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Hello everyone, my name is Samantha, I'm 28 years, 5 ft 8 in and I weigh 320 lbs. For as far back as I can remember I have been overweight and I have now come to the point where I have decided that I am going to have weight loss surgery. I have tried many different diet plans in the past to lose weight and then I would end up gaining again. Last year was the best that I have ever done at losing weight, I lost about 60 lbs and I was able to get down to 275 but unfortunately I have gained most of the weight back. And even with my best efforts I am now stuck at 320lbs. I have been doing lots of research on the internet and reading books and I have decided that I want to have the sleeve gastrectomy done. I am still in the early stages of my journey but I would love to get more information from people who have gone through or are going through this journey because I don't know of anyone personally who I can speak to. It would also be great if I can find a buddy to go through this journey with. Thank you very much.

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I too was heavy my entire life like 2 years old on. 25 highest weight 304 , 5'7". My doctor and nut recommended bypass considering my obesity was life long


Seminar 12/27/16: wt 304
Surgery 3/23: wt 287
6 weeks post op 252.4

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Oh ok, Im going in for a consultation on May 31st but I am hoping that I can have the gastric sleeve done but if the bypass will be better for me I'm ok with that. So being 6 weeks post op how do you feel? How was the whole process for you?

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I'm actually 8 weeks today! I feel great! I am down 36 lbs and 54 total since I started the process. I wasn't sure which one I wanted either so after my research I took the advice the nut and surgeon because they have seen thousands and thousands and I figured they knew what was best . The fatigue is real after the surgery for about 6 weeks but gets better.


Seminar 12/27/16: wt 304
Surgery 3/23: wt 287
6 weeks post op 252.4

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Oh wow 8 weeks (sorry) congrats. I guess thats true, they would know the best option. Im still open though, right now I just want whats best for my health. Ill just continue to do my research.

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Hi Sammy! I am 25 and had the sleeve done. I was 235 pds and am only "4'11" this was my last hope for a somewhat healthy life. I am down 43 pds since my surgery 9 weeks ago. I have had heart burn at times but that's when I forgot my ppi. Still struggling with energy but this is such a huge adjustment for the body. I knew this was my last option. I would lose 40 and gain 45 back, yoyoed for years. My weight was also to much due to my height but it was an issue until 7 years ago. I feel like I get a second chance now :) not to mention I can't wait to shop for new clothes😸

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1 hour ago, Deactivatedfatgal said:

Hi Sammy! I am 25 and had the sleeve done. I was 235 pds and am only "4'11" this was my last hope for a somewhat healthy life. I am down 43 pds since my surgery 9 weeks ago. I have had heart burn at times but that's when I forgot my ppi. Still struggling with energy but this is such a huge adjustment for the body. I knew this was my last option. I would lose 40 and gain 45 back, yoyoed for years. My weight was also to much due to my height but it was an issue until 7 years ago. I feel like I get a second chance now :) not to mention I can't wait to shop for new clothes😸

I happy for you. I feel like this is my last option also. Ive tried loosing weight naturally for years but I would just end up regaining and I feel like I need to take control of my weight now before its too late. With the heartburn is that something that will go away after some time or will you have to always take the ppi ? And also your lack of energy, how bad is that?

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1 hour ago, Sammy128 said:

I happy for you. I feel like this is my last option also. Ive tried loosing weight naturally for years but I would just end up regaining and I feel like I need to take control of my weight now before its too late. With the heartburn is that something that will go away after some time or will you have to always take the ppi ? And also your lack of energy, how bad is that?

Apparently gerd/reflux is pretty common with sleevers, some will end up doing a revision because the reflux gets so bad for them. I have heard of people who had heartburn and it gets better or goes away totally. I would suggest picking best choice for you. Each procedure has pros and cons

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Apparently gerd/reflux is pretty common with sleevers, some will end up doing a revision because the reflux gets so bad for them. I have heard of people who had heartburn and it gets better or goes away totally. I would suggest picking best choice for you. Each procedure has pros and cons

Ok thank you very much


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