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Hey guys I saw a thread from 2011 that I wanted to continue. I love all of my vsgers but as we know african american women tend to carry weight differently. I would love to follow you ladies on your journey and for us all to support each other.

I was sleeved on September 5th so I'm a week out. I'm doing good so far and feeling better everyday. I stayed at the hospital 3 days mostly because they discovered my allergy to morphine while I was on the pump with a fever and my entire body on fire. But I'm home now and much better. I was just moved to the full liquids stage so I'm pretty happy considering that the liquids stage made me nauseous. I've lost 24 lbs since my surgery so any pain I have is over shadowed by my joy.

Looking forward to hearing from you ladies and seeing some progress pics!

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I was sleeved June 23rd. Glad that you are feeling better.

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Honestly it's a lot easier than I thought it would be. I never meet my Protein and fluid goals but I get pretty close.

But a little over 60 pounds lost so far. I still can't believe it.

I can't work out like most people do due to a stroke and some brain damage issues. But if I stay on track I should have lost 100 pounds at six months. It's nice to have a waist again. But a pain that my pants are always falling down.

I still won't buy any new clothes because I know that they won't fit after a few weeks.

I haven't had a lot of hair shedding but I need to deep condition more since my hair seems drier than it did before.

And before surgery invest in a good scar cream and gas x strips. Lol

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I was sleeved June 26th down 42 lbs so far.

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  1. My surgery date is September 29...two more weeks!!! Yea!! At the beginning of this year I had some goals in mind of what I wanted to do. One was to finish school and get my degree, I finish taking my final exam today in my last class. I am scheduled to graduate on October 25 but since that will be three weeks post-op I don't think that would be a good idea. I go to school online, I live in Wilmington, NC and the graduation will be held in Norfolk, Virginia. That would be too far to drive three weeks after surgery. The second thing I .was to lose some weight before the end of the year, I have lost seven so far before surgery hoping to lose much more after surgery. And the third thing was to visit my grandchildren more, we are expecting a third grandchild in November. My husband and I are hoping to visit her when she is born, that will be a 10 hour drive.

Glad everyone who has had surgery already are doing so well and good luck and blessings to those who have not had surgery yet.

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Hi I will be sleeved on October 1st in currently on my pre-op diet I can't wait until my surgery date I just want to get this done and over wit..the anticipation is killing me!

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Hello my Fellow Afro American Sleevers!!

I sleep, eat, and drink having this sleeve done!!!! Omg!! Well I've gone thru all the necc steps and have approval, my Surgery date is 10/10 and I start my 2wk pre op 09/26/14...im excited and freaking out at the same time, but all in all im ready for this change. My current fear is skin sagging and butt deflating. I have a large body frame so me being my current weight im still in a size 18 so I just hope and pray that ill just deflate the excess and keep my curvy figure LOL!!

I do wish you all the best on your journey to a better you!! :D

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  1. My surgery date is September 29...two more weeks!!! Yea!! At the beginning of this year I had some goals in mind of what I wanted to do. One was to finish school and get my degree, I finish taking my final exam today in my last class. I am scheduled to graduate on October 25 but since that will be three weeks post-op I don't think that would be a good idea. I go to school online, I live in Wilmington, NC and the graduation will be held in Norfolk, Virginia. That would be too far to drive three weeks after surgery. The second thing I .was to lose some weight before the end of the year, I have lost seven so far before surgery hoping to lose much more after surgery. And the third thing was to visit my grandchildren more, we are expecting a third grandchild in November. My husband and I are hoping to visit her when she is born, that will be a 10 hour drive.
  2. Glad everyone who has had surgery already are doing so well and good luck and blessings to those who have not had surgery yet.

Hey I am from Norfolk VA. I was just down there in August!

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Hey All. I was sleeved on August 26th. I will have my 4 week checkup on Monday. So far I am down 23 pounds between pre and post op. It is a long journey and we have to learn our new tummies. It is definitely easier now to drink liquids but I can only eat about a tablespoon of food at a time. So, every two hours I have something in my mouth, lol. Nice to meet you. Later losers!

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Hey guys. I'm from Baton Rouge. I am scheduled for October 6th. Ready to start this journey.

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Hello my Fellow Afro American Sleevers!!

I sleep, eat, and drink having this sleeve done!!!! Omg!! Well I've gone thru all the necc steps and have approval, my Surgery date is 10/10 and I start my 2wk pre op 09/26/14...im excited and freaking out at the same time, but all in all im ready for this change. My current fear is skin sagging and butt deflating. I have a large body frame so me being my current weight im still in a size 18 so I just hope and pray that ill just deflate the excess and keep my curvy figure LOL!!

I do wish you all the best on your journey to a better you!! :D

We should be buddies, our dates are close together.

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We should be buddies, our dates are close together.

Hi Kelew39 I think we should, our dates are close to each other and also the distance, im in Houston TX

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