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    Surgery went well. 1st day is a blur. I kept hitting the morphine pain pump every 10 mins. Today im feeling much better. I will be discharged tomorrow. Started on water h juices today. Never thought diet cranberry juice could taste so good,lol! Thanks again for thinking of me on my special say!
  2. Hi friends! Thanks for the good wishes and prayers, I'm doing great 8 days post-op.. And regarding the epidural, I do not know if that was an epidural at all since I've never had one.. the only thing that I know is that the anesthesiologist pinched my back several times in order to find a spot for analgesic purposes. I do not know if it was an epidural but felt and all the procedures were like one. Besides that, of course, there was inhalatory anesthesia. The numb effect in my lower back is now almost gone. When I asked why I was being needled in my back they explained me it was for the anesthesia or analgesic purposes during and after the surgery. I don't know if it's a commom procedure everywhere. I hope this helps but NEVER get anybody more anxious.
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    well done to you! i never heard of an epidural for the sleeve..why did you have that...
  4. Hope your doing well!!!
  5. Hi everybody! Thanks for the good wishes and prayers! I'm feeling freat 2 days post op. If you read my threads you can find the whole story, but summarizing I have not slept for two days, had to change my pain meds but all is well.. gas is not bothering me and is getting out by sipping very slowly and walking. Clear diet is on (gatorade and tea), tomorrow will start with protein and chicken broth. Thanks again and I'm so happy we're all together in this journey!
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    Jusy dropping by to let you know i was thinking about you. :-)
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    Good Luck Today!! Hope you have a safe and speedy recovery!
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    Sending prayers and positive vibes to you as you prepare for the first day of the rest of your life. You're gonna rock it! :-)
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    Best wishes on surgery tomorrow.... praying for a speedy recovery
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
I'm happy and very blessed. Wife, christian and proud Dominican. Have the best family and extended family, and friends for life that are as family. Jesus is my Savior and there's no such love like His. I am so impressed by his amazing grace and favor to me and my family.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Dr. Dominguez Cabral
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6 months post-op, 73 pounds gone forever!

by Dudu on 06-11-2013 at 11:22 AM

So happy I keep telling myself why I didnīt do this sooner! 73 pounds gone forever and thrilled about it! I still have a lot to improve, starting my way of eating (Iīm currently avoiding anything that gives some kind of discomfort to my tummy) and trying to work out more. Iīm watching myself getting slimmer but I know that if I work out my loose skin will be less than what it is already, so this is priority No. 1 for me right now. I still dont eat a lot of things (no bread,

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Almost 4 months post-op, 59 pounds off!!

by Dudu on 04-01-2013 at 07:55 PM
I'm so amazed and deeply grateful.. I can not stop smiling, but I can definitely acknowledge it has not been easy..this great tool needs me and a sincere change of attitude to understand it does not work alone, and it all depend on us. I was officially weighted by my Endo by March 21st before me and my mom travelling on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate her 71st birthday, and I was 241 pounds, 55 pounds off. I was soo happy!! I was so looking forward of being on a plane for the first time and not

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2 months check-up, 42 pounds off!!

by Dudu on 02-14-2013 at 05:14 PM
I'm sooo happy! I've said goodbye to 42 pounds in 2 months! Even though my goal was to be 50 pounds off by this time, nothing is as exact as we think it would be and I could not be happier and prouder of myself. This has been quite a journey and sooo much more to come!

So far, no snoring, sleeping like a baby, feeling full, no hunger or at least no out of control hunger, no sweets (chocolates)..I can wear high heels and pretty clothes without feeling ashamed or self concious about

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Working out, finally!

by Dudu on 01-30-2013 at 02:12 PM
So finally I decided to break this lazy phase, get out of the couch and head to the gym. I started yesterday and though feeling muscle pain I am very happy! I only did 40 minutes on the treadmill and 20 on the stationary bycicle but as soon as my doc say it's ok for weights and abdominals I'm up to it!. My goal: indoor cycling or spinning!

38 days post-op, 36 pounds out of my life for good!

by Dudu on 01-17-2013 at 08:54 PM
Today was my 5th week appointment and I lost another 3 pounds in a week, for a total of 36 pounds down! I'm soo happy, I don't remember having this weight for quite some time!

Other non-scale victories are trying a dress I bought 2 years ago and now it fits me, also a pair of high heeled shoes I wore for an job interview today, and I felt like a million dollars! My family and friends are noticing the weight loss and I feel so proud. This has not been easy.. I keep feeling pain

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