Hello. My name is Linda. I had my sleeve done on Monday, May 21st. I have lost 18 pounds in one week. The worst part about this whole ordeal, was the DRAIN TUBE! It kept me immobile. The stitches that held it to my stomach were twisting and the tube was turning; it irritated my skin a lot. I couldn't take the pain any more so I cut the sutures myself. The next day the drain tube came out a little bit. I decided to remove it myself the day before the surgeon was going to do it. I was unstoppable after that! That drain tube was the worst experience ever for me. I didn't feel any other kind of pain or discomfort, but my drain tube was unbearable. I am no recovering from the drain hole and incisions, as I did get staples on all 5 of them.