Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Sleeve is the BEST decision ever! Wish I had done this sooner.



Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

I had a lap band put in about 15 years ago. Nothing but trouble for me the whole time I had it. I could not swallow at night with the least amount of restriction in it. I know many here have/had lap bands and did well...congrats for that. For me that damn thing was straight from HELL!! I hated it! I am only now realizing how much I hated that thing, more than I thought. For me this Sleeve surgery has been amazing. Even with around 20 days of stalls in the first 58 days I still have lost about 30 lbs since surgery. I am not quite 2 months post op and have no hunger which is really incredible. If I had any pain ,and I know most do , it was that first day and I slept thru most of that .I had surgery on a Tuesday (Sleeve AND lap band removed as well...Thank God! I had a 250 mile trip home on Wednesday, went back to work on Thursday. My circumstances may be unique to me but this has been easy so far.I wish I had done this years earlier. This is the ticket my friend!

Edited by Tim C

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m ten months out and am still enjoying the zero hunger phase, riding this train as far as it’ll take me I guess. I had one brief spell where I thought hunger came back with a vengeance but it was short lived and I’m thinking it was a stomach bug or something. Im in the same situation as you, I had basically no pain, no problems. I know a lot of people say this isn’t the “easy way out” but for me it really was, but you know what? I don’t care how I got here… I’m just glad I did and wish I did it years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Slightly Less Fatty Matty said:

I’m ten months out and am still enjoying the zero hunger phase, riding this train as far as it’ll take me I guess. I had one brief spell where I thought hunger came back with a vengeance but it was short lived and I’m thinking it was a stomach bug or something. Im in the same situation as you, I had basically no pain, no problems. I know a lot of people say this isn’t the “easy way out” but for me it really was, but you know what? I don’t care how I got here… I’m just glad I did and wish I did it years ago.

Same here brother! Wasted a lot of time with the lap band before I had this done. The sleeve abides! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree 100%. I had very little pain and no struggles so far. I almost feel guilty it has been so easy when I hear of others struggles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I agree 100%. I had very little pain and no struggles so far. I almost feel guilty it has been so easy when I hear of others struggles.

Same here SG!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this is something that isn't said alot on here because of the fear of making others feel bad. I mean I get how it would be defeating to read about other's non-issue recovery/experiences when one is really struggling. With that said, I theorize there are actually quite a lot of people out there who actually did experience this process as "the easy way out" and did not struggle at all.

I just basically said this in another thread: While it IS very nice/kind to keep the feelings of others in mind when posting stuff, it is also totally okay to say eff YEAH to Celebrate your own successes, whether it came easy or not. The level of difficulty one goes through to get to goal doesn't diminish nor increase the value of said goal. A goal is a goal is a goal. Yay, EVERYONE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

I think this is something that isn't said alot on here because of the fear of making others feel bad. I mean I get how it would be defeating to read about other's non-issue recovery/experiences when one is really struggling. With that said, I theorize there are actually quite a lot of people out there who actually did experience this process as "the easy way out" and did not struggle at all.

I just basically said this in another thread: While it IS very nice/kind to keep the feelings of others in mind when posting stuff, it is also totally okay to say eff YEAH to Celebrate your own successes, whether it came easy or not. The level of difficulty one goes through to get to goal doesn't diminish nor increase the value of said goal. A goal is a goal is a goal. Yay, EVERYONE!

I couldn’t agree more. Kudos for saying it and also for your success! You’re below your goal. That’s amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

I think this is something that isn't said alot on here because of the fear of making others feel bad. I mean I get how it would be defeating to read about other's non-issue recovery/experiences when one is really struggling. With that said, I theorize there are actually quite a lot of people out there who actually did experience this process as "the easy way out" and did not struggle at all.

I just basically said this in another thread: While it IS very nice/kind to keep the feelings of others in mind when posting stuff, it is also totally okay to say eff YEAH to Celebrate your own successes, whether it came easy or not. The level of difficulty one goes through to get to goal doesn't diminish nor increase the value of said goal. A goal is a goal is a goal. Yay, EVERYONE!

33 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

I think this is something that isn't said alot on here because of the fear of making others feel bad. I mean I get how it would be defeating to read about other's non-issue recovery/experiences when one is really struggling. With that said, I theorize there are actually quite a lot of people out there who actually did experience this process as "the easy way out" and did not struggle at all.

I just basically said this in another thread: While it IS very nice/kind to keep the feelings of others in mind when posting stuff, it is also totally okay to say eff YEAH to Celebrate your own successes, whether it came easy or not. The level of difficulty one goes through to get to goal doesn't diminish nor increase the value of said goal. A goal is a goal is a goal. Yay, EVERYONE!

Dang straight sss! I hope that anyone on the fence between sleeve and band will investigate more and make the right decision. (SLEEVE) :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, ShoppGirl said:

I agree 100%. I had very little pain and no struggles so far. I almost feel guilty it has been so easy when I hear of others struggles.

Agreed!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My coworker that is almost 8 years post sleeve told me that this is the easiest diet she ever went on. And for me I’d say my experience has been very similar. A bit of struggle at the beginning, but I feel like I am finally free from endless and all consuming hunger and cravings. I’ve been on so many diets and this is the easiest and best one ever.

And screw the people who say it’s the easy way out- so what if it is? How much suffering do you think that a fat person deserves to have in order to lose weight? Do we have to serve a certain amount of penance to make society happy? Unless they are weaving their own cloth for clothes and using a washing board at the creek out back, I’m pretty sure they are taking the “easy way out” in a lot of their life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. With Tim. This has been what I consider easy meaning if you follow the guidelines you get results. No pain or food intolerance. I have no desire for Snacks or junk food. My tastes are not changed or off. I am exercising daily. I am down 36 lbs in about 9 weeks since surgery- 65 overall since I started seeing Bari surgeon. I think it is because I did not have a true food addiction or emotional issue involving food. I just enjoyed eating the wrong things too much. Hoping it continues to be easy and I continue to see results and that others can feel this way too without guilt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×