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Hi Folks:

I have no doubt that there are lots of you out there who have recently had a gastric sleeve or bypass in the Boston area.

My sleeve was done on February 26 at MassGeneral by Denise Gee.

I feel very well. Maybe too well. I find that I don't feel "full" as some describe here. Actually I don't remember feeling full since I was a little kid and that was a very long time ago. I'm just about 3 weeks out from surgery and I'm down 10 pounds. Doesn't seem like much but when you average it out it's about 3 pounds a week so I guess that's not bad. I waiting for the "big weight drop" but right not it's not feeling like it's going to happen!

Please drop me a note .... I would love to compare notes.

Grace

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Hi Folks:
I have no doubt that there are lots of you out there who have recently had a gastric sleeve or bypass in the Boston area.
My sleeve was done on February 26 at MassGeneral by Denise Gee.
I feel very well. Maybe too well. I find that I don't feel "full" as some describe here. Actually I don't remember feeling full since I was a little kid and that was a very long time ago. I'm just about 3 weeks out from surgery and I'm down 10 pounds. Doesn't seem like much but when you average it out it's about 3 pounds a week so I guess that's not bad. I waiting for the "big weight drop" but right not it's not feeling like it's going to happen!
Please drop me a note .... I would love to compare notes.
Grace

I'm not from Boston proper, but I had my surgery done at Brigham and women's on February 10. I'm feeling great, except for a cold I am not shaking. I'm down 17 from the date of surgery, 27 from pre op to now, so about the same pace as you. How are you feeling overall?

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Hi Lisa:

Thanks for responding to my post. You're about a week ahead of me. If I'm counting only post-op weight, I'm down only ten pounds which is an average of about 3 pounds a week. One worry that I have is that I don't get "full". I'm always thinking of what I can eat next, just like before my operation. I hope that if I tried to eat too much my stomach would stop me, but not so far. I'm ingesting about 700 - 800 calories daily. Overall, I feel really good, Very, very good as a matter of fact but like you, I'm feeling like I'm coming down with a cold now. I surely hope it's just a cold and not that miserable virus.

I live in Boston very near to MassGeneral. I worked there for 23 years - retired now....

With the exception of your cold I sure hope all is going well for you and continues to do so.

My best,

Grace

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@IAmGrace; I don't really get "full" either in the way that I used to; but after I eat a surprisingly small amount I start to get the hiccups or get a feeling in my chest that I am starting to recognize as "full".

I am now eating between 600 and 700 a day; I was over 700 today. I find I have to be very rigid; I have Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 1 or 2 "snacks" depending on where I am for Protein that day. Otherwise I could eat (but certainly don't need to) 1/2 hour after I last ate. My nutritionist warned about "grazing". Certainly at 700 or 800 calories a day you will still lose weight, but once we can ingest more the grazing will lead to weight gain.

I'm getting a bit more adventurous with food; I had a small amount of corned beef and cabbage, and today I had the ground beef part of some Shepard's Pie. But I do find 2 or 2.5 ounces are plenty. I am using very small plates, and I stop eating when the food is gone, and I realize I am not hungry!

I hope your cold is just a cold; I hope mine is, too. I am a bit worried because I feel like my immune system is not very robust right now; I had the actual flu right before my surgery (in fact it delayed my surgery for one week), then back to back colds, and with such low calories I feel like I don't have much to fight off any virus. And I am 61, so in that respect I am "high risk", too. My work is doing 5 days out of every 10; so there are very few people in my office.

I hope you are in a comfortable situation to ride this out! Wishing you health and happiness!

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Thank you again Lisa.

I feel a bit mystified inasmuch as if I stay on 700 - 800 calories a day I would surely lose weight anyway. This does make me wonder about the wisdom of this surgery. I haven't figured that out yet. I should change my name to "Bewildered in Boston." :)

Take care.

my best,

Grace

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Good morning. I'm in Newton and I had my sleeve surgery a year and a half ago at Newton-Wellesley. The surgery went great. Let me know if you all need anything.

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Hi

i live just outside of Boston. Grace it sounds like you are doing very well. I too had my surgery by Denise Gee at MGH at the end of January. Between the pre-op diet and surgery I have lost almost 60lbs. Still losing but it is down to about lb a week. However, This was the best thing I ever did. I feel so much better. No complications at all. I do need to watch the intake as my appetite has returned and can relate with not feeling full.

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So nice to hear from a fellow Dr. Gee patient. I liked her, but I really think my operation was a bust! I was done (a sleeve) on February 26 and am only down 13 pounds. I think I could eat almost any reasonable amount. I don't feel full. Very disappointed! I'm happy for you, though. Did you have a bypass or sleeve?

Grace

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Hi Grace I had my surgery at nwh with doctor partridge I too find it a bit easier to eat lately I actually somehow gained a bit this week. Down 46 lbs total since 2/25 sleeve but grazing a bit to much maybe. Stay in touch maybe we can keep each other motivated
All the best
Rachel

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@rjeannotte79, Dr. Partridge did my surgery as well, and I've been very happy with it and her office. I had the sleeve.

Since the pandemic, I had gained about 5 lbs. I think it was due to moving around less throughout the day, even though I am exercising, and also from snacking. Since I became more aware of it, I lost 2 and hope to keep slowly losing even though I am pretty much in maintenance.

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Hi Grace

i had the sleeve. It went really well and I too liked Dr Gee, If I were you, I would follow up with the MGH weight center. I too find myself still hungry. In talking with them, they have possible solutions or meds to help. It is worth discussing with them

Good Luck and don’t lose heart

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Thank you! I definitely will call them. I'm so discouraged today I want to scream!

Did they give you meds?

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Hi Grace

No? Not yet. I am still losing weight so no need now. I am just afraid that if I start gaining again. I know I am still a fat person in a thinner body :).

Keep the faith. You will start losing again.

i had the sleeve. It went really well and I too liked Dr Gee, If I were you, I would follow up with the MGH weight center. I too find myself still hungry. In talking with them, they have possible solutions or meds to help. It is worth discussing with them

Good Luck and don’t lose heart

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