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14 months post op, Band to Sleeve



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I was originally banded in 2003 at just 18. I was 250, got down to 170, had a slip, erosion and removal. When my band was replaced a year later, I had gained everything back, plus some and was at 270. I lost about 60 with my second band and started the roller coaster cycle that continued for 7 more years. Up 40, down 20, up 20, down 10, up 60, down 20... And after having my kids and looking at turning 30 in the worst shape of my life, I decided to revise to a sleeve.

The day I decided to revise is my before picture. Thanksgiving 2012. I was 270lbs at 5'1.

I busted my butt and was at 230 the day of surgery, May 11, 2013.

Today, 14 months out, I'm at 125 and couldn't be happier. Maintenance is hard of course, but so far, it's actually easier than I thought it would be. So much easier than it was with my Lapband.

I don't post much anymore because life has gotten so busy now that I have so much more energy. But I always loved before and afters, especially of revisions, when I was pre-op. I was told and feared that I wouldn't be as successful because I was a revision, but it just wasn't true. Bust your butt, use your sleeve and follow the rules, and revisions have just as much chance at success as "virgin sleevers."

So here it is:

HW: 270

SW: 230

Surgeon's Goal: 150

My Goal: 135

CW: 125

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Thank you!! :)

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Thank you!! :)

Wow great job. I'm wanting 145 but stuck at 158. Great motivation for me thanks!

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Such an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing! Great job:-)

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Sorry you had problems with both your bands but congratulations on your weight loss with the sleeve. You Rock!!!!

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Congratulations on your success.

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You look amazing!

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WOW!!! I love this story. Not only do you look amazing, but you look like you FEEL amazing! Congrats!

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