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For what its worth. Last year my bmi was 3o. I weighed170. Mind u ive been obese always...205 at age 21. Ik 5 ft 4. But menapause has reactivated my weight gain with a vengeance..yep im on thyroid meds...so i go a year ago and talk to a Doc hear in Va who says why to thin,,,,great. Could go to Mexico. But just not for me...so here i am a yera later now 185 still being told u r too thin to qualify. So 12,000 later and a trip to NC and Im sleeved..for me it was the only option.,! At worst Ill stop gaining at best ill get healthy under 150 Keep tuned in

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I was low BMI just under 34 by surgery day. I have been between 20-21 BMI now for a year and a half. It seems like folks I know with lower BMI have all reached goal.

That's great to hear

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Hi my name is tammy I got the sleeve on April9 i just loss 22 POUND I AM HUNGRY and I feel like I not loss any more pounds what can I do?

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Hi Tammy, it took me about 5 weeks to stop feeling like I was starving.. When you go on soft foods things will get better. Just keep drinking and be sure to take to have your shakes.. I made home made Soups and pureed them a little to feel like I was getting real food in. Totally pureed food did nothing for me. I started that at about week 3. Stalls will happen I've had two already. Just hang in there!!

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Hi Tammy, it took me about 5 weeks to stop feeling like I was starving.. When you go on soft foods things will get better. Just keep drinking and be sure to take to have your shakes.. I made home made Soups and pureed them a little to feel like I was getting real food in. Totally pureed food did nothing for me. I started that at about week 3. Stalls will happen I've had two already. Just hang in there!!

How long are you out now?

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<p>I am a low BMI gastric sleeve patient. My BMI was a little over 35 when I got sleeved. I was approved by my insurance because I have kidney disease and getting HBP or diabetes would be detrimental to my health. I'm getting very frustrated with people not knowing my history and saying I didn't need the surgery. Although a 35 was the highest my BMI has ever been, it's more about the constant struggle with loosing weight and trying to stay healthy. </p> <p> </p>

You know you health better than anyone else. I did not tell but a few people because it would have been the same thing you are speaking of. My mother was a bad diabetic and my purpose for the sleeve is for my Heath so you go for it.

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I had a relatively low BMI (37.3) and no co-morbidity. I was self-pay for my surgery.

I feel that I am having good success. The pounds and inches are coming off - at my body's pace. In the past I couldn't lose weight. I've read about people who can't keep it off - i couldn't lose it. 4 months of a supervised diet before surgery, with a NUT, personal trainer and my doc - I gained a pound in those 4 months. I personally think my lower BMI has helped with my success. I don't mean that as a blanket statement - that is a "this works for me" comment.

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I have a bmi of 30 and I cannot wait to get this done. Do I do sleeve or band? 4 kids and bad habits have put an extra 60lbs on my 5.5" frame. I am 181 and would love to see the 130"s again.

I know band is less invasive but it seems like so many people regret going that route?

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I have a bmi of 30 and I cannot wait to get this done. Do I do sleeve or band? 4 kids and bad habits have put an extra 60lbs on my 5.5" frame. I am 181 and would love to see the 130"s again.

I know band is less invasive but it seems like so many people regret going that route?

My surgeon told me he is removing far more bands these days than installing them.

I didn't want something foreign in my body, and even though it's not "natural," the sleeve feels more like my own body than any of the other procedures. Also, my surgeon's results for VSG and RNY are identical, but the band has a lesser success rate.

I went from a BMI of 38.2 to a BMI of 36.1 six days after surgery. I'm on my way, and starting to really appreciate (and LOVE my sleeve!

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When I first tried to get authorization from my insurance company back in November 2013 for surgery, I was at 35. And the surgeon I was going with told me to make sure I did not lose anymore weight. So I ended up gaining weight just to make sure I did not get denied but got denied anyway.

I am tall and wear my weight well (if there is such a thing) and I also had a Tummy Tuck from years ago so my stomach is still flat.So of course some people frown upon wls as an option for me. But what people have to realize is that they do not know ones story and journey in life when it comes to obesity and weight management and dieting,etc. Yo-yo dieting is a contributing factor to enlarged organs. My sister died in 2008 of obesity and an enlarged heart.She was 28.

Judge lest not ye be judged people!!

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I too have a low BMI. For that reason, I intend to only tell a couple of family members and that's it. I don't want to here any critics asking me why I did it or that I don't look like I need it. I am considered morbidly obese and have severe sleep apnea, RA, and back pain. I choose not to have to explain these conditions because, quite frankly, my health issue is none of their business.

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I also have a BMI in the 36 range and have been asked by many why I'm having WLS. When I explain I had crossed over into diabetes 18 months ago and that I hope to have full resolution of the diabetes and high cholesterol they begin to get it!

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I started out with a relatively low BMI and had a self-pay surgery with Dr. Lopez in Puerto Vallarta mid-August. It was the best health-related decision I've made in years. I've lost just 50 pounds, am eating SUPER healthfully and I don't miss processed foods, bad carbs, alcohol and diet soda. And I have my passion back for my workouts. God bless this crazy sleeve!

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I had a BMI that was 36.6 but, in honesty, I probably could have claimed an inch higher in height than I did. My surgery was 4 weeks ago. Just coming out of a stall, and have had a 20 lb weight loss. I have not recovered quickly. I still wear the binder almost all the time. I have not yet begun formal exercise. I am in need of a three or four pound loss, mentally. I expect to lose weight slower but had expected to recover very quicklime due to lower BMI. No food issues with unpleasant consequences yet

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