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Hi. I have just decided on having the sleeve. I am not planning on getting it done until June (I work in a school, so i'll have the Summer to recover) my feelings are flip flopping from super excited, to nervous, embarrassed that I let myself get to this point. I have always been a bad eater LOTS of carbs. I KNOW it's going to be hard, but I also KNOW I am ready. I'm afraid of throwing up.I have NOT thrown up in 40 years, since I was a kid. That part scares me. Plus, is 2 months long enough to be physically back to "normal?"And my biggest question...THose of you that have the sleeve.....WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN???

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Yup! I would absolutely do it again. As scared as I was pre surgery, it was mostly all just in my head. 2 months should be more than enough for you to be feeling better. As far as throwing up..... well it does happen and even now something may not sit with me well but it's usually something that I probably should not have eaten in the first place and I immediately feel better after. Even if I threw up every day, it would still be worth it for me. You have to be willing to take the good with the bad and weight the pros and cons for yourself.

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yes, I for sure would!

no longer dealing with diabetes or high blood sugar.

down about half my extra weight.

blood pressure normal with no meds.

I've only thrown up once, and I am not sure that situation had anything to do with my sleeve (there was other stuff going on in my life at that time)

I went back to work half days at one week and full days after one month.

I've had zero complications and can eat pretty much anything I want in a small amount.

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Hi. I have just decided on having the sleeve. I am not planning on getting it done until June (I work in a school, so i'll have the Summer to recover) my feelings are flip flopping from super excited, to nervous, embarrassed that I let myself get to this point. I have always been a bad eater LOTS of carbs. I KNOW it's going to be hard, but I also KNOW I am ready. I'm afraid of throwing up.I have NOT thrown up in 40 years, since I was a kid. That part scares me. Plus, is 2 months long enough to be physically back to "normal?"And my biggest question...THose of you that have the sleeve.....WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN???

Thank you

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I assume you mean June 2017 for surgery? (wasn't sure if this was an older post). I haven't had it done yet - but seriously looking into it. Throwing up - I was going to ask this question in here somewhere - vomiting is violent and comes from the stomach so I'm feel squeamish thinking about it should it happen right after the surgery!

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I assume you mean June 2017 for surgery? (wasn't sure if this was an older post). I haven't had it done yet - but seriously looking into it. Throwing up - I was going to ask this question in here somewhere - vomiting is violent and comes from the stomach so I'm feel squeamish thinking about it should it happen right after the surgery!

Hi. I have just decided on having the sleeve. I am not planning on getting it done until June (I work in a school, so i'll have the Summer to recover) my feelings are flip flopping from super excited, to nervous, embarrassed that I let myself get to this point. I have always been a bad eater LOTS of carbs. I KNOW it's going to be hard, but I also KNOW I am ready. I'm afraid of throwing up.I have NOT thrown up in 40 years, since I was a kid. That part scares me. Plus, is 2 months long enough to be physically back to "normal?"And my biggest question...THose of you that have the sleeve.....WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN???

Thank you

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I threw up the day after surgery. I also had the dry heaves several times during my hospital stay. I won't lie, it hurt, but it wasn't as bad as you might think. At this stage, you really don't have a whole lot in your stomach to throw up but I was definitely worried about the dry heaves since I kept thinking how hard it must be on my new stomach. Apparently quite common though!

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I would do it again in a heartbeat. I went back to work after 21 days! No problem. chicken appears to be the only thing I can't tolerate. If I eat too fast I know it. But, 72 lbs down in 5 months I will take it. No more diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. Yay me! Good luck to all. Totally worth it

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yes, I for sure would!

no longer dealing with diabetes or high blood sugar.

down about half my extra weight.

blood pressure normal with no meds.

I've only thrown up once, and I am not sure that situation had anything to do with my sleeve (there was other stuff going on in my life at that time)

I went back to work half days at one week and full days after one month.

I've had zero complications and can eat pretty much anything I want in a small amount.

As of now, I don't have blood sugar ussues, but I AM on 5 blood pressure meds. I'm hoping the surgery/weight loss will allow me to at least cut back on them. I'm so glad to read that you haven't had any problems. I need to lose (in MY mind) at least 130lbs. Thank you so much for your response

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Hi. I have just decided on having the sleeve. I am not planning on getting it done until June (I work in a school, so i'll have the Summer to recover) my feelings are flip flopping from super excited, to nervous, embarrassed that I let myself get to this point. I have always been a bad eater LOTS of carbs. I KNOW it's going to be hard, but I also KNOW I am ready. I'm afraid of throwing up.I have NOT thrown up in 40 years, since I was a kid. That part scares me. Plus, is 2 months long enough to be physically back to "normal?"And my biggest question...THose of you that have the sleeve.....WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN???

Thank you

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I assume you mean June 2017 for surgery? (wasn't sure if this was an older post). I haven't had it done yet - but seriously looking into it. Throwing up - I was going to ask this question in here somewhere - vomiting is violent and comes from the stomach so I'm feel squeamish thinking about it should it happen right after the surgery!
Yes, June 2017. I have heard from most people that vomiting seems to be from eating something you shouldn't, eating too fast or too much. I am going to do what the dr's say to the T kust to avoid that!

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I would do it again in a heartbeat. I went back to work after 21 days! No problem. chicken appears to be the only thing I can't tolerate. If I eat too fast I know it. But, 72 lbs down in 5 months I will take it. No more diabetes, hypertension or sleep apnea. Yay me! Good luck to all. Totally worth it

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I have read that chicken seems to be hard for most after surgery. I might try to avoid it for a while. Or maybe chicken salad would be better since its not as dry?

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I assume you mean June 2017 for surgery? (wasn't sure if this was an older post). I haven't had it done yet - but seriously looking into it. Throwing up - I was going to ask this question in here somewhere - vomiting is violent and comes from the stomach so I'm feel squeamish thinking about it should it happen right after the surgery!

Hi. I have just decided on having the sleeve. I am not planning on getting it done until June (I work in a school, so i'll have the Summer to recover) my feelings are flip flopping from super excited, to nervous, embarrassed that I let myself get to this point. I have always been a bad eater LOTS of carbs. I KNOW it's going to be hard, but I also KNOW I am ready. I'm afraid of throwing up.I have NOT thrown up in 40 years, since I was a kid. That part scares me. Plus, is 2 months long enough to be physically back to "normal?"And my biggest question...THose of you that have the sleeve.....WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN???

Thank you

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I threw up the day after surgery. I also had the dry heaves several times during my hospital stay. I won't lie, it hurt, but it wasn't as bad as you might think. At this stage, you really don't have a whole lot in your stomach to throw up but I was definitely worried about the dry heaves since I kept thinking how hard it must be on my new stomach. Apparently quite common though!
I'm DREADING that! But it's a small price to pay for getting healthy. I have struggled my whole life, so I am ready!!!

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I'm 7 months out and would do it again in a heart beat.

I've never vomited or even dry heaved. I felt "normal" after 3 weeks.

I was on 5 bp meds now I'm on one. I'm one of the lucky ones who has hereditary hpb.

I've lost 70lbs..68% of my excess weight and almost to goal.

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I'm 6 days post op. I vomited a few times in the hospital and had to stay over longer as a result. Docs wanted to make sure I could hold liquids down before I was discharged. I recèived lots of meds to help with it though. To early to tell if I would do it again, because I'm still not feeling well

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I'm 7 months out and would do it again in a heart beat.

I've never vomited or even dry heaved. I felt "normal" after 3 weeks.

I was on 5 bp meds now I'm on one. I'm one of the lucky ones who has hereditary hpb.

I've lost 70lbs..68% of my excess weight and almost to goal.

I have hereditary hbp also. I am so happy to read how well you are doing and that you are down to just 1 medication. I have been on bp meds since I was 12yrs old! I really appreciate your response.

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I'm 6 days post op. I vomited a few times in the hospital and had to stay over longer as a result. Docs wanted to make sure I could hold liquids down before I was discharged. I recèived lots of meds to help with it though. To early to tell if I would do it again, because I'm still not feeling well

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I'm sorry. I hope you feel better soon. It seems like it's a 50/50 on the vomiting/dry heaving thing. I hope I'm in the 50 that DOESN'T get it.

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