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Hello, I was plicated on July 11, 2013. The good news is, from pre-op liquid diet to the 4 week mark which is tomorrow, or a total of 5 weeks, I have lost 30 lbs! I have gone from 241 to 212. :) I never thought it was possible to lose 30 lbs, let alone the other 40 I need to go! The bad news is recovery was really tough. I can say the first month was hard. The first week I was not really coherent, just really dehydrated and unable to eat and barely drink, I had to get fluids twice. I have 2 small children so I had to send them to relatives houses for a few days, and when the baby came back (he's 11 months) I still wasn't ready for him so my husband cared for him mostly - my husband had to take a week and a half off work, and my mother in law babysat me and the kids the following week. I felt my stomach was too tight, but it was just really swollen. The swelling has gone down and now I can eat about half of a salad plate of food (mushies) and soft meat. I'm so relieved, since the beginning was so tough. The other bad news is I've had some issues - I have thrown up multiple times, at the beginning and when I eat too much, and I have had dumping syndrome 3 times which was awful. However I'm turning around, feeling normal, and lots of restriction which freaked me out at first but not I'm enjoying as when I'm full I don't want to eat more, and I don't feel deprived! I'm supposedly on a regular diet starting tomorrow but I don't think i'm ready for salads or tough meat at all since I've had so many gastrointestinal issues, I'm going to go super slow. The 30 lbs is great!!!!! For anyone considering this surgery it's not a walk in the park, and it's not an easy fix. yes you lose weight at the beginning easily but now the weight loss is slowing down and I have to work at it (eating Protein and veggies and fruit and exercising). So don't do it unless you're willing to make big changes! xoxo

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Hello' date=' I was plicated on July 11, 2013. The good news is, from pre-op liquid diet to the 4 week mark which is tomorrow, or a total of 5 weeks, I have lost 30 lbs! I have gone from 241 to 212. :) I never thought it was possible to lose 30 lbs, let alone the other 40 I need to go! The bad news is recovery was really tough. I can say the first month was hard. The first week I was not really coherent, just really dehydrated and unable to eat and barely drink, I had to get fluids twice. I have 2 small children so I had to send them to relatives houses for a few days, and when the baby came back (he's 11 months) I still wasn't ready for him so my husband cared for him mostly - my husband had to take a week and a half off work, and my mother in law babysat me and the kids the following week. I felt my stomach was too tight, but it was just really swollen. The swelling has gone down and now I can eat about half of a salad plate of food (mushies) and soft meat. I'm so relieved, since the beginning was so tough. The other bad news is I've had some issues - I have thrown up multiple times, at the beginning and when I eat too much, and I have had dumping syndrome 3 times which was awful. However I'm turning around, feeling normal, and lots of restriction which freaked me out at first but not I'm enjoying as when I'm full I don't want to eat more, and I don't feel deprived! I'm supposedly on a regular diet starting tomorrow but I don't think i'm ready for salads or tough meat at all since I've had so many gastrointestinal issues, I'm going to go super slow. The 30 lbs is great!!!!! For anyone considering this surgery it's not a walk in the park, and it's not an easy fix. yes you lose weight at the beginning easily but now the weight loss is slowing down and I have to work at it (eating Protein and veggies and fruit and exercising). So don't do it unless you're willing to make big changes! xoxo[/quote']

Fantastic! Sounds like everything is going great! Everything you say is true... And patience is a virtue with this.. I lost 20 PDS the first month, 7 the next... And have averaged 3-5 from then on... Even having a 0 loss one month somewhere in the middle. So don't give up as the pounds drop slower. It's also easy to

Let old habits sneek in.. Okaying yourself to eat the crap food because you can't eat near as much as you could. Don't get me wrong, I live and have a drink here or there, or snack on some of my old favs once in awhile but its easy to start that and crave more. Good luck!

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So I've lost about 48 lbs now, almost to 50 lbs in about 5 months. I'm thrilled with the plication surgery, no complications. I have tons of restriction, can't eat very much at mealtimes but it's all worth it seeing my clothes size decrease. I highly recommend this surgery! I had it done in WA state with Dr. Chock at Northwest Weight Loss Surgery in Everett. Great clinic and the prices are not bad at all for plication, about $13k. I paid self-pay since it's a research study and I have free visits for 3 years I think.

Started at 241, now I'm at 193! It's amazing to almost be out of the "obese" category, according to my BMI!

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