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On 07/20/2020 at 12:00, Mrstillman4life said:

Hello,

I'm new to this. I'm 28 and I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have my gastric sleeve surgery done tomorrow. With the 2 week liquid diet I have lost 22lbs. This is this most i have ever been able to lose.
Send prayers my way!

Thank you

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Best of luck and healthy happy and easy recovery!

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I had my surgery the 16th, I wa looking at my belly today and some some bruising on my belly. Not where the made the incisions, is just weird, should I be worried?

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7 hours ago, AlishaD said:

Sitting waiting to go down to surgery now, lots of feelings but mostly excited, there was one person before me so hoping to be wheeled down in the next hour or so 🤗 good luck to everyone waiting and to those going in today!! 🤞 Good Luck!

Good luck! Speedy recovery!

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19 minutes ago, Mafer said:

I had my surgery the 16th, I wa looking at my belly today and some some bruising on my belly. Not where the made the incisions, is just weird, should I be worried?

When in doubt call doc! I also have small bruises but they don’t hurt.

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Tomorrow morning is the day! Every one's posts , experiences & questions on these forum's have been very helpful to me while I've agonized over decisions & prepped for my vsg. I just want to make a positive note to everyone about this. Even with having a small corner of people for support, they don't offer the same support or knowledge as the people on this site! That I'm truly grateful for.

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4 minutes ago, Hcat said:

Tomorrow morning is the day! Every one's posts , experiences & questions on these forum's have been very helpful to me while I've agonized over decisions & prepped for my vsg. I just want to make a positive note to everyone about this. Even with having a small corner of people for support, they don't offer the same support or knowledge as the people on this site! That I'm truly grateful for.

Good Luck tomorrow! Wishing you a safe surgery and fast recovery. My Surgery is on Wednesday so I'll be right behind you :)

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Did my COVID test today and already got the results (negative). It wasn’t too bad at all. My doctor just emailed and said I was good to go. My surgery is scheduled for Thursday. I’m definitely nervous with wondering if I’m doing the right thing. I keep reminding myself of all the things I hate about my present weight, and all the things I can’t do. I just wish I could skip this next week or so.

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I’m praying for you. I was sleeved on 7/16. The first days were rough, but God is good and today is SO MUCH better! Thinking of you ...

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I am starting to have 2nd thoughts.. my surgery is Wednesday and I just keep thinking that I can lose the weight on my own without surgery. I have battled my weight my entire life and I hurt. My back hurts, my feet hurt and my knees. Did anyone else question that they made the right decision right before surgery? I think it’s just the unknown of how I will do after surgery.

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6 hours ago, Amanda0911 said:

Good Luck tomorrow! Wishing you a safe surgery and fast recovery. My Surgery is on Wednesday so I'll be right behind you :)

Thank you Amanda0911, thank you for the kind words. Wishing you a safe & fast recovery as well. Please keep us posted on your surgery!

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4 hours ago, Lillimint said:

Did my COVID test today and already got the results (negative). It wasn’t too bad at all. My doctor just emailed and said I was good to go. My surgery is scheduled for Thursday. I’m definitely nervous with wondering if I’m doing the right thing. I keep reminding myself of all the things I hate about my present weight, and all the things I can’t do. I just wish I could skip this next week or so.

Lillimint, so many of us have those thoughts. Keep reminding yourself of the reasons why you chose to do this. I had to reassure myself several times. Earlier today when my knees & back hurt, my husband said well I guess doing anything today is shot, that strengthened my resolve to do this. Remember you got this! You're almost there!

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43 minutes ago, Texaschick09 said:

I am starting to have 2nd thoughts.. my surgery is Wednesday and I just keep thinking that I can lose the weight on my own without surgery. I have battled my weight my entire life and I hurt. My back hurts, my feet hurt and my knees. Did anyone else question that they made the right decision right before surgery? I think it’s just the unknown of how I will do after surgery.

Oh yeah, big time. I lost about 60 pounds in 5 months before surgery from intermittent fasting and restricting calories (entering everything I eat in MyFitnessPal). It made me start to think, maybe I can keep this up without the surgery. The whole time I was losing that weight, I was still eating the foods I loved, like pizza and ice cream, just in moderation and along with healthier choices. What if I could lose the weight without having to permanently give up the foods I love? Plus, my blood pressure is great now, in the normal range (not even pre-hypertension) and my blood sugar is under control without medication.

But I could lose 100 more pounds and still be obese. That's crazy. Every pound is harder to lose than the last, so 100 pounds feels like an insurmountable challenge. I've lost weight before and gained it back. I'm still a few pounds heavier than my lowest-ever adult weight. Last time I lost 50 pounds to get to this weight, I ended up gaining back more than 60. Without the surgery, the odds are against me.

I've also been doing a lot of thinking about all the ways my weight has held me back in life, and all the things I've missed out on because of my weight. Just having a healthy blood pressure and blood sugar isn't enough for me. I want to be able to get in shape so I can walk across campus without being soaked in sweat. I want to be able to fit in an airplane seat not need a seatbelt extension. I want to stop being too ashamed of my size to be in family pictures. I don't want to be limited to plus-size clothes.

Nobody has even noticed that I've lost 60 pounds. I can barely tell the difference myself; I'm wearing the same clothes as I wore 60 pounds ago and they're just a bit looser now. I took my surgery day pictures (actually the day before surgery because I had to leave for the hospital at 4:00 am) and can hardly believe I used to be even bigger than that. That really made it sink in that as far as I've come, I still have a long, long way to go and surgery is my best chance.

It is a very personal decision, of course, and only you can know all the factors that went into your decision.

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7 minutes ago, BigSue said:

Oh yeah, big time. I lost about 60 pounds in 5 months before surgery from intermittent fasting and restricting calories (entering everything I eat in MyFitnessPal). It made me start to think, maybe I can keep this up without the surgery. The whole time I was losing that weight, I was still eating the foods I loved, like pizza and ice cream, just in moderation and along with healthier choices. What if I could lose the weight without having to permanently give up the foods I love? Plus, my blood pressure is great now, in the normal range (not even pre-hypertension) and my blood sugar is under control without medication.

But I could lose 100 more pounds and still be obese. That's crazy. Every pound is harder to lose than the last, so 100 pounds feels like an insurmountable challenge. I've lost weight before and gained it back. I'm still a few pounds heavier than my lowest-ever adult weight. Last time I lost 50 pounds to get to this weight, I ended up gaining back more than 60. Without the surgery, the odds are against me.

I've also been doing a lot of thinking about all the ways my weight has held me back in life, and all the things I've missed out on because of my weight. Just having a healthy blood pressure and blood sugar isn't enough for me. I want to be able to get in shape so I can walk across campus without being soaked in sweat. I want to be able to fit in an airplane seat not need a seatbelt extension. I want to stop being too ashamed of my size to be in family pictures. I don't want to be limited to plus-size clothes.

Nobody has even noticed that I've lost 60 pounds. I can barely tell the difference myself; I'm wearing the same clothes as I wore 60 pounds ago and they're just a bit looser now. I took my surgery day pictures (actually the day before surgery because I had to leave for the hospital at 4:00 am) and can hardly believe I used to be even bigger than that. That really made it sink in that as far as I've come, I still have a long, long way to go and surgery is my best chance.

It is a very personal decision, of course, and only you can know all the factors that went into your decision.

Thank you! Keep your head up!! And good job thus far!

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1 hour ago, Texaschick09 said:

I am starting to have 2nd thoughts.. my surgery is Wednesday and I just keep thinking that I can lose the weight on my own without surgery. I have battled my weight my entire life and I hurt. My back hurts, my feet hurt and my knees. Did anyone else question that they made the right decision right before surgery? I think it’s just the unknown of how I will do after surgery.

my theory, is that if you were able to do it on your own- you would have e done it already. Thats just nerves talking. No one just decides to have a major surgery and make sacrifices like we do without being pretty sure there is no other options. I think you will do just fine. everyone is different, some have it easy, some not so much, but 95% will tell you they do not regret it even through the hell when it happens. Keep your mental strong and have some people to vent too! very important because you will get frustrated. i am 4 weeks post surgery this Wednesday and it gets easier every day. it is a mind game though! be honest , look at your thoughts and feelings for what they are and just have faith in the outcome. do the work, make the changes, and you will end up in a better spot than you are right now. I hope your surgery goes smooth and you have a good recovery. you can do this... breathe...

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