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it’s true! many of us bounce back from surgery, had no complications, lose weight and keep it off.

It seems that new people are not getting a balance look at weight loss surgery. I would love to hear all the positive stories. People with no complications.

Many people gravitate to the negative experiences. It will fuel your surgery anxiety. Your surgeon gave you the statistics and risk facts about weight loss surgery. Read some positives to give yourself perspective.

Before and afters

https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/297668-i-want-to-see-before-after-pics-contd/

Success Stories

https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/1298-weight-loss-surgery-success-stories/

NSV's

https://www.bariatricpal.com/search/?q=nsv

SIDE NOTE: This site is not an accurate representation. Many are maintaining and have not had a weight gain. They no longer need this site. The people here are, Looking into WLS, in weight loss mode, had a gain, had complications and a handful of vets.

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No complications for me. Surgery, recovery, weight loss mode, all as expected (or better than expected).

I feel great. 😀

Edited by ms.sss

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7 months post op. 58 year old female.

I had zero complications also. I spent one night in the hospital and I was able to drink Water without any problems from day 1.

I didn’t struggle with any of the food stages, other than disliking the soft stage. I’ve only had 3 instances of food feeling “stuck”, but nothing major. I avoid dry chicken now. If I hadn’t lost my appetite, I would have been skeptical that they finished my surgery!

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I actually felt the opposite about this forum - no one talked about complications and I thought everything would be rosy. lol. I guess it's all subjective. That's why I was so bent when **** happened to me, because it seemed like NO ONE else on here had anything going on. People should hear both sides to the story, for sure, though.

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Going on 4 months post-op and no complications. Surgery went fine. No pain after surgery. Nausea limited to the first day post-op. No problems getting my Protein in, swallowing Water, sleeping, nothing. Happy camper here!

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I am 1 year post op, below my goal and in maintenance, with no complications whatsoever!

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I’m a few weeks shy of 11-months post-op. I didn’t have any major complications. Had surgery on a Thursday morning and was released from the hospital the following afternoon. I was up and walking two hours after surgery. I didn’t have any issues with nausea. Pain was minimal. As far as weight loss goes, I’m ahead of schedule, so to speak—at least according to my surgeon’s office. At my 9-month follow-up, I had already lost 67% of my excess body weight. At this point, I’m almost at my goal weight, which was set by my surgeon’s office. All in all, weight-loss surgery was the best decision of my life. I have no regrets.

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I'm 4 months post op with no complications and no regrets. Best decision I ever made and I only look forward now.

The first few days were rough but they are after most surgeries. Other than being tired, I could have gone back to work in week 2 I think..didn't but could have.

Losing nicely. Not fast but that's just fine and so far no real excess Hair loss.

Absolutely no buyers remorse here!

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I've found that the best information as far as what to expect out of your choice of WLS for the first year can be found on YouTube. There are endless hours of people recording their journey from pre-op usually until a year post-op. I watched all the ups and downs and learned a lot of dos and don'ts from many people on YouTube well before I had my surgery. It was like binge watching Netflix. I couldn't wait to see the next episode.

It seems most people come to forums like this for immediate answers to something that's going on right now. Each platform has it's own unique set of benefits and weaknesses. I think for research into WLS, YouTube is the best resource to see the bigger picture. For support and immediate answers, groups like these are the best places to go. What ever a person does to prepare for this life altering decision, they should explore every possible resource available. Knowledge going into this is definitely empowering.

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4mo since VSG, 68yo, 23hrs in hospital. No pain, no complications. I was able to drink fluids and Protein Shakes with no problems. Best decision of my life.

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4mo since VSG, 68yo, 23hrs in hospital. No pain, no complications. I was able to drink fluids and Protein Shakes with no problems. Best decision of my life.
Oops I'm 63yo. Why did i add years...lol

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Well, I had absolutely no surgery complications at 72, no gas, no tummy pain, really felt on top of the world, as the 60-70s song goes, my slide downhill wasn't until after 2 weeks later, when my stricture reared its nasty little self and no one believed me. They had the licenses and degrees, but I had been living in this body a long long time. Trust me, sometimes you have to be the squeaky wheel, advocate for yourself, without wheel grease you will lock up and freeze in place. Really would have preferred them to be right, but I was correct. Still riding the "tornado's tail "but will be resolved and all better soon. And through all the bumps, hairpin curves and foggy doldrums, I would NEVER EVER RETURN to the way I was sans my surgery. It is and was a miracle in my life , now weigh over 130 pounds+ less my highest weight, 75+ since my surgery, even with all the twists and interventions, don't know where I would be with a blameless recovery, but you know what, this still is my own trek, I'm a fighter, I will make it to goal and victory! I do respect the new woman. I am becoming for I know all I have encountered along the way ! And no previous diet ever did what my surgery did for me, a better future to come!🌈😜👍

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I love my surgery. No issues that aren't just part of life and part of my medical history. I could drink from day 1 and was getting my Protein needs met within about 3-4days? I still sometimes don't believe my doc did surgery on me. :)

I'm now working on my third and last goal and am 56yrs young! Yeeehaw. This morning I ran 30minutes without stopping. A year ago, I could barely walk for 5 continuous minutes. It was seriously difficult.

Thanks for starting this thread! Love it!!!

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