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  1. in my opinion u need to find a bariatric Dr to do a swallowing test to see what ur stomach looks like. This is just a tool to help u loose weight!! NOT the answer to weight loss! U have to change your mental attitude to food & ur lifestyle with food! If you don't then it is all for nothing! My sister started at ur weight; she got a pouch and went down to a size 6! She quickly got back to her original size because she did not change her mental attitude towards food. Sounds like u are a stress eater like me! Also, u don't eat till u throw up! U eat ur portions then u are done! Exercising & overeating do not balance out! Did u have this done thru an insurance here in the states? If so, then did u have a nutritionist that u can consult with? I know it is very frustrating for u not to be getting where u had yourself pictured to be! So again, my only thing to definitely advise u to do is to make an appointment for testing to see what ur stomach actually looks like, size and shape, & that will tell u the answer of what you need to do next. If you get re-sleeved....be VERY upfront and explicit with the Dr on what you want the end result to be! Dr's here in the states do the surgery differently. Don't assume they are on the same wave length as you. But remember, it is not the surgery that will make you successful....it is all the other changes in ur life that you must be willing to change for the rest of ur life! Be safe, and I hope you find ur answers.
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    I don't believe my sleeve was done correctly. I started out at 278 and got down to 202 to be the lowest. From there the weight creeped back up regardless on how I exercised. It becomes very stressful and I found myself eating more . But like you explained I never threw up or a anything like it was not done correctly. Everyone I know has experienced tge throwing up . Which I believe will make you scared to eat more. I need to know the steps to take to have my stomach checked to see why I have gained 30 lbs. It's very upsetting..but I always said the way I exercised daily I should not be experiencing the weight gain!!😞
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    Need some guidance please!!!!!!!!!!!! Worried!!!
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    Hello,
    My second time I realized I wasn't all the way sleeved correctly. So this time I was sleeved the right way. Yes I have reflux and heartburn and lack of energy daily. However, I'm so thankful to have been resleeved this time. I feel like I actually have a tool now.
    I do take iron pills from Gnc and b vitamins that help with energy.
    And I drink more coffee and know not to eat high carb foods or I'll be so sleepy
    Shortly afterward...
    I workout more and that helps with energy too.
    I'm in maintenance now 145-150. And without this surgery correction I would still be in the 180's...

    Hope all is well with you and Happy New Year!!!
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    Oh, and talk to your doctor about b12 shots, they will help with the energy.
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    Oh crap, i hope things improve for you soon. It sucks to not feel good. I didnt care about sex to begin with, so cant help with that. I haven't had much of a sex drive to speak of since i turned 40. But that is a whole different conversation.

    Do you take an acid blocker or heart burn pill. I am on the costco version of prilosec and they are 3 / 14 day courses of treatment per box, i take a pill everyday because the day i dont the heartburn comes back, but i dont experience it at all, if i take them.

    It even hurts to drink water, have you seen your primary care doctor, maybe there is something wrong with your stomach on the inside, you should ahve it checked out. I hope it gets better, keep plugging away and if nothing else, get in that protein shake and as much liquid as you can. Keep in touch.
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    How about you, how is it going for you???
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    It's not coming off fast, just finished week 3, or pureed foods, not really sure where togo fromhere except sticking with egg beaters and adding tuna and some salmon. Still trying to get in the protein and i know when i dont think about it , i dont drink nearly enough water. 12.6 lbs lost so far. But also, no stall, it is coming off. I just havent felt any kind of restriction, no pain, nothing. I guess we wait and see once we start normal foods. What should i be eating for weeks 4 and 6, just the same as week 3 but with added ground meats and soft fish??
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    Yes, I am done, I am on week 2. recovery has been pretty uneventful and pain free which I am very glad for. I am on full liquids and boy I can eat a lot of soup, I don't feel a restriction at all at this point, did you?? I seem to remember being worried the first time that my sleeve was broken because it seemed as if I could eat a ton of soups and puddings and jello. I did not get the actual sleeve, he did the fold and staple on me, so of course I worry that it wont work as well because it wasn't the actual cutting and removing, I am weird that way, if I can have a doubt, I will. But things are progressing, waiting a full 15 days to remove the stitches as last time one did not close and had to be treated at a wound care facility. going to wait longer this time.
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    I'm also going to be Resleeved. Praying all went well with you. God Bless & Speedy recovery!
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    Wanted to wish you the very best today!!! I hope your recovery is so fast and pain free. Get to sipping and skipping as soon as possible and let me know as soon as you are up to it how things went. You are amazing and I God Bless.
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    You already had the sleeve or your having it this Monday the 8th?
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    Congratulations! You have done an amazing job!
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    Thanks Amelia I am so happy and active again!! Wish I'd of done this a long time ago!! The best part is the new romance between my fiancÚ and I . He can't keep his hand off me now!!! Lol. I've always loved life but now I love myself again <3
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    I have 10 days!!!!! My best friend and l are our way to a new life of healthy happiness. I was wondering if you have anything to share about your experience that might be helpful to us?
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
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almanza
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to re-sleeve or not??

by amelia on 01-31-2016 at 03:52 PM
I am 3yrs out from my initial gastric sleeve. It has been a WILD, CRAZY journey; full of exciting new adventures. But I plateaued before I was ready to see the weight loss stop!! In three years I have only gained back 10lb...but since I did not reach my initial goal weight...10lb is not good. Looking for anyone who has been re-sleeved to talk with and ask a few questions. I also had a corset trunkplasty performed that removed a lot of the loose skin; so scar tissue is also a concern. For any

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Looking for some help and advice from previous sleevers please :-)

by amelia on 12-22-2013 at 11:24 AM
Anyone had "mommy makeover" in mexico? If so could you please give some advice on the procedure...where and who did it...your experience with it. General cost. I am preparing to find a place to have it done... know i will probably need to go to mexico since i cannot afford here in the states. Dr Almanza did my sleeve. Does his clinic do mommy makeovers also? Would like any info...time involved in recovery...any information would be a big help to me. thanx a lot in advance for your

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Onederland at last!!!

by amelia on 09-27-2013 at 02:24 AM
It has taken me a little longer than I expected... but I have finally arrived!! I waited till I was sure I would not fluctuate back across the "2", but I have maintained for a week now... so I know I am safe!! :-) Still seem to be loosing hair, although it has at least slowed down. Have not measured myself but I am hoping to get that done today sometime. Having difficulty loosing my stomach... but then again... I have not been doing to good in the exercise department! I keep reading

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what a ride!! It just keeps getting better and better!

by amelia on 08-10-2013 at 01:58 AM
Still in Florida having a ball!! Got on just to read a little on how everyone is doing and just cant help myself but to add a new piece....seeing how i think my son is getting sick of hearing me cluck like a hen every time a "new" experience happens for me!! He has been fit all his life (of that i made sure) and does not understand just how exciting and new all these things are for me. He is happy for me and gets pleasure from me being happy, but with all kids, there is a cut off of

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I am soooo happy I could sh_t!!

by amelia on 08-08-2013 at 07:27 PM
OMG!! Took a trip to see my son in florida this week. Even though the airlines totally screwed up on EVERYTHING during the two flights down here...i was not bothered. The main thing that just tickled the crap out of me was that on each plane, no matter how crowded, i could look down where i was sitting and still see blue seat!! In the past i had to squeeze in the seats, pray no one would sit next to me, then wonder how i would hide no being able to fasten the seat belt!!
This time, i looked

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