anyway I really wish you the very very best of luck and whatever decision you make will be the right one for you... Just follow your heart. We should keep in contact so that I can tell you how my surgery goes and I can tell you about my progress.. Take care, Lily :)

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Happy Friday Sleeve Buddy!!!! Lol you are hilarious!!! I wish I could have had all of my appointments back to back! I have my next Nutritionist app on 5/14 @ 8:30am ( all of my appointments are early) Dietician 5/29 @ 8:20.... Nutrition 6/11@8:30 and Final Nut. 6/11. They said I don't have to do the sleep study this time. I have my Psych Eval on May 7th. I'm not sure when I'm going to have the endoscopy done. How was it? What do they do? I haven't had a change to go to the support groups either. This app feels like a great method of support. Who knew I would meet someone from my office AND with such a great personality!!!! Have you started the new start meal plan ( I can't remember the actual name of the plan) how's that going for you? So far, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the portion sizes .... I'm so used to counting calories versus measuring food lol I'm making changes slowly but surely! :-) I look fwd to chatting with you again! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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Hello. I'm scheduled for July 2. Excited and nervous!! :))

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Hi Beth! Are you in TN? Where? I'm in Georgia! Where are you having surgery? I'm having surgery July 3rd! So excited!

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You guys Terri and Sunshine, how awesome that you guys found each other.. Same time , same place, being sleeved, that is so lovely.... Ohhhhh I wish you guys lived over here in oz, we could have all been sleeve buddies together lol :) oh and hey to the above post, I'm July 2nd, so we are so close.... I just wish that the time could go faster now !!!!!

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Good evening, Sunshine! I'm so jealous that you didn't have to do the sleep study! It was a real pain but just another step I have to take on this journey. Don't worry about the endoscopy - it was a piece of cake - oops - bad analogy - it was a piece of 2% cheese! One minute I was talking to Dr Antonetti and the next thing I knew I was being wheeled back into my little cubicle to get dressed and go home. Little bit of sore throat next day but not bad at all. I'm having trouble adjusting to the new diet too! It's kind of completely opposite of what I had trained myself to do which was lots & lots of veggies and very little Protein. I have actually lost 13 lbs in the last month and a half but I think that is more due to being diagnosed with diabetes and being given Metformin. I've heard that it makes you lose weight at first. That won't work for long - I can assure you! I've been researching a good bit about the Protein Shakes that we'll have to drink for a while - getting a little concerned since I hear so many of them taste bad - guess it's a good thing we won't be able to drink much! I live in Irmo and work at Ft. Jackson so that's why my appts are in the afternoons - I'm trying to miss the fun at Malfunction Junction . Have a good weekend!

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LillyRose -

I know! I feel so very lucky to have met up with Sunshine on here. I really like your response to Brandon - I love the "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!" - I think that could be my mantra at this point -t might need to get a tshirt made! That is absolutely my main reason for doing this - I just want to enjoy my life again. Girl - I got a spare room - you can switch to Dr Antonetti and come join me & Sunshine in Sunny South Carolina and we'll take this adventure together!

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Mmmm Sunny South Carolina, sounds awesome... Lol, I'll just have to bring my kids, dog, husband and goldfish... I'm sure that we'd all fit ha ha ha ha.... Hope that you guys have a great weekend, it's Saturday afternoon here and I'm just in the middle of organising a big family barbie, between kids and there boyfriends and girlfriends, my house is more like a zoo... Take care, chat soon lily xo

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You guys Terri and Sunshine' date=' how awesome that you guys found each other.. Same time , same place, being sleeved, that is so lovely.... Ohhhhh I wish you guys lived over here in oz, we could have all been sleeve buddies together lol <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> oh and hey to the above post, I'm July 2nd, so we are so close.... I just wish that the time could go faster now !!!!![/quote']

Lol Aren't you a sweetheart! We can still be sleeve buddies, you'll just be 2 steps ahead of us :-) you will be able to tell us what to expect :-)

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I'm sorry that you had to go through that. The last time I had it gone, I caught the devil trying to get that "****" out of my hair!!!

As far as Protein shakes goes, I actually like Isopure. I've been using that off and on for years as a Meal Replacement. So far, it's the only one that I can tolerate. Oh yeah... Those V-shakes are really good too...(Body by vii) and they're a pretty good source of Protein.

13lbs is a HUGE accomplishment!!! Congrats on that and keep up the good work!! I hope that I loose a few pounds before my next appointment!!!

:-)

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Hi Beth! Are you in TN? Where? I'm in Georgia! Where are you having surgery? I'm having surgery July 3rd! So excited!

Hello. I'm in the Knoxville area. I having surgery with Dr. Boyce at Turkey Creek Medical Center. I'm very excited too.... A little nervous!! It helps ready these blogs, to see how people feel that have gone thru it!

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Hey Summer! Haven't heard from you in awhile! Are you going to the Support Group meeting this evening? I think I will actually be able to make this one....How's progress? I'm still trudging along - I'm finished with all my doctor's appts now (I think) and I'm trying to get used to my CPAP machine (of course I had sleep apnea!) so I just have nutrition classes and meetings with dieticians.....when I went to my nutrition class last week I had lost 2 more pounds so something must be working though it could just have been all the running around to doctor's appts and not having time to eat! Hope you are doing well!

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