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Deez, my prayers continue to go out to you for a quick recovery.

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One study I read stated that the US standard for bougie size for VSG is 32-50. Besides bougie size, There are other deciding factors as to how big your stomach capacity ends up being.... How tight against the bougie does the the surgeon put the staple line and whether or not he oversews (which will further decrease the diameter of your sleeve). Scar tissue, areas of stricture, and gastric motility will also play a role in restriction. My surgeon used a 34 Fr bougie and oversews, so everything else being equal, I should have greater restriction than if I'd had a 48Fr with no oversewing. However, our eating habits (whether or not we overeat and stretch our sleeves) will also play a role in long term capacity and overall weight loss.

Thank you so much, it's great to talk to someone about it.

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Oh dear Deez...I am lifting you up in prayer for you. I pray that your tummy opens up and you are able to pass all of your tests and can recover in the comfort of your home. We miss you here and pray you are up and around in no time.

Prayers lifted up for you. You will be home soon, hang in there.

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Deez!! Prayers up and I know your strength and resilience will get you through it!

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Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year!! I am hoping everyone will have an incredible 2014!

I'm a little stressed out myself (does not negate that 2014 is going to be incredible!). I will be seeing my surgeon tomorrow and my primary care doctor on Monday and will be talking to them about some of this stuff but I do want to post here to see if anyone else is experiencing what I am.

So I have been dehydrated. I'm not experiencing dizziness but my skin feels like a reptile and my urine is pretty dark. I'm at about 50 ozs of Water a day which helps somewhat with the color of my urine. However, I feel like something is wrong with my body. Something feels off. For the last two days I've had some sensation in my lower back which could be due to the dehydration. I'm not sure. In any case, I am anxious about it.

My second issue is I've been getting acid reflux pretty badly. Sometimes I can't even sip my water. I started taking antacid otc med about three days ago to combat it somewhat. Without it, I wouldn't even be able to eat the little I am eating. It is annoying and I'm praying that it doesn't last for a long time.

Is anyone else having similar experiences? I absolutely DO NOT regret the surgery at all. I know the body is a very mercurial thing and issues arise. But it's nice to not be alone.

Again, Happy New Year Everybody

Robin

I have the really dry skin too, but also think it has some to do with it being winter plus the release of water weight in the beginning.

Depending on your back pain, it could be kidney pain from dehydration. I was really worried about dehydration the first week so I did half gatorade and half water for the first week.

Glad you will be seeing your doctors to stay on top of everything!

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Please add me to the list. 12/19. Thanks

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Good everyone. Well my stay in the hospital has been extended till Friday at the least because my swallow test was inconclusive because I'm so very tight right now. Third day of not eating or drinking anything just have to swab my mouth and spit it out. Kind of scary and yeah makes me wonder why I did it. if I were not having spasms in my chest and heart I could come home tomorrow so please continue lifting me up in prayer, its greatly appreciate. Gn all. :)

Hang in there Deez! This too shall pass!

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Got sleeved on Monday 12/30 - am now at home - yay!

I'm Jennifer - live in Frisco Texas (Dallas suburb)

46 y.o. 270 at least weigh-in at home, but hospital "bed scale"

weighed in at 112kg or so, which would be 246. hmmm

My goal is to hit about 165 and to walk a 5K before end of 2014.

Good luck all! :)

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Mazzers120 - Glad you had a good surgery. I really enjoyed my time down there. Are you headed back to San Diego tomorrow? Tell the driver hello from the "stressed out girls" who were trying to get to the airport on time on Monday the 23rd. And ask him if he ever got that bottle of tequila. ;)

Ok will do I'll see him in the morning :)

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Mazzers120 - Glad you had a good surgery. I really enjoyed my time down there. Are you headed back to San Diego tomorrow? Tell the driver hello from the "stressed out girls" who were trying to get to the airport on time on Monday the 23rd. And ask him if he ever got that bottle of tequila. ;)

Ok will do I'll see him in the morning :)

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Happy News Years to all and wishes for lighter 2014 for all of us! I will be happier when I'm regular lol and able to workout, little wishes. I hope everyone had a good day, I have noticed I have an easier time avoiding temptation when i'm not sitting in the car with my hubby at the drive thru line or at someone's house with bad choices everywhere. I know I have to get use to being in these places with the temptations, but first I need to get back to feeling 100% so I can face them down.

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Just saw a commercial for lean cuisines saying they have 13g of Protein. Has anyone tried these? Wondering how high the carb/sugar intake is.

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Just saw a commercial for lean cuisines saying they have 13g of Protein. Has anyone tried these? Wondering how high the carb/sugar intake is.

You definitely need to worry about the sugar in these, hidden and otherwise, as well as the fat and sodium. All are generally quite high and not worth it.

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