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Good luck and prayers sent your way! Let us a know how you are once you can. Speedy recovery :D

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Saying prayers all is going well in the OR and for your success on this new road to health.

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Congratulations on graduating to the other side! Please Celebrate your new life and brand new world of opportunity.

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Thanks @@_Kate_, @@Mountaingal, and @! I awoke in recovery yesterday without any pain except for lots of pressure in my chest which they said was gas pressure. I walked quite a bit yesterday and now I'm really understanding just how small a sip is ????. But I feel great this morning. Thank you all again for your support and prayers????.

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Glad to hear you are home.

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Hi AllthingsApple! Glad to hear your surgery went well and you are feeling great!

I'm curious as to what surgery you had and how life has changed for you since surgery?

Zetastar

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Hi ZetaStar! Thanks so much. I had SIPS which is Stomach Intestines Pyloris Sparing surgery (I think it's also called DS in some circles). Basically it's a bypass below a sleeve surgery. It's been great! I feel great and am so happy I decided to have this surgery. I'm down ~81lbs and counting. I have so much more energy now and am amazed at some of the changes in my body. Everything has slimmed down even my feet! I sleep so much better having lost weight and I just feel good in general. ????Non scale victories are amazing too. I can cross my legs, tie my shoes without huffing and puffing, and can walk miles without pain or discomfort! I've even done some of the couch to 5K program which I never thought I'd be able to run at all. It's been amazing and I'm excited to see what the future holds. Are you considering the surgery?

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AllthingsApple, I finished all the pre-op screenings and am now waiting on insurance approval/authorization. I'll be having the Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery. I originally wanted the sleeve, but because of all the co-morbidities that I have (mainly being a Type II Diabetic for over 15 yrs. & it being so out of control), My Dr. recommended that particular surgery. I asked him about SIPS and he said the DS would be more beneficial in my case. Besides Diabetes, I also have High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, arthritis in my knees, & during the pre-op screenings, I learned that I have mild sleep apnea. I'm excited and scared all at the same time. I KNOW this surgery will mean a whole new lifestyle for me. I look forward to the changes (mainly being under 200 lbs. cause I have been there in 31 yrs.!). I've already started with some of the changes that I need to make before surgery.

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@@AllthingsApple Glad surgery went well and nice to know someone else that has sips. I didn't choose the surgery, wanted the traditional ds but they took it upon themselves to do it without informing me. I thought at 5'3" and 275 I should be able to get it as others were lighter and taller but guess I was a lab rat. Moving on now and hoping for the best. I was sleeved in '08 and the only one in support group with it to start with and hear I am with another new to the area surgery and less info! I have no idea what i'm supposed to be eating like or anything unlike the regular ds that info abounds. Kinda uncomfortable about it to say the least and paranoid i'm not going to lose and I won't get another surgery, took me a while to do it the 2nd time!! lol

You had yours laparoscopic or open? I had mine open and also gall bladder and appendix removed but the only pain I've had since day of is the incision and my back from the hospital bed that is just now getting better. I think they do it on purpose so we don't want to stay! I had mine on 12/18 so not too far out. Glad you are feeling great!

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