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Looking for tips, advice, wisdom, tidbits, what to expects, wish somebody had told me, etc. from those who have had the procedure, to those of us about to embark.

Thanks in advance!

Maria

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The one thing I wish I had thought of - do NOT bring an underwire bra to wear home from the hospital. It will be very uncomfortable!

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Thank you!

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Patience. You may think you have it but you will need much more. Nothing in this process happens as soon or as fast as you want it to or thought it would. Also read these forums. Even the ones you don't think have anything to do with you, you never know if you may experience something similar. You will learn tons. Good luck on your journey!!!!

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Yes on patience.... really look at long term. Changing your life!
In 6 months, you may like feeling successful after years of not “keeping it off”
In a year.... you may really like your improved life.
Please stay off the scale for days is another hint. It WILL happen if you follow your program... short term is nothing compared to having a different life!

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Did any of you have gas or bowel issues? Is that common in the sleeve procedure?

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55 minutes ago, J San said:

Patience. You may think you have it but you will need much more. Nothing in this process happens as soon or as fast as you want it to or thought it would. Also read these forums. Even the ones you don't think have anything to do with you, you never know if you may experience something similar. You will learn tons. Good luck on your journey!!!!

Thank you for this information. I typically stick to some boards, but with the surgery being a week away from today i am venturing out. Very sound advice. I have a lot of reading to do.

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Write upon your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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