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Hell errrrbody!
When I was banded in 2009 I was on this platform daily and making some pretty awesome friends, pretty fast. LOL
It seems this time around I'm a lonely painter living in a box of paints. (bonus points for who knows where I got that from?)
I am active, been chatting and looking and responding but it seems pretty quiet for me.
Maybe it's just me but I sure do like talking to folk about their experiences, fears, achievements, disappointments, etc.
I am being sleeved Dec. 9th, 2019 by Dr. Matthew Metz in Denver Colorado

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Well, Hi! I'm not sure if I've seen any of your posts, but I'm sorry you feel it is difficult to make friends on here! If you write posts with questions you're likely to get a lot of responses. For the most part people are super helpful. I agree with another poster that people tend to post a lot before surgery. I'm 8 months post gastric bypass and whole I still post, it is not as frequent as before or right after surgery. I wouldn't say I've made any friends, but there is a core group of regular posters which are always willing to share and offer advice. Keep on posting!![emoji5]

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3 hours ago, SabrinaGoddess said:

@vsgdavid thank you! How’s your journey been

In a word?

Consistent

I've had stalls, some as long as 3-4 weeks, but it always flips back around to going the right way!

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Hi! Getting sleeved November 20 in NJ. Been on liquids since Nov. 7 and really looking forward to the procedure. I'm already seeing changes in my relationship with food....the rest of my family (3 teens and a hubby) can chow down on regular foods right in front of me and I'm not that bothered, because I'm keeping my eye on the prize.

I have arthritic hips (sports when young, 3 pregnancies and obesity) and I'm hoping the weight loss will delay the need for a double hip replacement!



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I am being sleeved next Tuesday, November 19th. I am a little nervous about the food changes but will manager. I am more nervous about Hair loss.

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I just joined recently (sleeved October 18th) but I noticed the same. I've gotten some replies on my posts but it's been quiet and since I just had my sleeve I'm just full of stuff I want to talk about.

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On 11/13/2019 at 3:25 PM, SabrinaGoddess said:

Hell errrrbody!

When I was banded in 2009 I was on this platform daily and making some pretty awesome friends, pretty fast. LOL

It seems this time around I'm a lonely painter living in a box of paints. (bonus points for who knows where I got that from?)

I am active, been chatting and looking and responding but it seems pretty quiet for me.

Maybe it's just me but I sure do like talking to folk about their experiences, fears, achievements, disappointments, etc.

I am being sleeved Dec. 9th, 2019 by Dr. Matthew Metz in Denver Colorado

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On 11/13/2019 at 5:40 PM, Kimberly3 said:

I am 4 Weeks post op. Just started on full modified foods. So far everything has been going pretty good. In a stall currently down 21lbs beginning to learn my new normal. I had a really bad time with anesthesia and was kept in the hospital an additional day. I was suprised to still be hungry. They say that should pass once more solid food is introduced.

How are you feeling!

What's been the toughest part so far

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@dena81

Shoot chicka chicka start ta talking!

I am excited for you and me (LOL)

What are you looking forward to when you get to your goal weight?

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I've got my Dietitian and Mental Health appointment this Monday. (Nov 18)

I am so excited.

It's like visiting old friends. It's the same people I worked with when I was banded in 2009.

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:18 AM, VSGDavid said:

In a word?

Consistent

I've had stalls, some as long as 3-4 weeks, but it always flips back around to going the right way!

What is your biggest obstacle so far?

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2 hours ago, Bustyphemale said:

Hi

Getting sleeved November 29th. I'm in Jamaica

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Wow in Jamaica! I’m so excited for you!!!!!! How long has it taken you to get your date?

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On 11/14/2019 at 8:41 AM, VSGDavid said:

People tend to post a TON before surgery, a little bit after surgery, and then very rarely after that. It's just the nature of how this works I think. Good luck on your surgery!!

I'm 13 months out and post here almost daily. It helps me keep an eye on the big picture. Also, I don't really like the support group run by my hospital.

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Wow in Jamaica! I’m so excited for you!!!!!! How long has it taken you to get your date?
I started the process in July, went off on vacation August, did most work and tests in September. In October they told me tentative Dec 13. My last appointment with anesthesiologist was October 14. Insurance paperwork went in Nov 11 got approved November 12.

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I would love to follow you on your journey. I also was banded 2009 and am starting the process of a revision surgery to bypass

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