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3 months ago this was a random thought, revision surgery! Best thought I ever had, I’m ready for 7:45 6/12...I’ve ordered the vitamin patches, tomorrow will stock up on Protein beverages, have gained so much insight from others on this forum and the Facebook page...working tomorrow till 3am then to the hospital at 5:45. I’ve lost weight since the process started, took pics and measurements today, I’m fired up and ready to go! If I have any surgery twins let’s keep in touch and inspire and motivate each other!

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Best of luck.

BTW, are you having the SIPS or the full DS?

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BPBDS WITH A 50-100cm CC... thanks

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@Diva302 You're going to do great! I had my DS on June 9, 2017, so it's been one year now.

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Thanks! I feel great.. up and about less than 12 hours post op no nausea, minimal surgical pain...we ar so close in stats..... this time next year that’s we’re i want to be, where you are! No rush, steady loss! Please fill me in when you get a moment... ups and downs, diet, stalls, exercise...etc! One question did you have the sleeve at the same time or previously?

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@Diva302 I was revised from a lapband after two miserable years of blaming myself for the band's failure (I gained 20 pounds). Expect a stall three weeks post-op. It happens to the best of us. Everyone's journey is different, but I know it's hard not compare your loss with someone else's. I know I did. I was a slow loser. By the end of the first month, I had lost 14.5 pounds. I know most patients lose that in the first week. By 15 weeks, I had lost 40 pounds, and by 25 weeks I had lost 53 pounds. At one year, I'm 77 pounds lighter and wear a size 8-10 pants and a medium top. I rode my bike a lot last summer, but that's the extent of my exercise. Ninety-percent of my weight loss has been what has gone into my mouth and from drinking Water. I had a few weeks when my body didn't want to let go of the weight, but then "whoosh," it would drop 3 pounds in a week. Let you body have those moments to sigh and take a breath without freaking out. Trust your surgery. The first three months are the hardest. You'll have cravings but also days when nothing tastes like it used to. That will pass. And so will the gas....oh, my. Be prepared for that adventure.

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Thanks for the tips !! Looking forward to feeling better, in the hospital for another week due to some complications.. Surprised to have gained in hospital on clears and IV fluids I’m up 15 pounds PLUS GAS TOO...that’s still trapped...
Awesome successful journey!
It didn’t happen overnight so I’m prepared for the peaks and valleys...but it’s on when I get home! I bought a new scale that’ll sync to my Fitbit, with all my stats,

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On 6/12/2018 at 6:37 AM, Diva302 said:

BPBDS WITH A 50-100cm CC... thanks

@Diva302The reason I asked is bc I've never known a full DSER to have success with the Patches. Keep a very watchful eye on your bloods as time goes on.

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Will do!! I have an appt for labs in August may go sooner if I’m feeling sluggish.. I’ve read reviews from DS patients that didn’t have an issue.. so I’ll just have to find another source to cover everything... out local hospital is Bariatric accredited Ans sells Bariatric Vitamins and foods in-house so that will bey go to !! Thanks for the heads up!! I have a month supply and will use accordingly and go from there

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