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I had mine from Dr. Turnquest in Houston! He is awesome I'm 15 months post op and down 187 lbs no problems and great with follow up they just don't drop you once the surgery is over. Please check him out. He's doing my Tummy Tuck on may 2

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I had mine from Dr. Turnquest in Houston! He is awesome I'm 15 months post op and down 187 lbs no problems and great with follow up they just don't drop you once the surgery is over. Please check him out. He's doing my Tummy Tuck on may 2

That's great! Congratulations. I was wondering if there is a general rule of thumb for determining when I should get a tummy tuck myself. All my weight is carried in the middle area. (Imagine an olive on the toothpick) lol. I'm in the 250s currently. How small do I need to get for them to do it? Any insight is helpful.

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My Dr never gave me a weight I needed to be at. It came up at my 1 yr anniversary and he said looked my stomach and I had lost all the fat from that area it truly is just skin. I was at 350 at time of surgery and at 1 yr 175 he told me not to lose anymore weight because after the skin removal he is guessing my weight at 120-140 and he said that is really low for my body frame. I'm currently 168 I'm trying not to lose but I can't help it

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Anybody in or near Lancaster? South Dallas? I need a workout partner.

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I live in Galveston, but my surgery will be tomorrow in Webster at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center with Dr. Khoi Du.

The Fresh Start Bariatric program at CLRMC holds 2 support group meetings per month. The older of these meets the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

There is a newer, second session held at noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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Austin area. RNY was done on Sept. 26, 2016 with Dr. Tim Faulkenberry.

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I had a sleeve three years ago have had terrible reflux. Gastric bypass scheduled November 7. I am apprehensive. Would love to have a buddy for mutual support. Reading others' posts have been uplifting and educational.

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Austin area. RNY was done on Sept. 26, 2016 with Dr. Tim Faulkenberry.

How are you doing with your recovery. My surgery Nov 7. I as nervous. But grateful for a chance to begin anew.

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I live up in dallas and having the sleeve into a bypass the sand day as your surgery date. Keep me posted on your surgery. Will be praying for you. W

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:D Meeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I'm in Spring , TX, near Champions area and Klein ISD. Please please I hope and pray someone is very local to me! (cue the violins) I have no friends locally that have had the surgery and I need that so much. I feel very alone in this whole process because of it. My family shares one car so I can't travel to the other end of town etc, so Tomball, Spring, Champions, would be a dream!

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I live up here in Dallas i have friends in Spring. My surgery is Monday.

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