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I'm so nervous about my surgery. I'm getting the sleeve and I haven't seen very many people on here over 300lbs who are getting the sleeve. I've lost almost 100lbs on my own in the past, but I always gain it back. I know how to eat well and I have a fantastic support system and trainer, but I still worry that I will fail. Has anyone over 300lbs had success with the sleeve?

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I don't fall into the category myself but having been trolling these forums for a while in preparation there doesn't seem to be any difference in success rate based on starting weight. Success it seems is purely based on making the necessary life style changes (which you seem to have in hand) and using the tool to your advantage. I am sure you will be a rock star and love what the tool can do for you.

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My NUT was over 300lbs and was sleeved over 3 yrs ago. She's looking great and if she hadn't told me she was sleeved, i wouldn't have known it. She keeps it confidential and doesn't let many people know but trust me you can do it. I also look at people starting weights to see if there is a comparison and I seen quite a few that were over 300 doing well today. It's normal to be nervous. I had second thoughts as well but I said to myself that if I didn't let everyone else stop me from getting to this point, i'm not going to stop myself.

When's your surgery?

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The sleeve was originally used as a first-half surgery for the super morbidly obese. It allowed very heavy people to lose a bunch of weight before completing the intestinal portion of the procedure. It worked so well, that many opted to not go through with the second surgery. The sleeve was born.

I'm only a month postop, but started at 305lbs. I'm 270lbs today! (15 on preop liquid diet, 20 after surgery).

I may never get to 140lbs, but as long as I see onederland I'lI be happy.

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My NUT was over 300lbs and was sleeved over 3 yrs ago. She's looking great and if she hadn't told me she was sleeved, i wouldn't have known it. She keeps it confidential and doesn't let many people know but trust me you can do it. I also look at people starting weights to see if there is a comparison and I seen quite a few that were over 300 doing well today. It's normal to be nervous. I had second thoughts as well but I said to myself that if I didn't let everyone else stop me from getting to this point, i'm not going to stop myself.
When's your surgery?

My surgery is on Monday! I am so anxious. I've never had so much as a broken bone and I'm freaking out. I just want it to be done. I'm not going to stop either, but I wish I could calm my nerves. Have you already had surgery?


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My surgery is on Monday! I am so anxious. I've never had so much as a broken bone and I'm freaking out. I just want it to be done. I'm not going to stop either, but I wish I could calm my nerves. Have you already had surgery?




Yes. I had it on the 8th. Very happy I did it. This was my first major surgery too. Only had my tonsils removed. Just pray and prepare mentally for the change. I'm sure you've watched a ton of vids and know what to expect.

Just remember that everyone is different. The stories I've read on here scared me actually and made me second guess it all. Just do what they tell you to and follow it to the letter. You'll be ok.

I'll be praying for you.


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I had mines April 17 and I'm having some pain but not that bad I had surgery and came home the next day and I read every paper got from doctors office , and nutrition and so on and read up on it I was ready also little scare but went through it any way and I'm doing fine but I'm going keep you in my prayers and good luck


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Hang in there! Only 1 more day. :)

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My surgery is on Monday! I am so anxious. I've never had so much as a broken bone and I'm freaking out. I just want it to be done. I'm not going to stop either, but I wish I could calm my nerves. Have you already had surgery?








Yes. I had it on the 8th. Very happy I did it. This was my first major surgery too. Only had my tonsils removed. Just pray and prepare mentally for the change. I'm sure you've watched a ton of vids and know what to expect.

Just remember that everyone is different. The stories I've read on here scared me actually and made me second guess it all. Just do what they tell you to and follow it to the letter. You'll be ok.

I'll be praying for you.




How did everything go? As I'm writing this, I'm preparing to go to the hospital for mines. Hope you are doing well and having a speedy recovery.



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Had surgery last Tuesday and was over 300lbs.

Went home on Thursday and have had no painkillers, pain or issues healing since then.

Best decision I've made after marrying my hubby and be prepared for a day or so of feeling bad but IT WILL IMPROVE.

good luck :)

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I'm 20 day's out and every day something changes. You learn what you shouldn't do, you try something you shouldn't try and regret it, you get back to being a little bit more normal, you feel a little bit better about your self.

So far I can say at least for me that the first week was the toughest.

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I had my surgery on Monday and I came home yesterday. The first day was absolutely miserable. I've never been more nauseous in my entire life. Now, it's Thursday. I'm home. I'm sore, but I'm getting better each day. The surgeon said my liver looked great and I'm excited for what's to come. I'll keep you all updated. Thank you for the encouragement. I really feel like I can do this!

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These incisions are on my nerves more than anything! Gah. Lol

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