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Thanks Viz! So happy everything went smoothly and it sounds like you were up on your feet moving around very quick! Although unpleasant, I could live with a little constipation if I have to! I’m starting to get the picture that a lot of people actually have seamless surgeries. I feel like I may have been stressing myself out!

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I was sleeved on 12/11/18 and have had no problems, no complications, no leaks, no infection, no pain --- it's all been smooth sailing. Good luck on your surgery.

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Oh I did have a seamless surgery, for the first 2 weeks except for having a bleed across my Fat tummy from a small skin blood vessel I was moving right along, losing back down my su4gery Water weight and then more! I thought I had the bad things of Baiatrics beaten. And then suddenly I stopped and every time I attempted to eat anything expected except fluids, surgeon told me at 2 weeks I could handle stage 3 , keep moving along my diet. All the sudden I was not his " happy normal RnY camper" any more. After whining a little, okay 3 times a week, to shut my lips up they scheduled an Endoscopy, surprise surprise I was the unhappy step- mother of a stomal stricture and a bunch of ulcers in my jejunem, I knew something was WRONG, it wasn't just post-surgery swelling because that's what his Nurse Practioner kept saying. I might not have the Fancy degrees--- but Baby, I knew ME. Been living in this body a Good Many Years! And after 5 months I still haven't let go of that Tornado's Tail! But I will, maybe a couple more dialating Endoscopies, I'll be all better, the PZICC line can come out, and I will be eating like all the rest of my surgery day twins! The difference between me and them? Even when I am all better , I will not drop out, go away, because my Bari- brothers and sisters have been so supportive I will remain a Bariatric Pal person. Maybe I might not post as much, but I will still cheer on others as they did me! No regret, no sorrow, even with the Minor Bumps in My Roadway I shall be a Proud RnY, grateful for my remaking, even at 73 I am still living better, healthier than I could prior. My PCP has to now admit I saved me from Death by a few years, I was getting That Bad, of course he wants to take credit for suggesting it to ME, nope I brought up the subject in 2015, when he and I were certain I would never make it to 2020 alive, at the very least I would be in a LTF, also known as a nursing home, because my body would be so broken down. Now I am thinner, not as much as I desired, the TPN has slowed down my weight plummet to 3 pounds a month, but I now grow healthier each and every day, that may not be a spectacular NSV to everyone else, but even outsiders say "You're so looking so much better," must have been as ugly as a pile of mud before, I smile And say Thank You, only my peers on here know my stuggles to get,this far, if they ask I MIGHT tell them about the surgery, otherwise they canbthink,i came to my senses and did it all MYSELF, good for my formerly battered Ego and sense of pride. I'm doing much better as a Happier Smaller Widow than I did. a mentally abused. despondent wife, big as the side of a barn, afraid to step outside without protection, cause I thought every other person loathed looking at me. Now I am emotionally strong enough to stand up on my own, if I make mistakes they are mine to make, don't have to live in someone's shadow apologizing for even existing. Mine is somewhat a difficult story, but be True to Yourself, in the long run, that's the Only Boss you'll need, as the Late Ricky Nelson wrote " If you can't please Everyone, better please Yourself!" Frustr8 out, have yourself a dyn-o-mite day.😛👍

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Thank you for sharing Grady! (Grady is actually a family name in my family!)

Happy that you too enjoyed “smooth sailing “!

Frustur8- Wow! You have a really battled through a lot on your journey. Sounds like you have held your head high and pressed on. You bring up a really good point. Sounds like some of your original support system on this forum has stopped posting. Similar to what someone said earlier about if things are going good people don’t post about them.

You made another great point... You really have to advocate for yourself with doctors. I had something like that happened to me. Dr wrote me off and told me I was overreacting. 24 hours later I’m on a life flight to a hospital in another state! I almost lost my baby twins because he didn’t take my concerns/complaints seriously. I knew something was wrong. After that I always spoke up! Again and again and again if necessary!!!

Keep your head up and THANKS for supporting everyone on bariatric pal!

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Had mine 12/14. I’ve had 3 laparoscopic surgeries now and this one was the easiest! Be sure to start walking AS SOON AS YOU CAN after surgery. Like within an hour or two. It will help you start healing and lessen complications.

I’ve had no vomiting or issues with eating and drinking. I feel the same, I just eat a lot less. I’ve lost 38 lbs so far and feel great. No regrets whatsoever. I haven’t lost my hair yet so I may feel differently if that happens[emoji23].

Just be sure to go a reputable hospital with a surgeon with a good rating. Good luck- wish you the best!


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I had no complications. But, I sure as hell (especially self-pay) wouldn't get any WLS without having an EGD and a barium swallow to make sure that I don't have undiagnosed GERD/Reflux or any esophageal issues. That's like making a huge change to your body on a blind bet. Yikes!

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I was sleeved 10/17/18. Totally trouble free. I was a 36 year old with 125 to lose. A few months later and now I'm a 37 year old with 62 pounds left to lose. :)

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23 hours ago, Everythinganna said:

Thank you Swanton! It’s amazing how a couple of positive comments can get a person back on track. Im feeling so much more excited now!!!

Yes, I am a little worried about the hair issue to and have looked at biotine(?). I haven’t started taking anything yet. Did you try any remedies for Hair loss?

I was taking a high quality Multivitamin and Biotin long before surgery. Biotin doesn't help Hair loss but it helps your hair grow faster, so I am hoping as new hair grows it will be a bit quicker and healthier. I was already using Nioxin Shampoo (I have PCOS). The hair loss is generally from the anesthesia and shock of surgery, not malnutrition, so it's inevitable for most people.

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I’ve been reading about complications a lot lately and it is scary. I am 2 weeks post op. I have to put that stuff out of my mind.

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Smooth sailing here. Its been a dream in comparison to other surgeries I've had.

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On 2/2/2019 at 5:18 PM, Everythinganna said:

Jacksonville area. You?

Orlando Area! I went with Dr. Shillingford..I have not had any complications thus far!

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Also chiming is, easy surgery, no complications whatsoever

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Easy-peasy for me.

Bit of constipation, but nothing else. Prunes are my new best friend. ;-)

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Love love love all these great positive comments! Thank you everybody for sharing your experiences. And I have my preop tomorrow and will discuss the Endo swallow test stuff with the doctor. Only two weeks, 3 days till surgery! I’m on the fast track.

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Jazzy I lived in Orlando for four years. Well, Sanford and then lived off of Econlockhatchee near Waterford Lakes!

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