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Hey All,

It has almost been 3 years since my sleeve surgery. I am curious how many of you go to your bariatric annual appointments? I am going this year to ensure my bloodwork is still good. Please share if you still go, how may years out you are and why you still go/don't go.

Thanks!

Patricia

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I am going on my 4 year anniversary this Oct. I have gone twice a year, every year. The last couple of weeks I've been toying with the idea of NOT going this year, (out of embarrassment). I've gained 20 pounds and even though my surgeon told me at my last visit that it's very common for sleeve patients to regain 10-20 a few years out, it's still difficult to accept. Nothing I do seems to work and if I'm honest, I am not working out as hard as I did the first two years. I will eventually get it together.

I will probably have my general practitioner run the test this year. We'll see.....

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This will be my five year annual visit. My surgeon asks we go annually forever for follow up and I intend to do just that.

Why? Blood work for nutritional issues. Accountability. Support and tweaking if necessary.

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I will be 4 years post-op in November and I visit my bariatric center annually for lab review and barium swallow (my sleeve hasn't changed much since Year 1, but I still like to see it every year lol). I plan to continue my annual appointments for life. It gives me accountability and peace of mind.

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5 years in October for myself and my Husband. We go annually for blood tests and plan on continuing to do this forever. At 3 years we were asked to do a Bone Density test and all was fine. We haven’t been asked to have anything extra done this year. I think by having to go back each year it keeps us on track

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I have my 5 year followup next month. Vit d deficent. Calcium, magnisuim low. I go every year to check nutrition

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Thanks for sharing, y'all! :)

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