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Surgery Monday. I'm about to back out!



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In case anyone is following this thread for help... Everyday gets better than the last, I had surgery Monday, and I'm feeling pretty damn good right now... Wounds ache a bit more, which means they are healing well, gas pains are pretty much minimal.... I've been walking at least a half mile a day, I can do more( I don't want to push it). A little tired at times, getting in fluids is challenging first week for sure, but everyday it seems I can get a little more in everyday! I'll be ready to go back to work I'm hoping after week two!

I am so glad I had this done now! I'll keep adding to this post now and again...

Cheers all! ~ Frank

Thank you !!

I am so happy to hear from you Frank and hear that you are doing well! I think you have a follow up coming soon, right? I believe mine will be 10 days post op after hospital release.

I am going in for my VSG, well ... in a few hours. And I need you to know that your posting has really helped me. I too have had anxiety attacks over this and wondered if I should back out. But I have t be honest with myself. I know if I lose another 50 pounds, I'm just going to gain it back twice as fast as I lost it.

Maybe one day we can all have that future, teeny-tiny beer online together!

HERE we go, all us Feb 1sters!

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Good luck, Frank, glad you came through ok. Pain is worth the gain or loss in our case. Take care, my friend.

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@@frankenstein

Glad to hear things are better for you...same here! It is much easier to get the liquids in now. Be brave everyone, you can do it!

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My surgery was Wednesday and I am also struggling with fluids. Tonight I finally broke down and tried a straw and OMG it's so much easier. No extra gas. I am not taking huge gluons with it and make sure to break auction before swallowing but I seem to be getting more liquid in now! I start back on Protein Shakes tomorrow and they're so flipping NASTY I'm not looking forward to it. Have some unflavored powder so hopefully that helps. I too had bad gas for a few days but it's all in my right shoulder/lower neck and man did it hurt! Heating pad has been my buddy! So ready to move on to soft foods on the 10th!

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Great to hear Frank... Yes your trend has been very helpful.. I got my date a couple days ago, Feb 29th.. Keep us all updated

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So glad you are doing so well!!

BTW, being kicked by a horse hurts other worse. :)

Again I thank you! I made it! Got home of surgery it into my room room 11 o'clock, I think. I have been groggy as hell, and in and out of cat naps from the anesthesia and all the pain meds. ( I love you dulaudid!) (sp) so far it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I do feel like I have been kicked in the stomach by a horse or something, I'm not going to lie about that. It feels like a low dull annoying ache of a pain. This post will be short and sweet as I am about to have more pain meds. I just did my walk down the hall. More to come tomorrow hopefully. Peace out homies! ????????

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I had a total meltdown before I started this whole thing. I'm now four months post op and love my sleeve. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. It's scary and there are some downfalls but it's so worth it.

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Hey all... Been awhile! Actually about 3 months! Let me tell you this has been a game changer for me so far. I have gone from my heaviest weight of 336 at the end of last summer, to my surgery weight of 316. At 3 months post surgery, I am at 246!! I am almost 100 lbs lighter and healthier now!! I feel better than ever, and I have way more energy! People are constantly double taking me now, as they don't recognize me at first. Hell, my own mother walked right by me one day, as she didn't recognize me from the back... Lol. Only drawback so far, is my clothes are now officially gone and I have to buy a whole new wardrobe, but for the first time that I can remember, shopping is fun! I can now go into name brand stores and buy my size off the rack, and not have to go into wal-mart or the big and tall store!

I am excited for my doctors 3 month appointment this Thursday as well, which I always dreaded! I have another 25 to 50 more pounds to go. It's definitely not easy by any means, but it is so worth it! I eat so healthy now, and so does my family. Plus losing weight rubs off onto others and they start trying to better themselves, so that's some good karma as well...

If anyone is reading this and thinking twice about surgery, fear not! GO FOR IT!

Like so many others on this forum have said before, my inly regret is that I just wish I would have done this years ago!

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Awesome, congrats!

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Well this is my first post ever. let me just say I am married, I am the father to two young girls. I have high blood pressure, sleep apnea, starting to be diabetic and I'm getting arthritis in my knees. I have been a lurker for months now. I have been on this forum reading and looking at pictures like crazy. I have gone through all the preop lab works doctors appointments etc. etc.

Surgery is finally here I have been going back-and-forth in my head for the last two weeks. Last night I went to target to stock up on all the necessities I needed for post op and I had a major meltdown. I actually had tears in my eyes and had to put everything I was about to purchase back on the shelf and leave the store with my head doWn. I am a 43-year-old manly man, bearded biker type, and was practically in tears. Tomorrow is my clear liquid diet before surgery on Monday. I'm a complete wreck today. The permanence of the surgery, the not drinking an hour during dinner, major chewing of my food from now on (instead of just eating normal), never being able to guzzle Water, (or anything for that matter), never drinking a beer again. These things and more are whizzing violently through my head. I'm on the fence, off the fence all day long....I know this is not well written and jumbled as this is how my head is today.

I'm a wreck..... Anybody got anything?

Aww. Wish I could give ya a hug but I'll tell you my story to try and help. I'm also 43 years old. Last June I woke up one morning ended up in the emergency room having a massive heart attack at 42 years old. I said if I can recover I promise I'll get this damn weight off. Now almost a year later I only got a lousy 30 lbs off. So on my year anniversary I will treat myself to the sleeve to help me remove the 80 lbd I have to go. The heart doctors are saying I don't have the time to try myself. So do the right thing before it's to late. The weight and the beers are no good for our health. If you have a heart attack because of the weight you can't drink anyways being on heart meds. I too have 2 boys and a grsndson. I'm not ready to give up , we need to fight against the weight.

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