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  1. #16
    Gastric Sleeve Member calliegirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    05/08/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr.Stephen Boyce
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last Activity
    01-05-2014 01:54 PM
    Location
    Loudon TN
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    32
    Said "Thanks" 11 Times
    Was Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 6 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: thank you!

    Just in case I missed anyone...thanks for your encouragement.



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  4. #17
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    07/16/2012
    Surgeon
    Ursala McMillian
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Griswold, CT
    Posts
    12
    Said "Thanks" 7 Times
    Was Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 437 Times

    Default Re: Thank you and help!

    Hi there,

    I can only tell you of my journey. You have to make the decision. I am a former lap bander, now sleever. I had my lap band in July 2008 and struggled for four years before I finally decided I definitely wanted it out!! I had quite a few issues over the years and if for some reason something got "stuck" the agonizing pain I felt (like you might be having a heart attack, or someone had a belt just under your breasts and was pulling tighter and tighter) was awful. You didn't have to overeat to feel this, just if you might not have chewed something well, or in one instance I ate a 1 piece of turkey bacon and it got stuck and was in agony for most of the day. That is all I had to eat that day. I couldn't get it up and it wouldn't go down. That's the other thing, a lot of vomiting, mostly self induced because I couldn't stand that feeling. I am only 23 days into having my sleeve done and I'm so grateful. I feel human again. Not like I have this foreign syfy thing in my body. My intestines are still in tact, my stomach is just smaller. Much smaller........it's a little hard getting over the "head" thing of thinking you are hungry, when you really aren't and feeling like you haven't had enough. Because we are so used to eating such large meals, it's hard to fathom that 1/4 cup of food is going to fill you up. But it does!! I'm very happy I made the change. My band had slipped anyway, so I would have needed surgery to fix it. I just could not do that. I felt like "why would I want to redo something that has been making me feel so miserable". Don't get the wrong idea, I did lose about 40 lbs. , but because I was having such a problem and had to go totally unrestricted and gained about 20 lbs. back. Now I've lost the 20 lbs. plus in just 23 days. So far, I love my sleeve. And in all fairness, I should tell you that my original surgeon was unable to place my band "optimally" due to adhesions, but failed to let anyone know that. So my chances for success were doomed from the beginning. Whew!!! That's a lot of info. Probably won't help you a bit in making your decision. All I can say is so far so good!!!




  5. #18
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Activity
    09-24-2012 11:37 AM
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    Said "Thanks" 51 Times
    Was Thanked 99 Times in 92 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 131 Times

    Default Re: Thank you and help!

    Yay for the thanks button, time for chat once and for all.

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  7. #19
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Anna
    Surgery date
    10/22/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr Alejandro Lopez
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Activity
    10-17-2013 05:33 PM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    20
    Said "Thanks" 1 Times
    Was Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 834 Times
    Blog Entries
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    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    Okay where do i find the thanks attachment



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  9. #20
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    04-26-2017 03:52 PM
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    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 15,461 Times
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    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    In the grey bar attached to the bottom of every post but your own posts.

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  12. #21
    Gastric Sleeve Member gabrielle48's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Anthony
    Surgery date
    11/12/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. garcia
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Activity
    02-20-2015 12:14 PM
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    29
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 31 Times

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    Thank you everyone for the kind words of welcome. God bless!



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  14. #22
    Gastric Sleeve Member TeresaO's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Teresa
    Surgery date
    11/19/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr Wiess, Georgetown, KY
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Activity
    09-25-2013 12:46 PM
    Location
    Cynthiana, KY
    Posts
    9
    Said "Thanks" 6 Times
    Was Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 65 Times
    Blog Entries
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    Default Re: thank you!

    Thanks!!!!



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  16. #23
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    07/30/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. Karl Strom
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Activity
    09-04-2013 02:28 PM
    Posts
    8
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    Default Re: thank you!

    Thanks to everyone who has reached out to me with all of their kind words!


  17. #24
    Gastric Sleeve Member Flipflops's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    11/26/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. Simchuk
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Last Activity
    04-13-2015 08:29 PM
    Location
    No. Calif.
    Posts
    588
    Said "Thanks" 10 Times
    Was Thanked 107 Times in 105 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 148 Times
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    Thanks to all who welcomed me to this site. I am learning to navigate it. The support is amazing. 11 days till I get sleeved. So excited!


    Highest weight - 254
    Day of Surgery - 245
    1 month: 22 lb. loss (232)
    2 month: 12 lb. loss (220)
    3 month: 12 lb. loss (208)
    4 month: 7 lb. loss (201)
    5 month: 5 lb. loss (196)
    6 month: 7 lb. loss (189)
    7 month: 7 lb. loss (182)
    8 month: 5 lb. loss (177)
    Goal: 150

  18. #25
    Gastric Sleeve Member mimik's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Missy
    Surgery date
    11/26/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. Schram
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Activity
    04-26-2014 08:25 PM
    Location
    South of Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    92
    Said "Thanks" 63 Times
    Was Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 1,467 Times
    Blog Entries
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    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    I just learned something new about the site, thank you for informing about the thanks button! Everyone is very informative and welcoming and will tell you their story and help when needed. I'm so happy to have found this place.



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  20. #26
    Gastric Sleeve Member Flipflops's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    11/26/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. Simchuk
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Last Activity
    04-13-2015 08:29 PM
    Location
    No. Calif.
    Posts
    588
    Said "Thanks" 10 Times
    Was Thanked 107 Times in 105 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 148 Times
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    I don't have the Thanks button! How do I get one?


    Highest weight - 254
    Day of Surgery - 245
    1 month: 22 lb. loss (232)
    2 month: 12 lb. loss (220)
    3 month: 12 lb. loss (208)
    4 month: 7 lb. loss (201)
    5 month: 5 lb. loss (196)
    6 month: 7 lb. loss (189)
    7 month: 7 lb. loss (182)
    8 month: 5 lb. loss (177)
    Goal: 150

  21. #27
    Gastric Sleeve Member Christian_Loving_Life's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Irene Billingsley
    Surgery date
    11/12/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Activity
    09-15-2016 05:05 PM
    Location
    Agassiz, British Columbia
    Posts
    97
    Said "Thanks" 11 Times
    Was Thanked 35 Times in 29 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 2 Times
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    If you look on the left hand side of the post just above the green block that says. + Reply to thread you should see the thanks (has a thumbs up symbol as well).



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  23. #28
    Gastric Sleeve Member curvygalgettinsmaller's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgeon
    Dr. James McGinty/St. Luke's/Roosevelt, NYC
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Activity
    07-27-2014 01:11 AM
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    87
    Said "Thanks" 15 Times
    Was Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 17 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    Thank you for this great site, and the "Thanks" button - it is a wonderful tool! I am ending my 7th week after gastric sleeve surgery, and live in NYC (where oddly enough I haven't found too many others). I'm so grateful to meet people who are going through the same journey as I am. It really helps alot!!



  24. #29
    Gastric Sleeve Member Flipflops's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    11/26/2013
    Surgeon
    Dr. Simchuk
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Last Activity
    04-13-2015 08:29 PM
    Location
    No. Calif.
    Posts
    588
    Said "Thanks" 10 Times
    Was Thanked 107 Times in 105 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 148 Times
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Added "Thanks" button so you can easily thank people for their post

    This is a great site. I had my surgery the day after you. Tomorrow is 7 weeks for me too. I live in NE California. I haven't found anyone nearby either, but my surgery center has a FB page for it's patients. I live over an hour to the center, so I haven't made any of the events, but they have walks and seminars that are free to their patients. The are starting to offer the seminars over the internet, but I haven't tried it yet. This forum really has worked well. Other than the dizziness, I have (knock on wood) not had any problems.

    It's nice to chat with you. I'll send you a friend request so we can keep in touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by curvygalgettinsmaller View Post
    Thank you for this great site, and the "Thanks" button - it is a wonderful tool! I am ending my 7th week after gastric sleeve surgery, and live in NYC (where oddly enough I haven't found too many others). I'm so grateful to meet people who are going through the same journey as I am. It really helps alot!!


    Highest weight - 254
    Day of Surgery - 245
    1 month: 22 lb. loss (232)
    2 month: 12 lb. loss (220)
    3 month: 12 lb. loss (208)
    4 month: 7 lb. loss (201)
    5 month: 5 lb. loss (196)
    6 month: 7 lb. loss (189)
    7 month: 7 lb. loss (182)
    8 month: 5 lb. loss (177)
    Goal: 150

  25. #30
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Last Activity
    03-26-2014 09:45 PM
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    6
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    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 2 Times

    Default Re: thank you!

    thanks

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