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    Hi I live in Warren, had my surgery at St. John Oakland hospital. Not my favorite hospital by any means, however, my surgery and stay there were surprisingly comfy an uneventful. I had my surgery 3/28 so I am about ten and a half weeks out. Down about 45 pounds so far. Im happy that its coming off a bit slower than I expected, hopefully that will help some with the skin issues so many people seem to have. How are you doing so far? I hope everything is well!!
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    Hi Lacraft I'm having my surgery June 8th and I'm trying to learn everything I can before I go ..so my question is do you take the b12..5000 dissolving tabs along w/ your multi vitamin chewables and would you need the calcium if your doing the multi vitamim..I'm so worried that my body won't get what it needs I'm sure everyone has the same worry going into this,, Glad your doing well nice to here good things from those that have been there,,,,Thank you in advance for all the helpful info I truly appreciate it ,,,,,,Chelsie
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    Hi, good luck tomorrow!!
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    Hi Lacraft! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been so busy i was not on here. Yes i went through Dr. Pesta, he is an excellent surgeon! I am not sure yet if you had your surgery, but if so I hope you are recovering well. The 1st couple of months are tough because you are healing and getting used to your body adjusting to the new stomach. I know you are going to a different hospital than i did for your surgery which is a plus. Although the surgical team was great the Warren. MI hospital I was in was not, I am glad it is closed now. The main reason your stomach will be uncomfortable the 1st 2-3 months is because your new stomach is swollen from being changed, it gets easier. protein, protein, protein....very important! Calcium chews, vitamins and b12! You do not have to get a b12 shot, they have B12 5000 dissolving tablets at GNC (online or in the store) they go under the tongue. They taste great! I do not like shots or the cost or time of going in for one and this is so much easier! Once you get to the 3-4 month mark things will be easier. I am 8 months out now and I swim 3x a week. I have a 2 year old and so if you work or are like me a stay at home mom I know how it is challenging to keep on track. If you have any questions please contact me at my e-mail address I will PM you! Good luck to you!
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    Hi LuAnne, thank you for your lovely welcome. It's the best thing I've done for myself! I'm 5 weeks post-op now. Sharon - Queensland, Australia.
  7. Having my first consult on Monday morning......hoping to get things rolling.
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
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Mom of three; grandmother of 2; married
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Michigan
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Crafting, sewing
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administrative assistant
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LuAnne
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Pesta
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2012-05-15

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Need help and encouragement!

by lacraft on 03-07-2013 at 10:13 AM
Had the sleeve in May 2012 between that time and the end of November 2012 I lost 80 lbs. Between November and now I fluctuate between a 3-5 lb. loss. While I know that 80 lbs in six months is great; I can't help but be discouraged with the weight loss since. I need to do something to jump start some more weight loss. I would love to loose another 40 pounds but can't seem to get anywhere these past 3 1/2 months.
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Here I am, Onderland!!!!!

by lacraft on 08-20-2012 at 11:57 AM
Went in for the three month post-op today. Things are great. I have lost 57 pounds and am totally now in Onderland! Didn't realize how excited I would really be until it happened. I believe this is the first time in almost twenty years that I have been here; and here I will stay....no vacationing this time....I have moved to Onderland permanently. The population of Onderland has just increased, so move over fellow sleevers and make some room 'cuz I don't plan on leaving...Just moving further

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Twelve Weeks Out - Scale and Non-scale Victories!

by lacraft on 08-14-2012 at 07:25 AM
I am officially twelve weeks post surgery today. I only weigh on Tuesday mornings so I don't drive myself crazy. I am down 55 pounds total. Just a smidge from Onderland! That will be a day for rejoicing!

I love non-scale victories just as much as what the scale says these days. My recent victories:
1) Went out the other day and bought a bike. I haven't ridden one in years, and years. My grandkids and I had a blast going on a bike ride! I even rode my bike in the

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Very happy camper two months out.

by lacraft on 07-13-2012 at 03:07 PM
I have to say, I have seen the posts from people having a difficult time with the surgery. I pray for everyone who is suffering.

I am pleased to say that I have had a wonderful journey so far.

In two days it will be two months since the surgery. I am happy with my 43 pound <a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#">weight loss</a>. In two months I have gone from a size 22 to a size 18! I would never have expected that. I am thankful for

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Ramblings from a Very happy camper - two months out!

by lacraft on 07-13-2012 at 03:04 PM
I have to say, I have seen the posts from people having a difficult time with the surgery. I pray for everyone who is suffering.

I am <a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#">very</a> pleased to say that I have had a wonderful journey so far.

In two days it will be two months since the surgery. I am happy with my 43 pound weight loss. In two months I have gone from a size 22 to a size 18! I would never have expected that. I am thankful

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