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Well, this is my first post on this forum. My Gastric Sleeve surgery is Monday morning at 9:45 and i'm very excited and slightly nervous. I am definitely ready for this! I've been on quite a journey- overweight or obese most of my life but things are looking up. In two months I'm getting married to the most wonderful, beautiful, supportive woman. I've been seeing a therapist to deal with my emotional eating for almost 8 months now and her support has been invaluable and will continue to be post-surgery. Would be great to have even more support from the from the guys on this site as well. Any wisdom you could offer, it would be much appreciated.

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Good luck! I had gastric bypass, but overall the surgery itself went very well, and in a couple of weeks was up and about. Congratulations on getting to this point. I know from experience that is a huge step. I wish I had done it many years ago, but fear kept me from jumping in. This site is great support. I don't post as much now almost two years out but during the first six months in particular it was very helpful.

For me, great results although did not lose as much in the quick weight loss period as I had hoped, what I did lose (not complaining!) took away 90% of my health issues -- diabetes, edema, mobility loss, joint pain, high blood pressure, bad blood fats -- some, like blood fats, high blood pressure are 100% gone. I am slowly losing with good portion and content control, it is now up to me and not the surgery alone, but it is so much easier now thanks to the surgical intervention

And, timing with getting married is great. We are 36+ years married, but both of us wish I had done this much earlier. Also, good on you for dealing with the emotional side, many don't do that and ultimately gain it back.

You will never ever regret this huge step....way to go!

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Well, this is my first post on this forum. My Gastric Sleeve surgery is Monday morning at 9:45 and i'm very excited and slightly nervous. I am definitely ready for this! I've been on quite a journey- overweight or obese most of my life but things are looking up. In two months I'm getting married to the most wonderful, beautiful, supportive woman. I've been seeing a therapist to deal with my emotional eating for almost 8 months now and her support has been invaluable and will continue to be post-surgery. Would be great to have even more support from the from the guys on this site as well. Any wisdom you could offer, it would be much appreciated.

We are almost identical twins!!!! I'm Monday at 9:30....yeahhhh us. Really good that you have a great support system, more so from the person you love. So happy for our journey. Keep in touch

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Right behind you guys, I'm up to bat on Tuesday 2/21

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4 hours ago, strengthin#ers said:


We are almost identical twins!!!! I'm Monday at 9:30....yeahhhh us. Really good that you have a great support system, more so from the person you love. So happy for our journey. Keep in touch

Will do! I wish you the best and good luck Monday!

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Good luck, let us know how it goes.

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Good Luck to you guys, It has been a long Journey but you now have arrrived!

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Hello all day 3 post op...YEAAHHH!!!. And this drainage tube is still OF THE DEVIL, can't wait until it comes out!!! Still no regrets, food has gone down well, Water is well. Thanks God, thank you JESUS!!! no horror stories here, but that drainage spot hurts like heck. Noooooooooooooo joke. Have a great morning you guys...MUAHHHH



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Day 4 post-op here. Anybody wake up with headache and sore throat? I know that when I go to bed I'm very hydrated but when I wake up in the morning I noticed that my urine is much darker... is this normal? I mean, I can't drink Water while I'm sleeping, right?


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My urine is dark sometimes, but this morning it wasn't as dark. I had a sore throat one day after I came home but it has gone away. I had a little headache but my blood pressure was a little pup so I put it on that. 4days post op and I feel pretty good.

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9 minutes ago, strengthin#ers said:

My urine is dark sometimes, but this morning it wasn't as dark. I had a sore throat one day after I came home but it has gone away. I had a little headache but my blood pressure was a little pup so I put it on that. 4days post op and I feel pretty good.

Sore throat is likely from the breathing tube during surgery. Mine was irritated as well. Keeping tabs on the color of your urine is a good indicator of your hydration levels. I had a lot of back and forth the first few days but as my fluids increased the better it was.

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Sore throat is likely from the breathing tube during surgery. Mine was irritated as well. Keeping tabs on the color of your urine is a good indicator of your hydration levels. I had a lot of back and forth the first few days but as my fluids increased the better it was.

Starting off you just have to figure your way, but it's all coming together . Thank you Jesus

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